Backlash

Backlash
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #4
Aaron Allston
4 Stars
epub, 304 pages

I really enjoyed this book. It was a short adventure, with everyone going to Dathomir, and a confrontation with the Dark Sisters, but it was light and humorous. Several one liners just caused me to burst out laughing.

Allston can write good Star Wars stuff. Hoping the next book advances the plot a little more though.

OUTCAST

OUTCAST
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #1
Aaron Allston
4 stars
302 pages

the next Star Wars storyline. Jedi seem to be going rogue; going insane and gaining new, unknown talents. Luke is exiled from Coruscant by Daala and the GA, as a means for the GA to try to take control of the Jedi Order. Luke, along with Ben, are trying to follow Jacen’s journeys to see if they can find out where he went bad so as to prevent it happening again.

I enjoyed this. Best Star Wars in a while. Not sure if I want to own these though.

Fury

Fury
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #7
Aaron Allston
3 stars
356 pages

Incredible, it has been nearly a year since I read Inferno. I slipped right back into the Star Wars universe though. Caedus kidnaps Allana. Reveals to her that he is her father. Centerpoint is made operational and subsequently destroyed by the Jedi. The Jedi are preparing themselves to be a third “galactic” government of sorts. Luke lets go of Mara. Ben lets go of his hatred of Caedus. While destroying Centerpoint, other Jedi rescue Allana and Han and Leia find out that she is Caedus and Tenel Ka’s daughter. Jaina, Zekk and Jag take down Alema Rar. Han and Leia are given new Mando armor. Ends with Jaina heading off to get “extra” training to take down Caedus. You know she is heading to Fett. And since Traviss is writing the next book, it is a given. Only 2 more books to go.

Exile

Exile
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #4
Aaron Allston
4 stars
337 pages

I really enjoyed this. After the “darker and darker’ness” of the last 2 books, this was refreshing. Allston has a humor all his own and it shone through. Ok, Ben is sent on a mission by Jacen, which is really a test of whether he is capable of being Jacen’s sith apprentice. Thankfully, Ben has some revelations and it looks like he is back on the correct path. In the end, Jacen still hasn’t decided who he must sacrifice to become the Sith Master, but he has decided to take out his parents either way. The Skywalker and Solo clans are starting to pull back together, with the obvious exception of Jacen. Jag Fell comes back and is around Jaina. I hope good things come from it.