(I received a free copy of this book from Diamond BookDistributors, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Star Wars has always been one of my favourite things, ever since I can remember. I don’t know when I first watched the original trilogy, but I have all sorts of memories of watching and re-watching it. And I remember reading loads of tie-in novels, as well as listening to at least one audio tape.
I think this might be the first Star Wars thing I’ve read that’s set quite far in the future. It was really interesting to see a future Skywalker, though I’m not sure I could say Cade is a really likable character.
The artwork was good, but I felt that, in some places, it was a bit too strong in the drawings. I felt that the female characters had fairly masculine looks about them.
In a way, I also felt that this mirrored the original series quite a lot. The whole Dark Side and Light Side thing has kind of become more guidelines than hard and fast rules, though. Characters seem able to toe the line between them – and it also seems very black and white, with no grey areas. (If you kill someone with Force Choke or with a lightsabre, it doesn’t matter how you did it… they’re still dead).
Cade was still an interesting character and I did like his relationships with the other characters. I did also like the ending of this book. It was an entertaining read, though I did have to squint a bit to read some of the speech.
Although this was the third book, I did find it fairly easy to understand. I think I’d definitely check out other comics/graphic novels set in the Star Wars universe in the future. I really liked seeing the glimpses of Luke in this book, too.