The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality.
Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. Suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous. For the rare black orchid that she has nurtured and bonded with is the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula that promises to grant Darth Scabrous his greatest desire.
But at the heart of the formula is a never-before-seen virus that’s worse than fatal - it doesn’t just kill, it transforms. Now the rotting, ravenous dead are rising, driven by a bloodthirsty hunger for all things living - and commanded by a Sith Master with an insatiable lust for power and the ultimate prize: immortality... no matter the cost.
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Praise for Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars: Death Troopers: “This is the Star Wars of every horror fan’s dreams - gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies.” (Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
“Brilliant . . . This book combines two of my favorite things on earth: the Star Wars universe and the undead.” (Tommy Wirkola, director of Dead Snow)
Unimaginative story with blatant references to other movies/ games that no one liked in the first place. In space, you can dream up any story. Instead, the author ripped off other stories and killed the Star Wars vibe.
Write your own story. Really? A Jedi reciting the skills line from Taken? Do you know what a Jedi is...?
The narration was fantastic. Only enjoyable part of the story.
The entire Sith side of the story. Why the hell did you jump on the zombie bandwagon? The reason why people like the Star Wars universe is because there are ENDLESS possibilities. You can literally do anything, you are creating a new universe. Instead you beat the undead horse.
I ran out of ranting.
The narrator is good, but Marc Thompson is better by far. The story is odd, a few phrases from the movie Taken almost word by word, and then turning into a zombie story. Not really a story line I expect for a Star Wars novel. But once I decided to look past that the story was not bad.
The story in Red Harvest was, honestly, kind of dumb. To sum it up in a few words... Force-sensitive, talking flowers and zombies. You read that right, zombies. The only thing that was really Star Wars about this was the fact that they used some of the same terms. This story would have fit just as well in a contemporary setting. There was nothing special about it.
As for the narration... John Glover has a very good voice but some of his enunciation choices and awkward pauses made me feel like I was listening to something narrated by William Shatner or Christopher Walken. I love them, but not to listen to a book.
Overall, Red Harvest was a week entry in the Star Wars extended universe, in my opinion.
Im a big fan of the Star Wars story. I only recently started investing in the novels. This was not what i expected. It seemed like a gimmick in terms of the overall plot. I will listen to this story again and it may turn out it grows on me. Until then...
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