Archive for the ‘Abeloth’ Category
I do not like to be negative…Quick name one book I have said was terrible…It’s hard to do because I love books. I love stories, and it is rare for me to not get into and enjoy reading whatever I get my hands on. I want to enjoy everything I read, and for the most part I do, but there are aspects of Fate of the Jedi that I just don’t get. I hope you can tell me I am wrong about this series, and I hope you can give me multiple reasons to love this series. As of now though, Fate of the Jedi leaves me scratching my head.
First, this series was set up to fail with the earlier appointment of Admiral Daala as the Chief of State. I don’t know whose idea this was, but it was not a very good one. Daala as Chief of State makes no sense. She was the developer of super weapons for the Empire. Her work helped destroy planets and entire galaxies. She was Grand Moff Tarkin’s lover and disciple. How is it evenly remotely possible for her to be elected as Chief of State with that background? This would be like the United States electing the head of the Nuclear Weapons Program of Russia as its own President. There is just no way it would happen. Making Daala chief is like they ran out of eligible candidates with Mothma, Ackbar, Leia, Fey’lya, Omas, among others all out of the political picture, so they went with the last character standing. The only problem is there is only one story to tell with Daala…former imp fights with former rebels. I can’t see any other direction. Develop new political characters or C3PO will be the next Chief!
Novels or Series Mentioned
Star by Star
Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
The Fate of the Jedi
Troy Denning is quickly rising on my favorite Star Author list. Star by Star was an epic story that was written and handled very well. I recently posted how much I enjoyed Dark Nest I: The Joiner King even thought there were numerous reasons for me to hate it, since I am quite the traditionalist and do not like change. Both of those novels are testaments to Denning’s writing skill, and Denning’s writing skill is also on display in Abyss.
Denning is an excellent writer of action. The way Abeloth’s planet was filled with action with the venomous and dangerous foliage. I know dangerous plants do not sound thrilling, but Denning writes them in a way that keep you on your toes because you know at any moment another attack is coming from left field, and I enjoyed that constant danger while reading.