Being a huge Star Wars book fan I found this one rather plain. The narration was excellent. The story itself was just.... I didn't care for what was going on. The emotional interaction of the characters felt very forced. The back drop of Tatooine was the most exciting thing going on just because I could relate it to the feelings I had watching Episode IV for the first time. But for the love of me I could not give two cents about Tusken Raiders. Its not a bad book. I really don't enjoy saying anything about negative about it. But, I kept having to force myself to finish it. However, I did not return it. Some people really liked it, I found it to be mostly filler.
This overall book nothing really happens and it seems like a set up for another chapter in the series. This does not happen. Nope. Because when you get to the end you are just like "what the hell?". If I hadn't made it through the whole book I would have probably returned it.
1. - Did not see the ending coming and I pride my pompous self on predicting these things.
2. - It was a lot of fun without being all action. Yes this book is a character setup for a new series, but it never felt like that.
3. - It sucks because now I will be adamantly awaiting the next installment of the series for months. Would have been nice to find this 5 years from now when there are more completed books.
4.- Read it you won't be disappointed.
The first 5 books are great.. but the story line really begins to become epic in 6. I liked the first five. Book 6 is where I couldn't stop reading, I had to keep going. You know that kind of book where you begin to ignore the rest of life just to get to the end. Once Butcher had some back story set up and you get involved with the characters his writing excellence just shines here... and then keeps getting better and better.
Bridges the Gap. Between the Darth Bane series and Episode 1 of the movies there is a huge story gap. This book does an excellent job of bridging that gap without closing it.
As a side note pick up the Darth Bane trilogy if you have not. It tells one of the best story arcs in the Star Wars universe. Read them first, but not necessary to enjoy this one.
The book stands out as a moment in itself. Daniel Davis brings a side to this story that I don't Marc Thompson could have (but Marc is still awesome). The dynamic in the telling of most of the story from the Dark Side's point view required a certain maturity, or an old guy's voice. This rendition nailed it!
The author dove deep into how the Sith and Jedi think and feel about the force in a way that had not been conveyed in any other book before. Some SW are fluffy and nothing but action. Darth Plagueis has action and multi layered depth. This is battling to be my favorite Star Wars book of all.
There will be blood....but I suppose that's four words
Vengence is a dish best served often.
Excellent close to the trilogy! There is not a great way to give hints about what happens in book three without giving away plot intricacies. So I'll leave it with this: If you made it this far this book is the best of the three.
Not a let down. Often the middle of trio has no real plot and is all set up for part three. This book did an excellent job of creating a unique story and still left me wanting for the next one.
He caries this series well and I look forward to listening to him again.
Adapting the dark side to be an appreciable path rather than just a choice of evil.
Seriously don't want any spoiler alerts here
As a huge fan of listening to the Star Wars books this reader was an excellent vocalist. Most of the other books are by Marc Thompson, who is awesome. I'm glad to know that they can bring in someone else equally as good.
Peace is a Lie, there is only passion.
The references to 80's pop culture are beyond awesome.
If I told you it would ruin the book. But know this, I really want one. Who wouldn't? You'll get a choice between 100 of them around 67% into the book.
I don't read authors that I am not previously familiar with. After taking a chance on this one, just from reader's comments, I was super pleased I branched out. Do it... just do it.
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