Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Impressions: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex (Spoiler Free)

Finished Vortex late last night and I will have two full reviews, one spoiler free and one spoiler heavy posted, hopefully tomorrow night.  But until then a couple quick thoughts.

  • Denning nailed the 3 major fight scenes in this novel.  They were graphic in terms of the physical violence, so I would be concerned about too young of kids reading some of it, but for adults and most kids it was great.  The fight scenes were also spread out enough that it made for good pacing of the novel.  
  • I have no idea where they are going with the Abeloth storyline, what kind of entity it is, and whether or not there is any connection to the Keshiri legend of the Destructors, but I have a feeling there is.  
  • Luke Skywalker was funny in this book.  I enjoy the less serious Luke we have gotten in this series with his interactions with his son.
  • The Ben and Vestara relationship gets more complicated and interesting.
  • Wyn Dorvan's characterization seemed weird, it didn't seem to fit with the rest of the series.  
  • There was more then one cliff hanger moment, when you thought Denning was about to kill of a beloved character, nice way to keep the reader on their toes.  
  • For a series that has at some points felt like it was spinning its wheels, it feels like this novel really advanced some of the plot points and had a lot of good action in it.
  • Did anyone else catch the tongue in cheek reference to the canceled novel  Blood Oath

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