Vortex: Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi) Hardcover – Nov 30 2010
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"Awesome, poignant and extremely action-packed. 8/10" Emotionally Fourteen "Die-hard fans will lap this up, and it's a good and enjoyable addition to the series" Civilian Reader --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Troy Denning is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss; Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost; Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star; the Star Wars: Dark Nest trilogy: The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen, and The Swarm War; and Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Tempest, Inferno, and Invincible—as well as Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, The Summoning, and many other novels. A former game designer and editor, he lives in western Wisconsin with his wife, Andria.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Abeloth is more confusing and relentless than in Abyss. Why she's after Luke's old flames I don't know but I hope that goes somewhere. I really loved Denning's Luke. I haven't always in the past but Luke is as wise, powerful and understated as we want him to be. Denning creates with Abeloth something pretty un-Star Warsy. It's new. It's a Force driven David Lynch realm. But I mostly approve of the risks Denning takes by making the Force cringeworthy.
I won't call this a page turner as I didn't tear through it. I did however notice that it's more what the fans have been clamoring for in this series. There are definite consequences in Vortex. A fine entry in a fairly thin series.
Of course Luke and Ben's story arc is hitting some high points as well. I wasn't expecting the twist with Abeloth which leaves you wondering just what exactly she is and how the Skywalkers are going to deal with her. Vestara is also right in the thick of things and it is pretty cool to see how this Sith girl is still working with the Skywalkers, more and more willingly all the time.
This is a must read book in this series!
It does a good job of keeping the reader/listener guessing on Vestara's real objectives. As the observer your heart is with her, although her actions perplex.
Interesting to bring in some new phenomenon called the White Current. However, it frustrated me that throughout the series, there are new learnings on the Jedi side, that get completely forgotten as the series draws onward. The Sith on the other hand, learn the techniques of the Dark Side, from one edition to the next (they learn from the Night Sisters - in the Allies book - for example).
Interesting enough to keep going... but there are times where it seems drawn out. As another reviewer mentioned, the soap opera aspect does get tedious.
I find that the book was fun to read and that you really saw what a parents love really was about
Most recent customer reviews
How can you not like this book? Look at the cool color of the cover. Would you call that aqua-marine?Published on March 3 2014 by Baggs McJungle