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Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Karen Traviss Read Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact Eir enemies The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned deep behind enemy lines with no backup–and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates Matters don’t improve when Darman the suad’s demolitions expert gets separated from the others during planetfall Even Darman’s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes o. Star Wars republic Commando Hard Contact is a great read for anybody who loves Star Wars books or Star Wars in general The plot follows a suad of clone commandos and a Jedi Padawan as they carry out a mission on a farming planet In this way it is unlike most Star Wars books It is a great military book and shows how a four person suad works together The author uses imagery well to allow the reader to visualize the action and fighting The book emphasizes working as a team a lot It keeps repeating the importance even in the dialogue Gdans work as a team That s what enables them to take prey that s many times their size A point I think that would not be lost on men such as yourselves However it doesn t just focus on military Throughout the book the characters relationships with each other grow as they get to know each other and the author does a great job of portraying that through the character s actions The characters also connect to the reader with their various personalities and thoughts I found this book to be a very interesting read with a lot of action It was very enjoyable and I think and Science Fiction or Star Wars fan would like it as well

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Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Karen Traviss Read Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact Nce Etain admits to her woeful inexperienceFor the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi a long dangerous journey lies ahead through hostile territory brimming with Trandoshan slavers Separatists and suspicious natives A single misstep could mean discovery and death It’s a virtual suicide mission for anyone–anyone except Republic Commandos. Star Wars novels are my preferred brand of junk food reading I don t use that term because there s anything wrong with them I used to consume them multiple times weekly But it s franchise tie in fiction I know roughly what to expect and I know there s a good chance I ll enjoy it which makes it a good pick for cold rainy weekends Hard Contact is interesting because its a deviation from the ol Light vs Dark Jedi vs Sith conflict Set shortly after the battle of Geonosis it follows a suad of four Republic Commandos special ops Clone Troopers It s a decent mil SF book but the real conflict here is moral The clones think the Jedi are infallible the Jedi don t know what to do about this brainwashed army they ve been handled You get to read this on both sides There s also the backstory of the clones themselves with some fairly well done character voicesBy far the greatest reason I can recommend this is that it takes the whole clone wars situation seriously It s easy not to think about it too hard in the movies and the Clone Wars TV series though entertaining fails to hit the correct tone This though is gritty without being gratuitous and unflinchingly serious about what it takes to make a clone army and what the results would beA few minor issues1 Jacket description says chemical weapon book contents say nanovirus Execution is iffy either way Basically it s a doomsday macguffin2 No matter how brutal the training the clones went through was you cannot convince me that Niner didn t know how to scream These guys are still human that s a major point of the book even3 The antagonist has got a couple of hangups over the idea of going soft especially with regard to women He spends a lot of time reassuring himself that he s still a brutal shabuir of a Mandalorian even if he didn t kill somebody4 There are a couple things that really haven t aged well mainly an unfortunate shortening of Trandoshan and specism re the alien Weeuay charactersAction y junk food for a rainy weekend Recommended to Star Wars fans interested in mixing things up a little

