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Lacking from the Oldschool feel
I understand the need to move from the OG characters. But this is a little out of the norm. I was looking forward to this thinking it was gonna be action packed and it just seemed to paint a dull picture. It was cool where they had the timelines intertwine in the book. And gave substance to the background characters but it lacked the feel of the Empire. It lacked the cause to make you rally around the protagonist or give sympathy to the antagonist. As I stated before these new books are not producing the flash and drive of the OG books. I am missing the lightsabers and the force. The truly in depth characters backgrounds and uniqueness. I liked this book but would hesitate telling a true fan to pick it up.
Good but not great
This book seems to be the trend. What I grew up loving about Star Wars is being watered down and or extracted all together. The story wasn't bad. Just reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. The back story is cool if they continue with the three new characters going forward. But the whole Force aspect of Star wars is being written out and I am not digging it. Sorry I grew up with a mix of the Force heavy books ie. Jedi academy and the action packed stories ie. rogue squadron. For me bring back the lighsabers and/or the force users. The gangsters and cartels. The smugglers and bounty hunters. Sorry but this story didn't have anything that wowed me. But it did keep me in a wonderland/Oz world that at times was fun.
Keeps you going
Another hit from the series. I really was worried about it with the whole Pit on his own vibe in the book. What I come to love is the diversity of the different characters. They all seem to have something that makes them special and adds to the whole. But this book did not disappoint. It keep me reading (listening) to where I had to put it down because I was rushing through it. Can't wait for the next one. If you love the series this is a must.
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It flowed well
The book had a different tone then the other books and opened up the door for a lot more characters and villains. This is good but Sandman Slim seems to have lost his shine in this book. Plus he still have not come to terms with the power I think they will exploit in the next books. Which is frustrating. They hinted to it in other books and it seems like they keep doming him down. but it is still a great story and fits well in the whole Sandman Slim series
Good but not the best
This was a great edition but did not wow me like the other books. With some of the plot lines going on and the different directions all the main characters were going in it made it hard to follow at times. But with that said it was a good over all book. And brought the characters you love back to the forefront.
Keeps me coming back
The series reminds me of an eighties action flick. And this did not let me down. i was a little put off that this come out and not the next chapter of the main story. But man I couldn't put it down. You will not be disappointed
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A return to some of the same
This was a great second edition to the story line. it was a little show at first. but kicked it up. It was still a little off. it seemed like they made a few of the characters more jaded then needed. But all in all worth the buy
fun but felt lacking
I gave it 5 overall as it closed out the series the best way it could. But it seemed to reach to much. Don't get me wrong it had everything the other two books had and more. A lot more. But I was left wanting. The characters keep evolving and the action is well done. The backstory for me is what kind of killed it. Plus i was waiting for something that never came. And that kind of killed it for me. If you read it you will understand. This is a must if you read the other books and it closes out the series in a tight little bundle. And opens up for some more if the writer wants but doesn't push the button.
Better than Expected
Brought this on whim and was surprisingly surprised. It was well done and the characters really fleshed out by the end of the book. Angus paints a great picture but sometimes to much. It bring a little of everything to the table with a humor and action. Worth the read/listen. can't wait to read/listen to the next one in the series... this will either break or make the trilogy for me
Better than Expected
This was a chance taker. I wasn't familiar with the writer on his works. But it was surprisingly good. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I loved this new take on mythological characters. The writing is descriptive and moves along at a great pace. Character wise, there are many but all of them have a central role to play. Some of the plot and twist get you looking forward to the next. While others are see-through glass. All in all I would tell anyone who is looking for something different this is the book for them.
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