Fate of the Jedi Volume 1: Outcast Literature Review

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Fate of the Jedi Volume 1: Outcast

by: Aaron Allston

Aaron Allston is one of my favorite Star Wars author. I was excited to see him get a chance at honing the main narrative of the Star Wars universe after really hitting it out of the park during the X-Wing books and side novels in some of the bigger epics.

And the novel is so much better for having him at the helm. Why? Well, not much happens. At the end of the novel you can’t really say a lot went on in order to drive a major epic.

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Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor Literature Review

 

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Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

by: Matthew Stover

Count me impressed. I usually am by Stover, but he went above and beyond in some cases during this particular novel. Stover is known for his own dark side. He was the perfect choice to adapt Revenge of the Sith, he used Vapaad to delve into Mace Windu’s unknown dark histories and he brought Jacen Solo to the brink long before Lumiya did.

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Allegiance Literature Review

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Allegiance

Written by: Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn has come a long way since Heir to the Empire. A long way down. Once considered the savior of the Star Wars universe when his critically acclaimed trilogy brought Star Wars out of the doldrums and back into public view before George revved the engines on the prequels, Zahn returns with one of the worst Star Wars novels I have ever read.

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The Approaching Storm Literature Review

The Approaching Storm (22BBY)

Written by: Alan Dean Foster

YAAAWWWNN. Oh sorry. But that’s really the best way to describe Foster’s return to the Star Wars universe. His universally acclaimed Splinter of a Mind’s Eye was quick, quirky and engaging. This novel was the exact opposite. About the only thing it really has going for it is the fact that it is generated from a line in Episode II about Obi-Wan and Anakin having just returned from a border dispute on Ansion.

This is that border dispute.

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Rogue Planet Literature Review

Rogue Planet

Written by: Greg Bear

On paper (bad phrase when talking about a book I know — it’s all on paper), it should have been a great story. A tale of Anakin and Obi-Wan, early on in their mentorship. A tale that involved a living planet. A tale that for the first time connected the (then current) New Jedi Order from years past Return of the Jedi’s events with an event from the heart of the Anakin Skywalker storyline. It’s a great way to connect the two time periods.

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