Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead The Empire has been toppled by the triumphant Rebel Alliance, and the New Republic is ascendant But the struggle against the dark side and the Sith Order is not over Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and their faithful comrades have had little time to savor victory before being called on to defend the nEmperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead The Empire has been toppled by the triumphant Rebel Alliance, and the New Republic is ascendant But the struggle against the dark side and the Sith Order is not over Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and their faithful comrades have had little time to savor victory before being called on to defend the newly liberated galaxy.Powerful remnants of the vanquished Empire, hungry for retaliation, are still at large, committing acts of piracy, terrorism, and wholesale slaughter against the worlds of the fledgling New Republic The most deadly of these, a ruthless legion of black ard Stormtroopers, do the brutal bidding of the newly risen warlord Shadowspawn Striking from a strategically advantageous base on the planet Mindor, they are waging a campaign of plunder and destruction, demolishing order and security across the galaxy and breeding fears of an Imperial resurgence Another reign of darkness beneath the boot heel of Sith despotism is something General Luke Skywalker cannot, and will not, risk Mobilizing the ace fighters of Rogue Squadron along with the trusty Chewbacca, See Threepio, and Artoo Detoo Luke, Han, and Leia set out to take the battle to the enemy and neutralize the threat before it s too late But their imminent attack on Mindor will be playing directly into the hands of their cunning new adversary Lord Shadowspawn is no freshly
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead The Empire has been toppled by the triumphant Rebel Alliance and the New Republic is ascendant But the struggle against the dark side and the Sith Order is
The Force is enormously strong here This story is set not long after Return of the Jedi , like six months or so laterEP CALM AND CALL LUKEHe was our hope As long as Luke Skywalker was alive, we always figured somehow everything would turn out okay.I don t know you but for me, there isn t any doubt that Luke Skywalker is the greatest hero in Star Wars, where certainly there are a lot of other great heroes too in the franchise, but there is something about Luke, like if he is hope in the flesh If [...]
Few authors understand Star Wars Timothy Zahn got it, Michael Stackpole got it Greg Keyes understands it A few others have come close Matthew Stover not only understands Star Wars but he loves Star Wars It shines through in everything he writes.When Del Rey was working through the New Jedi Order series 19 books by 13 different authors Matthew Stover s Traitor elevated the series to a new level, vaulting the characters and their beliefs so far above what the other writers were doing that it stood [...]
At long last, a Star Wars novel that remembers the Star Wars universe is supposed to be fun Set after the events of Return of the Jedi and a couple of other books in the continuing series, Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor tells the story of Luke s first and only mission as a general of the New Republic He s sent out to investigate the planet of Mindor where a group of stormtroopers led by Lord Shadowspan is playing havoc with the local government and planet and disrupting Republic space [...]
Only power is real, and the only power is the power to destroy Out of the ashes of the Empire and the deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, a new warlord has risen Shadowspawn He is a fierce menace, so when the opportunity arises for the New Republic to get rid of him, they jump on it and send their best General Luke Skywalker But the attack on Mindor quickly gets out of hand, and it is up to Leia, along with Han, Chewie, and Lando, to save their friend.I Liked Matthew Stover is one of my [...]
Well this one really takes me back to the Bantam days of the Star Ward EU Back then, a seeming horde of novels were tossed off, one after the other, where all the primary Star Wars characters were thrown into some calamatous peril, then worked together to take down the villain of the month I m not saying there is anything wrong with that formula, but it began to ware pretty thin in the waning days of the Bantam SW EU contract I would read the novels as they came out, but I always felt myself pin [...]
A friend and I were discussing the pleasures and sorrows of reading Star Wars books for recreation He warned me the writing is frequently just awful, and boy, he was right This book in particular stands out for some really grating tendencies, like the use of increasingly absurd and obscure smilies and metaphors to explain the action scenes If you compare X action to Y totally obscure alien race Star Wars game planetary phenomenon, you re basically making every description harder to understand fo [...]
Fan of Stover s Clone Wars era books, but, uh, this did nothing for me The nod and wink allusions to Alan Dean Foster s EDIT BRIAN DALEY s early Han Solo books are overplayed, and the characterizations limp There is no real point to this book Very disappointing.
