Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays: Drew Karpyshyn


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

It seems like the hype for Bioware’s long awaited Star Wars MMORPG The Old Republic has been building, and building, and building. For a few years now. Thankfully, the wait will be over soon. One of the most highly anticipated games ever finally goes live on 12/20/2011. If you’re a Star Wars fan, Star Wars gamer, or both, you already know this.

But what you probably don’t know is what actually happened after the end of Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic games. As in all Star Wars lore, the story continued. And our book, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, tells that story. For more on the book, here’s Star Wars editor Shelly Shapiro:

“I’m a gamer, and I played–and loved–the two Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic videogames.  So I’ve been among the myriad fans who’ve been wondering what happened to the Jedi-turned-Sith-turned Jedi called Revan (though my Revan was female!).  I’m also excited about the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic mmorpg, and I’m happy to know that Revan is going to make an appearance in that game.  But in the meantime,  the waiting is almost over for those countless of us who are dying to know the rest of Revan’s story: It’s told in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, by bestselling Star Wars author and Bioware writer Drew Karpyshyn.  Actually, my waiting is over–I’ve read the book!  And now you can read 50 pages of it, to tide you over while you wait just a few more days for the actual book.  Enjoy!”

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Again, please enjoy this extensive excerpt of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, available Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in eBook and hard cover.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: REVAN by Drew Karpyshyn, Excerpt