Saturday, June 10, 2006

Completely Unofficial

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Welcome to
The Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia
compiled and written by Bob Vitas

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Betrayal

Aaron Allston

Book Cover

When a mission to uncover an illegal
missile factory on the planet Adumar
ends in a violent ambush -- from which
Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé
and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly
escape with their lives -- it’s the most
alarming evidence yet that sparks of
political unrest are threatening to
ignite into total rebellion. The
governments of numerous worlds are
chafing under the strict regulations of
the Galactic Alliance, and diplomatic
efforts to enforce compliance are
failing. Fearing the worst, the Alliance
readies a preemptive display of military
might in a bid to bring the rogue worlds
in line before an uprising erupts. The
designated target of this exercise:
planet Corellia -- renowned for the
brash independence and renegade spirit
that have made its favorite son, Han
Solo, a legend.

! Very good! I'm impressed (as I noted in Triple Zero) how the SW books manage to deal with contemporary themes, without being literally ABOUT Iraq and such.

Lots of interesting plot lines, and action (Allston is good at that). Like the Return of the Jedi, there are many quick cuts between scenes and locations. A very good SF story, that just happened to be a Star Wars book!

Following that in the series will be Karen Traviss's entrant - guaranteed to have more Mando'a!

See her pages at for Mando'a!