Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Sep 3, 2012.
Was very impressed. Glad to see JJM bridging out from comics to novels.
Average score: 84.4/9 = 9.38
Just finished last night.
I got this simply because JJM wrote it and I loved Knight Errant. Comparing the two, I'd say I preferred KE a bit more, but by no means was this bad.
The short story format was a bit irksome at times because there was so much more I wanted to learn about various characters that I knew wouldn't be fleshed out in such short spans. That said, JJM did a really good job of giving a bunch of different characters a satisfactory amount of backstory and personality in such short spans. Hence, why I wanted more... because I became attached to so many of the characters.
I am not a Sith fan at all and I was rooting against them the whole time (though I knew they couldn't "lose," per se, since I know that in 43 ABY they're still at the top of the food chain on Kesh). But, the stories were really intriguing. It was really interesting to see the Sith at work, subjugating a society through deceit rather than force, for the most part. My attachment to the characters made it hurt to see them duped and, even when they realized their predicament, unable to resist too effectively. It was a really bummer ending at the end of Pandemonium to see Quarra in such a state.
JJM did a good job tying the stories together logically, too. I liked the references back to older stories, especially the vision Quarra had of Ori (especially because I was so intrigued by her relationship with Jelph; it made sense that they had kids and lived their lives together after the end of their story, but it was good to see it spelled out nonetheless).
While I did say above that I wanted more, I did like the thought of these short story collections. I really wish they'd release more collections like this, perhaps of old SW Insider stories or Hyperspace stories.
I'll rate it a 9.5 out of 10.
I know this isn't a page for discussion, but this praise gets me seriously excited. I own this anthology but haven't touched it. I will make sure to read this as soon as I get home!
Average score: 93.9/10 = 9.39