Star Wars: Crimson Empire

Star Wars: Crimson Empire

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by Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Paul Gulacy, P. Craig Russell
     
 

Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Imperial Guard. He's on the run — and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! It's the combined might of the Empire against a single man. Crimson Empire combines the dynamic artistic talents of comics superstars Paul Gulacy (Batman vs. Predator III) and P. Craig Russell (Elric:

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Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Imperial Guard. He's on the run — and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! It's the combined might of the Empire against a single man. Crimson Empire combines the dynamic artistic talents of comics superstars Paul Gulacy (Batman vs. Predator III) and P. Craig Russell (Elric: Stormbringer) and featuring a new cover painting by master Star Wars illustrator Dave Dorman.

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Library Journal
In Dark Victory, the mirror universe is a dim shadow of the Federation, ruled by a cruel tyrant, Emperor Tiberius. Much to the dismay of James T. Kirk, Tiberius is also Kirk's double and is determined to destroy him, whom he considers to be a weak and embarrassing twin. The action can be a bit confusing for listeners unfamiliar with Spectre, the first title in this series, but it doesn't take long to get one's bearings. Unfortunately, those looking for a satisfying conclusion must wait for the third installment. Shatner is in top form and, along with great sound effects, does an admirable job of resurrecting his signature character. Trekkies of all stripes will clamor for this one, but be prepared to purchase the entire series, as individual titles do not stand alone. Recommended for all sf collections. A few galaxies over, the Star Wars contingent is having its own set of problems. Although Emperor Palpatine is dead, a powerful Ruling Council continues with the empire's plans. Dark Lord Carnor Jax is determined to claim the throne, but he must first eliminate Kir Kanos, the only member of the emperor's elite bodyguard to survive after Jax's treachery toward his emperor and fellow guardsmen. Seeking refuge from Jax, Kanos finds himself allied with rebel forces. But Kanos owes allegiance to no one, and rebel leader Mirith Sinn cannot trust the enigmatic warrior whose loyalty lies with a dead emperor. This dramatized production uses multiple voices and searing sound effects to keep imagination flowing, but the ending is rather abrupt, eliciting vague disappointment rather than anticipation for the next title in the Crimson Empire series. Recommended only for libraries with an extensive Star Wars collection.--Susan Dunman, Murray State Univ., KY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569713556
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
12/02/1998
Series:
Star Wars: Crimson Empire Series, #1
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Star Wars: Crimson Empire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Years before Star Wars: Empire, Dark Horse gave us Crimson Empire- a dark story about the elite Imperial guard. Carnor Jax and and Kir Kanos are former members of Palpaltine¿s Eltite Guard, feared and respected throughout the galaxy. Now, two years after their master¿s death, they find themselves in very different circumstances. One, Jax, is poised to take over his master¿s throne, and the other, Kanos is a hunted, hungry fugitive that has sworn revenge on all those who betrayed his beloved emperor. Flashing between now and the past, this book shows us slices of the past, including how the Imperial Guards were trained. Wow! That¿s all I can say without offering too many spoilers. : And this book has more twists and turns in this plot than a Kessel Run. Though it¿s a few years old now, this remains one of the best Star Wars stories of all time, and represents Dark Horse Star Wars at it¿s best. If what you love about the Star Wars Universe is the characterization then stop reading this review and buy yourself this. You won¿t be disappointed. This can be enjoyed by newcomers and long term fans as it a clearly defined story not relying heavily on intricate continuity. Highly recommended.
Mike4Books More than 1 year ago
I like the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was agood read. The main character being a royal guard was cool. It had a few things that were just out of place with the story but other than that I enjoyed the book.
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