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- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 9 Aug. 2011
- Language: English, English
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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension Audiobook – Unabridged
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There are little touches I did like in this book. Like the characters eating food that are more recognisable then just making up new names for things. This is good. I even liked that fact that some of the conspirators who were around from the time of Palpetine still have the speiciesist attitude. The prefer humans to all other species. Small touches like this do add to the believability.
The story. Riding the wave of their huge victories form the last 2 book, Luke leads the Jedi on a mission to destroy the ancient Dark Side being called Abeloth. Using this high risk stagey of taking all available Jedi could leave open to a counter attack. The lost Tribe of the Sith have become his second priority, could he have underestimated them. Luke's character seem to alternate between a naive doting father, to a ruthless (Sith like) strategist willing to sacrifice his own family.
I have to disagree with Master Saba. I think the Sith are stupid. Really who else could the mystery senator be? I don't think there is a ready anywhere who would not have guessed this from the first meeting between them and the Sith. That was a bit of a waste of a big reveal for the last page.
Vestara has a really hard time in this book. She has to make hard choices about who she was, who she is and most of all who she want to become, then if that is even possible. She also faces the same sacrifice play Jason has to face in his was to become a true Sith.
All in all a good book, but because it was so rushed it felt more like a set up for the next book rather than book strong enough to stand alone. Maybe if so much of the book was not wasted on the Lost Tribe's ceremony of accepting Aboloth, or if the book had another 100 pages then the book was not have need a new revelation or conspiracy every chapter. There are a number of secret groups formed and disbanded. However an important book pertaining to the series. Can't wait for the finale in Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse.
The author has now gotten into her stride and this book is a much better effort than her previous two Star Wars novels. She knows her characters now and the writing is much more confident, the text flows smoothly and the pacing of events pitched well.
There is a lot of political manoeuvring with various groups involved in conspiracies. This is all well written and feels different enough from other political situations in Star War (although there has now been a lot of Chief of States ousted from power ever since Valorian). There are quite a few twists and some great dialogue between protagonists. This all makes for an interesting and entertaining read that can be though provoking.
There is also, finally, some more time devoted to the civilisation and culture of the Lost Tribe. This has often been absent throughout the series and has often given the impression that the reader is expected to have read the `Lost Tribe of the Sith' series of short novellas. Hopefully later Star Wars novels will spend a bit more time exploring these issues. The Lost Tribe still fail to offer many interesting characters. There is some potential to Vol, but by far the most interesting of the new Sith is Vestara. The new direction she is taking is one of the more intriguing sub-plots of this series.
The times scale of the book feels a bit disjointed though. I'm not sure how the lost Tribe are able to infiltrate themselves into the political environment of Coruscant so quickly. It is a little hard to believe.
Overall this is an enjoyable novel that works very successfully as a penultimate volume. The various plotlines it weaves up to its conclusion are encouraging for the final book.
Would recommend to anyone interested in star wars books or star wars itself these are such an insight into the story.