Rebel Force: Trapped

February 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , )

trappedRebel Force: Trapped by Alex Wheeler

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One of the things that has bugged me for much of the Expanded Universe is how much of the story revolves around Luke and the rest of the Skywalkers. We have an entire galaxy of different races, some of whom are sensitive to the Force, but somehow every important story revolves around this small handful of people. It winds up making that galaxy very small, and it bothers me.

In Trapped, X-7 begins to question his identity and his mission, and of course that ties in with the Skywalkers. Not only does Ferus Olin circle back into the story (whose first brush with the Skywalkers was when Anakin was still a Padawan), but now we find that a mysterious contact is actually Lune Divinian, who was a key player in The Last of the Jedi. So, we still have everyone orbiting the Skywalker sun, and man, does it get old.

The story is better than Firefight, since Wheeler doesn’t try to cheat the story, but he’s still not getting the characters right. These books are readable, but they don’t add much to the larger story, even if you are one who’s more interested in the Skywalker saga.

Started: November 30, 2017
Finished: November 30, 2017

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