I’m still on my library reading tear, and the second book I’ve conquered has been Outcast. All those hours of watching Lavar Burton on Reading Rainbow is finally paying off (except for that goat episode, that was just plain scary). It’s the first Star Wars book in the Fate of the Jedi series.
The story takes place 40 years or so after episode IV, so a lot of the standard characters are prominent with a lot of new characters that I wasn’t familiar with as well. While I’m still very much bummed that Chewbacca was killed off previous to this book, I still decided to give this a shot.
Things started off a bit slow for me, but that also may’ve been that so many of the characters were new to me. Much of the early story was politics driven, and I suppose I was expecting more lighsabers and blasters. But the slow start did setup the story a good deal, and this is a 9 book series so it does make sense.
I was glad that Lando and Wedge Antilles both had roles in this book. I always liked the side characters, and was glad to see they’re still around. I expect to read this entire series now, pretty sure 7 of the 9 are already out with the remaining 2 due out pretty soon.