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on 16 October 1998
The only reason that I have given this trilogy two stars is because it offers a trip to the Star Wars universe. Other than that the entire trilogy just sucked! All of the original characters are either pale or just stupid. All the new characters are worthless! The situations and events the characters get into are also completely and utterly worthless.
Leia somehow falls out of favor with the Senate? How did this happen exactly? The trilogy opens with almost everybody hating her guts. The whole thing remains me too much of the Clinton scandal. The Senators suddenly become whinny little punks who get upset at the slightest notion. "Oh no! President Organa Solo has built a fleet to protect the New Republic, what are we to do?" How about getting a clue and a life!!
Luke is once again a whinny little brat who can't seem to do anything. "Oh, I'm having trouble consintrating with the Force. I'll just seclude myself from the universe and go on a wild goose chase with someone I do not even know." Give my a break. And what the hell is this White Current sh**!! "Now Luke. You shouldn't kill anything, even if it's going to torture, kill, and mutilate you. It's not nice." I wanted to scream and rip the pages out of the book when I read this crap! And Luke has SEX with this loser. He didn't even have sex with Callista, which I am surpised to say is actually a better character than this worthless and ridiculous one.
Han is completely worthless. His character is very underdeveloped. Enough said.
Chewie. How in the world can a author completely eliminate Chewie from an entire book (Shield of Lies)?! When he finally does reappear in the third book he is the only character that is worth anything.
Lando and the droids. I'm not even going to go into that pointless situation.
Nil Spaar. What a moron!! "Oh I'm a greatest life form in the universe so bow down to me or I'm going to slit your damn throat." The character was not threatening, especialy when he was intended to be. All I wanted to do was cut the blood flow to his brain, if he even has one, so the monotony and stupidity would stop.
The situations are also pointless. The war, the search for Luke's mother, and the Qella ship are all stupid and not even worth talking about.
In short, DO NOT READ THIS TRILOGY. I repeat, DO NOT READ THIS TRILOGY. It will destory Star Wars for you.