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Dark Force Rising: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) (Star Wars: the Hand of Thrawn, 2)

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So the point I want to make to those people is this: whether you like Thrawn's portrayal on rebels or not, don't act like his portrayal in the novels is perfect either. People complain that Thrawn has been a disappointment on Star Wars Rebels and that because he is underused and hasn't done major damage yet, it's a betrayal to the character. Things wouldn't be so difficult if he didn't have a sizeable cohort of support from other members of the military. If you asked me what I was looking forward to the most in this trilogy after Heir to the Empire, Mara Jade could be forgotten about and I would not have really cared.

Twi'Lek females are always sex slaves, and Jawas are scavengers that apparently can be found off their homeworld of Tatooine (weird, eh? Mike Baron broke into comics with Nexus, his groundbreaking science fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude. Me gusta también que se hable un poquito sobre la muerte del Emperador, que parece ser un hecho trivial pero aquí se sabe que el punto en el espacio donde estaba la segunda estrella de la muerte deja una impronta maligna en la Fuerza por dicha muerte.Force itself: a whooper of a McGuffin in the form of a huge fleet of battleships who can tilt the balance of forces decisively between Empire and Alliance, depending on who gets to them first.

Second, as I’ve already mentioned, an attack on the base may lead us to his contacts in Hyllyard City. Es cierto que es muy Sherlock Holmes, pero aquí todo lo hace aprendiendo el arte de su enemigo, y eso creo que es algo flojo.

It was first published in hardcover by Bantam Spectra in May 1992, and it was later adapted into a comic book miniseries. It's a bunch of bland elements but into a bland blender and blanded up to created a a bland juice blend. Luke began studying under him despite a feeling that his teachings were obviously off compared to what he’d learned from Obi-Wan and Yoda, though it’s heavily implied C’baoth was mentally influencing him with the Force so he wouldn’t actually realise how clearly un-Jedi he was. Heck, one waits across the protagonists´ chapters to meet the bad one again, that´s truly a well developed character. It’s all rather moot however as Grand Admiral Thrawn arrives with a couple of Star Destroyers and a large space fight breaks out.

It's a bleak place for the book to end on, but I feel it's fitting as the middle piece, especially since The Empire Strikes Back is famous for its bleak ending. He has written for Creem, The Boston Globe, Isthmus, AARP Magazine, Oui, Madison, Fusion, Poudre Magazine, Argosy and many others. Maybe it would have worked better if we got inside Thrawn's head this time but it's still the same thing where it's all through the point of view of captain Palleon. The other new characters such as Senator Garm Bel Iblis, Winter, Niles Ferrier, Councilor Fey'lya and Ghent are all one-note characters with a single defining characteristic each. Characters grapple with ethical dilemmas and the weight of their loyalties, adding depth to their arcs.

The Thrawn Trilogy, of which this is the second book, set the standard for "non-canon" star wars books and is still among the best in that group. Garm Bel Iblis does wonders for adding to the Corellian culture (we even learn he met Han Solo when Han was a kiddo! While it had good intentions I think the execution was really lacking and afterwards I just could not understand why people considered it to be so good. A tale of brilliant spectacle, startling revelations, and tumultuous action, Dark Force Rising moves with the speed of light across a dazzling epic landscape of galactic proportions, from world to world, from adventure to adventure, as Good and Evil clash across the vastness of space "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. For my part, however, I'll definitely try to avoid Star Wars EU books which prominently feature characters from the films as their protagonists, as the discrepancy between screen and page portrayals was the biggest obstacle for me.

Pues en esta segunda entrega de la famosa Trilogía de la Nueva Republica nos encontramos con nuestro trio protagónico de la Trilogía Original (junto con Chewie y Lando que nunca falten) enfrentándose a las maquinaciones de Thrawn que llegan hasta la cúspide de la Nueva República en forma de agitación política. Again, this would be interesting if we were ever given a look at his supposedly ingenious thought process, but every time it happens, it seems to do so only because the plot needs it to.Acknowledged, Chimaera,” General Covell said into his helmet comlink, careful to keep the quiet scorn in his gut from getting through to his voice. The actual main plot of the book revolves around the mysterious Katana Fleet, a group of 200 Dreadnaught-class space cruisers that had vanished many years ago in a hyper-space jump gone wrong. Apart from that I enjoyed the novel, though I have to admit the story is weaker and those who've read Heir to the Empire and about to jump into this, might be disappointed on how slow it can be. Thrawn just owns close to any Star Wars antagonist, because the has the calm, sociopathic mind of a master strategist and the reader is extremely motivated to continue to see what will happen next, how his plans might fail, if he has a hidden joker in the backhand, how he immediately reacts in even the most difficult situations, and in general any scene including him. In true Star Wars fashion: the trilogy sequel means the bad guys win and the Thrawn Trilogy is no exception.

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