2 years after Invincible. The Solo’s go on an adventure to find out the history of the Millennium Falcon.
In the process, they meet up with a Clone War era pilot who is trying to fulfill his last mission, which involved the Falcon. Overall, the history parts were cool. The Solo’s were working it backwards from when Han won her and the pilot was working forwards from when he crashed and burned her.
The “present” plot about some treasure to restore honor to the Republic [the last mission of the pilot] was kind of fuzzy and was almost a carbon copy of the Han Solo at Star’s End in its ending. It was even mentioned, so it was deliberate.
This was just a fill in story to tie the Legacy of the Force series into the new Fate of the Jedi series.
Cloak of Deception
An immediate prequel to Episode 1. I never was a big fan of Qui Gon, so that aspect of things didn’t appeal to me. This was more a book of the politics of the day and as such, wasn’t very exciting. More about Palps manipulating things. That was interesting 🙂
One thing I did like was the inclusion of Vergere. I wish we had the actual story of her turning though.
Sadly, this was much like of most of Luceno’s Star Wars books. Not badly written, but not exciting by any stretch of the imagination. I wouldn’t recommend this to a casual Star Wars fan.
Star Wars: Darth Maul #1
A short story that was just ok imo.
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
84 / 3 stars
sequel to Episode III. Not that great of a story overall, but a good look at Darth Vader’s thots and emotions as he becomes the Dark Lord.
Labyrinth of Evil
Star Wars: Clone Wars
84 / 3 stars
immediate prequel to Episode III. Once I got past my distaste of Anakin[ie, Christian Hayden], I was really able to enjoy this book. Definitely fleshes out the happenings in Ep III.a
The Unifying Force
Star Wars: New Jedi Order #19
85 / 3 stars
The end to the series. Zonama Sekot redeems the Vong, and everybody ‘win’s. Leaves the future open for more series tho.