Tuesday, 3 April 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse - Troy Denning

Release Date: 29/03/12


In the stunning finale of the epic "Fate of the Jedi" series, Jedi and Sith face off - with Coruscant as their battlefield. For the Sith, it's the chance to restore their dominance over the galaxy that forgot them for so long. For Abeloth, it's a giant step in her quest to conquer all life everywhere. For Luke Skywalker, it's a call to arms to eradicate the Sith and their monstrous new master once and for all. In a planetwide strike, teams of Jedi Knights take the Sith infiltrators by swift and lethal surprise. But victory against the cunning and savage Abeloth, and the terrifying endgame she has planned, is anything but certain. And as Luke, Ben, Han, Leia, Jaina, Jag and their allies close in, the devastating truth about the dark side incarnate will be exposed - and send shoch waves through the Jedi Order, the galaxy, and the Force itself.


With the huge franchise to back it up, Star Wars is always guaranteed to sell well, but when it comes to the culmination of a series the book has not only to be tight but you know that it’s a time of peril for all where death eagerly awaits the chance to wield the scythe through the ranks.

In this title Troy brings a lot of the events to a satisfying close, the characters give their all, there is a surprise or two within and when you add to this solid prose, great arc and clever weaving of fate, the author really has brought the world full circle in his masterful manipulation. Back that up with solid dialogue and great pace, it’s a story that fans have been yearning for. Great stuff all in.

1 comment:

T. James said...

There are so many book series that have such promise, drawing you in with exciting characters, sweeping story arcs and vivid settings, with an ending as convincing as a rubber chicken. This seems to count double if it is a book spin off of a popular film franchise. It's a pleasant surprise when a finale like this not only provides a satisfying ending, but actually contributes something significant to the lore and canon behind it.