There was meant to be a review today but life decided that the last thing it wanted to see on the blog today was a review... Thanks for that life! Have a look for that review tomorrow instead.
In the meantime, I was mooching around the reading pile and came across this cover for ‘Deceived’, the latest book in the ‘Star Wars: Old Republic’. Check it out,
On seeing this cover my first thought was, ‘hang on... Darth Vader wasn’t around for that era of the Old Republic’ (because I’m a little sad like that and have these moments sometimes). I’m right of course, this book is set thousands of years before Anakin Skywalker was even a glint in his Mum’s eye... and that’s what’s left me feeling a little sad about the whole thing.
Sith Lords are vastly powerful and evil beings; surely there is more scope for drawing a Sith Lord than making him a 'Darth Vader knock off'? Apparently not going by the picture here. I mean, do the designers think that fans won't recognise a Sith Lord unless he looks like Darth Vader? Or is the whole franchise starting to stagnate and run out of fresh ideas?
Either way, I'm left feeling a little sad looking at this cover. I remember when Star Wars was all fresh and exciting and it doesn't feel like that anymore :o(
Having said all of this, I'll probably end up picking the book up anyway... because it's Star Wars and I'm always hoping for something good here. Anyone else read 'Deceived'?