You obviously didn't read Flashpoint.
Nope. Never picked up any of the StarCraft books. I own several from the Diablo and WoW Brand, and while there are a few good stories (Diablo's Kingdom of Shadow
and WoW's Lord of the Clans
are both entertaining reads), the quality significantly degrades as time goes on (Sin War
and Night of the Dragons
, the last two novels read, respectively). I've never given the StarCraft brand a chance to be honest. Then again, I've just been dipping my toes into The Black Library, so StarCraft novels wouldn't be too far thematically from that.
Unless Chris Metzen wants to do a total retcon of the character that wont be happening anytime soon. The dude is a Jon Snow in space.
Huh. Then I stand corrected. It'd be nice if he was focused on a bit more in game, then. He's a pretty big "unknown" just going by the game, not even showing up until the last third of WoL.
Did you also not read the ice and fire books and judged it by only the TV show in the other thread? That would be a big mistake on your part. Regardless.
I'd honestly just as soon keep that argument contained to the thread in question, since there really is no reason for you and I to engage in a duel across the entire forum in regards to our differing opinions. In regards to your question however, I read the first three novels of the series at the time of their initial release, and never bothered to watch the show even though I adore Sean Bean as an actor and thought his casting as Ned Stark was brilliant. By Storm of Swords
I was thoroughly disinterested in the story. Simply put, I'd more or less run out of characters to root for.
Read the book Flashpoint if you want to know detailed info about his character. It is a pretty good book up to half way+ before in descents into an all out spaceship war Wikipedia which some people dig regardless.
Shame to hear that. Will probably give plot summaries a glance then. I'm not overly fond of stories that fall apart halfway through (The most recent of that being David Weber's Out of the Dark
, which is a typical alien invasion/resistance storyline that is resolved by having Vampires save the world. Said vampires don't even surface - aren't even HINTED AT - until the final chapter of the book. Only book I've purchased that I ever returned.)