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Star Wars: Legacy, Vol. 3: Claws of the Dragon (Star Wars Legacy Hardcovers #3)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  679 ratings  ·  41 reviews
One hundred years after the events in Return of the Jedi, Luke's descendant Cade Skywalker is captured by the Sith, Emperor Darth Krayt unveils his true identity, and a secret chapter in the life of Obi-Wan Kenobi is revealed. When Cade attempts to rescue the Jedi he turned over to the Sith during his days as a bounty hunter, the last Skywalker soon finds himself in the cl...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 25th 2008 by Dark Horse Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Wendell Adams
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews

When I received the ARC for Star Wars: Legacy, Volume 3, I have to admit I knew next to nothing about this comic series, but I didn’t really worry about picking up the story because it was Star Wars and it was a graphic novel, which meant it would follow a familiar old pattern of Sith vs. Jedi.

Boy, was I wrong!

As I slowly began to consume Legacy, I discovered that it was a deeply complex novel, filled with new and thought provoking ideas that was not...more
Cale
Volume Three rectifies the issues with Volume two by narrowing its focus to Cade Skywalker, although his former companions Syn and Blue also have some prominence. Cade's attempt to rescue the Jedi bounty he turned over in Volume one leads him to direct interaction with the Sith and Darth Krayt. This book highlights one of the biggest problems with Star Wars Expanded Universe: It's incestuousness. Krayt is revealed as a character that has history going back to the Clone Wars, and almost feels lik...more
Holden Attradies
A decent end to a good series. It does a good job of ending all the plot lines for all the characters and I felt there was good resolution for everything, while still leaving the universe open for future use.

I would say if this series had a weak point it was the art. It was art that was good at times and decent all others, but it had this kind of wonky edge to it. Like there are many, MANY panels that if you look to closely at the faces they look particularly off or just bad. But if you are read...more
Marcus
"What we pretend to be we often become." Legacy: Volume 3 takes Cade Skywalker's journey and makes all of his battles personal. Darth Krayt's backstory is fully fleshed out and interwoven with the history of the Star Wars universe in a way that feels creative, plausible, easily accessible and, most importantly, organic. The story of Cade and friends is well-thought out and the epic battle on Coruscant at the end is well-earned by the furthering of the story and characters, making it feel like St...more
Sarah
(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 re...more
Matt
I enjoyed the reveal of Darth Krayt's background. It really helped tie together all the different eras of the EU in comic and book form. (view spoiler)

Cade's journey is very interesting as well. I fe...more
Wayne McCoy
'Star Wars: Legacy Volume 3' is a big sprawling graphic novel. It's over 400 pages long and takes place about 100 years after 'Return Of The Jedi.' It's dialogue heavy and it took me awhile to finish it, as well as to absorb or understand all I was reading. I'm a Star Wars movie fan, and less familiar with the stories surrounding the movies.

Luke Skywalker's descendant Cade Skywalker is sort of pirate/rogue using his powers of the force for personal gain. He travels around in his own ship, The My...more
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Star Wars Legacy, Volume 3, is a frustrating contradiction to review. On the one hand, there is a lot in the book, the story is complex and diverse, artwork colorful and assured, and the author brings up some interesting themes. But the characters are very unlikeable, the art is much better suited to the X-Men than the Star Wars universe, and the plot seems to be trying too hard.

In book 3, we continue to follow several ch...more
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Star Wars Legacy, Volume 3, is a frustrating contradiction to review. On the one hand, there is a lot in the book, the story is complex and diverse, artwork colorful and assured, and the author brings up some interesting themes. But the characters are very unlikeable, the art is much better suited to the X-Men than the Star Wars universe, and the plot seems to be trying too hard.

In book 3, we continue to follow several ch...more
Christopher
Sep 01, 2008 Christopher rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Star Wars Fan.
Recommended to Christopher by: Self
I am a Star Wars fan from way back and this comic continues the magic as Cade Skywalker, the future grandson of Luke Skywalker, struggles to find his place in the universe. He doesn't want anyone dying for him and he especially doesn't want to belong to any order of any kind. He has made it clear that he defines his own destiny.

For the last couple of volumes Cade has been using his skills as a bounty hunter. He continually shows he is a good soul deep down, but still struggles to find his way a...more
Aaron
Out of a feeling of obligation for a Jedi Knight he turned in to protect his own connection to the Force, Cade Skywalker makes his way back to Coruscant, the current seat of the Sith Empire's government, to free the Bothan Jedi. He sneaks his way into the new Sith Temple, which was built on top of the former Jedi Temple before locating the Bothan, only to fall into the hands of Darth Krayt and his Sith minions.

