Dark Force Rising: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) (Star Wars: the Hand of Thrawn, 2)

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Dark Force Rising: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) (Star Wars: the Hand of Thrawn, 2)

Dark Force Rising: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) (Star Wars: the Hand of Thrawn, 2)

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I don't particularly recognise the old charcters in Zahn's portrayal, they're just names with a shared history that he occasionally alludes to with a choice quote ("never tell me the odds" said Han. As much as I like the character and his extremely Star Wars-y name I do get the feeling that Zahn favours his own smuggler character over Han and Lando and therefore gives him a lot of page-time, sometimes to the story’s detriment. Aun así para los que adquieran esta trilogía en las nuevas ediciones de Planeta, la traducción es otra así que no os rayéis.

Quando la situazione è precipitata per via di un bonifico fraudolento addebitato sul conto bancario dell'Ammiraglio Ackbar ho capito che mi ero messo in un gran bel pasticcio, decidendo di leggere questa trilogia. One good thing is to appreciate, even since the first book, how Timothy Zahn wasn’t only telling the story at hand but also planning a bigger scale of narrative, including names, places, events, etc.There were definitely chapters that didn’t feel necessary early on, like the previously mentioned scenes with Luke, Han and Lando on New Cov, or some scenes with Karrde fleeing his new base or chatting with the New Republic.

After the events of the first part, the New Republic (although the Imperials continue to refer to them as the Rebels) is awaiting the new plans that Grand Admiral Thrawn can devise against them. You scrambled around like mad hellions, got your troops and vehicles on the ground and set up … and then you stood around waiting for those strutting Fleet people in their spotless uniforms and nice clean ships to finish sipping their tea and finally get around to letting you loose. Don't get me wrong, the character is still really interesting and he still manages to get some great dialogue, but he's not as threatening in this book. It’s all rather moot however as Grand Admiral Thrawn arrives with a couple of Star Destroyers and a large space fight breaks out.

As this was pre-prequels, we get to see his (now obsolete) views on the Clone Wars, how C'baoth became a Jedi (he went to the University before training as a Jedi! As I said, the plot is interesting enough to hold your attention (even though the pay-offs to established mysteries usually somewhat underwhelming), and its cool to see some of the concepts from the movies expanded upon in greater detail than in the films (such as the logistics of using The Force, or how space battles and hyper-drive technology actually work in the Star Wars universe).

I say that this might not be fair because in reality, they aren't that bad; the plot is certainly interesting enough to hold your attention, especially if you're a Star Wars fan. Her story went a little too long, and wasn't exciting enough for how important and central it was to the story. Luke meets the wild Jedi Master C'Baoth on his own turf, Leia does a an interesting sidequest on a planet with a grave ecological problem (reminding me a bit of Dune and Paul Atreites), Han and Lando Calrissian investigate smuggler activities, Mara gets involved in prison escape from a Star Destroyer right under the nose of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who gets himself quite a build up as the greatest strategic mind of his generation.Dark Force Rising Sourcebook is a 144-page softcover book written by Bill Slavicsek, with graphics and illustrations by Stephen Crane, Mike Nielsen, Dana Knutson, Rob Caswell, John Paul Lona, and Mike Vilardi, with cover art by Tom Jung. He has written for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison, Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. There's just a whole lot of setup going on between the many players as Leia, Luke and Han together with Lando went their separate ways before they are drawn back together with a common goal as they managed to gather information separately about a certain lost fleet. Also, here is hinted the first time in EU that the Senate took part in the destruction of the Jedi (which, honestly, is what they did. Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the dark side.



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