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Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact Free read Ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Karen Traviss Read Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact As the Clone Wars rage victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite suads that take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy–stone cold soldiers who go where no one else would to do what no one else could On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist held planet four clone troopers operate under the very noses of th. I admit before I started my Star Wars binge I had than a few prejudices about tie ins just ask all my friends who had to listen to me whining about the tie in rFantasy Bingo suare for months on end I heard bad things about uality And I just never saw the point Sure I have played video games that had tie ins before but I ve never really cared about video game lore But Star Wars has left me with a few specific itches I desperately want scratched no matter how plus a desperate need for Tie ins fanfic tv series canon or non canon give me all of itLuckily Hard Contact is a damn good book that went above and beyond my expectations I came in for an easy read with clone troopers and Mandalorian culture which it was and stayed for the thorough examination of how fucked up the concept of a clone army really is and the wonderful at times even adorable interactions between the characters In other words it was an absolute delight and I can easily see myself devouring the rest of the seriesThe plot is simple Four clone commandos whose previous suad members were killed are assembled into a new suad and sent on a mission to destroy a facility where a virus targeting clones is being developed On their way they get separated and Darman has a run in with a stranded extremely inexperienced Padawan who is forced to become their commander because she is a Jedi and they were made to obey JediIf you ever wondered why nobody in the preuels ever pointed at the clone troopers and started wondering how the Republic can still call themselves the good guys and do this if you didn t like how they were dehumanised blaster fodderwell then this is definitely the book for you As a call out it s downright brutalTraviss takes the concept of what happens when you use people as disposable to its logical conclusion She doesn t exactly have a delicate touch about it she shows us first and then tells as well just to hammer the point home but for once I didn t mind a lack of subtlety I had to see someone notice the same issues I noticed the point desperately had to be made plus I have a huge weakness for stories humanising and giving voice to the faceless minor characters and I got all of that in spades Darman gets the most character development out of the bunch with Atin close behind but they re all very clearly not identical And they have a great dynamic It reminded me a little of the Bridgeburners or the Bonehunters from The Malazan Book of the Fallen another series that focuses on soldiersAll of this goes double if you also want stories that don t paint Jedi as flawless paragons Etain the Padawan forced into a commander role is a wonderful character and I love her to bits She s woefully inexperienced reeling from the death of her master far from fully trained far from the best Force or lightsaber user and insecure about it all on top of it but dammit she tries her absolute best She cares perhaps too much for a Jedi And she learns fast Her interactions with Darman are oddly heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time and definitely the highlight of the book for meAnd then there are little snippets of Mandalorian culture interspersed throughout Given my entry point into Star Wars I have an obvious fondness for Mandos Here it mostly shows up in two forms the POV of the main antagonist Hokan who is a Mandalorian and the clone commandos themselves who were trained by Mandalorians Hokan himself is interesting very much not evil for the sake of evil and antagonists who are not evil for the sake of evil are awesome He s as disturbed by the concept of clones of one of his own people no less as the reader though obviously his solution to the problem is way too extreme And he definitely doesn t see them as people But the motivation The motivation makes perfect sense Unfortunately I thought he was a little wasted in the second half when his POVs stopped being as interspersed with his views and opinions and generally him as a character and became almost completely about tactics and exposition But aside from that and a rather unfortunate nickname for the Trandoshans used in one of the last chapters see content warning section below no real complaintsIt s just such a wonderfully character focused book Sure there s plenty of action and explosions The writing style is very simple and straightforward and it s not even remotely slow paced But in my reviews of the movies and discussion around them I have gone on and on about how action is meaningless without slow moments that establish why you should care and here the balance was perfect though unlike with movies I m all about slow moments when it comes to books I may be than a little blind to its flaws but what the hell It entertained me it provided the worldbuilding I wanted it made me think it even broke my heart a little What else could I ever possibly wantEnjoyment 55Execution 45Recommended to fellow Star Wars fans who don t care about canon anyone who thinks the Mandalorians are cool those who wondered if nobody in the preuels saw how fucked up the concept of clone troopers is fans of military SFF the found family trope or character focused books anyone looking for a fast and easy read those who wonder how can a book manage to combine fucked up and adorableNot recommended to those who dislike the idea of Jedi being flawed those who dislike made up swearwords though to be fair at least Mando a is a proper conlang plus see content warnings below Content warnings Attempted rape at the beginning Also it contains an extremely unfortunate nickname for the Trandoshans that is very similar to a slur It only appears in one scene near the end and I genuinely believe it was not intended to offend or cause harm besides the book was published in 2004 which is why I did not reduce the rating but it threw me out of the story and deserves a strong warning for those who reuire it regardless More reviews on my blog To Other Worlds

  • Paperback
  • 293
  • Star Wars Republic Commando Hard Contact
  • Karen Traviss
  • English
  • 24 July 2017
  • 9780345478276