Legends
Adult Novel

The Old Republic: Revan

By
Drew Karpyshyn
Released
Nov 15, 2011
Artwork by
Narrated by
Marc Thompson
Takes place in
3950 BBY
In the
Old Republic
era
Collects
Mediocre
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Despite being stifled by the usual restrictions of a tie-in novel, Revan is still an enjoyable read for fans of the character.
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Being a Jedi turned Sith and finding redemption, Revan has become one of the most powerful Force users by practicing balance between the light and dark sides. Learning how he broke free of the dark side but continuing to draw on its power of his own will puts powerful Force use into perspective.

This novel takes place after the Knights of the Old Republic video game, starting with Revan and Bastilla contemplating their future together. But a threat to the galaxy begins to reveal itself, forcing Revan to leave his wife and unborn child behind to make sure the world is a safe place for his family in the years to come. On the way he encounters Scourge, a Sith strong in the dark side of the Force who intends to break his willpower.

Publisher's Summary

A storm is coming, and there is no escape.

Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians — and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear.

What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.

Other Books in this Series

The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance
The Old Republic: Deceived
The Old Republic: Revan
The Old Republic: Annihilation

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Despite being stifled by the usual restrictions of a tie-in novel, Revan is still an enjoyable read for fans of the character.
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Heather Goldman - The Old Republic: Revan - Adult Novel
Heather Goldman
Community Department Manager
Revan is a very unique and intriguing character from the Legends era, and so I grabbed this book in the hopes that I could experience more of his adventures after playing Knights of the Old Republic. In that aspect, this book hardly delivered. For a novel titled “Revan”, nearly every other character is featured more than him. Even though I think the title should be “Scourge” instead, the story itself has a few interesting and exciting parts and the ending effectively paves the way for the novels that follow it in the series.
Andrew Bell - The Old Republic: Revan - Adult Novel
Andrew Bell
Video Department Coordinator
There's always something special about your first. Not counting some of the Scholastic young readers that I occasionally picked up as a child, Revan was my first real foray into the literary EU. As a huge fan of KOTOR, it was a no-brainer starting point. There were some plot elements that felt odd to me (I didn't realize at the time the book was also setting up a Revan campaign in The Old Republic MMORPG). However, getting to pick up the story after both KOTOR games and revisit old characters was awesome. And the end of the book was... very memorable.
Eric Eilersen - The Old Republic: Revan - Adult Novel
Eric Eilersen
President
I read Revan the day after finishing Knights of the Old Republic for the first time, and I loved continuing the narrative of the character through this novel. The struggle between Revan's light & dark continues in this book, and following that journey while learning about the origins of the Sith race makes for a fantastic adventure.

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