Luke Skywalker hero of the Star Wars galaxy his exploits are legendary. So one would assume that everyone in the galaxy has heard of him. Stories have been told and passed on from person to person so things would be exaggerated from time to time. So in this Star Wars novel we have six mini stories within one overall story. The story begins on a ship called The Wayward Current a transport barge on its way to Canto Bight. It’s late and the crew has just finished a meal and are ready to call it a night when one of the deckhands asks for a story about Luke Skywalker and so the story telling begins.
I’ve said it before I’m not a big fan of anthologies and it seems that I’ve reached a point in my Star Wars new canon TBR were thats all we have. (I’ve been reading them in order of publication) the last one was From a Certain Point of View, which I did enjoy very much. This one was ok. I enjoyed it but as I said before I’m not a big anthology fan. I believe that all but two of these tales about look take place after Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens. The first one was very amusing The Myth Buster is a tale about the original trilogy and how none of it really happen. It’s basically told by a conspiracy theorist, she tells a tale about how our heroes were really a bunch of con artist and how the Death Star really never existed. The second one is about the aftermath of the battle of Jaaku. The third about Luke on a primitive planet looking to know more about The Force. The fourth is about a rescue attempt for R2-D2. Then we have a tale about the escape from Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi and how the real hero was a small flea (very interesting take) and we conclude with a tale somewhat similar to the scene were Han and The Princess were trapped inside a giant space slug.
I will say the stories kept me interested and turning the pages and it was a super fast read. And it was interesting to see how the rest of the galaxy perceives Luke Skywalker. And last but not least are the wonderful illustrations by J. G. Jones every story starts of with one of these works of art that gives you hints but never gives away what you are about to read. I recommend that you stop and truly appreciate each illustration before jumping in to the story.