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Book Title: Darksaber|
The author of the book: Kevin J. Anderson
Edition: Bantam Spectra Books
The size of the: 1.96 MB
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Date of issue: November 1996
ISBN 13: 9780553576115
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.3
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This was simply horrific. I think my comments made below while reading this atrocity of storytelling should be more than adequate convey my dismay, but I can't resist the temptation to throw a few gifs into a scathing review. So here goes.
Anderson's characterization of the Big Three (Luke, Leia, and Han) is a weak dilution of their portrayal in the original trilogy. Furthermore, these caricatures are set against a weak, convoluted plot, where once again, recycled enemies are threatening the whole galaxy, and Friendship and Bravery win the day.
Callista is easily the very, very worst character I've ever been exposed to, ever. And I've read some bad, bad books. She spends the entire book bemoaning the fact that she no longer has the Force. She makes Luke feel incredibly guilty for having the Force, which I think qualifies her for Worst Girlfriend Ever, considering Luke is the most important and most talented Jedi in the universe. I had a girlfriend like this once. She was an English major, I was a history major, and we took an English class together. On one of the papers, I got an A and she got a C. Somehow this was my fault. In any case, I could really sympathize with Luke in this situation. They don't even have sex, so there's nothing to redeem this relationship...not even her amber hair, which "thrashed around like waves of exotic spice". Yes, that's how Anderson describes this horrifying woman.
Luke, please ditch this idiot and bang Mara Jade. You know she wants you.
Ask me. Ask anyone. Do we care whether or not Callista can use the Force anymore?
Does anyone care about Luke and Callista's little tour of all the places that made Luke who he is all the planets from the original trilogy?
So feed her to the goddamned wampas and let's get back to the plot!!
Surprisingly, I found the sections with Admiral Daala and Crix Madine the most interesting. Madine gets very little attention in RotJ, so essentially, Anderson got to use him as an original character. I would be preferred to see the entire Hutt storyline stripped away, instead pitting Daala and Madine against each other. No plucky Jedi kids, no fucking annoying Callista, no whiny-ass Luke. I want to see Madine and some Republic commandos infiltrate Daala's base with Han (only if another author was writing his dialogue. Anderson managed to fuck him up, too) and blowing the whole nefarious Imperial plan to bits.
I kept struggling with why people would want to keep rebuilding the Empire. The central concept to an Empire is the Emperor. Without that, that political system is essentially a military junta. Go with that, guys! It's on wikipedia and everything.
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Read information about the authorPseudonyms: Gabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson
He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Predator titles (also for Dark Horse), and X-Files titles for Topps.
Anderson serves as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest.
His wife is author Rebecca Moesta. They currently reside near Monument, Colorado.
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