And I should never have come. The author also doesn't waste his time with needless purple prose. Another minor quibble: the journal dialogue does not work for me. The jungle of , the homeworld Mace barely remembers, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. The audio book is narrated by Jeff Gurner. Plot twists are abundant and, often, unexpected. It's the second Stover novel in a row that I've enjoyed and I look forward to reading more of his contributions to the series.
Stover creates the perfect balance of madness and sanity within her that leads us, along with Windu, to question if the Jedi are really all that great, and a whole new level is added with the idea of a formerly motherly character turning to savagery. In the end though, it is the Korunnai and the Balawai that pay the ultimate price. Stover loves the first person and it is a very effective tool but I wished he hadn't tried to cloak it in the guise of the journal. I really liked Nick Rostu, Chalk, and even Kar Vastor. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. Overall, a very good book, and it leaves me interested in some of the other franchise books out there, notably some of Stackpole's work, and a few of Stover's other works such as Traitor and Revenge of the Sith.
This final technique, it turns out, was developed by Master Windu. Windu also makes it seem like the Jedi have never seen war before and that they are baffled when confronted by it. This is an amazing novel. I'm a big fan of action and Shatterpoint delivers. My one complaint about this book is that there may be too much action in it. He makes a lot of realizations about himself, the Jedi, the Force, and the nature of the galaxy itself.
That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Ships pop out of existence in flashy explosions. But now they have no choice. The horrors are there, but you never see them. The beginning made me think that Count Dooku was going to appear by the end, but that didn't happen.
A definate suggestion to anyone at all interested in the expanded universe of Star Wars literature. The best part about the whole project? Yet, the parallels are there, with Haruun Kal clearly standing in for Coppola's mythical vision of Vietnam and with Depa serving as a Star Wars version of Marlon Brando's Col. I hope they keep this character around and team him up with Palpatine at some point. He is filled with hatred and rage for the Balawai, and for those that would help or protect them. Then the ending generated a similar sense of confusion as Mace Windu teams up with the local militia to fight the people who were just his allies shortly before.
I speak from experience as a Soldier in the military. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. Development The plot of Shatterpoint was highly influenced by both book and the movie based on it,. Full marks for a truly extraordinary and amazing reading experience. I have to admit that I put this book off for a while. A little to dark for my liking. The only clue to her disappearance is a cryptic recording left at the scene of a brutal massacre: a recording that hints of madness and murder, and the darkness in the jungle.
Here is a min-review, with some spoilers. The exploration of the darker aspects of war are fascinating as well. Beyond Zahn, Stackpole, in some ways beyond Lucas. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. This novel alone made me seek out more writing by Stover. The portrayal of Depa didn't really fulfill my expectations.
It's mutilating your enemies' bodies because you no longer see them as human. I was a bit wary of the constant jumping between the third person point of view of the story and first person point of view of Mace's journal, but the two flow together so well that one eventually doesn't really notice the shift. But he is a man of peace—and for the first time in a thousand years, the galaxy is at war. A problem with many Star Wars novels is the authors' original characters: they tend to take centre stage and overshadow the canon characters. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. Mace Windu, Jedi Master, is played an ominous recording that has been salvaged from a chip placed in the mouth of a dead woman, retrieved from his home world of Haruun Kaal.
The jungle planet of Haruun Kal, the homeworld Mace barely remembers, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. In the process of working my way chronologically through the novels of the Expanded Universe, Shatterpoint was a nice break from the monotony of the New Jedi Order series. But now they have no choice. The only thing that bothered me with Shatterpoint is that it doesn't really give us a sense of the destructive scale of the Clone Wars, but I suppose that there are still plenty of books left to cover that aspect. But in the end, I was A page turner for sure. And save the galaxy from civil war. Read about seemingly impossible new creatures.