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Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore
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Dec 24, 2011

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Read from December 24, 2011 to February 13, 2012

On the surface, Vector Prime is something only Star Wars fanatics would enjoy, and to be totally honest, that assumption is probably true. This novel (and judging by the prospects, the whole series) is not for the casual fan. It assumes the readers have seen the original trilogy, preferably more than half a dozen times. Also, this novel is NOT for the faint of heart. It is very dark and dreary. Triumphs are not without gripping loss (the loss of a beloved major character, no less). I won't give away anything; read it if you want to know. Nonetheless, this is a stunning initial entry to what I hear is a phenomenal series.

I rate it three stars for two reasons: first, the aforementioned major-character's death, and secondly, I cannot stand Salvatore's style of writing. It is impossible to see the lines between points of view, and, though it may be a perfectly legitimate style of writing, it really gets in the way sometimes. Thankfully, there are several major breaks when the scene changes, but it reads more like a movie than a book, if you know what I mean. I acknowledge that this is a purely subjective quibble, but I think it's a major point of contention that separates the two of us as writers.

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liam That's good, as I think I actually have seen the original trilogy a dozon times.

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