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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Readers will praise Timothy Zahn as he captures the original essence of the Lucas pantheon

Months have passed since Luke Skywalker blew up the death Star (see A New Hope), but he diligently practices to become stronger in the force. The war between the Empire and the Alliance continues with the former seeking to strike back at the rebels who desperately need...
Months have passed since Luke Skywalker blew up the death Star (see A New Hope), but he diligently practices to become stronger in the force. The war between the Empire and the Alliance continues with the former seeking to strike back at the rebels who desperately need allies, equipment and supplies. Empire Officer Thrawn warns Emperor Palatine that they are threatened by more than just the rebels. Nusoesva, a powerful warlord in the Unknown Region is conquering worlds in Wild Space and looks like he will soon make incursion into the Imperial sector. Palatine ignores the concern because the warlord is just an alien.

The rebels are offered a base on Poln Minor in the Outer Rim. Since the Empire won't help them fight Nusoesva, the leaders of the planet turn to the Alliance asking for protection. The Emperor learns of two possible treasonous acts and deploys his Hand Mara Jade to determine the truth; if affirmed she is to kill the Governor of the Candoras sector, Bider Ferrouz and his accomplices. Han, Leia, and Luke head to Poln Major to find out if the governor's offer is authentic or a trap. Also on the planet are the disgruntled Hand of Judgment storm troopers who work to root out evil in the Empire. All will converge with betrayal and death the common denominators

It is amazing to see caring good people like Mara and the storm troopers Hand of Judgment believe that the Emperor is a kind person who cares for his subjects. That soul searching element enhances an action-paced space opera. Readers will praise Timothy Zahn as he captures the original essence of the Lucas pantheon; not an easy mission to achieve since this would make a fine movie number 4.5 (in between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back).

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 24, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not one of my favorites but still good

This wasn't one of my favorite Timothy Zahn books. I prefer the ones that he's written that come post ROTJ.

However I did really enjoy reading about Mara Jade's early days as the Emperor's Hand. It's fascinating to see her unquestioning loyalty to the Empire and t...
This wasn't one of my favorite Timothy Zahn books. I prefer the ones that he's written that come post ROTJ.

However I did really enjoy reading about Mara Jade's early days as the Emperor's Hand. It's fascinating to see her unquestioning loyalty to the Empire and the Emperor himself.

It's great to get some backstory to fill in her past before Heir to the Empire. I hope he keeps writing more. I'd be especially keen to read a book that occurs during the events of ROTJ when we know Mara Jade is given her last mission.

posted by 1268643 on February 8, 2013

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