Friday, December 14, 2007

There goes the galaxy

Troy Denning has written the latest installment in the Star Wars extended universe called Inferno. It is now 30 years after The Return of the Jedi and the universe is still a dangerous place with the Sith threatening to return to power. Overall I enjoyed this book, Denning knows the characters, and writes them well.

So what actually happens in this novel. Jacen Solo has taken the name of Darth Cadeaus and is in control of the Galactic Alliance, while an opposition has formed against him. Jacen believes he is the only one who can save the universe from terrorism and will do anything to ensure this, even ambushing his own parents and turning against the Jedi.

Luke is still recovering from the death of his wife Mara Jade, killed by Jacen though Luke does not know this. He has to decide whether he will support the Galactic Alliance which seems to be turning bad, or become a rebel again and do what he thinks is right.

So Star Wars history is repeating itself. Still I enjoyed this book and where the universe is going.

1 comment:

  1. It is kinda realistic - the whole cyclical nature of politics and the idea that someone who didn't live under the Empire, didn't know what it was like, will have been corrupted by the great power he has.

    Still not going to read them, though, they are published at too great a rate for me to keep up. But, then, that's what you're here for!