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There are some big picture storylines that are advanced, just not an entire novel’s worth. This time around its the deceased Queen Amidala’s earnest bodyguard, Captain Typhoo, and the mysterious and borderline cliched bounty hunter, Aurra Sing.

I’d like to hope the third installment ends up tying everything together and ending with a bang, but I’m not getting too hopeful. The prequels have certainly opened up a whole new dimension into Vader, making him a much more fascinating character. But it was nice to see him piece it together, and to experience Shavows reaction. Back track a couple of chapters to the prologue: But one lone Knight continues to fight the good fight — against all odds and when all else fails.

Its major weakness is derived from its own premise– Jedi and force followers are being hunted down, looked upon with great suspicion, and basically trying to hid deep in the undergound of Coruscant, in a manner that might ckruscant some of the Jews hiding out in Nazi occupied territory during World War II. I don’t feel they add or enhance the narrative at all.

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights II – Street of Shadows : Michael Reaves :

This is one of the better stories of the Star Wars series and would make quite a good film. Star Wars Legends novels — So, after much contemplation, I think it’s fair to rate it 4. Just as I expected It was cool to see Aurra Sing again. Ves Volette, a Caamasi artist, has been murdered!

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights II – Street of Shadows

For the most part, Reaves maintained the momentum of the series’ first installment. While view spoiler [Sing’s death hide spoiler ] taps into a common trope – echoing Boba Fett’s escape from certain death in the Sarlacc and many others, and view spoiler [Typho hide spoiler ] only reappears in Star Wars Galaxies, a sort of marginal and dubious source of canon, it’s still frustrating.


Actually having a series of books just based on Coruscant is nice to. Other books in the series.

The whole premise may scream “cash cow,” but it actually works quite well. Also in Star Wars: He does need to eat after all. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. On the Star Wars timeline, Pavan’s adventures take place after the terrible Purge, in which the Emperor has ordered all Jedi Knights hunted down and killed. However, the second book in the Corsucant Nights series was just as average as the first one. Anyway we get to see Aurra Sing- rogue Jedi turned bounty hunter and good ole Captain Typho of Naboo I have to admit, I wondered what ever happened to him after Revenge of the Sith you’ll find out here.

Shadow Hunter is a very good “Star Wars” novel that reads as easily as a comic book The cover, the title, the blurb on the back of the strset, all connote the feel of a Dick Tracy novel.

After the destruction of Caamas, a Zeltron named Dejah finds Jax to get her and a Caamasi light sculptor named Ves Volette off the planet. In another they are acting as agents of the secret organization “Whiplash” – which is a resistance movement to the Empire and having to deal with an assasin hired by Darth Vader.

The story tsreet characters from the Medstar Duologywhich was published in Feb 15, Maythavee rated it really liked it.

Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Good story, well told. Coruscant Nights Canon C. Read this book, read its sequels, and be prepared to have a dictionary at hand while doing so, because Reaves throws a TON of obscure vocabulary at you. Vector Prime Dark Tide I: Why didn’t they use whatever source Ves Volette used to obtain them for his light sculptures? Michael Reaves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and screenwriter whose many credits include Star Trek: There are no clues ahead of the reveal for readers to try to guess who did it, so even as a mystery it’s not fulfilling.


Views Read Edit View history. We are experiencing technical difficulties. There are a few lightsaber battles, chase scenes With Jax at a loss what to do with the Force-given information of Anakin’s miraculous survival, I’m sure he and Typho will come to a mutually-driven partnership very soon.

Too many story lines. Now that Jax and Deejah are as good as suspects, it’s up to him to find the real murderer and end the case before the “cools” that’s the local law enforcement get too involved and discover Jax’s many secrets, putting him and Whiplash in a lot of danger.

The book plays out much like a mystery — with a twist. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I didn’t need to keep hearing it every fifth page or so.

He and Neil Gaiman cowrote Interworld. She’s also killed a number of them. I just remember it was a nice read but got boring in some parts. Now a mysterious Zeltron knockout named Deejah approaches Jax with a case that needs to be cracked: Also, some of the denizens of Coruscant’s underworld could be interpreted as sexual. The characters continue to be a joy to read about and Reaves’s writing can be engaging at times. But there were other parts, such as the weak mystery, that really strdet me second guess my rating.

Having lost his lightsaber in an epic battle of angry assistants, criminal over lords and fallen Jedi, Jax is left with a really weird metal vibrating stick Reaves invented I think called a Velmorian energy sword.