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Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
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Feb 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, science-fiction-soft
Read on February 13, 2012

The Star Wars books have been on my mental to-read list for a long, long time. I finally picked up Heir to the Empire. The first half of the book is a really slow burn. I probably would have enjoyed it more if the pace picked up earlier. Ultimately, Zahn's writing really sucked me in. I read the last half of the book in record time then almost immediately started Dark Force Rising (book #2).

This trilogy picks up right after the movies, and Zahn ties the book and movie plots together well. My only complaint is that the series feels very fan-ficky. I guess that's to be expected since the books ARE essentially (sanctioned, well-written) fan fiction. I'll be interested to see if I get that sense from the Star Wars books that aren't so closely related to the movies.

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