Patterns of Force (Star Wars: Coruscant Nights #3)
Throughout the galaxy, a captured Jedi is a dead Jedi, even in Coruscant's most foul subterranean slums, where Jedi Knight Jax Pavan champions the causes of the oppressed with th ...more
Okay, so this book might have earned a third star if it weren't for the extremely distracting fact that Michael Reaves cannot count. His timeline is extremely muddled and some of it makes no sense. Normally I let things slide, especially if they're one-time errors, but this was so constant and frustrating that it really pulled me out of the book.
Though I will note that some of this carries over from the previous books, let's look at some ex ...more
So I was really impressed by number 1, disappointed by number 2, and ready to see how the series would end. So I embarked on the third and final chapter!
Jax Pavan, Den Dhur, I-Five, and Rhinann return in our final installment with the lovely Dejah Duare on what could be their final mission. A rogue Force adept roams the underworld, threatening to blow their ope ...more
Well, they don't.
But the janitor, Lorn Pavan, had a son named Jax who just happened to be Forc ...more
Del Rey seems to have been conducting an interesting little experiment over the last few years, attempting to cross-pollina ...more
Reaves has the bad habit of introducing a "bum of the month" bad guy and saving Vader for cardboard cutout cameo appearances. Such is the bane of fan fiction. However, he did leave himself plenty of hooks for a future series.
Quibble: the cover art shows a light saber duel between Vader and Javan which never happens.
Michael Reaves received an Emmy Award for his work on the Batman television animated series. He has worked for DreamWorks, among other studios, and has written fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. Reaves is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars: Coruscant Nights novels Jedi Twilight and Street of Shadows, and Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, as well as the co-writer (with Steve Perry) of Star Wars: Death Star and two Star Wars: MedStar novels: Battle
In the first book, Reaves shows the potential in his crew. Jax experiences the emotional fallout of Order 66 and life in the Dark Times, and the fear ...more
The story begins pretty much where the last book left off: J ...more
Let me stop you now from thinking that this actually has any importan ...more
The other objection I have i ...more
Thankfully, Patterns of Force is better than the previous book in the series, and doesn't involve gorillas with lightsabers. Reaves abandon ...more
I really disliked this book, if you can't tell. As it's still about a Jedi private detective living in the Coruscant slums, there ...more
Jax thinks about the friendly behavior between him and Anakin, which still seems odd to me. I understand Jude Watson wouldn't include EVERYTHING in her junior novels, but Anakin giving something to Jax seems OOC with how he even behaves with other Jedi in the prequels.
Because I-Five has transcended his programming and bec ...more
Something else that is essential to a Star Wars writer these days is to incorporate the books into the flow of the rest of Star Wars' canon novels ...more
This is the third book of a trilogy and the other two must be read before this novel. We return to our little group on Coruscant that help people get off that planet. In this one someone comes to them with an outlandish plan that they consider. Also, they come across a teen who is strong in the force but has had no training.
I enjoyed visiting this group once again. The author has created a nice dynamic between the characters as they struggle with survival. I loved that he ...more
Jax really stood out in this book. I really liked his character development from the rogue Jedi in Jedi Twilight to this really cool Jedi Knight dedicated to help people. I loved his brief role of being a teacher. The rest of Jax’s ‘family’: I-Five, Den Dhur, Dejah Duare, Rhinann and Laranth were great! In this book, there were less I-Five and Den interaction (which I missed dearly) but more of Dejah and Rhinann. I had a bad fe ...more
Then this series kind of tries to meld the action Star Wars stuff, wi ...more
The team's usual missions to move threatened beings off Coruscant took a back seat to the main plot about who had the bota extract and the discovery of Kajin and his exceptional Force abilities. I did like ...more