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- ASIN : B0891S7GCY
- Publisher : Disney Lucasfilm Press; Media tie-in edition (July 28, 2020)
- Publication date : July 28, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 8100 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 101 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #158,874 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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George Mann once more returns to the Star Wars Universe following on the heels of last years MYTHS & FABLES collection. In this collection he gives us a much darker take on all things in a "Universe Far Away".
THE ORPHANAGE - Children are disappearing. Those who run the orphanage say it's simply a case of runaways, but Elish believes differently...and she could be the next to 'disappear'.
BUYER BEWARE - Slokin collected unique and powerful artifacts. But sometimes the artifact collects you back.
THE PREDECESSOR - Asking too many questions can be the death of you...Literally!
BLOOD MOON - The misfortune of an entire civilization can be a waiting fortune for another. But, the red glow of its sun may have cast a different light on that.
THE DARK MIRROR - Sol Mogra was chosen to be a padawan to the greatest of Jedis, Nil Idyth. Sol wanted to, in every way, follow in the footsteps of his Master. To his lasting regret, that's exactly what he does.
THE GILDED CAGE - Sometimes the lesson you try to inflict on others, becomes the one that you are lost to.
A LIFE IMMORTAL - Utter conquest is one thing...but when you have it all death will eventually pull it from your grasp. They only thing left to conquer is death.
Mann once more spins wonderful tales of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords...worlds of amazing cities and forlorn ruins...love and betrayal. Each of the tales perfectly capture the fun and wonder of the Star Wars universe that has filled up so much of our lives. Mann can dig deep into the emotions and the makeup of his characters to bring the most to each story in just a few pages.
Hopefully, this sets the stage for another chapter next year.
Fun for adults but written for kids
A beautiful book with great art. the pages look intentionally worn to add to the mild scariness of the book. The book before this " myths and fables" was larger with more stories but this is a fine addition to the collection with the same type of stories but with a focus on scary, dark side tones and, as in the last book, each story has a message.
The book is good for adults by is aimed for children ages 8 - 12 who like star wars. The stories are similar to European fables and can be a little scary for younger kids
Knowing star wars lore, this book had a few references that I appreciated.
Overall a great book and not to expensive
On Gaaten is an orphanage of children who lost parents in the Clone Wars. As time passes, the kids spread rumors that those who disappear are taken by a creature.
From the illustration, we know it’s an Inquisitor.
Elish understands the horrors of sentients, and she brings peace among fears...until she sees the creature take her friend. Her Force sensitivity is made known to him and Elish reaches out until a woman named Kira Vantala. She’s a Jedi and her appearance made me go “huh?”
And that was my mindset for a few of these. I get it--these are legends and stories, but there was a huge load of info dumping in these short stories. I only recognized two planets and one person (other than Vader) in the entire book.
Slokin is a collector of old treasures, and ends up buying a cursed mask. When he puts it on, he sees the past, he gives into the temptation to mirror the events he witnesses. It’s a good story of the dangers of power and green.
An Imperial officer named Denholm is promoted--and he wonders where his predecessor, Marsden, went. Especially because the two were friendly. Denholm begins to see things; hear things; <i>feel</i> things. And paranoia sets in until his fate is realized.
In the skies of Lupal is a dying star made of kyber. Tucat leads an expedition there, despite solar flares and past failures of other groups. The solar flares affect them all, especially a Shistavanen named Vrak. It’s very werewolfish.
<b>The Dark Mirror</i>
Sol Mogra’s former Master, Idyth, trained him to hold a dark mirror to one’s heart to conquer fear and avoid the path of the Dark Side. WHen Idyth dies, Sol receives a wooden necklace amulet. Years later, dark homicides occur on Coruscant (so this is definitely a legend) and Sol has dreams of the murders.
There is a great moral here of how letting fears and anger foster has painful and lasting repercussions.
<b>The Gilded Cage</b>
I love this illustration the best.
A Sith Lord named Darth Caldoth is hated by many, including the Nightsiters. One named Zeldin is chosen to mentally fight against him in a way that really makes me think of Lumiya.
It’s a great reminder that trying to force visions to come true can easily backfire.
<b>A Life Immortal</b>
A Sith Lord, Dark Noctyss, sets out for Exegol to search for the secret to immortality. As she delves into her research...the reader can easily see where it’s going, but it’s nice to see evil people get their comeuppance.
By Evocatus on November 16, 2020
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It is difficult to rate the book as whole as it is 7 short stories. So I might enjoy one more than the other.
The Orphanage. 4 stars. Griffin sums up the nusfuratu feel of Mann's story with his art work at the begining of the chapter. I enjoyed this story the most as has battle the light and dark in it.
Buyer Beware. 3.5 stars. A good story but I guess where it was going quite early on. Shout out to a continuity between the books, a familiar trader from the Black Spire.
The Predecessor. 3 stars. Life on the Imperial military is tough, severing under Darth Vader is a daily challenge to survive. I understand the idea of trying to make this a but if a ghost story, but I don't thing it really worked for me.
Blood Moon. 3.5 stars. Looking for treasure you worry about all the external dangers, but what is the beast is unleashed from within. The art work at the begining sums up the story.
The Dark Mirror. 4 stars.a legacy of good corrupted. I enjoyed this despite knowing where the story was going.
The Gilded Cage. 5 stars. A good story. There is something familiar about this story I can't remember whether I read it in parts on the comics or in another book. Dark, twisting and twisted.
A Life Immortal. 4 stars. Many Sith have been looking for immortality, this one got an extra continuity point to link to the movie.
A good quick read of short stories, great intro artwork to each chapter. Let see if these guys are going to do a lightside offering next. I am looking forward to it.