Star Wars: The Snare (Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space) Paperback – 25 Feb 2016
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About the Author
Cavan Scott is an author and comic writer for both adults and children.
He has written for a large number of high-profile series including Doctor Who, Star Wars, Adventure Time, Judge Dredd, Disney Infinity, and Warhammer 40,000.
He is the writer of Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor mini-series and currently writes Minnie the Minx and Gnasher & Gnipper for legendary British comic, The Beano.
A member of both The Society of Authors and the Dennis the Menace Fan Club, Cavan lives near Bristol with his wife, two daughters and an inflatable Dalek named Desmond.
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While there isn’t a huge amount of in-depth characterisation, Milo and Lina are both appealing, showing courage and determination in the face of danger, while still badly missing their parents. They also argue with each other, which I really liked and thought it showed a nice slice of reality that children would recognise. There are also regular touches of humour, mostly involving the grumpy robot and monkey-lizard, which helped to lighten the mood in amongst the whizz-bang action and constant activity.
Scattered amongst the text are a few line illustrations which Oscar really appreciated and which he wanted to discuss, given they all invariably depicted yet another action scene. That said, the writing generally reads well, although there were more typos that I’m happy to see in a book aimed at newly independent readers.
Was the climax satisfying? Oh, yes, Oscar was genuinely excited and begged me to complete the book before he had to go home. While he was a bit disappointed that it ended on something of a cliffhanger, he was delighted that we had the second book and immediately asked me if I could get the rest of the series. Which I’ve done. This isn’t beautifully crafted prose, but the setting and characters have struck a chord with someone who hasn’t been all that keen to listen to most of my reasonably extensive library of children’s books. I’ll take that, while mentally blessing the bright spark who reckoned there would be a number of boys who’d be delighted to once more get immersed in a Star Wars adventure particularly aimed at them.
My three sons who are star wars mad have been hooked on these books. They are easy to read and full of adventure. Aimed at children aged 8 years plus however my 7 year old has managed them with some help.