« on: April 21, 2017, 09:32:11 PM »
I just started reading Life Debt: Aftermath. It's a part of the new line of Star Wars novels, set shortly after Return of the Jedi.
This one in particular is about a bunch of mercenary types hired by Leia, as the New Republic is struggling to establish a government and remnants of the Empire are trying to make a comeback. I'm only 10% into my Kindle copy, but I'm already finding the protagonists interesting. So far the standout feature is an Imperial grand admiral who is actually human and relatable. She genuinely believes that the galaxy needs a firm central government, while disliking the more shady and backstabby elements of the Empire, and feels true fondness for a loyal underling.
I'm on record stating that there is room for the simple good guys vs bad guys stories of Star Wars, but a little bit of depth is appreciated.
Nice. Some of the reviews for those books are a bit undeserved as I enjoyed all three books in that series, and one of my favorite new Star Wars characters is in them. Happy reading to you!
I am about 85% done with Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. By far my new favorite new canon novel just ahead of Catalyst.