The second of three related novels starring Jedi Jax Pavan, droid I-5YQ, and journalist Den Dhur during the time directly after the events of Star. With the Jedi all but wiped out in the grim aftermath of Order 66, the Empire’s power seems unchecked. But one lone Knight continues to fight the. Street of Shadows is the second book in the excellent Coruscant Nights trilogy by Michael Reaves. We are still in the lower levels of Coruscant. Jax Pavan, one.
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I didn’t like Dejah Duare, the perfect, sexy Zeltron female who is, of course, always wearing nice, sexy clothes that make the guys eyes pop out introduced in the book gag me already. The murder mystery at the centre of the book is fine, but the chronology of the story is a little confusing in terms of where it fits in the overall SW timeline – is this book set 23 years after TPM or 19?
Typho’s investigation into Padme’s death was interesting.
Den–the Sullustan former Holonet reporter, Laranth a Twi-lek Jedi Paladin an offshoot of the Jedi who believe in training in a multitude of weaponsI-Five a self-aware droid, and Rhinann an Elomin who ran from the employment of Darth Vader.
This is your typical murder crime novel albeit with fantastic creatures. Michael Reaves does a good job of painting a picture of what life in the streets of Coruscant is like, down below the clouds and the skyhooks and the air speeders. All these elements together make for a compelling idea, one that I expected to be quite exciting going in.
Unfortunately, shadws lot of his portions of the book are spent with him trying to figure out just who killed Padme, which the audience already knows and therefore isn’t particularly awed or surprised at the outcome. It was a good book, but not a great book. Jan 15, Ian Reay rated it it was amazing Shelves: The 3PO unit destroys itself so that its masters won’t suffer.
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However, the novel ultimately struck me as being boring and didn’t really do anything to develop the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
But Vader catches Typho streeh guard and asks why coruscanr was hunting him. Darth Vader knows that Jax is still alive and feels intent on killing him. Overall, I really liked it, and can’t wait to read the next 2. Most of the characters from the previous novel star in this one.
And the solution itself seems plucked out of thin air, bourn on the shoulders of a deus ex machina just in the nick of time. A great sequel to Jedi Twilight!
Nov 06, Sean Watson rated it it was amazing. Darth Bane – Dynasty of Evil.
Street of Shadows
Legacy of the Force IV – Exile. Too predictable as well, once you have read a couple of the author’s books. How to write a great review.
Open Preview See a Problem? Sometimes, people have normal problems with normal solutions. Star Wars Legends novels — This is mentioned frequently. There’s a LITTLE Jedi detective flavor in this book sort of like a packet of Sugar dropped into a gallon of coffee so don’t think, if you pick it up that you’re going to be reading this cool detective novel set in the Star Wars Universe. Darth Bane – Path of Destruction.
But there were other parts, such as the weak mystery, that really make me second guess my rating.
Street of Shadows: Star Wars Legends (Coruscant Nights, Book II)
The Clone Wars – No Prisoners. Please try again later. Preview inghts Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves. This time around its the deceased Queen Amidala’s earnest bodyguard, Captain Typhoo, and the mysterious and borderline cliched bounty hunter, Aurra Sing. Read it Forward Read it first. Although it is still there – there ciruscant as much “large” vocabularly as there was in the first book in the series – which seemed to be a complaint of some readers.
The pacing I felt was rather plodding.