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Flashback: Star Wars – The Approaching Storm

May 13, 2007

Lest one thinks I like every book I read, from time to time I’ll blog about the books I coudn’t finish or didn’t like.

As the title suggests, today’s topic is Star Wars. Because I’m posting older, “flashback” reviews from my reading journal, there will be noticeable gaps in the time-line. There are two possible reasons for this: 1) I’m waiting for the paperback or 2) I didn’t like the book. The absence of the Darth Bane book, Path of Destruction, fall under the first reason. The Approaching Storm falls under the second reason.

ERA: The Old Republic. -22 years BBY, just before AOTC
Author: Alan Dean Foster
ISBN: 0-345-44299-7 (Del Rey)
Tossed: February 2006

Summary: The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council has sent Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, plus Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, to stabilize the situation.

Stopped after 182 pages. This was my second attempt to read this book. Obi-Wan and Anakin, plus two other Jedi, spent much of those 182 pages traveling across a prairie, looking for an elusive and nomadic clan. It was like the author didn’t have much of a plot and had to fill in with side adventures of them encountering the local flora and fauna.

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