I have read quite a lot star wars novels, but this one is much different from the rest. I like the story and the characters.
The book is very special in the way that when it gets really exciting the writer suddenly punctures the thrill with some odd comment. There are some comments like "Take me to your leader"?. There are a lot odd comments like that in the book.
I read that the author was trying to make a funny star wars book, ironic and dark. The main point of the story is that Luke finds an understanding of the Force, that makes him an even better Jedi. He floats between light and darkness and embraces it all. That's a very clever point in the story and builds a lot of character in Luke.
It's a very different star wars book. The author writes in a fashion I have never seen in the other SW books. I will read it again sometime, the story is great, but it's quite a special deal.
I love Star Wars very much and have read many novels. That said this book wasn't particularly enjoyable. To put it short it felt like I was in a Michael Bay movie with the sheer amount of TIE Interceptors, explosions, deaths etc. That said I think people should check out Shatterpoint which is by the same author and very good.
If you have read any of the "Expanded Universe" books lately such as the "New Jedi Order" or the "Legacy of the Force" series you will know how the movie characters of Star Wars have been somewhat sidelined to make way for their offspring. (Even though they normally use their faces to sell the book but devote precious little page time to them in my opinion). This is a stand alone book set soon after Return of the Jedi and its all about Luke & his comrades being snared in an Imperial trap. Suffice to say - it's an interesting read with plenty of action (space battles and personal hand to hand combat) with dialogue that wouldn't have been out of place in the movie. After all the dark and drawn out stories of previous recent novels this was like falling in love with the real stars of Starwars all over again. A welcome and refreshing change. More like this please.
Well what to say,i realy enjoyed this book,it had all the basic parts that make a good Star Wars story,any fan of the Star Wars universe will like this book,a good addition to your libary,and i hope that this will be only the first in a new set of adventures for Luke Skywalker and chums