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Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy (2010) 4 stars

Review of 'Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

It’s a great installment of old Star Wars Expanded Universe and it was made to be an epic (with all its hits and misses included). Tom Veitch writing emulates the dialogues from the classical trilogy (episodes IV, V and VI) and the artwork by Cam Kannedy is amazing.

There are some minor loopholes here and there and some bad design choices for starships and vehicles. I must also mention Empatojayos Brand, one of the most bizarre character designs I’ve ever seen. The main villain is also poorly written, despite being a major villain in Star Wars universe. I can't understand why, if the great villain, who claims to predict the whole future, lets slip so many banal things.

The first two thirds of this trilogy are great, mostly because of Veitch/Kennedy collaboration. Kennedy’s artwork is really remarkable and stands off everything else.

Nonetheless, despite its flaws, it has a lot …

Darth Plagueis (2022, Random House Worlds) 3 stars

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3 stars

If you like the political intrigue from Star Wars episodes I-II-III this book is for you. It tells how Palpatine ascended to power in detail and it’s quite great to know how he became a Sith Lord. He is not a mastermind alone: he’s following his Master’s steps, Darth Plagueis. The book is well written and it feels you’re seeing the prequel trilogy from behind the scenes. Several important questions are answered in this installment. Darth Plagueis is a great character in this grand scheme of the Revenge of the Sith, although the book is misleading. Although the book is called Darth Plagueis, the character is practically secondary to his apprentice, Darth Sidious.

My problem with this title is that it’s quite exemplary of how bad old SW Expanded Universe has become in its final days (I’m not saying that the Disney Cannon is better either; I still prefer the …