Star Wars Medstar I: Battle Surgeons (Star Wars: Clone Wars Novel) is the latest book I have finished in this series. I’ve decided to pickup the Star Wars series of books again and follow through on the pre-Episode 3 books, then a few afterwards, then transition over to the new universe books, away from the Legends books, as they are now called.
According to the guys over at Yoda’s Data Pad, all of the books that were written before the Disney buyout are being called Legends. The 6, now 7, movies are considered Canon, and a new series of books will be written in between the movies and around the new story line.
This Medstar book was very interesting. Taking place during The Clone Wars, it tells the story of Barris Offee, a Jedi Padawan healer, who is assigned to help the Republic Medical Surgical Unit (called a RIMSOO, which is a play on RMSU). The entire book is basically the TV Show M.A.S.H meets Star Wars. It takes place on a planet called Drongar, and the team of surgeons is working on wounded soldiers, in front of enemy lines, when they are wounded in battle. During the end of the book, the RIMSOO picks up and moves, much as a M.A.S.H. unit would do. Lots of the terms they use are sci-fi synonyms for terms used in the US Military or the TV show. It is a very interesting book, and I am looking forward to reading the 2nd part in the next book.
I’ve decided to follow this story line up until the Kenobi book in the Legends series, then transition over to Lords of the Sith in the new EU and follow that line from there. I may jump back for a few books here and there in Legends, but I think that should about do it for me. There are far fewer books in the new EU, so it should be easier to keep up with them as they are written. So over the next few weeks and months, I am going to make a push through the following books, and post about them here. Comments are welcome.
- Medstar II: Jedi Healer
- Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Star Wars: Clone Wars)
- Dark Disciple (New EU series)
- Labyrinth of Evil
- Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
- Order 66
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
- Imperial Commando, 501st
- Kenobi: Star Wars
- Lords of the Sith
- Star Wars: Tarkin
- Star Wars: A New Dawn
I’ll probably want a break after Kenobi. The 3 books following that will be my reading order, but I might dive into something other than Star Wars for a short while. The Ham Radio Operator in me is wanting to read this one: Contact Sport: A Story of Champions, Airwaves, and a One-Day Race around the World
I’m looking forward to seeing how the new series matches up to the old one.