Friday, 20 May 2011

Revelation (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force - Book Eight)

Revelation (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, Book 8)Title: Revelation
Author: Karen Traviss
Superseries: Star Wars
Series: Legacy of the Force
Preceeded By: Fury by Aaron Allston
Succeeded By: Invincible by Aaron Allston


Score: 10/10
How likely I am to read the next in the Series: Never more sure that I would.


This book is the best in the Legacy of the Force series. I waited until having read the final book to add this claim - and it still holds after that. In some ways it's odd, because of the first books by each of the three authors, I liked Traviss' the least. But she has shown that she is undoubtedly a brilliant writer.

As always with Traviss, my favourite character was Boba Fett. If Allston wrote about Wedge Antilles a lot (see review for Fury), Traviss does the same for Boba Fett - and with the same positive results. The only problem with his storyline is that the other two authors pretty much ignore it - meaning that the last time he was active was in Sacrifice. That's more of a comment on the series than this book though - so I'll move on. The story of Jaina interlinks quite a lot with Fett's in this book - and Jaina was my second favourite character, so these scenes were something to look forwards to. There wasn't a particularly large amount of action in this book, but these scenes were entertaining.

The highlight of this book lays towards the end - when Ben presents the results of his continuing investigations. The emotion in that scene was incredible, and just remembering it stirs up sadness. It is the single most poignant moment in the series - and in some ways the most absorbing scene.

This is a short review, partly because I left it too long to review it, but mainly because it's hard to write a long review about a great book. Everything about this book I loved - and I would probably recommend the series on the strength of this book alone.

More Information

Main Protagonist(s): Mixed, as usual with this series
Main Antagonist(s): 1 Male
Main Relationships: Heterosexual
Genre: Science Fiction
Brief Synopsis:

During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one–not even the Solos and the Skywalkers–knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it.
ISBN: 978-0345477576

Amazon Link: UK | US
Pages: 448
Published: 26 Feb 2008
Publisher: Arrow

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