Rebel Force: Uprising

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , )

uprisingRebel Force: Uprising by Alex Wheeler

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Now that X-7 has found his identity, it’s time for Luke to get brainwashed to serve the Empire. I guess. This is an odd book that attempts to take us up to the events of The Empire Strikes Back, but what happens in between is hardly groundbreaking stuff. It feels convoluted and forced.

Wheeler continues to mischaracterize the main characters. He manages to make them sound right while having them act completely out of character. The choices they make continue to serve the plot and not the characters, and when he’s writing about characters everyone already knows and loves, it’s a poor choice. We’re going to be able to tell when they act out of character, and the story will suffer for it. He managed to do this for five out of the six books in this series.

The best thing I can say about this book is that it brings this series to a close. It doesn’t feel like Wheeler gets the characters he’s writing about, and he tries to include so much fan service that it makes the Expanded Universe feel so much smaller. At least the books didn’t take that long to read, but I certainly wouldn’t add this to any must-read lists.

Started: November 30, 2017
Finished: December 1, 2017

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