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Star Wars The Truce at Bakura

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    The Truce at Bakura literally picks up where we left off with ou

    The Truce at Bakura literally picks up where we left off with our intrepid heros at the end of Return of the Jedi. Hours after the Second Death Star blows up, we find Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids heading off to Bakura to answer a distress call.

    I found this a very entertaining novel and true to the characters from the films. The problems they deal with are very real and beleivable in the context of the films. The precarious status of the Alliance at this stage of the game is an important factor in this novel. They are not the New Republic yet. The realization that just because the Emperor is dead the war isn't over is a large one for our friends and it's a problem the Alliance will be dealing with for years to come.

    The regular cast is true to their characters, far more so than some of the SW universe books I have read. I happen to have a hard time with dialogue that I can't hear coming from the mouths of the characters from the films. Just me, I know some people are more lenient on that point than others. but if you feel the way I do, you will not be disapointed in this book as the characters are quite true to the ones we know from the films.

    The other characters in the book are equally well written. The Imperial commander who called for help in battling the aliens is very well portrayed. (Sorry I don't have the book in front of me and can't remember his name for the life of me.) You never can decide which way he is going to jump, because he doesn't know yet himself. I found him a very fascinating character. I did think the aliens were a bit cookie-cutter in their total evilness, there wasn't a lot of character development there.

    In other subplots, the Han-Leia romance is gently pushed ahead; meanwhile once again Luke loses the girl but this time she has some spunk behind her and seems to be destined for better things. I also found Leia's struggle to accept the news about Vader being her father to be very natural given that she just got this tidbit dumped on her a few hours ago.

    All in all the various narratives that wind through this novel are all good and keep you interested. I recommend this book.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

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    Not exactly the best Star Wars book I have ever read but not the worst either

    I thought that the characters in this novel were not developed very well, even the more familiar ones. I thought that it was a good idea to have a story that took place the day after the events in Return of the Jedi, but this one did not have the interesting characters like the ones introduced by Timothy Zahn, Christie Golden, or Troy Denning. If you want a good Kathy Tyers Star Wars novel, read "Balance Point".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    Lame but okay at end

    This book is good around the last 150 pgs or so. Before then, its a complete bore. Not a must read, the encounter with the Fluties in the NJO is better and has more depth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    Not The Greatest

    Personally, I didn't care for this book. I skipped chapters at times as it eventually became boring. Palpatine's vision of his empire was one with human dominance, not with alien races. Still, has some decent stuff.

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