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I don’t know if anyone has tried this before, but would any of you be interested in edited versions of existing Star Wars novels? I’d edited my copy of Labyrinth of Evil to fit in with the new season of Clone Wars. This included restructuring some scenes, adding some new lines, extending some scenes, and a new ending. The most important change is renaming Tythe (a planet which is incredibly important in this novel) to Yerbana, the planet that is seen at the start of the Siege of Mandalore arc. This minor change necessitates the other larger changes in the novel to make it fit with the TV show. It is still James Luceno’s novel. I’ve tried to keep additional content to a minimum and use clever editing to make sure that this doesn’t become glorified fanfiction. Consequently, it serves as a direct prequel to the Siege of Mandalore arc with references to the Filoniverse (Ahsoka). I’ve also included a gap where you can throw in the Battle of Nelvaan (see NumeralJoker’s standalone Nelvaan episode). The cool thing is that events in this novel that are technically not canon to the Disney timeline are still referenced in the actual story arc. The novel ends with Mace Windu and Yoda witnessing the initial attack on Coruscant and deciding to contact Anakin and Obi Wan. The TV arc starts with Mace Windu requesting Anakin and Obi Wan to return to Coruscant. Some minimal editing and dialogue tweaks have strengthened the connection further.
I basically did this just to include the novel in my general CW marathons, but then I thought that some might be interested in it. Or at least the general idea of fanedits of novels. If you’d like a copy, just let me know. As a note, this can be considered version 1.0. This is the same copy that I made for my own purposes. I’ll definitely make changes and new versions if people want changes.
CURRENT VERSION IS 1.5
Additional lines have been rewritten and adjusted to flow more cleanly. Formatting errors in the last chapter have also been fixed. Paja’s feedback about the Nelvaan chapter needing a heading has been taken into account. Now there is a “AFTER THE BATTLE OF NELVAAN” chapter heading. You can stop reading and download NumeralJoker’s edit of the Battle of Nelvaan. Separate edits of the Battle of Nelvaan can also be found in Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6wTXHBsK4Y).
Restating that the upcoming novel “Brotherhood” will present a canon version of the Cato Nemodia incident. However, since Labyrinth of Evil has now been edited to fit into canon, you can choose which Cato Nemodia incident Obi Wan is referring to in ROTS. There is no reason why Obi Wan and Anakin can’t visit Cato Nemodia twice during the Clone Wars. Depending on how much that novel conflicts with Labyrinth and if they can even coexist, I may make another update of LOE to reconcile the two.
Mod Edit: Just a reminder of the Fan Edit & Preservation Rules on here, including… ‘Before obtaining any fan edits, you must be in ownership of the official retail release’.