Light against DarknessWow, what an action packed read Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, is written by Matthew Stover, the author who s also behind the Revenge of the Sith novelization which I think was his best book, but not to say this book isn t as good, the story is a thrill ride Most would classify Luke Skywalker as a hero, the hero of the main Star Wars saga, except for Skywalker himself in this book Sure he s pulled great feats and helped win against the Empire when all hope was lo [...]
Mae mia, que libro m s malo DMe ha sorprendido de forma muy negativa, porque he le do otros libros de Star Wars de este mismo autor y me gustaron mucho, especialmente la conocida como Trilog a del se or oscuro o Trilog a del mal , seg n la fuente, que engloba Laberinto del mal , La venganza de los Sith y Darth Vader, el se or oscuro , el primero y el ltimo son de James Luceno y La venganza de los Sith de Stover En cuanto a Punto de ruptura no me gust demasiado porque el protagonista es Mace Wind [...]
Ok, I have this weird compulsion to read Star Wars books They are a strange guilty pleasure of mine That being said, this book fell short in many ways In fact, I am still hinging on giving it 2 stars rather than 3, but there are some redeeming qualities that will allow me to give Stover the benefit of the doubt.First off, Stover nailed Luke I enjoyed his character, and felt that he really encompassed Luke s personality well Unfortunately, he was the only character I really enjoyed reading about [...]
The odds against this outcome were literally incalculable The universe, R2 decided, was an astonishing place I ve come to realize that, when you love something so much, TOO much, words are hard to come by, and I guess it s mostly because some things are better left unsaid yet experienced to the fullest, rather than being paraded and shared So this is me, keeping all those beautiful emotions to myself, leaving everything just a little bit unsaid But just to set the record straight cause records a [...]
Luke investigating his own war crimes and criticizing his own propaganda SIGN ME UP FOR A TEN BOOK SERIES Why no Leia POV WHY NO LEIA POV
Matthew Stover is easily the most eloquent and insightful author to grace the Star Wars universe Most authors simply take the basic moral dichotomy embodied in the Force as a given, a necessary framework for heroes to kill and destroy in service of a greater good, a way to get all of the fun action and cat and mouse play of war without the universal culpability of actual war Stover is too intelligent to let something that fundamental go unquestioned In Traitor, Vergere and Jacen spend most of th [...]
WORDS LITERALLY CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK my body is too small for it, my heart hurts, i m overflowing with love and with joy and with affection for this dear, dear boy, the most precious of all my sons i m honestly just, oh my god my heart oh my god.i actually legitimately took a pen to this book as i was reading it so i could underline or bracket passages that really hit me in the chest, and there were, uh, a lot of them luke is just so good in this book, oh my god, stover s gr [...]
Rese a de Lorenzo Mart nez Nota 8 Rese a en Fant ficaEs cierto, el Universo Expandido ya no existe como tal Y excepto en cosas muy puntuales, ya no es el referente de antes en lo que a novelas y c mics se refiere Salvo que no hagamos caso de los dioses de la saga gal ctica esto es, Disney y Lucasfilm y sigamos comport ndonos con el UE igual que hasta ahora leyendo y disfrutando de las historias en novelas, c mics y videojuegos como si no hubiera pasado nada y el reinicio de Disney solo sea algo [...]
I only have two complaints 1 the entire Shadowspan storyline seems to come out of left field, as if everyone should be familiar with itwhich we aren t, and 2 I think the prologue and epilogue aren t needed, and somewhat spoil a very poetic ending Luckily, the rest of the novel is so stellar it practically steamrolls over these complaints It s certainly one of the best characterizations of Luke Skywalker I ve ever read, and his journey to the conclusion of this story is particularly satisfying th [...]
Harkening back to the origins of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor departs from the seriousness and melodrama that have plagued the recent Expanded Universe publications in favour of a fun filled rip roaring good time in the galaxy far far away mostly.Taking place six months after the Battle of Endor, Matthew Stover s latest contribution to the Star Wars cannon attempts to recapture the fun and youthfulness of the original trilogy, and for the most part, succeeds Instead of tr [...]
I was so looking forward to this book I ve had the cover art to this as my desktop background pretty much since I got the new computer, and when I found out that the book was set during the canon time period between ever and Vision of the Future , I was excited I even put a hold on it at the library to get it, I was that excited Well, I read it at work the other night while sitting in on a parent open house, and let me tell you, not only does my disappointment know no bounds, I may not have fini [...]
