The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi: Star WarsThe Last Jedi

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #4

Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

When this book came out, I had just finished Shadow Games and wasn’t really impressed. So I asked on the book page why I should read this book.
One of the authors, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, responded very nicely and encouraged me to read the book. I thought that was great.

So I read the book. It was ok. On par with the other Coruscant Night books. If you enjoyed the other Jax Pavan books, you’ll like this. I certainly enjoyed I5 the most, just like the other books.

Patterns of Force

Patterns of Force
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #3
Michael Reeves
3 stars
288 pages

The conclusion.

A young force adept, very powerful is found and hunted. Hooks up with the Pavan group.


There is a confrontation with Vader and bota [from the Medstar books] is used. Vader has a bad “trip on bota”[it was ridiculous] and the good parts of the group escape. 


Jax learns his father loved him and I5, the sentient robot, ends up getting a “soul”, or something that can be sensed in the Force anyway.


This series almost seems to make light of how the hunt for the remaining Jedi went. This was a mediocre series that wasn’t interesting. Not anything like the MedStar duology, sadly.

Street of Shadows

Street of Shadows
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #2
Michael Reaves
3 stars
306 pages

Much better!
Jax has matured enough to stop being a whiner. The gang ends up trying to find out who the murderer of a famous Camaasi artist is, because his assistant wants help getting off world.
Vader hires a jedi-killer to hunt Jax.
That doofus Captain from the prequels, Typho, is on some vendetta to avenge Padme, cause apparently he was in love with her. That story arc was just LAME!

Better than the first book, but definitely NOT a “buy” book.

Update-The SFBC brought out a hardcover omnibus edition of this trilogy, and yes, I bought it…

Jedi Twilight

Jedi Twilight
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #1
Michael Reaves
3 stars
343 pages

Den and I-Five, from the Med-Star duology show up trying to find Pavan’s son[from Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter]. Jax is his name and he is/was a jedi. Takes place after Revenge of the Sith, so the Jedi are being hunted. Jax is a whiner and a loser and I didn’t like him at all. I was more interested in Den and I-Five. Also has a big Xizor tie-in[prequel info for Shadows of the Empire].

This book could go either way with fans. Either like it for the tie-in info or dislike it for its complete mediocrity. While I enjoyed the Med-Star duology, I didn’t care for this at all. It does, however, show how the remaining Jedi felt after Revenge of the Sith.