Fortunately for Cade, he is not completely on his own. His former smuggling partners J...more
Nicholas
Ostrander wins again. These collections are beginning to follow a narrative pattern, and not necessarily a bad one. In a way, it's not unlike the structure of TV shows like Lost, although with far less character development and gripping narrative. The story as a whole begins in media res, and more and more of the origins of the current conditions are revealed through flashbacks centered upon the experiences of the individual players involved. Volume three begins with Cade captured by the SIth as...more
Zachary Hatton
Some really cool stuff happens in this volume and I'll relay why it was rather good comparatively. Finally! While Cade is still not defined we get a sense of who he truly is as a character, I won't spoil it for you but let's just say that the writer did splendidly on characterization, which is always a must for me in good fiction. It was an excellent story on multiple layers such as being empathetic with the characters, suspense, and overall being rather interesting. Here are some notes I made w...more
Jeff Lanter
This volume of Legacy reminded me a lot of Return of the Jedi with Luke in the grasp of Palpatine and Vader. Thankfully, Cade is completely different character and so this volume doesn't feel like a rehash in any way, shape, or form. One of the things I admire the most about this series is how there are so many plotlines going on at once and how they connect and reconnect with each other in each trade. That is a very Star Wars thing to do and really fits in with the spirit of the original trilog...more
Johnny
I started and finished this book in one day. Thats how much the story pulled me in. The legacy series is one of the best written stories I've read in a long time. For the Star Wars universe the story is original, and though provoking. It introduced new ideas and new sides of coins that I had thought I already knew intimately.

I can not recommend this series enough.
Yves
Cade Skywalker veut se racheter et tente de libérer un Jedi qu'il a vendu aux Sith. Malheureusement pour lui, sa présence était attendue par Darth Krayth et ses acolytes. Le Sith veut le convertir au Côté Obscur. Il lui révèle sa véritable identité et son cheminement vers les Sith. Pendant ce temps-là, les amis de Cade et sa mère mettent sur pied un plan pour le libérer.

Cette BD est à couper le souffle. Il y a beaucoup d'actions et de rebondissement. J'ai bien aimé connaître le passé du Sith Dar...more
Jonathan
Jul 23, 2009 Jonathan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Recommended to Jonathan by: Garand
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Oh noes! Cade becomes a Sith! Or at least that's what the cover would have you believe, depicting him all dressed in black and wielding a red lightsaber. Since the last book ended with Cade heading into the Sith temple, you pretty much know he's going to get captured, and that Darth Krayt is going to try to turn him. What's less predictable, thankfully, is how the whole ordeal is going to turn out. The author does a good job preserving the suspense, even if some of the back-and-forth dialogue b...more
Heather
Holy plot twist batman... this series just gets more and more interesting!
Erin
I enjoyed the story, but seriously was about to throw the book across the room because of the ridiculousness of the female characters' outfits. Cade's mom is a bounty hunter assassin spy lady who does amazing tricks wearing a corset with size DD breasts??? Darth Talon fights lightsaber battles in a metal tube top and matching loin cloth? And Mark says I have to forgive Deliah Blue because Zeltrons are just that sexy naturally. At least she only operates heavy machinery in her bikini.
Fee
Okay, this edition kicks ass. The main villian and Cade get into defining his decision to become a Jedi Nerd. Cool animation and fighting scenes. It also leaves us with who the hell is Cade's mom. Is someone fucking with these females brain to thinking they are the mother. I thought his dad would be the one unsure to claim his son, you know child support is probably a few million credits a month. This edition will put you over the top...can't wait to read the next one.
Sketching Girl
I enjoyed reading this, and I really didn't expect the surprise at the end! Cade Skywalker is an intriguing character, he has that roguish devil may care attitude of Han Solo, and tends to lead his life a lot like him, yet he is also descended from Luke Skywalker and has a strong use of the force. I also like his crewmates, Deliah Blue and Jariah Syn, although you don't see quite as much of them in this. A fun story, and I would happily read more in this series!
Ryan
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Ron
Long after the Star Wars movies, the Sith are ruling, the Empire is in hiding as are the Jedi. Cade Skywalker though is running loose. After encountering bounty hunters, his mom and a half-sister he did not know, he becomes focussed on bring down the reborn Krayt, leader of the Sith. The end comes quickly, but in true Star Wars fashion. Enjoy this dark and murky tale of fighting, Force, and betrayal!
Heather
Definitely better than Volume Two. The story didn't drag at all, and we didn't get a whole bunch of pointless stories. I especially loved the rescue of Cade. The very end was a little confusing, though; it was a little unclear whether Nyna is Morrigan or not. (I think so, but they could have made it clearer if that's the case.) I can't wait to get the next Volume.
Patrickderaaff
Every Skywalker male must face temptation from the Dark Side and so must Cade. Darth Krayt is not your typical Sith Lord and a very interesting character. Loved finding about his past in this third volume of the Star Wars Legacy comic book series! John Ostrander has the perfect feel for what makes a good Star Wars story tick.
Angela
Cade goes to rescue the jedi that he captured from the Sith. Also we finally find out the identity of the Sith Lord. There's some nice character pieces in this, I particularly liked the progression of the sith's back story. I really felt for the sith, and his story was the most enjoyable part of this volume. A good read.
Cade
Jul 27, 2008 Cade rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
What can I say? I kinda have to like Any story where the hero's name is Cade, right? And a Skywalker to boot!
It's actually probably more of a three and half for this series, but I do like the future of the SW universe, and I dig some of the little details.
Plus there's a squidhead Sith, so that's just cool.
logankstewart
Volume 3 of the Legacy series was very good. We learned more of Darth Krayt and also more about Cade. The Sith culture was also fascinating. The lightsaber fights were intense. Overall, a great continuation to the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
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John Ostrander is an American writer of comic books. He is best known for his work on Suicide Squad, Grimjack and Star Wars: Legacy, series he helped create.

Originally an actor in a Chicago theatre company, Ostrander moved into writing comics in 1983. His first published works were stories about the character "Sargon, Mistress of War", who appeared the First Comics series Warp!, based on a series...more
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