Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: Star Wars by Matthew Stover

Book Review : Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: Star Wars

By Matthew Stover

  • Publication Date: 2008-12-30
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
3 Score: 3 (From 14 Ratings)

Book Review

Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead. The Empire has been toppled by the triumphant Rebel Alliance, and the New Republic is ascendant. But the struggle against the dark side and the Sith Order is not over. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and their faithful comrades have had little time to savor victory before being called on to defend the newly liberated galaxy.

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. The most deadly of these, a ruthless legion of black-armored Stormtroopers, do the brutal bidding of the newly risen warlord Shadowspawn. Striking from a strategically advantageous base on the planet Mindor, they are waging a campaign of plunder and destruction, demolishing order and security across the galaxy–and breeding fears of an Imperial resurgence. Another reign of darkness beneath the boot-heel of Sith despotism is something General Luke Skywalker cannot, and will not, risk.

Mobilizing the ace fighters of Rogue Squadron–along with the trusty Chewbacca, See-Threepio, and Artoo-Detoo– Luke, Han, and Leia set out to take the battle to the enemy and neutralize the threat before it’s too late. But their imminent attack on Mindor will be playing directly into the hands of their cunning new adversary. Lord Shadowspawn is no freshly anointed Sith Chieftain but in fact a vicious former Imperial Intelligence officer–and Prophet of the Dark Side. The Emperor’s death has paved the way for Shadowspawn’s return from exile in the Outer Rim, and mastery of ancient Sith knowledge and modern technology has given him the capability to mount the ultimate power play for galaxy wide dominion. Dark prophecy has foretold that only one obstacle stands in his way, and he is ready– even eager–for the confrontation.

All the classic heroes, all the explosive action and adventure, all the unparalleled excitement of Star Wars come breathlessly alive as the adventures of Luke Skywalker continue.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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User Reviews

  • Eh...

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    By Silygoosetaco
    It was ok but I found out it was a waste of a read. It doesn't tie anywhere with the other books along the timeline. The plot was decent ish, a good amount of action. The author did go overboard on the technical terms of ships and techniques that I felt like was just junk space throughout the novel. I didn't want starship history lesson This wasn't the worst book I read but it's on the bottom 5. I do not plan on reading it again
  • Not the best Star Wars novel

    2
    By George Elias Emery
    This is my eight Star Wars novel, and it is the worst by far. I had a hard time getting through it. Parts of it were confusing or unclear, some parts were overly detailed, poor pacing... Overall not a horrible novel, but not one I will ever repeat reading.
  • Shadows of mindor

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    By Dr_Evil1979
    I really don't recommend this book at all. Poor plot, strange, rather goofy premise (yes, I am well aware this about a star wars book), character development was severely limired, and the writing does not flow well. It was just a little too abstract for my liking

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