Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars expanded universe. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a Star Wars Legends novel by Matt Stover. It’s been six months since Return of the Jedi, and the Rebel Alliance . Matt Stover’s excellent Star Wars Legends novel shows how and why Luke succeeded where the last generation of Jedi failed. And it examines.

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– Books – Reviews – Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

In a sense, it is the last grasp of the naive farmboy introduced in Episode IV, as he comes of age and embraces his destiny. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I thought both these characters were written incredibly well, with a deep, understated complexity to their motivations. Like a Sith Lord disguised as a kid’s party clown. One year later, it all becomes clear. Everything from his thoughts on his training to how he perceives the other characters.

Stover seems to realize that these are not paragons of all that is good in the universe and has fun poking at the characters a bit. The battleground in which the action is set, the Mindor system, is one of the most impressive and detailed new settings in recent Star Wars storytelling, a place that almost seems deliberately designed for the bad-guys to spring a deadly deep-space ambush. It’s here the book really is at its best, seeing Luke struggle with this conflict.


Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: Star Wars Legends

Also, continuity-wise, how does what Luke learns here affect his future actions? The Battle of Mindor gives Luke responsibility for death on a comparable scale. But their narratives are based in a culture of individual glorification through stories. Refresh and try again. Luke’s knowledge of what an Emperor’s Hand is. Stover deserves credit for the respect he showed to his sources, but I think I prefer what he does when he has the confidence to take hold of the material somewhere painful, and pull.

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and their faithful comrades have had little time to savor victory before being called on to defend the n Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead. Then of course it’s the obligatory rescue attempt of him by Han and Leia.

Jul 07, TheBookHunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: A cover is the book equivalent of a movie trailer.

I didn’t really feel like I understood exactly what they were. Has much in common with two of Stover’s previous works in this setting, with multiple characters from Shatterpoint appearing and various themes from it and the Revenge of the Sith novelization recurring.

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Stover is too intelligent to let something that fundamental go unquestioned. In these days of economic instability, it? I’m doing something through you. After a glut of “Star Wars” books that took themselves too seriously and were so mired in continuity that they could be off-putting to the casual reader, it’s nice to see a book that is fun, accessible and recalls why all want to revist a “galaxy far, far away.


LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR: How The Jedi (Formerly) Lived And Returned

But I’ll leave that up to you. Want to Read saving…. I will not delve too much into the plot to preserve all the twists, mindpr Skywalker, and the remains of his task force are forced planet-side to wage their assault, but soon realizing they’re outnumbered and outgunned, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando must go after him.

My other semi-major complaint is that for the first chapter or two, Han doesn’t sound anything like Han. All the technology is pretty old-school as far as starships lluke what not are concerned.

A majority of SW novels have a Trek -ish feel to it. He regrets some of his actions like destroying the Death Star, killing so many, some who were possibly innocent Imperials, and having to come to terms with the reality he’s in: I get the whole peace thing, I am Jedi blah blah, but he sounded more like Superman.

It always got worse until my stomach was tied in a knot of anticipation and dread. But underestimating the fury of the Sith will make them targets.

Remnant Force Heretic II: In any case, while this is a decent sci-fi concept, it felt completely out of place in the Star Wars universe.