Crucible: Star Wars Legends : Star Wars: Legends

  • by Troy Denning
  • Narrated by Marc Thompson
  • Series: Star Wars: Legends
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected - and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.
When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes - and far deadlier consequences.
Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.

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Good trio swan song Novel! Had some story issues

What did you love best about Crucible: Star Wars?

Luke Skywalker... 'Nuff said.


What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything! Marc makes the book come to life, it's amazing that he's the only one that actually narrates it.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Though it does have it's issues... sure. It is very compelling, so yes.


Any additional comments?

See, I love the book but there are issues with the story. It's not very consistent and it throws you off stride. (Not the good Timothy Zahn 'of stride') i think Mr. Denning can make great novels, he has shown this, but this could have been better.

(SPOILERS!) Personally I would have thought a better swan song would be a more classical Jedi vs Sith book but instead Troy goes for a more exotic Columi vs Jedi book that leads them to the Not-Mortis. Now this is were it slipped for me.
The monolith wasn't executed well, and it didn't really mesh with the already explained nature of the monoliths in the Clone Wars episodes (and my personal theory, that they are some type of Tho Yor.) The execution of Not-Mortis was not very well done, the Story threw you around, and the characters felt to wide spread in a similar way to the villains in Batman Arkham City.

Nevertheless the issues surrounding this story are problematic but the areas where they are aren't large, therefore it's like a couple bad bites in a brownie. I would definitely suggest this to any star wars novel reader, casual or otherwise. It's the swan song (So far as we know....) to the original trio team up so it can't be passed up. Unfortunately it's the swan song to the original star wars trio team up. :,( Don't actually trust that statement as i'm sure another novel will reveal the death/fate of Han, Luke, and Leia.

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- Pamela

It's nice to see what happens after Apocalypse!

Would you consider the audio edition of Crucible: Star Wars to be better than the print version?

Absolutely, no questions asked. Marc Thompson brings out the story so vividly in my head that whenever I'm done reading a book that he narrates, I sometimes think that I've "seen" the movie, so powerful is the imagery he creates.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Crucible: Star Wars?

The Cantina scenes; Lando; new characters.


Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

Hmmmm.. Difficult.. very difficult to answer... He does them all best!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The failure to prevent what happens at Lando's mining colony.... The bad decisions of a certain mandalorian.. it was sad :(


Any additional comments?

I really like the music, voice effects and sound effects that are added to this book, on top of Marc Thompson's stellar performance! My brain really creates an actual movie on the fly in my head !

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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio