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Star Wars
Book 2 - Shards


Authors: John Ostrander and Jan Duursema
Artists: Adam DeKraker, Travel Foreman, Colin Wilson and Jan Duursema
Titan Books
RRP: £14.99, US $17.95
ISBN-13: 978 1 84576 699 3
ISBN-10: 1 84576 699 7
Available 21 March 2008

After joining forces with the Sith to defeat the Galactic Alliance in the war to dominate the galaxy, the Empire is betrayed by Darth Krayt and his legion of followers. Now, in an Empire divided, stormtroopers battle stormtroopers, Sith assassins hunt the deposed Emperor Roan Fel, and spies with conflicting loyalties seek the mysterious heir to a legendary legacy, Cade Skywalker. Yet Cade seeks something far different - refuge from his past at the place it was shattered, the ruins of the Jedi Academy on Ossus...

Shards is the second volume in the Star Wars: Legacy series of graphic novels - collecting issues #4 and 8-13 of the comic book series. Not only does this miss out a number of issues (all of which were printed in Book 1), but the order these are printed in are not the same order that they were printed in the comic books (for those who really needed to know the order here is #8, 4, 9, 10, 13, 11 and 12).

In this collection Cade Skywalker returns to the place of his father's last stand against the Sith and finds far more than ghosts. Discover how the Empire joined forces with the Sith to defeat the Galactic Alliance in the war to dominate the galaxy - only to have Darth Krayt and his legion of followers usurp ultimate power for themselves.

Follow the fate of an Empire divided, with battles pitting Stormtrooper against Stormtrooper, and Sith assassins bent on taking the life of deposed Emperor Roan Fel! Witness a galaxy in turmoil, and the decisions that will shape its future.

As I mentioned in my review of Book 1, this series is not overly engaging on a first read through. It's a little too dry and I'm not a big fan of comic books that take themselves too seriously.

This is a series that only serious Star Wars fans will want to collect. Take this outside of the Star Wars universe, and the stories are not overly engaging.


Pete Boomer

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