This was fun! I'm glad I listened to my bros recommendations and read the series. With the exception of Fatal Alliance, this was a very good batch of reading.
The books can be read as stand alone novels. But there is benefit in reading them in order, especially the last three.
Reading these also reminded me to never judge a series based on one bad book. Years ago, I had abandoned the series after reading Fatal Alliance and I regret that.
I'm also reminded how much I enjoy Star Wars books. Think I will make my way through the Legends timeline. Great escapist reading.
May the force be with you!
This book was just fun.
We are still pre-A New Hope. The Great Galactic War has ended, ushering in a Jedi/Sith Cold War wherein everyone is still fighting. This book takes place from the standpoint of the Republic version of the CIA. I liked seeing the Republic government's involvement. Our main character is NOT Jedi and not force sensitive. So we see capable people getting it done without moving things with their minds.
Apparently, the Sith have constructed a large Destroyer-like ship that hooks up to a Sith mind. The Sith then is able to use the force to fight fleets of ships. This thing has to be taken down obviously cuz that kinda power is obnoxious and Luke hasn't been born yet. Our hero, Theron, comes up with a solid plan involving using ciphers. It's been done before, but I liked how I was reminded(and I'm confident it was intentional) of the dilemmas faced by Alan Turing's success in WWII with Enigma. The same issues were echoed and dealt with here.
This book was also funny. Theron has a foster sister he checks in on whose blunt observations and lack of filter had me laughing during the tense face offs at the end. And Theron wears Han Solo arrogance well.