“Dark Tide I: Onslaught” By Michael A. Stackpole Review

Twenty-one years after the destruction of Darth Vader and the Emperor, the Star Wars galaxy has been hit by a threat more deadly than anything that has gone before. In VECTOR PRIME, aliens invaded from outside the galaxy and were routed at great cost to our heroes. Now, in a climate of mistrust – especially of the Jedi – Leia cannot convince the New Republic that the threat may not be over, even as the next wave of alien warships are entering the galaxy.

So this was my first star wars book I’ve ever read. Of course I’ve read some star wars comics here and there but not actually a book. And since im a huge star wars fan who have seen every movie at least 10 times and played most of the star wars games I’ve head expectations for this book. 

At first this book was very good but as the ending was closer and closer it was going farther and farther down the hill. And when the last 5 chapters were around the corner I was questioning if there is a point of reading it to the end.

The writing style was okay, but it was far from the best I’ve seen or read. But still it could have been better. I don’t know if the author is to blame here or the whole editorial team behind the “New Jedi Order” book series.

When it comes to the plot, then at the beginning it was good but after like 150 pages is just ran down the hill which is so fucking sad because it is Star Wars we are talking about right now.

There are couple of things which I didn’t like, of course I won’t give you any spoilers because spoilers aren’t cool. But that thing which made me the most angry was that Han Solo, was only in this book for half page. And later he was just once mentioned which is sad. Because I wanted to see more of Han Solo and not just Leia and Luke.

The ending was a torture to read, it was so boring and so badly done. Both the plot at the end and the writing style at the end were the worst thing you have ever seen in the star wars franchise. Even when you compare it with the new star wars trilogy. 

This book was the biggest disappointing since watching how bad of a character Kylo Ren was in the movie trilogy. 

I give this book 2 / 5

“Book Of Sith ” by Daniel Wallace Review

In his quest for total domination, Darth Sidious compiled six legendary dark side texts detailing Sith history and philosophy by Sorzus Syn, Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Mother Talzin, Darth Plagueis, and himself. Together these documents form the Book of Sith. Over the centuries, the texts were passed among Force users who left handwritten notes and annotations in the margins, including Darth Vader, Yoda, Mace Windu, and Luke Skywalker, among others. Collected by acclaimed Star Wars writer Daniel Wallace and embellished by numerous esteemed Star Wars illustrators, this volume introduces new characters and history, and delves deeper into understanding the philosophies and methods behind the dark side of the Force.

If you are a huge Star Wars fan just like me, you will probably enjoy this book the same way as I need. And if you are not a Star Wars then the book will not go so well with you.

This one is the second must read for every Star Wars fan we are talking about on this blog. 

This one is very similar to “The Jedi Path” I have reviewed on this blog few days ago. But this one is of course about Sith path, and to be honest this one gives a bigger history lesson than the “The Jedi Path”. 

This book is a compilation of various Sith texts written by several different Sith lords and master. This of course includes Darth Plagueis, The Emperor, Mother Talzin and many others. 

This book is made of several different “books” from the Sith side, which really brings you different insights to the Sith mystery. Because you have texts written by Palpatine, texts written from Mother Talzin which is the leader for Nightsisters which should have been more involved in the movies and you have texts written by other Sith lords and masters like Darth Bane.

This book involves many different topics linked closely to the dark side. These topics are all the way from Sith history and practitioners to different creatures bad ass weapons.

It’s important to mention that this book also involves somehow chronicled Palpatine’s rise to power as one of the most important Siths. 

This book gives you different point of views which Siths like Darth Bane, Emperor, Mother Talzin and many others had. 

Of course this one to involves notes or commentary notes from different characters from the Star Wars universe. 

This book adds a lot to the mystery about Siths and how dope they really are.

From the moment you get this book in your hands you will see that there was a lots of effort and knowledge put into this book. 

This book is a pleasure to read as long as you are a Star Wars fan and wants to increase your Star Wars knowledge and have some fun with it. 

This book have 160 pages which means that this book is a short read which can be read in one or two sittings. 

The illustrations in this book are brilliant and adds to the value of this book. 

You will read in this book about what Siths value and what techniques they use, together with the famous “Rule of two” and how it really works. 

This book gets 5 / 5

“The Jedi Path” by Daniel Wallace Review

With the push of a button, the doors of the vault open in a wash of light and Star Wars sound effects. The inner platform rises, revealing this exclusive edition of The Jedi Path. This ancient training manual, crafted by early Jedi Masters, has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. It explains the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order, and what Jedi must know to take their place as defenders of the peace in the galaxy — from mastery of the Force to the nuances of lightsaber combat.

If you are a huge Star Wars fan just like me, you will probably enjoy this book the same way as I need. And if you are not a Star Wars then the book will not go so well with you.

This book will give you the feel as though you’re a padawan who might be reading this as part of your teachings. 

This book is basically a Jedi Codex or path which every Jedi learn and needs to follow since they choose the Jedi Path.

This book is a treasure trove of information pertaining to Jedi and the Jedi Order. Because you will most likely get a huge insight to the Jedi world and it will paint a bigger picture for you.

This book is both a Jedi guidebook and a history lesson of the Jedi Order. And it gives you insight into what it means to be a Jedi Knight and a lots of hints at the philosophies, structures, and mantras of the Jedi.

This book talks about how a lightsaber is made and different types of Jedi + their function. But you will also get the insight of the Jedi Trials and all the Knighting ceremony which the Jedis have.

From the moment you get this book in your hands you will see that there was a lots of effort and knowledge put into this book. 

In this book you will also get small notes or commentary notes from different characters from the Star Wars universe which will make the pleasure of reading this book bigger. Some of the characters I mentioned are Luke, Yoda, Obi Wan, Emperor and the great Anakin.

This book is a pleasure to read as long as you are a Star Wars fan and wants to increase your Star Wars knowledge and have some fun with it. 

There are a lots of illustrations in this book which again adds a lots to this book. These illustrations which you will find in this book goes all the way from how a lightsaber is created to what clothes the Jedis must wear depending on their rank in the Jedi Order.

If you are a Star Wars fan then this book is a must read, because it will give you knowledge which probably didn’t know about. And this book involves things which the films did not involve.

This book have 160 pages which means that this book is a short read which can be read in one or two sittings. 

This book gets 5 / 5