Thursday, 1 December 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Star Wars: Shadow Games - Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Release Date: 01/12/11


Stranded on Tatooine with a broken-down hyperdrive, Dash Rendar and crew--his Nautolan copilot, Eaden Vrill, and a droid named Leebo--have to find a way to raise credits. It comes in the lovely form of Javul Charn, a multi-talented human holostar being stalked by an over-zealous fan. She needs bodyguards to protect her during her tour along the Corellian Run; Dash needs credits. It's a perfect match...until things begin to go wrong--seriously and dangerously wrong. By the time Dash realizes that the threat to Javul is not what it seems, he's in up to his neck in a conspiracy that goes much deeper than anything he would have signed up for. Even with the help of his hated rival--Han Solo--will Dash be able to protect this spoiled entertainer, all the while being reminded that he couldn't protect his own family?


As a regular reader of the Star Wars universe titles by Arrow, I always look forward to something that is a little different to a lot of the other books out there. So I was looking forward for quite some time for this title (whose name was chosen by the fans) to be released as it takes a time in the universes history that is little known and allows the author a lot of freedom.

There’s moments of great peril and of course a kick ass story that whilst it may not affect the universe as a whole in much the same way that the New Hope plot does it’s one that will have the reader hanging onto the various plotlines as well as outcomes as choices and personal conflict keep the reader guessing. It has great prose, the authors know what they’re doing and it blends together seamlessly so that the finished book is something that the reader will enjoy picking up and reading until the final page. Great stuff.

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