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The Last Command by Timothy Zahn
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Jun 29, 2007

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bookshelves: science-fiction, 2014
Recommended for: anyone looking for post-"Jedi" closure
Read from February 08 to 16, 2014

Same review for all three: I grew up on Lucas' film trilogy; it took on a certain mythological quality. Say what you will about Lucas: I won't apologize for this enjoyment. When the first horn blasts of that John Williams score strike, I wear that nerdy shame with all of its lightsaber-wielding pride.

And Zahn pulls off a follow-up trilogy just well enough to pass. We get some closure on the whole Han/Leia thing, we see how well the fledgling Republic fares, watch Luke struggle through his on-going mentor-less apprenticeship. It moves along at a fair-enough pace, pays respect to the "classic" characters while introducing some well-executed new ones, and honors canon well enough that it won't raise the hackles of the rabid fan.

High literature, it is not. A decent enough lightweight read for an unashamed Star Wars fan, it is.
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Christopher Listen to the full cast audio book and you may feel differently. Hard to realize how well Zahn matches the workman-like dialogue of the movies until you hear the background noise of the cantina or the background hum of an imperial star destroyer.

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