Thursday, 4 September 2014

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Star Wars: Legends: Kenobi - John Jackson Miller

Release Date: 28/08/14
Publisher:  Arrow Books


The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan - and become Crazy Old Ben. For fans of movie-related novels like Darth Plagueis! In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of Tatooine during his exile. But he struggles with his new mission when he realizes that protecting Luke Skywalker - the last hope of the galaxy - means setting aside his compassion and his Jedi warrior training, for the future of the galaxy lies not with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but with a mystical desert recluse known only by the name of Crazy Old Ben.


Ah a real treat for fans of the Star War’s Universe as we get to see Ben in his early days. It’s full of action, has cracking prose and when added to top notch dialogue as well as having an author who clearly not only understands Ben but brings more a clearer understanding to a very complex character all round generates a story that was a pure joy to sit back and read.

All round a great book and one that I feel will really add something extra to the Star Wars Universe for fans. Just don’t let this one sail by you.

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