Thursday, October 3, 2013

Star Wars: Razor's Edge by Martha Wells

I wanted to enjoy this book because it takes place between episodes four and five but it failed to capture the adventure.

In the last Star Wars expanded universe novel I read, I couldn't get into it because it took place so far removed from the films. I wanted this story to be so much better but for whatever reason, I cannot engage with these stories.

Luke, Leia, Han Solo, and the gang are attempting to find resources for their new rebel base codename "Echo". The book begins with an imperial chase and then space pirates. Then it nosedives into some silly situations. (a game?)

One of the highlights of Wells' story is the progression of the princess. You really get inside her thoughts and how she adjusts from figurehead to active participant in the rebellion. And the emotional toll that comes from watching her home planet be destroyed.

Other than that character points, this book was not at all enjoyable. And I feel really about that. I think, at this point, the problem rests with me and how I process the Expanded Universe novels of Star Wars.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Lucas Books.

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