Monday, December 17, 2012

Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia

9780756698393HStar Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia – The Definitive Guide to the Epic Conflict
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Since its release in 2011, the massively multiplayer online role playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic has captivated thousands of gamers and Star Wars fans alike. Now comes the ultimate in-depth guide to the turbulent and fascinating world featured in the game — The Old Republic.

Created in full collaboration with LucasArts, this in-depth companion covers the spectrum of characters, weapons, vehicles, events, and planets of Star Wars: The Old Republic. More than just an encyclopedia, it is the ultimate guided tour of the dangerous and mysterious universe found in a galaxy far, far away.

My Thoughts

Star Wars The Old Republic was released in 2011 as a multiplayer online role playing game.     Though we are not familiar with the game itself, I thought the book would be a great addition to our Star Wars library as we have some comic books related to The Old Republic.   In this book, you will get an up-close-and-personal view of the characters, places, and things found in the popular game.   But it will also give you a new perspective of the events leading to the famous movies.  

The book has nine major sections through which you can discover more about The Old Republic of Star Wars before the conflicts seen in the movies and the Clone Wars television series.  

  • The Republic – Learn all you need to know about the Republic.
  • The Jedi Order – This section will highlight all you always wanted to know about the Jedi Order.
  • The Sith Empire – What is this empire of the Sith?   Where did it came from?   What is their objective?   Discover the archenemy of the Jedi Order.
  • The Sith – The Dark Side of the force is strong with these people.   Discover who the Sith are in this section.
  • Mandalorians – Learn more about the Mandalorians and how they were forged by war.
  • The Underworld – Organized crime, bounty hunter, smugglers,…  This is life in the underworld where money is power and information is survival.
  • The Hutt Cartel – Learn everything you can about the Hutts.
  • Species – Discover the sentient species, non-sentient species and droids of Star Wars The Old Republic.
  • Planets – In this section, you will learn everything about the planets.

As you can see there is quite of lot of reading in this book.  With over 350 pages of information on the Star Wars The Old Republic, you will be in good shape to play the online role playing game or simply know more about the history of Star Wars.  The images contains in this book are beautifully drawn, colorful and sometimes comes from the game itself.  The text will inform you of the history of Star Wars and help you in dealing with your adversaries in the game.   You will discover more about the people, planets, ships, enemies, battle gears and more through this book.  

The book is packed with interesting tidbit of information about the Star Wars The Old Republic.   Not only this is part of the history of Star Wars but it also explain the origins of numerous things in the movies and the Clone Wars.   The war between good and evil has been raging for a long time in the Star Wars realm.

If you have a loved one who is a die-hard fan of Star Wars or one who has just discover the Star Wars world, I think this book would be very interesting for them.  Not everyone  plays the online role playing game but this book can be an eye opener on the historical information of Star Wars.   

Star Wars The Old Republic Encyclopedia is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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