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The Force Unleashed II: Star Wars Legends (Star Wars - Legends) Kindle Edition
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Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force...
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
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editions. He has won numerous awards for his fiction, including being the first author to win both the Ditmar and the Aurealis for a fantasy novel, The Crooked Letter. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00513HWY8
- Publisher : Del Rey (June 28, 2011)
- Publication date : June 28, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 5626 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 337 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #215,319 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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It is still a decent book for fans of Star Wars and the Force Unleashed games, but might be lackluster if you expect something closer to Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice series or anything from the post-trilogy canon.
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Ostensibly this is achieved by splitting the action between both Starkiller and Juno Eclipse. The game only follows Starkiller (as it is he who the player controls) as he rescues Kota, searches for Juno and faces Vader. And that is basically the gist of the story. Of course, as Starkiller is doing his thing many others are organising the rebellion and paving the way for ‘A New Hope’. Bail Organa, Ackbar (not yet Admiral obviously), Mon Mothma and Leia all have more extensive roles than their fleeting appearances in the game. In fact, the concerns of the rebel alliance are a much bigger part of the book than they are the game.
However, it is Juno’s own story that takes up a big chunk of the book; virtually half of it. Her story becomes a lot more interesting than the continuous chain of violence that makes up Starkiller’s. The character of Juno is really fleshed out in the book and there are some nice interactions with Leia. Of course, this does involve events being related somewhat out of order as a lot of the events surrounding Juno take place before Starkiller escapes Kamino. The method isn’t entirely satisfactory but it does work.
The game also featured two possible endings which can’t readily be replicated within the novel (unless it transmogrified into some type of adventure gamebook). Even though with the Disney take over rendering ‘The Force Unleashed 2’ no longer cannon, the novelisation inevitably still opts for the ‘light side’ ending as this fits in more with the Star Wars expanded universe.
The plot was well thought out and Williams does a great job of building the anticipation throughout. There is much intrigue surrounding his "rebirth" and there is also a lot of fairly fast-paced action. There were one or two gripes I had like the inclusion of a certain old face that I felt was unnecessary and a few areas that I felt maybe didn't quite fit into the timeline very neatly. As I neared the end of the book, I began to feel that it could - and possibly should - have finished earlier. There were several occasions when I thought the story was about to end but it kept going.
I was also slightly unsure about the ending. How the book finishes suggests they are going to write a third and final one to complete the series. If they don't, this will leave a rather blatant plot hole in the series that will leave a bad taste in many fans mouths.
Overall it was a fairly good read. By no means the best one I've ever read but enjoyable nonetheless.
Without it, the story doesn't fit into the star wars universe and it is a compete waste of time to read.
Don't do it. Don't waste your time. Read book 1 then stop.