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Jane Krauss

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Unexpectedly Thrilled

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-2021

Oh, wow, this was good.

I wanted to read this book to get all the 'expanded' information, having seen the film. I enjoyed the book. Most Wanted was decidedly Qi'ra's story and this is Han's. This is so much better than the film and would highly recommend it if you enjoyed the film. And the ending ... I can't say much, but wow it was perfect, especially if you read chronologically like me.

However, there were some contradictions with Most Wanted (the novel that proceeds this story).

I'm blown away...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-2021

I read the first chapter when it was released early in June/July 2020. My first thoughts were, this is very Star Trek-like, that adventure and going to the “final frontier.” I enjoyed it as it was quite visually written. For chapter 1, it was a significant lead in a book and found myself hungry for more.
Wow, there was so much to take in. The characters development was great, and I loved learning more about the High Republic era of the Jedi Order and the Republic. The Nihil are a truly terrifying group of villains.
My one negative comment, and it doesn’t affect the rating. Designed or evolved, you can’t have both.

Finally, some recognition of time zones in SciFi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2020

What an interesting perspective. Seeing the Sith point of view is one aspect of the grand narrative that I have wanted for a long time, and now that I can read this book, I had some high expectations.
I very much enjoyed the character development of the Twi'lek peoples and their connection to Rebels. I loved seeing the dynamic between Vader and Palpatine.

We NEED a second book now!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-2020

As a HUGE Ahsoka fan, I loved this book and flew through it. Mainly written in Ahsoka's point of view it would be a great book for those who haven't seen the Clone Wars series. There are also little portions from other characters around the main storyline, which was great.

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2020

Wow, what can I say but THANK YOU CHRISTIE!

I very much enjoyed the small prologue that felt like I was reading the text crawl. I always wanted to know more of Ventress' story and this is the perfect continuation of it. Using little nuggets of moments from The Clone Wars series was really great however even if you haven't watched the series the book is a good book with a great story. With a load of suspense and back and forth with Light Side/Dark Side, I was enthralled with Voss and Ventress' story. I have always been a Ventress fan and this book was amazing. I have so much more I could say but I don't want to spoil the book.

Now, go and buy this book...

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2020

Well, the only reason I chose to read this is that I got the book for free on Audible. I'm not someone who understands these types of books. However, it had proved attractive.
Never before have a read a disclaimer in a book. The book seemed to give a candid view of what gives meaning and motivation in peoples lives. Some it's their passions, some its health. Again, it's real, raw, and I found it fascinating.
There is one significant criticism of this book, and that is that there is nearly enough female representation. It's not a book I would choose to buy or read again.

Enjoyable

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2020

I haven't read any of the other Thrawn books, so this was the best introduction of the character for me. It was great to learn of life in The Chaos/ Unknown Regions. The different political factions are written well, as is the conflict between them. As I am currently studying art history, I loved the inclusion of art analysis into character development and plot.
As my first introduction of Thrawn was in Rebels, I found this characterisation of him to be very different. In fact, in this book, he seems completely different, being kind, fatherly instead of ruthless. Yet again he was still very much a maverick. Overall, I really enjoyed it. I felt like I learnt a lot more about the galaxy far far away.