Death Star Literature Review

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Death Star

by: Michael Reaves and Steve Perry

Death Star is a book that is hard to review. The best thing I can say is that when I finished it, I can honestly say that I enjoyed it. Despite the titular character and the vast epicness that is associated with, this novel seemed much more localized.

It is fairly slow paced and when the book is over halfway over you still are left wondering with what exactly is the story here? It is more of an anthology. It takes a look at a few individual characters who ended up on the station during it’s construction and takes us all the way through to Han Solo whooping in and saving the day.

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Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter Literature Review

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Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Written by: Michael Reaves

After reading Saboteur and now this, I have to say I’m surprised at the lack of earlier Darth Maul stories that have been released. The character has long been a favorite in the Star Wars universe but is little explored. After this novel, I wanted to see more of Maul. Unfortunately it is not due to the novel’s wonderful depiction.

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Darth Maul: Saboteur Literature Review

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Darth Maul: Saboteur

Written by James Luceno

Another shortish story, that was originally an e-book, Saboteur really serves as a prequel to two stories – Luceno’s own Cloak of Deception and Michael Reaves’ Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Introducing Darth Maul to Sidious’ political maneuvering adds a great element of intrigue. Also seeing Maul perform a task of subtlety (at least for him) works well.

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Darth Bane: Dynasty Of Evil Literature Review

Darth Bane Volume 3: Dynasty of Evil (980 BBY)

Written by: Drew Karpyshyn

Now this is more like it! After stumbling a bit with the second volume, volume 3 takes it up a notch and is easily the equal of the first volume. The storyline is quickly paced and full of action and adventure. By the time the novel was wrapping up, I was surprised to see it was over.

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Darth Bane: Rule Of Two Literature Review

 

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Darth Bane: Rule of Two

Written by Drew Karpyshyn

A continuation of Karpyshyn’s Darth Bane saga, Rule of Two is something of a mixed bag. Karpyshyn’s first Bane book started slowly, but it could be forgiven due to the nature of exposition needed. It ended so well though that the first was a bonafide success. The same really can’t be said about the sequel.

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