Archive for the ‘Crosscurrent’ Category
Wayne and I break down Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. We discuss Zahn’s ability to write great characters. Some you love, and others you love to hate. We also break down plot and how Zahn truly captures the spirit of Star Wars and is faithful to George Lucas’ vision.
Later we share with you and interview with Paul Kemp author of multiple Forgotten Realms and Star Wars novels, short stories, and more. Mr. Kemp shares with us his favorite characters he has written, if any of his Forgotten Realms characters come from his RPG days, how he would describe his own writting, and I couldn’t resist asking who is crazier Star Wars or Forgotten Realms fans, and much, much more.
One note – early in the podcast I mistakenly say that Crosscurrent by Paul Kemp was connected to the Legacy of the Jedi series, and that is incorrect. As you all know, and I do too, I just misspoke, it is connected to the Fate of the Jedi series.
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Exploring the galaxy one page at a time, Jesse
Novels or Series Mentioned
The Lost Tribe of the Sith
The Fate of the Jedi
I enjoyed this book like more than the average Star Wars. It changed scenes, and had multiple storylines that you knew were going to converge in a climatic finale tying all things together. The characters were great. You had heroes that faced not only physical enemies, but the emotional enemy of doubt. You have your scoundrels with hearts of gold. You have vicious villains. You have some interesting twists, and more…at one point I was reading, I was wondering if this novel was going to crack my top ten favorite novel list…but then it happened. This book was a wonderful read from cover to cover, but without a doubt, this novel worries more than any other I have read.
Let me begin with what I liked. First, this was my first novel that I have read by Paul Kemp, and I was very much impressed. I can see why he has been signed to do two more books. His is an excellent wordsmith that can capture your attention and build rich characters in a short space. I eagerly await Kemp’s other Star Wars installments.