Star Wars: A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker Hardcover – 5 Oct 2009
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Experience an introduction from the Resident Director, a Q&A session with the cast, and a special memento -- buy tickets
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The first interlude in the book is Luke talking to Leia about Anakin/Vader's redemption and dying a Jedi, their difference of opinion on the man/monster. Then we are taken back to Tatooine where young Luke starts to display his force sensitive abilities. The next few stories are about Luke's relationship with his friends, and how they change as Luke starts to progress faster than his older friends.
The next era of stories is a few months after the New Hope to the Empire Strikes Back. There is nothing in Luke's development that could have been covered better they it was in the ESB, so I think it was a great move on Ryder's part to have the "I am your father speech" quoted and told from Luke's perspective. There is a summery or reference to an event from Shadow of the Empire. Then there is the post Return of the Jedi Luke still tracking down leads about his father.
I did also like the way Ryder told the story of how Luke dealt with the a force user, once before the ESB when he is still discovering his powers, and post ROTJ where he is more fluent in the use of the force. This is a good summery of and a must have for any Luke Skywalker fans like me. I wanted to give this 4.5 stars but I thought it was just a little too summarized and aimed at younger reader. However I did enjoy this book much more that I thought I would.
By all means fans give it a read, it kept me entertained, but it was like watching a movie remake, the same material but just in another format.
All in all this is a great read for all star wars fans out there.
(tobster Aged 12 )