Archive for the ‘Conviction’ Category
I must begin with an apology. I stated in a Daily Reading Update, which haven’t been so daily have they, that I was disappointed that Vortex ended before Valin, Jysella, Corran, and Mirax speak to one another after Valin and Jysella were unfrozen from carbonite. I did mention in that article that I held out hope that the next novel, which is Conviction would open exactly where Vortex left off, but I did not believe for one second that it would. What do you know? Someone in the Star Wars Universe made me a happy man because Conviction does open with the unfreezing of Valin and Jysella, so you do get the unthawing payoff that I was so hoping for in Vortex. That was nice.
I must also echo my sentiment from Vortex that the Fate of the Jedi series is starting to pick up. As I have stated multiple times, my biggest problem with Fate of the Jedi is that I do not like Abeloth, and the writers have moved away from what I thought were the more interesting storylines for Abeloth, such as the retracing of Jacen’s mysterious five year journey and the Jedi dealing with the new Sith. I know we get some Sith thrown into the Abeloth storyline, but I want here out of the way, so we can have some old fashion, and I mean pre-Bane old fashion, Sith vs. Jedi throw downs. Anyway, let me stop beating that old drum. This series is getting interesting.
Trying not to spoil this novel at this point, I must say there is a nice twist with the Horn family storyline that I did not see coming, and I found to be a fascinating read. It is these little gems that are really causing this series to pick up.