Patterns of Force
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #3
A young force adept, very powerful is found and hunted. Hooks up with the Pavan group.
There is a confrontation with Vader and bota [from the Medstar books] is used. Vader has a bad “trip on bota”[it was ridiculous] and the good parts of the group escape.
Jax learns his father loved him and I5, the sentient robot, ends up getting a “soul”, or something that can be sensed in the Force anyway.
This series almost seems to make light of how the hunt for the remaining Jedi went. This was a mediocre series that wasn’t interesting. Not anything like the MedStar duology, sadly.
Street of Shadows
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #2
Jax has matured enough to stop being a whiner. The gang ends up trying to find out who the murderer of a famous Camaasi artist is, because his assistant wants help getting off world.
Vader hires a jedi-killer to hunt Jax.
That doofus Captain from the prequels, Typho, is on some vendetta to avenge Padme, cause apparently he was in love with her. That story arc was just LAME!
Better than the first book, but definitely NOT a “buy” book.
Update-The SFBC brought out a hardcover omnibus edition of this trilogy, and yes, I bought it…
Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #1
Den and I-Five, from the Med-Star duology show up trying to find Pavan’s son[from Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter]. Jax is his name and he is/was a jedi. Takes place after Revenge of the Sith, so the Jedi are being hunted. Jax is a whiner and a loser and I didn’t like him at all. I was more interested in Den and I-Five. Also has a big Xizor tie-in[prequel info for Shadows of the Empire].
This book could go either way with fans. Either like it for the tie-in info or dislike it for its complete mediocrity. While I enjoyed the Med-Star duology, I didn’t care for this at all. It does, however, show how the remaining Jedi felt after Revenge of the Sith.
ties in characters from Medstar. Basically about the 1st Deathstar from about halfway through its construction to its destruction. Follows 4 different sets of characters. They escape in the end because they can’t countenance working for something that destroys millions and billions of lives just to make a point. A very interesting look at the flow and ebb of life on the Death Star.
Star Wars: Medstar #2
the Bota is mutating itself out of usefulness. The spy is revealed and everybody leaves. I really enjoyed this series. I’d buy it if I could find it through SFBC [they no longer carry it]. Very character driven and very few instances of flashy force stuff. It ended well too.
Update-I did end up buying the SFBC hardcover omnibus edition, for an outrageous price however. Stupid price gougers.
Star Wars: Medstar #1
Barris Offee is the only “Jedi” in this book. Much more medically oriented. Also ties the droid from Darth Maul: Shadowhunter in. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Not action oriented, or super Jedi oriented. Very character driven and I could see why many people wouldn’t like it. I have to say, I was surprised to like it, given that I have NOT liked Reaves & Perry’s previous stuff. Always nice to be surprised.
Star Wars: Darth Maul #2
An immediate prequel to Episode One. Follows Darth Maul as he hunts down a Neimoydian who is trying to sell info about the upcoming Trade Embargo for Naboo. Maybe a fan of Darth Maul would like this a lot, but I found it very blase. I am going back and forth as whether to buy it or not, for it is the immediate events leading up to Episode One. We’ll see if I can find a cheap bookclub edition somewhere.