Saturday, 11 April 2015

"The Shadow of the Order of the Elite of the Dark Jedi"™

This blog only tangentially applies to SW:TOR, but it fits here more than it does on my other, non-gaming blog.

Browsing the Amazon Store on my Kindle earlier today, trying to decide if a subscription to Kindle Unlimited was worth my tenner a month (it isn't), I came across the 'book' you can see in the image below.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out why I took a closer look at it...

Now, I can see at least three things wrong with this publication:

  1. It's five pages long.
  2. It's described as a 'saga' (...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means).
  3. It's $7. That's $1.40 per page (to put that in perspective, the Tarkin novel is slightly over 4¢ per page).
Eagle-eyed readers may have already noticed that the good Doctor's name appears on the left-most book in the 'also bought' pane (See it? The one sporting the cover image ripped off from the Assassin's Creed franchise?)

Yes, Dark Jedi Elite has a sequel (or prequel, it's hard to tell) called Shadow Order of the Dark Jedi.

This second masterpiece, too, is $7 for five pages of what must surely be the most rivetting Star Wars prose ever penned.

Ahh, the Kindle marketplace; "If you write it, they will buy".


  1. I like how there were two customers who took the time to tell us it's crap (the one star). I really wouldn't have expected anyone to buy that.

    1. And that SWTOR screenshot... I wouldn't even want to publish that on my blog!