Archive for the ‘Eldon Ax’ Category
Books or Series Mentioned
The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance
Clone Wars: Wild Space
The Fate of the Jedi
I have particular writing devices, plot styles, and other storytelling nuances that I look for and love in each book I read, and let me tell you, The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance pushed all of the right buttons for me. I absolutely loved this novel. If you are a character driven reader as I am, you also will thoroughly enjoy this novel. Let me tell you about my buttons.
First, as previously stated, I am a character driven reader. I really enjoyed Clone Wars: Wild Space with its pretty basic and done before plot purely because I loved watching Obi-Wan and Bail Organa grow as characters. I loved reading their conversations. I was riveted because characters development was so prominent in Karen Miller’s writing style. Well, my favorite way to develop characters is by spending time inside their heads. I love when the author tells the story from the different perspectives. This book bounces inside the head of 8 major characters and spends a great deal of time in five maybe six of these characters depending on if you count the time in Dao Stryver’s head as some or a great deal. Anyway, by spending so much time in each character’s head, there is ample character development for me to develop my own emotions and connections and disgusts with each character. It was wonderful and well done character development. The best compliment I can give the character development of The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance is to say I would drop what I am reading now to read a Jet Nebula, Ula Vii, Shigar Konshi, or Eldon Ax novel. I was captivated by these four characters especially and in the above order. I loved Jet Nebula, and I want more Jet stories. I think it is safe to say that Jet Nebula was the most fascinating character of this story, even though I really found Ula Vii captivating as well. Ula Vii is a spy with a heart of gold which was interesting because hearts of gold usually come in pirates not in spies in Star Wars. Shigar and his struggles on what a Jedi is and how a Jedi should act was an interesting internal struggle. Eldon Ax having some of the same internal struggles as Shigar as a Sith was also interesting. A Dao Styver novel would be fun as well.