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More of the same
on 20 January 2012
And this is a GOOD thing. I am genuinely puzzled to learn from other reviewers that they have no interest in the Mandolorian culture or the clone's perspectives on well-known events. These people dont like to see the Jedi as fallible and detest the idea of Sith being anything but pure evil overlords. A series of books which ties toegther events in a different way is to me like reading the better Batman series, insofar as the main character, the super hero, has his powers derived from conditioning, gadgetry and knowledge, not some fanciful and all-explaining power.
We (presumably) all knew what Mando's were about, and if nothing else the first book in this series should have given an indication of where and how the story would play out. If that does not appeal....why on earth bother to read this far into it? Could it be that despite your protestations, you enjoy the book?
Rant mostly over...but seriously, I read in one review that there was too much use of Mando language and in another that there was too much talking about Mando feelings. That must have come as a shock to someone reading a mando-based series about children with accelerated aging being forced to fight and kill from the age of 3. Stunned, as always, by the sheer idiocy of some people. Theres such a wide selection of canon about Star Wars, there's really no justifiable excuse to go knocking this sub-genre for not being what you can intellectually deal with.
To sum up.... as with rpevious instalments, this was an excellent and intereting read and I too am saddened to learn of Traviss' departure from it.