When Boba realized that he was dying everything started changing. Fett was not one of my favorite characters but at least here is more interesting than previously thought. He gets five out of five stars, now and forever. It just goes to show how life changing events really do change your life. However, it seems like Jacen's turn to the dark side is flying by without anyone willing to do anything.
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice. Meanwhile, Jacen is the head of the Galactic Alliance Guard, a task force created to get rid of Corellian terrorists who are protesting on Coruscant. When they arrive, Brisha informs them that she suspects that there is a Sith Lord in the caves beneath the asteroid, and that she needs the Jedi to get rid of him. With the assassination of Corellia's Prime Minister, Thrackan is voted into office and starts urging Corellia and her fellow systems to leave the Galactic Alliance. This book is a very exciting read. They agree, and they follow Brisha down into the bowels of the asteroid. They feel like they are doing more than their share with money, weapons, soldiers, trades, ect.
Jacen has become the head of some sort of secret police force that is rounding up terrorists on Consurant sorry for the spelling with his apprentice Ben. Evil is rising again and it looks as if the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle. In this book, we learn that Boba Fett, now over seventy years old, is dying from a seemingly incurable cause. Traviss really wrote Ben well, taking him from a whiney teen whose only significance was being the son of Luke Skywalker to a young adult being forced to mature much faster than he wants to. He also needs to find a way to cheat death, and in order to do this he goes off after a Kaminoan doctor, Taun We, to seek medical treatment and information. This information helps us design a better experience for all users. Luke, Mara, Jaina, and Zekk all make minor appearances.
I think the story worked really well as a seperate story, but nowhere during the novel did I feel it was part of the novel. There would be no Skywalker Sound, no Lucas Films, and no Lucas Films Licensing. And in my opinion, that's the closest LotF gets to having a real hero in the Star Wars sense. Everything in his life had led to this point because Anakin Skywalker's destiny had been subverted and warped by well-meaning but blind Masters, sending him off on a tangent to do a flawed Palpatine's bidding instead of realizing his own full power. I don't want to know any more. There was no plot point where a loved one has gotten in his way. Even to start out with, he's a cold, emotionless robot-style character who I had trouble connecting with.
Characterization: Throughout this book the character of Boba Fett gets revealed. One other success: philosophically and politically, it's interesting to see how this story parallels prequel stuff. Using this and Cal Omas' betrayal to the Galactic Alliance as leverage, he and Admiral Niathal stage a bloodless coup, arresting Omas and installing themselves as joint Chiefs of State. But as the new era begins, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued with visions of an approaching darkness. Most of the characters in this book are also in the movies. Audience: This novel would be recommended to people who have a high school reading level and have a love for Star Wars.
Luke soon realizes that Lumiya is behind it although he doesn't know that she is working through Jacen. Yet, the only thing I could think of for this, was a meta-theme which broke the fourth wall. To view it, I really enjoy Karen's Star Wars novels. Making him another demented sith lord was one of the worst moves possible, and making that portrayal the focus of the story resulted in everything that could have been good falling by the wayside halfway through. As mentioned above, the story is a badly written re-tread of the prequel trilogy that relies on extensive character derailment to work.
In other news, is awesome, delivering incredibly sharp insults to both sides of the conflict. That gets Fett wondering what he should do now as he is dying, and only has about one standard year to live. He may do this with no remorse or regret. I would recommend this book to anybody that likes science fiction. It was certainly interesting, to be sure, but I get the feeling that this will dominate only Traviss's LotF books without really connecting to the rest of the series. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus. Jacen, on the other hand, was almost a little over the top with his actions.
I still give it 4 starts because it's a good book, I just feel like the prequels threw a wrench into great story and now our favorite authors are having to wire around it. A good age group for the readers would be from middle school and up. To put it more bluntly, rather than a franchise that has inspired people for over 30 years, we would have the same fan-base as The Food of the Gods. Or course, even with that short list, you must realize that we don't have a hero to follow. She's not a main character, even though she has only a few hundred pages less of screen time than Jaina. When he found out Han Solo was going to kill his cousin Thracken Sal Solo, leader of Corellia, Boba decided to help. There is very little in the books that redeem them; each one of them represents the worst of the authors and Star Wars.
The past--or your memory of the past? A couple of fun new characters were introduced, and we got to see some children of favored heroes out in the world I'm looking at Syal Antilles there as we still have no sign of Jysella Horn. Jaina needing training with Mandalorians? In the previous novel, Darth Caedus was willing to send a prison arrest warrant to his own parents Leia and Han Solo. Boba travels to a medical facility and confronts the doctor. The setup was that each would write a book in order one after another, culminating into a set of 3 hard back and 6 mass market paperback novels. Legacy of the Force Stephen's Rating 0. Also, Zekk sets Ship free with the use of the dark side of the Force, and Jaina helps him back to the light side afterwards.