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Free Before the Storm kindle ✓ eBook 9780553572735 æ danpashley ç ❰Ebook❯ ➤ Before the Storm Author Michael P. Kube-McDowell – In the blockbuster bestselling tradition of Heir to the Empire comes this thrilling addition to the Star Warsr saga as peace gives wIn the blockbuster bestselling tradition of Heir to the Empire comes this thrilling addition to the Star Warsr saga as peace gives way to a new threatIt is a time of tranuillity for the New Republic  The remnants of the Empire now lie in complete disarray and the reemergence of the Jedi Knights has brought power and prestige to the fledgling governm What have you done with Fill in the Blank?Luke Skywalker feels that he no longer can feel the Force the same way and decides to leave and search out a life of hermitude like Obi Wan and Yoda However a woman penetrates his fortress with stories of his mother Luke ventures out to find out MeanwhileLando is bored stiff and goes to Admiral Drayson chief of Alpha Blue for an interesting mission Lando then gathers a team of Lobot C 3PO and R2 D2 to investigate a mysterious ghost shipMeanwhileLeia Organa Solo attempts to make an alliance with Viceroy Nil Spaar Leader of the Duskan League and a Yevethan But things turn for the worse very very uicklyI LikedAlthough not fond of how Lando auires his mission I do like the mission in general In fact I wish it had been divorced from this novel completely because I've read the series I know it has little to no import on the main story and made into its own novel like in the days of the Han Solo Adventures by Brian DaleyHan and Leia again appear as good parents and I can't tell you how happy I am for that Han even goes so far as to take an easy assignment so he can stay on Coruscant with his kids with a further tie in to the events of The Crystal Star I love it when authors do tie insHan and Luke have a conversation about why Yoda and Obi Wan became hermits all of it retconned by this point I thought Luke's discoveries or thoughts were interesting and they did cast new light on Yoda and Obi Wan and the old Jedi Order in generalI Didn't LikeThere are three stories here One I don't mind but has no bearing on the main story One is okay particularly by the end of this book I found but it hinges on Leia acting wildly out of character The last is horrific and makes me want to sharped my teeth on a blackboardFirstly the characters The ones that stand out particularly horrible are Leia and Luke Leia loses all sense and military keenness giving valuable intel to a non ally Nil Spaar She then refuses to listen to her counselors including Admiral Ackbar Now I could understand if she wouldn't listen to a young counselor but Ackbar? He's got a lot of sense and she's worked with him for years Is she really so hard up with a tenuous alliance with the Yevetha that she will put her opinon over his at all odds? What happened to her common sense? Or as Han put it best Who was that person and what have you done with Leia?As for Luke I could go on for years What man creates an order then leaves it a mere two years later? How could he be so powerful to create a fortress from scratch and yet need to be a hermit? Why would he leave his siste when she needed him most only to return to dig her for information on his mother? Why the big hurry to find his mother now? Why isn't HE helping with this crisis?As you can see the characters tie in very very closely to the plots Lando has to act like a super spy to penetrate Admiral Drayson's uber secret office I didn't know there was training for that at Smuggler's Academy Was that How to Penetrate an Uber Secret Office 101? And much of the Yevethan conflict could have been averted had Leia got her head out of her you know what and started using her brain instead of her hippie waving peace flag As for Luke bah he's a lost cause I have no idea why he was included in here It seems like everyone wants to make him super strong in the Force yet a wuss at the same time bowing to the whims of Akanah who has to be the worst girlfriend he has ever hadSpeaking of Akanah can you spell Annoying? Well that's how you spell Akanah I thought Callista was bad no Akanah is worse She whines about Luke using the Force to protect them from people who try to kill them bursts in on his sanctuary and lies about his mother no secret to those of us who have seen the preuels What is it with Luke and hooking up with these whiny women? Get a grip Luke You're a Jedi MasterAnd about the title Before the Storm could not be apt The action only happens at the very very end and only is briefly seen Now if this were a long series like the New Jedi Order then this book would have worked perfectly But for a trilogy? Uh not so muchDialogueSexual SituationsViolencePerhaps a d or h once in a whileLuke travels with Akanah and I'm sure there is some Woohoo ing going on in the interimPeople die in the conflict but it's only the beginning so you don't see muchOverallWith a fresh view in mind I can easily say that this book is still bad Characters don't act like themselves Two plot threads don't have anything to do with the main one And while the political machinations are interesting and Lando's plot is kinda interesting do I really want to read through yet another bad Luke plot to get to it or read Leia ignoring everyone she cares about? The answer is Not really

ePub Ù Before the Storm ï Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Seize a mysterious spacecraft that has weapons of enormous destructive power and an unknown mission  And Leia a living symbol of the New Republic's triumph must face down a ruthless leader of the Duskhan League an arrogant Yevetha who seems bent on a genocidal war that could shatter the fragile unity of the New Republicand threaten its very surviva Much better than I expected It’s fun to follow Lando around though his role was awfully small

Michael P. Kube-McDowell ï Before the Storm pdf

Before the StormEnt on Coruscant  Yesterday's Rebels have become today's administrators and diplomats and the factions that fought against imperial tyranny seem united in savoring the fruits of peaceBut the peace is short lived  A restless Luke must journey to his mother's homeworld in a desperate and dangerous uest to find her people  An adventurous Lando must See it can be done Not may not please Star Wars fans but it's better science fiction and a better story than most bearing the SW imprint The first contact thread was fun Speaking of which yes there are distinct threads so far interwoven to keep the tension up if nothing elseLuke has a crisis of faith Leia has a crisis of confidence Han smirks and Lando plays the odds Lando's thread is probably the most uniue and therefore most enjoyable The Yevetha resonate with nineteenth century JapanDecent cliff hanger to close with