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James Luceno

Teoksen Hero's Trial (Agents Of Chaos I) tekijä

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James Luceno was born in 1947. His works include the Star Wars novels Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Cloak of Deception, Labyrinth of Evil, Millennium Falcon, and Darth Plagueis as well as the New Jedi Order novels Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial, Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, and The näytä lisää Unifying Force. He also writes the Web Warrior series. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Hero's Trial (Agents Of Chaos I) (2000) 1,170 kappaletta
Jedi Eclipse (Agents Of Chaos II) (2000) 1,158 kappaletta
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (2005) 1,135 kappaletta
The Unifying Force (2003) 1,042 kappaletta
Darth Plagueis (2012) 1,010 kappaletta
Labyrinth of Evil (2005) 941 kappaletta
Petoksen seitti (2001) 905 kappaletta
Catalyst (2016) 739 kappaletta
Star Wars: Tarkin (2014) 675 kappaletta
Millennium Falcon (2008) 517 kappaletta
Star Wars: Darth Maul: Saboteur (2001) 163 kappaletta
The Dark Lord Trilogy (2008) 114 kappaletta
Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide (2008) 110 kappaletta
The Shadow (1994) 106 kappaletta
Event Horizon (1991) — Tekijä — 97 kappaletta
The Mask Of Zorro (1998) 59 kappaletta
Illegal Alien (1990) 57 kappaletta
Artifact of the System (1991) 56 kappaletta
Agents of Chaos (2000) 51 kappaletta
A Fearful Symmetry (1989) 46 kappaletta
The Big Empty (1993) 43 kappaletta
Free Radicals (1992) 41 kappaletta
Hostile Takeover (1993) 25 kappaletta
Web Warriors: Memories End (1995) 6 kappaletta
El laberinto del mal. Star wars (2009) 3 kappaletta
Darth Vader : el señor oscuro (2006) 2 kappaletta
Rock Bottom (1990) 1 kappale
L'‰uomo ombra: un romanzo (1995) 1 kappale
Head Hunters (1980) 1 kappale
Star Wars. [Háv klamu (2007) 1 kappale
Maska kłamstw (2002) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Star Wars: Rise of the Empire (2015) 195 kappaletta
Smoke on the Water (1998) 97 kappaletta
Screaming Across the Sky (1998) 67 kappaletta
The Broken Country (1998) 43 kappaletta
To Waters' End (1999) 30 kappaletta
Star Wars 2015 Del Rey Sampler (2015) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Luceno, James
Muut nimet
McKinney, Jack (joint pseudonym with Brian C. Daley)
Annapolis, Maryland, USA



“Palpatine raised his clawed hands. “I executed them with these! And with the power of my mind. I became a storm, Magister - a weapon strong enough to warp bulkheads and hurl bodies across cabinspaces. I was death itself!” (p. 144)

Lots of force, violence and scheaming. The book focus as much on Palpatine as it does Plagueis, and, odd as it is to say about someone who is the titular character, I wanted more Plagueis. However he and Palpatine were both excelent. There was also a touching look into Darth Maul’s background. I never imagined I would feel sympathy for him, but now I do.

I joined the recently started r/fantasy bookbingo and read this for the prompt “Rrologues and epilogues” as the book has both, but also, in its capacity of being vowen into so many other Star Wars stories also serve as prologue to other stories.
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Silja_Camilla | 45 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 13, 2024 |
Star Wars: Tarkin is a confident book that is written by a confident author. It is filled with the intrigue, action, and fascinating characterization that we've come to expect from a Luceno Star Wars book. In my opinion, Luceno is one of the best authors of Star Wars fiction writing today (alongside of Timothy Zahn and Claudia Gray). He is also very proficient at describing the technology world of the star wars universe without bogging the reader down.

The story takes place five years after the end of the Clone Wars. Emperor Palpatine is using his influence and the dark side of the Force to manipulate the galaxy and change the landscape. Moff Tarkin is in the Outer Rim overseeing the construction of the Death Star, and Darth Vader is doing whatever the Emperor wants. In this case, the Emperor wants Vader and Tarkin to work together to investigate what appears to be an act of insurrection. Mystery ensues.

As the plot unfolds, so does Tarkin’s past. We learn about his family, his home on the planet Eriadu, a little about his time in the Clone Wars, and most importantly, we see his family’s peculiar rites of passage. Those experiences – which are essentially an intense game of Survivor that pits Tarkin against wild creatures and nature – are what ultimately shape Tarkin into the man we meet in Episode IV. They taught Tarkin the value of ruling with fear, and it’s a theme that runs throughout the book. The Empire’s governing techniques are rooted in intimidation. I mean they're building a Death Star to rule with terror.

And this is more or less the plot of the book. I found it interesting to read about the insurgency (one of those many flickers of hope throughout the galaxy). It gives you insight (the way Enfys Nest did in Solo) into all the different freedom fighters that exist in the galaxy before the rebellion really gets organized.

Anyway, as fascinating as freedom fighters are, this is Tarkin's story and a captivating one at that. You really see how he learned to be such a tactical and cunning leader. I found the ending to be completely satisfying and his characterization dazzling. Kuddos to Luceno for writing another great Star Wars entry.
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ryantlaferney87 | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2023 |
My over all opinion: This is not necessary to read before the film, but gives a very good rationale why Orson Krennic is so villainous. I thought the last two chapters were very compelling particularly. It also shows us Saw's relation to Jyn, which is nice. Personally the more technical things were boring (besides knowing that Kyber Cyrstals were used to construct the Death Star rays). Be warned: There is a lot of information dumping in this book!

Rather, what is compelling about this book is the dynamic between Galcen, Lyra and Krennic, as the book progresses. Krennic attempts to manipulates the couple for his personal gain and to harness the intelligence of Galcen's mind for evil purposes. Lyra acts as the moral voice of the story and it is refreshing to read in a Star Wars book about a couple who are so devoted to each other as Galcen and Lyra are. You can sense their love and their bond. Give me more of the humanity within this story and less of the political/technological mumbo-jumbo.

I liked the book but didn't love it. Parts were slow and not dramatic enough. If you can skim the book at your leisure and still get the basic plot arc, do so.
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ryantlaferney87 | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2023 |
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