Monday, November 7, 2016

Book Review: Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader- James Luceno

The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, #3)The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

For a book that features Darth Vader and you expect it and him to be all badass- this one is a little disappointing. The book is good and delves into Vader's psyche a little bit as he struggles to come to terms with the death of Padmé, the limitations of living in a suit, and his struggle to continue to wield the Force. Also, like many books that focus on the villain, we are given a ragtag group of Jedi that survived Order 66 to cheer for. However, this sets up an inevitable dilemma- we don't like to see evil win [although personally, I think that is more realistic and am OK with it on occasion] and most books don't let the main characters, especially the good guys, die. (view spoiler) The coolest part of the book however, is that James Luceno was given the opportunity to be the one to reveal (view spoiler). Although, Luceno is normally masterful at weaving in other storylines, this book was a little lacking. It is a good, but incomplete, glimpse into Darth Vader and the time between movies III and IV.

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