A few words can describe this book as I was reading this and after it was done Disappointing, Weird, Ok, Funny and maybe Good It was kind of all of that.I will start with the basics without giving away too much of the book This happens about a year or so after Return, Luke is a General, which he doesn t want to be, but he is invistaging Mindor, where there are Imperials still He gets in trouble and the whole gang Han, Liea, Lando, Chewie, and Wedge, who seem to be in almost every book now come t [...]
It s tough to be Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars expanded universe Most authors have no idea what to do with him or even have any idea who he really is You get the sense that he s just there because, damn it, he s the main character of the original trilogy, so he HAS to be included even though there are many other, interesting characters.This leads to depictions of Luke that are downright abominations of the original character you ve got the Luke from Legacy of the Force THAT ORDERS A WOMAN TO [...]
I liked this book but there were a few things about it that bothered me Intensely.I have to preface this review by admitting that I REALLY do not like it when writers deviate from canon Whether it be an episode of Buffy or the Twilight series or a Star Wars book, this makes me absolutely crazy.On that note, there was one major flaw in this story as far as I m concernedLuke s knowledge of what an Emperor s Hand is Um, what Timothy Zahn sets it up pretty clearly in his Thrawn trilogy that the conc [...]
Matthew Stover s Shatterpoint was a Star Wars novel which I d really enjoyed previously intelligent than the typical Star Wars novel , so I was looking forward to this and as you would expect from the cheesy title, this IS the most meta or self reflexive Star Wars novel I ve ever read but it didn t win me over entirely In particular the science was just not working for me OK, lightsabers and hyperspace, that s out there enough that I can say to myself it s so far in the future that it s indisti [...]
3.5Excellent storytelling and a good grasp of the iconic characters and relationships Really good use of physics to support the concept of the Dark Kind of enjoyed Luke s angst over killing The framing story was a cute idea, and Stover accounted for Geptun reporting things he couldn t possibly know in the most believable way possible No, I m not going to tell you read the book Why not a 4 1 Dangerously close to parody It s fine to comment about how the holo dramas got the facts of Luke s and Han [...]
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, a self effacing, often moving little adventure by Matt Stover may just be the ultimate in EU fiction Finally we are given a Luke Skywalker that lives up to his reputation and lore.Stover writes what feels like a light adventure which all at once becomes a study in The Force vs nihilism and the second law of thermodynamics If you thought Vader was dark, Shadowspawn is quite literally a black hole.The dead on movie sounding dialogue was joy Stover really r [...]
Sadly I didn t like this one at all I did finish it because i am just a star wars nerd like that, but it was a chore to get through The basic storyline was confusing with very little background given and confusing and just downright silly descriptions of what was going on Also, for some reason, these did not feel like the star wars characters that we all know and love Han and Lando were okay but even they seemed a little off Luke and leia didn t really bear any resemblance to the characters I kn [...]
The book reads like an episode of a TV series say, The X Files tongue in cheek Jose Chungs From Outer Space or Post Modern Prometheus than a Star Wars movie Incidentally, I liked both of those episodes, but I don t want them in my Star Wars I didn t really enjoy it, and finished it out of obligation than interest Leia, in particular, seemed out of character jumping on another woman s back and bashing her head onto the surface I did, however, enjoy Lando s musings on the entire universe putting [...]
So far it s pretty interesting Stover manages to make me feel like I m right in the middle of the SW Universe from the very first word.I didn t finish this book Not because it was a bad book mind you Stover have a great talent for pulling me right into the story But instead, the story was depressing And I don t read the Star Wars novels for that I enjoy the hope within the story By the time I had to return the book to the library I hadn t found any hope I ll give it a try again at some point, ma [...]
WORDS CAN T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE LUKE SKYWALKER Bringing in 2018 by re reading my fave book about my fave son, the apex of all my children, the most brilliant light in the galaxy This book is perfect if you re looking to dip your toes into expanded universe content, though obviously thanks to the Wrath of Disney it is now OBSOLETE CANON Regardless, my boy is his best in this, and I LOVE HIM ALWAYS.
Honestly, typically, I love stover s star wars, but this one really did nothing for me I have to say that there was some great characterization or han especially, but also Luke, but it wasn t enough to save a bland story.
A bit slow and drawn out Wasn t a huge fan, but it won t stop me from reading other Star Wars novels.