ow, hearing from many how good it was, I sai I ’ d find out for myself.Plot: Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, recently widowe, travel to Tatooine with Chewbacca and C-3PO to recover Killik Twilight, an Alderaanian painting that contains the Shadowcast code.
Han Solo is still dashing, reckless, and madly in love with Leia; Leia is done much, much better than in most Star Wars books ( I should know as I have read all but the most recent dozen or so books) as the headstrong, freedom-loving princess who isn ’ t bothe to use a gun when necessary.Further, Troy Denning was given the assignment of molding Leia from Courtship of Princess Leia to Heir to the Empire, which means having her come to grips with her ather and her Force abilities.
Plus, it is nice seeing little tid-bits from the prequels in the post-Return of the Jedi era.Troy has done a good job with his new aliens, the Squibs ( perfectly annoying) and portraying Kitster Banai and Wald later in life.
Occasionally, kudos to Troy for finally including normal families ( i.e. families that have been through divorce) in a Star Wars book!
Han and Leia must go to Tatooine to pick up a painting that contains a code the Rebellion used to contact undercover agents.
It appear to me the whole concept of putting the code in the painting is a big headline that says, “ Steal me! ” Not to mention, how many times do we have to get drug through the “ Imperials are one step from taking over the galaxy ” plot? And why are Han and Leia—famous Rebels with bounties on their heads so huge that anyone who sniffed them would probably sell them immediately to the Imperials—sent anyway?
Another is such a stupid mission in the irst place that almost anyone could have accomplished it better and faster than they did.The obvious reason this book was written was not to detail a mission ( especially the stupid one concocted here), but to show how Leia evolved to want kids ( something Troy vehemently says time and again she doesn ’ t worry, which I was rather surprised about as she didn ’ t seem anti-children anywhere else) and use the Force as in Heir to the Empire.
In my opinion, he must have dumped the stupid “ the painting has a key-code that will spell disaster if the Imperials get it ” and focused solely on Leia ’ s discovery of her past.Number two dumb thing: Shmi ’ s diary entries.
They serve stupid menial parts, contrived to make the audience feel they were important to the plot ( which they weren ’ t—on numerous occasions, Troy leaves them elsewhere so that Leia and Han can focus their efforts elsewhere).