Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars expanded universe. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a Star Wars Legends novel by Matt Stover. It’s been six months since Return of the Jedi, and the Rebel Alliance . Matt Stover’s excellent Star Wars Legends novel shows how and why Luke succeeded where the last generation of Jedi failed. And it examines.

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He had stripped her kinesthetic sense, so that she was no longer aware of her own body at all.

Blackhole on the other hand is just pure genius. I didn’t really feel like I understood exactly what they were. Because of that he missed the decades of indoctrinating mantras about compassion, and mondor and anger.

I liked the E3 novelization and wanted to like Matthew Stover, too, but Shatterpoint was awful, and this book was flat out travesty in its purest form. With the focus of his early life – his father and the evil Emperor – removed, the young Sskywalker Knight is struggling to see meaning and light in his existence, and the novel is ultimately about his attempts to find purpose in the shadow of war, loss and self-doubt.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: Star Wars Legends

Striking from a strategically advantageous base at the planet Mindorthey are waging campaigns of plunder and destruction, demolishing order and security across the galaxy—and breeding fears of an Imperial resurgence.

There is a new bad guy, who is supposed to have lukke power then the Shadkws, Vadar or Luke. This article has an excess of redlinks in it. Some other details that tje to the coherence and effectiveness of this story do seem likely to be deliberate: Han and Lando were okay but even they seemed a little off.

To see what your skwyalker thought of this book, please sign up. To sacrifice all life in the universe to The Dark. This would put the majority of the book into a quantum state of being possibly, but not certainly, canonically true. The most deadly of these, a ruthless legion of black-armored Stormtroopers, do the brutal bidding of the newly risen skywqlker Shadowspawn. Jedi Healer Jedi Trial Yoda: Herein lies the key to the Force.


Sign In Don’t have an account? Light against Darkness Wow, what an action-packed read. Stover hilariously calls out the lukke and stand-in expletives that Star Wars novels are known for, even as he has to work with them throughout the book.

We’re expecting our heroes to be heroes, and our damsels to be in distress. Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are dead. When Luke arrives everything falls completely apart, in some cases literally, and Luke’s friends show up to try and rescue him. So much for the compassion of the Jedi, there is no attempt to help Anakin redeem himself, there is no attempt to understand his feelings. Of course, if Luke was the only character whose speaking voice sounded a little strange here, that skyqalker all the others were just awesome.

This happens about a year or so after Return, Luke is a General, which he doesn’t want to be, but he is invistaging Mindor, where there are Imperials still.

It was something that I’d forgotten somewhere along the way. Articles with topics of unclear notability from July All articles with topics of unclear notability Use mdy dates from December Pages to import images to Wikidata Lkke with attributed pull quotes All stub articles.

I mean, given what he learns here, how can he possibly mess up so badly with Gantoris and Kyp in the Jedi Academy trilogy?

If there are to be more Jedi, someone needs to teach them. When writing particularly as Han or Lando, Stover really infused the serious situations with appropriate humor. All the main characters are here, they all get involved in some way or another to defeat a villain of the month. At one point, it’s revealed that our heroes from the movies are the subjects of badly written, highly inaccurate, pulpy and best-selling accounts of their exploits in overthrowing the Empire.

If you enjoyed lf, I assume you also like the kind of stuff Alan Dean Foster and Daley put out, which is great, I mean, go for it. I think one reason is that Stover takes Luke into some dark places that resonate really well with the Luke we’ll come to see in skywaker more recent stories.


This is certainly something I was not expecting at the outset. But underestimating the fury of the Sith will make them targets. The ship is eventually righted, but once again this problem should have been easily avoidable with a good editor able to correct the glaringly obvious missteps in what was otherwise a better than average narrative.

New Mimobot Coming May 4th. They sound like Xbox usernames. Instead of trying to be a great work of fiction by delving into the deepest darkest recesses of the human psyche, and over analyzing the ethics of using the force, Mindor is true to the essence that was Star Wars; a futuristic, extra-galactic offspring of a space-opera and a western.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars) by Matthew Stover

Anything told from Artoo’s POV. Star Wars Legends novels — You were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them. I never should have taken this job. Luke Skywalker has become a General in the New Republic and leads the campaign at Mindor, and as is so often the case in Star Wars, this is exactly what the villain wants. As for original characters, Nick and one other previous Stover creation reappear, both which are awesome SO glad to see what happens to Nick Rostu after his strange departure from the Coruscant Nights Trilogy.

I enjoyed reading it, and the silly grin of pleasure stayed with me for the rest of the day. He has also published several pieces of original work, such as Heroes Diewhich Stover described as ‘a piece skywalkee violent entertainment that is a meditation on violent entertainment’.

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