Galaxy of Fear: Clones

March 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Reads) (, , , )

clonesGalaxy of Fear: Clones by John Whitman

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It’s everyone’s favorite Star Wars trope: clones! This time, Zak and Tash find themselves on Dantooine at the abandoned Rebel base we all remember from the first movie, but everyone is encountering people from their past. For Zak and Tash, those people are their parents, who died when Alderaan was destroyed. They have to dig to discover the truth, but the title of the book should give you a clue, even if they don’t get it.

The story feels the most convoluted out of the entire series, but it also feels like it’s the best book so far. I’m not sure how Whitman manages that, but the plot does feel more complex than the others he’s created for the series. Tash and Zak both have to come to terms with the death of their parents, which helps give the story some gravity, since they have to come to terms with their own identities, as well. Their relationship with Hoole develops over the course of the series, too, which has been fun to watch, and it comes together nicely in this book.

The stories continue to be solid adventure stories, which is just what the Expanded Universe needs. The cameos here are less obvious and more natural to the story, which helps them feel less like fan service. I’m hoping Whitman will bring the series to a close with a strong conclusion in the next book.

Started: December 29, 2017
Finished: December 29 2017

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