Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars expanded universe. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a Star Wars Legends novel by Matt Stover. It’s been six months since Return of the Jedi, and the Rebel Alliance . Matt Stover’s excellent Star Wars Legends novel shows how and why Luke succeeded where the last generation of Jedi failed. And it examines.

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With the gauss wrench. The book did what SW books needed the most: Several times, I had to force myself to keep going, to read as fast as I could to get past the slow parts and find the story buried inside. There is one other aspect of this book that distinguishes it and makes it skywalkr.

It all comes together as a love-it-or-hate-it concoction that is distinctly unlike most anything else in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The plot was so weak, I can’t quite even tell you what was going on, and that’s not just because I was having to look up every so often to tell people where the bathroom was. I have a feeling Stover is going to do 2 more books that are like Luke Skywalker and the whatever as title.

Everybody’s life was a waste. I even put a hold on it at the library to get it, I was that excited.

Matt Stover reminded me why Luke Skywalker is awesome. Powerful remnants of thee vanquished Empire, hungry for retaliation, are still at large, committing acts of piracy, terrorism, and wholesale slaughter against the worlds of the fledgling New Republic.

They sound like Xbox usernames. Sure he’s pulled great feats and helped win against the Empire when all hope wa Light against Darkness Wow, what an action-packed read. N on your Desktop TF.

LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR: How The Jedi (Formerly) Lived And Returned

Lando was ok in also. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Like I said, I think Stover has more respect for the Star Wars universe than he does knowledge of it. The details and possible subtexts add depth and resonance to the story, rather than demanding the reader to pay attention to their hidden agendas.


He will not run and hide, as his father did, from fear and rage until they consume him. He’s sent out to investigate the planet of Mindor where a group of stormtroopers led by Lord Shadowspan is lluke havoc with the local government and planet and disrupting Republic space traffic.

But underestimating the fury of the Sith will make them targets.

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Deceived The Old Republic: The old Order was a failure, but its central mission of protecting the innocent and the peace was still a worthy one. You need to login to do this. I was a bit put off by the pulpy title design but even that is actually tied to the plot of the book, so much so that by the time I was a few dozen pages in my reading, I realized how brilliant it all was. Luke SkywalkerPrincess LeiaHan SoloLando Calrissianand their faithful comrades have had little time to savor victory before being called on to defend the newly liberated galaxy.

They were pretty much from the movies we know and they hadn’t changed unlike the book The Courtship of Princess Leia, shzdows get me started Vector Prime Dark Tide I: Stover reall Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, a self-effacing, often moving little adventure by Matt Stover may just be the ultimate in EU fiction.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars expanded universe. That being said, this book fell short in many ways. Mile Hi Sith Academy: Jun 28, Pages Buy. I wasn’t sure about the prologue, but I gave it a chance to see how it played out.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Woodring Stover

This is the Force. This is much like the memory of the feeling I had when I first picked up I, Jedi all those years ago and was thus the starting point for this whole Star Wars fandom thing for me. The most deadly of these, a ruthless legion of black-armored Stormtroopers, do the brutal bidding of the newly risen warlord Shadowspawn.


Framing-device scenes at the start and end of the book teasingly suggested that the rest of the story was the novellization of a propagandist action-movie.

I mean, “Luke Skywalker and the Jedi’s Revenge” sounds more like a drama than a thriller. The last novel that was this highly anticipated and not moving the saga forward chronologically was Revenge of the Sithand that was primarily, of course, because it was the fans first chance to experience the story that would come to life in George Lucas’ last Star Wars film.

It’s certainly one of the best characterizations of Luke Skywalker I’ve ever read, and his journey to the conclusion of this story is particularly satisfying. Kind of enjoyed Luke’s angst over killing. Bringing in three characters from the Clone Wars-era novel was a little much, but it’s probably not as silly as it sounds from the outside.

Certain details of the system also bear a strong resemblance to elements of the gnostic creation-myth, which is certainly appropriate considering the clash between heroism and darkness in this story, but which may be pure coincidence: Jedi Healer Jedi Trial Yoda: Few authors understand Star Wars.

The only other minor problem with this book that’s worth noting is the point at which it becomes the reunion tour. And the ne lowlight: Stover fits in other characters like Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 in without making them feel like they are forced into the story kudos to Stover for writing from the droids’ point of views–and very convincingly, I might add.

The characters here were just a joy to behold. His grasp of who the characters are is exceptional and bested only by the great Timothy Zahn.