A long deep-space flight to Canto Bight is the perfect time to trade stories of the legendary Jedi, Luke Skywalker.
This is very similar to another Star Wars book that was published a couple years ago called From a Certain Point of View, which focuses on the actions of minor or unseen characters from the first three films. I actually picked that one up a couple weeks ago and read two of the stories and then put it down. That was kind of my experience with this one. Yet, this one looks at specifically the actions of Luke, some in the time of the films and some as he’s wandering between the action of Return of the Jedi and the new films.
Honestly, this was a little bit of a “it’s not the book, it’s me” situation. I’m a little tired of the original crew. I’d like to move on to new characters and adventures within the SW universe. Although Liu is a fantastic author who really puts Luke in some great situations, I just wanted something different. I’m not one of those angry fans. I even like the prequels! These just seem like a rehash of the rehash.
Luke is a scavenger who saves an Imperial navy technician after the Battle of Jakku. He saves R2D2 from a sinister mining collective. He saves a young woman from a storm on a water-encased planet in the Outer Rim. Lots of saving going on in this book…
It wasn’t all bad, but I did feel like it was definitely part of Disney’s ramp-up to the new films. Almost as if Liu had a list of people and places he needed to tick off as he wrote the stories. Shackled with a restraining bolt.