Review: Star Wars: Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp

Star Wars CrosscurrentI really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. Time travel, familiar characters, a pitch-perfect narrative, and a truly amazing Force-centric final battle make for entertainment that hooked me from the first sentence and never really let go.

This particular Star Wars tale centers on the pursuit of Lignan, a rare ore that enhances a Force user’s link to the dark side. In the wicked hands of the Sith Empire, it would mean the difference between victory and defeat. So a Jedi knight and his Apprentice are sent to prevent the worst from happening. Only, in the process, everyone near the Lignan laden ship are shot 5,000 years into the future. Oops.

Crosscurrent is smartly written, with a timeline just jumpy enough to keep you intrigued, and a cast of characters that make you care what happens to them. My favorite part of the book is the last showdown between Saes and his former Jedi Master Relin. Certainly an intense sequence of events that made my heart rate jump up a couple of times.

Buy, Borrow, or Pass?

Borrow. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, I don’t think I would read it twice over. Like a video-game with little replay value, it was thrilling the first time through, but now that I know all the twists and turns, it wouldn’t be as exciting to read it again. Still, it was definitely worth reading, and I don’t regret a minute of it!

Star Wars: Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks; Original edition (January 26, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0345509056
ISBN-13: 978-0345509055

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