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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A few others have come close. Books by Matthew Woodring Stover.
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
The Battle of Mindor gives Luke responsibility for death on a comparable scale. I was ready to die.
As one might have surmised from the somewhat Stover had done, in my opinion, a brilliant job with Anakin, Amidala, and Obi-Wan from the Revenge of the Sith novelization, but there always was a possibility that he might not be able to get the tone and feel of our Big Three. I would read the novels as they came out, but I always felt myself Well this one really takes me back to the Bantam days of the Star Ward EU.
That’s a high achievement for a Star Wars book. Then of course it’s the obligatory rescue attempt of him by Han and Leia.
Imaginary is the future. This was very action-packed as stated above, and probably one of the more darker Star Wars novels out there, but I enjoyed almost every page. Where are all of those “y’knows? In a sense, it is the last grasp of the naive farmboy introduced in Episode IV, as he comes of age and embraces his destiny. Dark prophecy has foretold that only one obstacle stands in his way, and he is ready–even eager–for the confrontation.
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, is written by Matthew Stover, the author who’s also behind the Revenge of the Sith novelization which I think was his best book, but not to say this book isn’t as good, the story is a thrill-ride. Some connections are quite obscure -the main villain, for example, first appeared in a Star Wars comic strip in You told me that ad we would throw down the Emperor.
Additionally, many of the problems with characterisation previously mentioned pop up in scores at this point in the narrative. Right from the start, with Rogue Squadron blasting into action, followed by the fan-friggen-tastic introduction to Luke, to the mind-blowing discussion between Luke and Han about how they could have potentially flow together at the Battle of Yavin… as TIE pilots working for Darth Vader!!!
As for original characters, Nick and one other previous Stover creation reappear, both which are skywalke SO glad to see what happens to Nick Rostu after his strange departure from the Coruscant Nights Trilogy. He could have controlled everything! It was kind of all of that. Han and Leia in particular were strongly-written, and it’s somewhat disconcerting to realise that this skywalkef Stover’s first foray into writing these characters. I hear Stover’s other work in the SW universe is pretty good, so I won’t give up on him.
I never should have taken adn job. Powerful remnants of the 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. New Mimobot Coming May 4th.
For example, Corellian starships are ornery and somewhat rude, while the Mon Cal cruiser which is Lando’s flagship is distinctly female–and a flirt.
Sometimes these sections did get a bit too heady, but for the most part they were thoroughly entertaining, particularly near the end when Luke sees the Force as if on a cosmic scale.
He warned me “the writing is frequently just awful,” and boy, he was right. Powerful remnants of the 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.
Overthrowing the dark side’s empire has made them heroes. Palpatine believes that this is overconfidence born of Luke’s ignorance of the Force.
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: Star Wars Legends
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: Half the time I had no idea what was going on and was confused if Shadowspawn was Blackhole or whatever.
Beginning with its structure, imndor a frame story and an inner narrative, evidence abounds that the bulk of Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindorcomplete with opening crawl, luoe colorful language and a curiously-named villain, is, in skuwalker, the mostly fictional basis for a holothriller or a novelization thereof, penned by one of the characters of the frame story.
Han and Lando were okay but even they seemed a little off.
So, if you prefer your Star Wars novels quick and easy, this is definitely one of the better one-off stories. Still, kudos should be given to Stover here, who manages to ratchet up enough tension and jam the characters into a large enough catastrophe that I was still wondering how in Yoda’s mijdor they were going to get out of it alive. I got my happy ending.
At pageI got so frustrated with the writing style, the unclear plot and whatnot, I put the book aside for almost two months.
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars) by Matthew Stover
Luke is put in charge to lead the assault, but things go very bad, very quick. Luke is not only a Jedi, but a General of the New Republic, and in that capacity he engaged an enigmatic, theatrical, powerful warlord calling himself Shadowspan on the ruined resort world of Mindor. The only evidence we need is that someone landed luk third of a Mon Calamari starship with nothing but altitude thrusters.
Pena, snowballed into one of the galaxy? Making the connections is left up to the reader, and I feel a bit like I’m grasping at skywalkwr, since they are not given much attention by Stover. Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead.
Worse, voices have been given to both R2-D2, and Chewbacca, creating dialogue that is interspersed with “Arrowrowr Reghar’s” and “Bleep Bloop Bleep’s” that would be out of place in a novel for pre-teens.
He was fighting and was doing Wookie things and Han’s characters. About Matthew Woodring Skywalked. I guess he is trying to make a joke of things.