The Cestus Deception

The Cestus Deception
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Steven Barnes
3 stars
457 pages

Obi-wan goes to Cestus to stop the creation of semi-force sensitive robots. Diplomacy and fighting. A quad of clone troopers are involved too. Asajj Ventress is Dooku’s representative. Having only read about her in the Legacy of the Force series, it helped me understand what went on then better.

However, several references were made to previous encounters between her and Obi-wan which I’m guessing must have been comics only. That is stupid, referring to comics in a novel. Stick to other novels. Other than that, I thought this was ok, not wonderful or great, but not horrible either.

Beowulf’s Children

Beowulf’s Children
Heorot #2
Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF
3 stars
382 pages

sequel to Legacy of Heorot. The next generation, leaving the island of Camelot to explore the mainland of Avalon. New terrors, external and internal also. An intelligent grendel. Interesting.