The Force Unleashed: Star Wars Legends (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed #1)
The overthrow of the Republic is complete. Absolute power now rests in the iron fist of Darth Sidious–the cunning Sith Lord better known as Emperor Palpatine. But more remains to be done. Pockets of resistance in the galaxy must still be defeated and missing Jedi accounted for . . . and deal ...more
Galen Marek, son of two Jedi hiding ...more
I read Shadows of the Empire and came away with the taste that it was a great story written very badly. The Force Unleashed, however, was written very well. I was captivated the entire book, watching "Starkiller" change into Galen, his true self.
This book emphasizes changes that can be made within, no matter how dark or angry o ...more
What I liked:
*This book ends right before A New Hope (episode 4) begins. I like how well this tied the classic movies to the newer ones (episodes 1-3).
*The apprentice is a bad ass. He reminds me of myself in some ways- talented, eager to prove himself and yearning for power.
*The book describes more fomer Jedi who went into hiding after the Republic ...more
The Apprentice,we don’t find out his name until much later, must travel through a troubled galaxy killing on the command of his master. Although he is confident in his mastery of the Dark Side of the Force, the a ...more
Perhaps I should backtrack: I played the video game shortly aft ...more
Some two years back, a big deal was made of The Force Unleashed. There was to be a stunning new video game, a book, a comic...the whole shebang. So, I bought the game, tried it out. It was okay (I have a review of it for those interested), but I never had a desire to finish it. A while passes, and a friend of mine recently finished this book, declaring it the worst Star Wars novel ever. I've read some pretty bad Star Wars novels (Jedi Trial and the B ...more
It's obvious that the video game was the leader of this whole project, because it's a video game story. The characters are broadly drawn, and a lot of the plot consists of th ...more
I have accepted the challenge of The General. Will she follow through on her end?
The first few chapters are so obviously the video game levels described as a story that I laugh outloud and visualize graphics during each journey through the level to a silly "boss" such as a crazy Jedi constructing a Jedi temple out of trash on a junkyard planet. The Sith kid and ...more
“The Sith always betray one another. . . . I’m sure you’ll learn that soon enough.”The overthrow of the Republic is complete. The Separatist forces have been smashed, the Jedi Council nearly decimated, and the rest of the Order all but destroyed. Now absolute power rests in the iron fist of Darth Sidious–the cunning Sith lord better known as the former Senator, now Emperor, Palpatine. But more remains to be done. Pockets of resistance in the galaxy must still be defeated and missing Jedi account...more
The book is just that 2 stars and ok. It doesn't suck, but I didn't like it. It is really just ok... It is set probably 2-3 years before New Hope, I think. Remember the Revenge of the Sith is 19 years before that and when Leia and Luke we ...more
Filled with a constantly winding, twisting ...more
What's good about it? The story. Darth Vader having a secret apprentice is a fascinating premise, regardless of how it's executed. Also, the descriptions of the dark side's influence and the overall acti ...more
Williams did a good job translating the game to the novel for the most part. He added a certain level of depth to Galen and to the other characters that helps the reader to relate to them. But out of all of them, he did the best with Juno. She adds a beautiful counterpoint to Galen's stunted emotional growth as a character and out of everyone she shines the brightest. Some of the conversations are stilted, and as much as W ...more
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"Ugh," the droid said with a shudder. "I hate being him."
The apprentice stood, deep in thought and nodded. "I think he does too.”