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Betrayal by Aaron Allston
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Dec 04, 2007

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bookshelves: star-wars

This is a good example of the expanded universe, and a good example of author Allston's contributions, but nothing to write home about.

Best thing about this book: a fast-moving plot that never stagnates. Nice balance, as Allston usually does, of balancing emphasis between action sequences and characterization. But unfortunately in this one, both those areas are somewhat lacking. There is no sparkle here.

Another positive note: Jacen Solo once again displays his tendency to think for himself. In this first-in-a-series title, you might wonder whether this time it's going to lead him into the kind of consequences he hasn't had to regret so far. Completists (not a word, I know) will find it reminiscent of Traitor, but not close to the same class.

It's definitely a thumbs up, but if you've got a lot of other SW reading to catch up on, no need to rush to this one. You could even consider waiting for the paperback. And sorry, but I can't resist this opportunity for plugging Allston's Wraith Squadron series from the X-Wing series. They are great!!
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Started Reading
August 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
December 4, 2007 – Shelved
June 26, 2008 – Shelved as: star-wars

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