Star Wars The Force Unleashed (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed #1)
“The Sith always betray one another. . . . I’m sure you’ll learn that soon enough.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Galen Marek, son of two Jedi hiding...more
Starkiller was kind of a mysterious character at first but as the book progresses we slowly understood his past and his reasons for being Darth Vader’s apprentice. I loved his inner conflicts about himself and about his master. It was very interesting to read about Darth Vader’s secret apprentice. There were lots of moments where Starkiller’s character fell flat but I liked him. His companions: PROXY, Juno Eclipse...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
Perhaps I should backtrack: I played the video game shortly aft...more
STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED by Sean Williams is a story about a young apprentice who’s trying to piece together who he is…and who he was. The lost a...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
I've only read one other Star Wars book and I forget the title and author, it was a mission Anakin and Obi-Wan were on, so I read this one with little background in what else has been written.
The Force Unleashed was set in time very near the original Star Wars movie and tells the story of the origin of the Rebel Allianc...more
The hardest part was figuring out when the book occurs. From the clues in the book, I'd say this story occurs between 2 and 4 years before the Battle of Yavin (BBY).
The tale is of Darth Vader's secret apprentice. We aren't told exactly when he acquires the boy or his exact age, but my guess is he was between 3-8 when he was found. I think he was found about 19 BBY, which...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.”