Michael P. Kube-McDowell
Birth date: August 29, 1954
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First off let me say that this book isn't as bad as everyone seems to think it is. Interesting, well written and a good, fast read, I gave it four stars only because I didn't like it quite as much as the first, 'Before the Storm'. I liked the character of Akanah and her interaction with Luke. Of all...
The story was narrated very well, and it was mostly interesting to read. However, the biggest problem with this story was the format. In pretty much every novel with one or more sub-plots that I've read--even including works outside the realm of science fiction and fantasy--it went between charact...
Technically, Asimov didn't write this; he just authorized it. However, that doesn't prevent this book from being great. It was actually a nicely written, fun story. Aside from a scant few profanities, there was really nothing offensive in it, either. Good stuff!
Luke continues to learn about his mother's people, all of which will be completely ignored when the prequel films are made. I think one of my favorite non-canon characters, Winter, gets a few good scenes in this story.
The New Republic is in danger because apparently our heroes are all very politically naive. I think there's yet another forgotten Imperial super weapon out there, too.