Let's hope the writers and editors can maintain the momentum. The major event of the book, and perhaps the series, is the death of a Sith. The jokes at the beginning of each chapter was a silly idea. Along the way, the characters are put into situations where they must make difficult choices. The authors are not likely to provide anything more. What happens to Jacen in the force? Kemp + 41½y Book Story Troy Denning Book Story Paul S.
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines. Ok, so I guess what I'm saying is Allston writes a very good Wedge The only major problem I had with the book, from a character's actions point of view, was the early choices by Han and Leia that lead to much of the trouble in the book. Jaina learns the power from Luke in a matter of days. Dialog based on issues never revealed, characters unexplained-- this is a case of the production team just taking it for granted the audience knows what's going on. As in Allston's previous volume, Exile, Jacen walks into an obvious trap, this time set up by the Corellians to fry his fleet using Centerpoint Station, implausibly revived after being scrapped by Ben and Jacen in Betrayal also by Allston. As this sixth volume opens, Jacen prepares to launch a decisive strike against the Confederation fleet.
Overall, there's far too much happening in Betrayal for it to be anything but rushed. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page. We never knew what Jacen wanted, beyond bringing order to the galaxy. Jaina learns to look outside herself, finding a reason and a will to do what 's necessary to take care of her evil twin brother. I usually enjoy Denning's writing, but he's absolutely flat here. Also, for many serious fans of the saga, the dramatic denouement at the end of Betrayal will come as no surprise. I don't expect, however, no matter how well he writes Ben, that Denning will be able to rescue us from a poorly developed premise.
While it may seem that there is no plot left to develop - Jacen having been abandoned by the Jedi, his political allies, and even his wife - a preview of the seventh installment finds Caedus scheming to bring the Hapan fleet back into the fight against the Confederation. Meanwhile Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader. Legacy of the Force: Invincible Troy Denning 13 May 2008 ------------------------------- Tragically anemic finale What strikes you most about this final volume of the Legacy of the Force is how little there is to it. While Han's suspicions are fine, the level of action he and Leia take don't seem very wise for either character to have considered actually doing. Oh, and Boba Fett makes a major discovery about a long-lost family member.
How has the Star Wars universe changed? In reality, they've been sent as bait to lure Queen Tenel Ka into the open for an assassination attempt, part of a wider plot to install a pro-Corellian government on Hapes. Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. The extended epilogue tidies up the Mandalorian saga with the most sincere and genuine writing of the series. Was he redeemed by his last minute thought for his daughter? Is it me, or is Jaina getting just worse and worse? The heroes of the Rebellion might be getting older, but they still have it where it counts. Jacen Solo, now a veteran Jedi Knight entering his thirties, and Ben Skywalker, his teenage apprentice. The only flaw in Lumiya's appearance is, perhaps, that her introduction and backstory is basicly just a quick summary of the Marvel events and that kinda comes across in an obligatory way.
Now on the run from both The Galactic Alliance and Corellia, the exiled Han and Leia Solo seek the aid and assistance of Lando Calrissian, who joins his old friends in disguise as owners of a gambling and pleasure ship. As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families. 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. One of the central characters of the series, Admiral Niathal, is completely missing from the story. The Galactic Alliance is riven mid-battle by a defection, and the planet being targeted becomes the planet from which a new alliance forms up against Jacen, driving him home to Coruscant to make what will most likely be his last stand in the final volume, Invincible. I was kinda hoping they'd have found a more clever way of incorporating her history into the novels more naturally, but I can udnerstand them just wanting to get it over with so they can move on and not get bogged down with excessive exposition integration.
Equally inconsequential is the introduction of a new force power, one potent enough to stop Jacen with a figurative blink of any eye. It also happens to be mostly well written and suspenseful, at least in the latter half. It's really quite amusing that Jacen's ended up being the evil one - for no greater a crime than wanting to expand his horizons. Jaina Solo must confront her brother Jacen, now calling himself Darth Caedus, in order to put an end to his reign and restore peace to the galaxy. Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins— the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere. The best part, though, is still the war itself.
The sequence is made possible by the thinnest of contrivances, the Jedi mind trick, and concludes with no rescue and no discernible effect on the plot. They can thereby track Jacen's whereabouts and eventually effect a rescue - but only so long as Jacen doesn't change his clothes. A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory. Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Betrayal. Denning brings a light touch to composition, leading the reader from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph, chapter to chapter.