Crowley, Tx, United States | Member Since 2013
Yes. This book took a serious tone and graphic depiction and threw it in your face time and time again. You see the anger and hatred, the cunning and dishonesty, the death and destruction and it wets your lips for more to come.
This was my first time to experience Davis and I was happy to find myself quite pleased. While he didn't have the multiple character ability of a Marc Thompson, the characters he did portray for an extended length were very enjoyable. When you can hear another person coming out of one man's voice, you know you've chosen right.
Star Wars: Darth Sidious
I can see the black and white Twilight Zone intro in my mind and overacting from the characters on screen. Tufo continues to go further and further out there, but I'm having fun with it.
The narrator for the writing was perfect. The book's natural speech and the narrator's nonchalant way of reading them meet well in this book that has some dumb, crazy, and attempted frightening points. I would place this narrator for this book up with Mark Thompson narrating a Star Wars book. The book isn't great, especially since it's going into vampire territory now, but the narrator puts it up there.
The son being used to speak for the vampire.
Mike...everyone is Mike, I guess.
The multi-emotional circumstances brought to the surface during this book made it more of a philosophical read than just lightsabers and snarky remarks
Start the Trail
Accuracy. When reading a book like this, I will stop and research what the author has brought up, an event, a name, etc, and when you dive deeper into the event Hitchens may have skimmed over you realize how much more aggravated you are that it was allowed to take place.
By the time we get to part 3 of this amazing series we know what Darth Bane's legacy will be: the rule of two. The first book propels us through the life of Derek, his pains, he tragedy and his victories. The 2nd book takes us even further in realizing how evil this man is and how far he will go to reset the course of the Sith. Book 3, however, begins to flicker out. It almost becomes a mirror of the other two books and the climax doesn't come until the very end when the Rule of Two is finally upheld. Nevertheless, this series is up there with Thrawn.
The Dark Jedi, Set Harth, spoke to me because I somehow know that if I were a Jedi then this is how I'd eventually use my power. Not too dark, not too light, but rather a dim street light in the middle of nowhere. My problem with the Sith and Jedi is their fundamentalism, there is no other way but their code. Set Harth struck out on his own, but he definitely could've used some more training.
The miners meeting and death of the Jedi by what would become Darth Cognus.
The first two books had me starting this book and not wanting it to end. Unfortunately, that feeling didn't last. I was ready for the show down. I was ready to see the Rule of Two become Sith doctrine. I was ready to see who Zannah would take as her apprentice. But I was ready for it to hurry up and be over as well. Not because of the performance or the writing, but because it was obvious it was going to come to it and instead of everything else being a journey to get there, it was almost filler.
There is so little going on, just a mystery man and a crush. I love Star Wars books but this plays around with so few topics far too often; it is quickly exhausting. Trying to turn Ben Kenobi into a mystery man could work, I guess, but it didn't here. A reader like myself knows plenty about Kenobi and putting myself in the shoes of the citizens didn't help.
The only parts I enjoyed was the inner workings of the sand people, but that went only bandage deep. There were few cultural practices for us to find out about. I was really hoping to dive into the sand people. Even a sand people specific book would be interesting. While I did find out some cool things, the moment it came back to the citizens and conversations the book became tiring again.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an action packed, light-saber dueling, and force powerful adventure story. Its a crush, a mystery man (though we know plenty about him), and marauders...you can see where this book is going with in the first hour.
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