Deceived, a novel of the Old Republic

The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars®: The Old Republic™ ramps up the action and brings readers face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords—Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers.

Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.

Her name is Aryn Leneer—and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.

Publisher:  LucasBooks (March 22, 2011)
ISBN-10:  0345511387
ISBN-13:  978-0345511386

4 thoughts on “Deceived, a novel of the Old Republic

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  3. This is easily my favorite Star Wars novel of all time. Mr. Kemp gives us a fascinating view of a character we only fleetingly see in the “Old Republic” trailers. As I devoured this story, I could actually feel the raw power of Malgus; his unbridled hate and darkness intertwined with just enough conflict and (dare I say it?) benevolence as to make him a realistic and identifiable character.
    I found myself “rooting for the bad guy” while fully understanding that Malgus is evil in its purest form.
    This is a departure from what most authors do in guiding the reader to support a malevolent character through painting them as “misunderstood” or being the “secret protangonist.” In my opinion, only a truly skilled author is capable of achieving a connection between the reader and such a dark figure.
    I truly hope that LucasBooks and Disney allow Mr. Kemp to delve deeper into Malgus’s background in the future (and also allow the “Old Republic” stories to continue). What was the path that Malgus followed and endured to achieve such absolute hate and savagery? What was his relationship with his Sith pureblood master, Vindican? I’m certain that many readers want to know!

    I can’t wait to read “Lords of the Sith.” Please continue to spin these wonderful tales, Mr. Kemp.

    -Jonathan in Japan

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