Review: Star Wars: Crucible – Troy Denning

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (July 9, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345511425
ISBN-13: 978-0345511423
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Characters:

Han Solo – Millenium Falcon Captain.
Leia Organa Solo – Female Jedi Knight
Luke Skywaker – Jedi Grand Master
Vestara Khai – Female Sith
Mirta Gev – Female Mandalorian

Synopsis:

Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo are called in by Lando Calrissian to help prevent a hostile takeover of his mining operation. Once there they discover two monstrous aliens behind it, Aliens who are willing to kill thousands to get what they want. Ben Skywalker and Tahiri Veila are in search of a Jedi who has gone missing. How are all these events tied together. Find out on July 9th when Crucible arrives at a bookstore near you.

Review

I really enjoyed this book, and some of the surprises that were in store for me. The newly introduced Alien characters were well written and dripping with evil. If there was one drawback, they rather reminded me of a character I’d seen in The Force Unleashed, but that may have just been in my imagination. There is one major plot then two offside plots involving Luke Skywalker and Ben and Tahiri Veila. However, the plot is so lengthy, and stretches out enough that it eventually involves the entire cast of characters.

I liked the new characters, and would look forward to seeing some of them again in future novels. I found it to be a great entry in the Star Wars series and would recommend it to any Star Wars fan. Age appropriateness is older teens and young adults. If you read it, be sure to drop by and let us know what you thought.

About the Author

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Random House and Netgalley for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.


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