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Empire's End (Star Wars: Dark Empire #3)

3.02  ·  Rating Details ·  351 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Emperor Palpatine has a new weapon -- one that can annihilate a planet. But he's not targeting a planet -- he's targeting the future of the Jedi, Leia's children. It looks like a hopeless situation for Luke Skywalker, who has the critical task of protecting the children. But it's not the first time Luke has found hope where none existed. The finale to the Dark Empire trilo ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published October 7th 1997 by Dark Horse (first published October 17th 1995)
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David Dalton
I read this comic book series YEARS ago. I have the QVC Gold Embossed covers for each book in this mini-series. I loved the story then (and now). It delved more into the world of Stars Wars and the Dark Side. At that point in time the first 3 episodes (I, II, & III) were not made yet and Star War fans were eager for more of Luke Skywalker. The main focus is Luke turning to the Dark Side, but being saved by love from family and friends. Something poor Anakin turned away from as we later learn ...more
Ben Yandle
Nov 17, 2016 Ben Yandle rated it liked it
Third verse barley better than the first... and the second. This one is saved by the fact that the fact that this plot could actually be a very cool way of showing the threat of what the other two were showing.
Sep 26, 2014 Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On the one hand, this is a pretty awesome book. On the other hand it undoes some stuff from Jedi, which may or may not have been for the best. Spoiler: Boba Fett is alive, and so is the emperor. I like having Boba back because the character had so much potential, and it seemed like a wasted opportunity to kill him off so easily. I have mixed feelings about the emperor being back though. He makes a cool antagonist for the book, but it sort of undoes the epic sacrifice of Vader during episode VI. ...more
Aug 29, 2009 Bradley rated it it was ok
The concluding part of the Dark Empire series has the intention of cleaning up the mess that was Dark Empire II and end up in the situation that begins in Kevin J Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy. Empire's End was originally suppose to be a 6 part series but the fans clearly lost interest after the last one so this was reduced to a rushed two parter. As a result, the very quick pace hinders the story somewhat, though still an improvement over Dark Empire II. And hey, some actual colour! What a di ...more
B. Reese
An unfitting end to a really good series.

The art I don't think was by the same guy, and the punch line of how old Bip Palpatine bought the farm is kind of stupid.

I include it in canon, because it ties the series up, but also quasi canon because it really could have ended better. If i'd known it would end like this, I would have said the emperor should have stayed dead at the end of ROTJ.
Jun 08, 2014 Nathan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great concept for a story, actual writing fell flat. It was a fairly short book and I still felt like I had to work hard to actually finish it...I'd skip reading it and just read the wookiepedia entry on it.
Apr 10, 2014 Brian rated it it was ok
wah-wah. the end. all in all, i enjoyed reading the star wars universe. i like most the ones set around the clone wars and episodes 1-3. i know that is kind of blasphemous, but jedi are way more interesting than the rebellion.
Jul 04, 2014 Peter rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, sci-fi
a short finale to the story - but mostly enjoyable
Mar 13, 2014 David rated it did not like it
There are some cool concepts here, and the art is nice, but overall the third chapter of Veitch's Dark Empire trilogy is just a rushed hard-to-follow mess.
Dannie Stockman
Oct 05, 2013 Dannie Stockman rated it liked it
The conclusion to this awesome series. Very short, and doesn't match up to Dark Empire I, but better than Dark Empire II.
Feb 04, 2016 Matthew rated it liked it
Eric Mikols
Jun 21, 2013 Eric Mikols rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
Not very good at all, except for the final fate of the Emperor. The cool, cyberpunk art is gone and is replaced with some sloppy imitation work. This whole trilogy wasn't very impressive.
Miguel Abuel
Ridiculous story and weak voice acting
Claire B. Platteuw
Jan 19, 2014 Claire B. Platteuw rated it did not like it
This trilogy is clearly a waste of money... Oh, wait! I'll keep the books. Maybe they will be collectors in a few year and they will be worth something.
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