Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers.
Where to even begin? I blame myself for how I feel about this book. I was so excited for it.
Han, Luke, and Leia together again on an adventure? This was going to be like old times. But it wasn’t. It was more of what we have gotten recently from the trio’s ongoing story.
Let’s look at the official synopsis before we get too deep.
Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected—and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.
I imagine Princess Leia got up early every morning.
As I watch A New Hope, I really can’t help but wonder how Princess Leia got where she was, especially once you get to the scene where she is confronting Darth Vader on the Tantive IV. Basically she is standing there telling the evil dark lord, Darth Vader, “…only you could be so bold.” with that trademark, snippy sarcasm. Princess Leia is laying it down, laying down the smack.
Star Wars continues to reach people and touch their hearts and this is why reason number 2 is….
Reason #2: Inspiration and Hope
If you haven’t read Brian’s great article about the potential of a Star Wars multiverse you should go check it out at Tosche Station. My post here is actually a response to his post in a way. My post isn’t meant to be an attack on his (we are friends) merely a look at things from a different perspective. I don’t hate what he lays out as a plan for the future of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and if that is the way things went I could accept it, but it’s not what I hope to see. Continue reading