Most helpful positive review
Good book...just something missng
on 5 March 2014
The Star Wars EU (Expanded Universe) keeps moving forward. This directly follows on from the Fate of the Jedi series, and is set around 44 years after the events of the original film. An attack on an outer-space mining facility turns into a life or death battle for Luke, Han & Leia, as a pair of alien brothers have found an anomaly in space that can grant anyone the ability to use the Force,,,for a price.
This was a good book with plenty of action throughout. I liked the reappearance of Vestara Khai (whose identity I figured out straight away from the brief description) but was disappointed that there was hardly any interaction between her and her former boyfriend Ben Skywalker. The action reaches a satisfying conclusion, but then you are left somewhat wondering what happens next, with all 3 main characters saying that they are taking a break from saving the galaxy for a while. I think this is a deliberate effort by author Troy Denning to leave the future of the EU open, as I think he, like myself, believes that at least some of the EU may be retconned when Episodes VII, VIII and IX are released. Overall, a very good read though.