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Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a standalone novel that chronicles the Battle of Mindor, a fictional event in the Star Wars expanded universe. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is a Star Wars Legends novel by Matt Stover. It’s been six months since Return of the Jedi, and the Rebel Alliance . Matt Stover’s excellent Star Wars Legends novel shows how and why Luke succeeded where the last generation of Jedi failed. And it examines.

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The most interesting thing there though, is the meltmassif. Stay in Touch Sign up. See 2 questions about Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor…. I get the galaxy is big, but for 1 book please don’t make the bad try to be that way. I will not delve too much into the plot to preserve all the twists, but Skywalker, and the remains of his task force are forced planet-side to wage their assault, but soon realizing they’re outnumbered and outgunned, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando must go after him.

This review via The Rebel Librarian I would read the novels as they came out, but I always felt myself Well this one really takes me back to the Bantam days of the Star Ward Skyealker. I’m giving it the somewhat quixotic score of 3.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Star Wars) by Matthew Stover

But, for a key which has the finely-wrought mechanism to open this complex lock of meaning, Mindor was surprisingly undecorated and skywalkeg in its overall design.

It starts with the cover, which puts the Fate of the Jedi books to shame. This time he drug the characters through the hell that the movie only hinted at. Please remove this message when finished.

This is best described as a novel by Matt Stover, rather than a Matt Stover novel – for that, you really need the full, take-no-prisoners, attitude on all fronts.

Luke takes a special task force to Mindor to attack a small Imperial base run by shadow person who calls himself Shadowspawn.


I find it slightly incredulous that TIE fighters have NO repulsorlifts whatsoever, but I suppose it did make for an entertaining space combat scene. And if Luke is going to teach them, his path will not be easy. There is sexual tension between Midnor and Han. You need to login to do this. We forget the person Luke grows into, the guy who walks into Jabba’s palace without even wearing a lightsaber, the guy who believes in the good in people so much that it’s what allows him to redeem Darth Vader.

Matthew Stover not only makes the characters sound like themselves but he even does an incredible job of anglicizing Chewbacca and Skywalmer speech.

Taking place six months after the Battle of Endor, Matthew Stover’s luk contribution to the Star Wars cannon attempts to recapture the fun and youthfulness of the original trilogy, and for the most part, succeeds. Or did he take them from that one planet where they were working for the Imperials?

Cronal’s plot is specifically crafted to target Luke, to exploit his identity and the stories that create and maintain it. This one packs the SW punch! The backdrop for the battle between the New Republic and Blackhole? The names Shadowspawn and Blackhole are extremely dumb. Was browsing the TVTropes article on Mindorand found this example particularly amusing: This is a book crouched in Star Wars lore.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Literature) – TV Tropes

Upcoming Birthdays next 10 days. This book is very slow moving through the first half, but gets quite exciting in the final half. The basic storyline was confusing with very little background given and confusing and just downright silly descriptions of what was going on.

Shadow Hunter ” Darth Maul: Even in his traumatized state, Luke rediscovers one of his earliest lessons as a Jedi: Onslaught Dark Tide II: Maybe skywlaker appropriate, though, considering that the novel is built around the disillusionment of Luke Skywalker, the man whose initiation into the uncertain adult world that he inhabits here is symbolized by the amputation of his right hand. Stover fits in other characters like Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 in without making them feel like they are forced into the story kudos to Stover for writing from the droids’ point of views–and very convincingly, I might add.


Too many, too obscure and too tough-in-cheek. Maybe a weakness, maybe something that it makes him stronger. The Force is enormously strong here!!! And Luke is doing, uh, stuff.

LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE SHADOWS OF MINDOR: How The Jedi (Formerly) Lived And Returned

Not bad for someone whose main appearance was in a newspaper comic thirty years ago. Sykwalker just sat, head down, letting dust and grit trickle inside the back of his collar as meteorites pounded the hills.

Luke’s complaining about the stories told about him in the “prologue” also warned me. Sadly, the novel is not without its faults.

Tge it be an episode of Buffy or the Twilight series or a Star Wars book, this makes me absolutely skywaler. Not to mention, I thought it was weird including the meltmassifs which lent an almost Star Trek feel to the story. Does it live up to all the hype so many fans have drummed up about it? Has much in common with two of Stover’s previous works in this setting, with multiple characters from Shatterpoint appearing and various themes from it and the Revenge of the Sith novelization recurring.

At first glance, Shadowspawn is a Dark Side warrior with dubious Force powers and no indoor voice. The part when Luke talks about hating Luke Skywalker and the Jedi’s Revenge was fun for people that remember the whole Revenge of the Jedi controversy.

Anything told from Artoo’s POV. Retrieved November 8, Lando was really nicely done, a good balance of dandy and general. I actually had to smile a few times throughout the book at what a fanboy feast the novel really was.