Head on over to the blog at Karen Traviss' website for a new entry where the author discusses, at length, finishing off her Republic Commando series with Order 66. See the excerpt below and click here for the full entry. Order 66 hits stores tomorrow!!!
"Okay, maybe it was 107 miles to the Jedi Temple. (Thank you for not asking why the charge on the Deece depicted on the cover of ORDER 66 reads 107. No, I mean it. ) But tomorrow, the book that Republic Commando fans have been waiting for ever since a certain Jedi developed inappropriate feelings for a certain hunky clone commando goes on sale.
I wrote the end of ORDER 66 four years ago, when I was still working on HARD CONTACT. I had no idea at the time whether there would ever be any more books beyond this one-off novel intended only to promote the game, but I needed to have an idea of where these characters would go in order to write them convincingly. The basic premise, though, was so riveting that I believed it could sustain a series in its own right; the squeaky-clean and totally unchallenged heroes of the Jedi Order were mired in the exploitation of enslaved human beings, a moral crime so compelling and full of dilemmas that I had to see where it ended. And, if you engage that fully with a story, chances are you can collect enough readers to make the journey with you."
UPDATE: Our buddy Zee Zee stumbled across a rather positive (and the first that we've seen) Order 66 review at Graeme's Fantasy Book Review The reviewer admits to not being a huge SW book reader beyond the Thrawn trilogy and a couple of Traviss' earlier Republic Commando novels, but Traviss' writing is quickly growing on him.
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