Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Last Command by Timothy Zahn (GRADE: B)
I just finished The Last Command by Timothy Zahn. Overall, I thought it was a fun read. I grade this book a B.
This is the third book in a trilogy that is commonly known as the Thrawn Trilogy. The first two books are (1) Heir to the Empire and (2) Dark Force Rising.
I found this book to be the best of the three. But I did find the ending a bit sudden.
I liked Thrawn as a character and well as Pellaeon.
The character I liked the most was Mara. I liked her arc as a character and her transformation from being singled minded about killing skywalker to...well, you'll just have to read and see what becomes of her.
I don't know why, but I find myself drawn to young adult fiction. Maybe because it is easier to read than, let's say, Dostoevsky. But I still critique it like it is a masterpiece of literature. So let me be a little be generous starting...now.
The Last Command, as well as the entire trilogy, is a good fun book. It kept the flavor of the Star Wars, Empire and Return of the Jedi. I felt like these three books could very well have been episodes VII, VIII and IX.
If you are a fan of Star Wars or just want a fun read, I would recommend these books to you. These books are not high literature; they are young adult beach reads. But for what they are, I thought they were pretty good. I grade this book and the entire series a B.
Posted by KHLchem