Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Allies by Christine Golden

The fifth book in the Star Wars Fate of the Jedi series is definitely the weakest by far.  Golden does move the plot along, but this book doesn't feel as tight as the previous ones.  Her writing is wordy and... soft?  Childish?  I'm not quite sure what I'm going for, but I know that I wasn't satisfied with this book.  It follows Ben and Luke around the galaxy and follows what's going on with the rest of the Jedi, but I'm not sure she captured the spirit of the characters correctly.  They came across more as caricatures and she spends too much time advancing a sub-plot around a kid.

I would recommend this book only if you want to read the entire series.  It certainly fails as a standalone book.

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