So I have read Revan, and absolutely loved it! However, so that I don't add any spoilers, I'm going to send a PM to Zach and Evan with my review, and will edit after the show.
So instead, I'll just mention my favorite Star Wars novel is I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole. I'm a huge EU fan and have ready almost all the novels and this one was really just the most enjoyable for me.
I, Jedi is about Coran Horn, and his road to becoming a Jedi Knight. Part of the reason I love it so much, is that it is similar to the X-Wing: Rogue Squadron series, but includes Coran as a Jedi. As a Jedi, Coran sucks at telepathy, and his primary force ability is Force absorb, which makes for an interesting take on a lot of Jedi encounters. I think one major aspect, is that this novel spans across several other Star Wars EU novels, namely the Jedi Academy trilogy. In one book, Corran goes from Rogue Squadron Pilot, to investogator trying to find his wife Mirax, to training at the Jedi Temple with Lukes first class of students(And participating in all the events of the Jedi Academy Trilogy from a different point of view), to infiltrating a pirate organization, and then facing down the Jensaarai, who are force users that wear ornamental cortosis armor, and are Gray force aligned, and were tricked into working for the Invid.
Coran's character and personality intrigue me because he is very similar to Han Solo, being from Corellia and all, but on the opposite side of the law as a former Corsec Detective. And of course he falls in love with and ,marries a smuggler, because in Star Wars it's always like that: Falling for someone the polar opposite of themselves. (Han & Leia, Luke & Mara Jade, Coran & Mirax)
Overall its a great read I's recommend!
REVAN REVIEW(spoiler free):
First, the prologue is a nice wrap up to the first KoToR game in a way I would bet most players imagined: Save the Republic; get married to Bastila. I find it intriguing that the author very strongly implied that Revan had become a "Gray" Jedi, and that his marriage to Bastila was allowed so that he wouldn't spread his heretical teachings. Playing as a "gray" Jedi has never appealed to me until reading Revan, and in the face of TOR launching early access in 10 days I find myself a bit wistful that there were "Gray" alignment vendors and rankings. Hopefully this is something that will come in a later patch.
Having played the beta and a Sith Warrior, images immediately came to mind during the Sith story line following Lord Scourge. I believe that having experienced a lot of what is described helped me to enjoy the sub-plot more than I feel I would have otherwise. I most likely would have felt that the Sith side distracted from the real story about Revan, but I enjoyed it, even still.
Revan's quest to help Canderous was a fabulous explanation of what Revan was up to during the beginning of the Exile's story in KoToR 2, and is quite satisfactory at explaining Revan's disappearance, in my opinion. The Exile's quest to find Revan alongside T3 is just what I imagine KoToR 3 to be; or rather it makes a convincing argument to fill in as such; and bridges the gap between then and the current TOR timeline in it's entirety. My only complaint(it's minor) is that the ending seemed to wrap up pretty fast, but everything was tied up nicely that I can think of.
Overall, this book definitely got me even more pumped about playing this game, and the stories waiting to unfold before me in game. I enjoyed it and would recomend it to anyone planning on playing TOR!