By Paul S. Kemp
Deceived is the second book in ‘The Old Republic’ series.
Deceived is based around Darth Malgus, a Sith Lord, a Jedi called Aryn Leneer, a smuggler called Zeerid Korr and mercenary called Vrath Xizor.
Deceived starts off really strong with an surprise assault on the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, leaving only the Jedi neogiating on Alderaan alive. Once all the initial excitement of the Jedi vs Sith battle, things start to go down hill. Their was plenty of action, but the entire book is based of Aryn wanting to get revenge.
By having 4 different point of view’s, i felt like i got confused about what was going on. It was almost like by having these 4 different POV, as a reader i understood what was going on too early. Personally i think that taking out Vrath’s POV would have added much needed suspense to Deceived by making you guess what is going on, instead of knowing.
Also, the ending was weak. It just doesn’t do the book justice. I am sure that it was meant to show a different side of each character, but it felt like they were almost forced. Just too far from how they acted throughout the entire book.
I have no clue how accurate Deceived is to The Knights Of The Old Republic game it is as i have not started to play it yet, but i beleive that it should add some context to each of the players within the game.
Even though the writing may not have been as strong as i would have liked i still enjoyed it. Would recommend to anyone who plays KOTOR, or any Star Wars fan.
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