elliwen (elliwen) wrote in bookish,

Star Wars: Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp

I haven't read many of the Star Wars EU books and the ones I have read have been disappointing. I think on one level I am hoping to recreate the experience I had all those years ago sitting in the theater watching the original Star Wars movie. I was filled with wonder and delight watching the heroes from long ago and far far away. And of course that isn't going to happen, and I'm not the same person I was back then.

But I digress.

The book covers a lot of familiar Star Wars territory. There is a town that bears more than a passing resemblance to Mos Eisley, a Cantina full of dancing girls and shady characters, a smuggler and his sidekick. But at least it doesn't use Luke and Leia and the usual cast.

The plot involves a time traveling Sith ship from 5000 years ago and a jedi from the "present time" who's been having a vision so powerful that he is compelled to seek out it's meaning. The entire cast converges at a seemingly abandoned Imperial research station.

What I liked : The plot moved quickly and there was a good amount of action. There are some links that tie this book to other EU works, and as I said above I like seeing different characters beyond the core movie characters and their offspring. It's obviously set up for a sequel but this book's plot lines are tied up at the end.

What I didn't like : I thought the two jedi were kind of generic and not distinguishable from each other. The scenes with an Anzat assasin were pretty squicky.
Tags: genre: science fiction, xxx author last name: i-q

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