"terrific installment in the Star Wars saga"
After the battle of Genosiss, the republic is plunged into
a galaxy wide war led by Count Dooku, once a Jedi in
training who studied with Yoda. Now he turns to the dark
side of the force answering only to his master Darth
Sidious. The count has captured Jedi Knight Jai Moruk and
has him deliver a message to Yoda to see if they can
negotiate a peace with the stipulation that Yoda must come
to him on the planet Vjon; a place where the dark side of
the force is very strong.
After living eight centuries, Yoda knows he probably will
be walking into a trap and sets up a diversion to avoid
being captured by Dooku's minions. Accompanying Yoda to
Vjon is Jedi Masters Jai Marak, Master Leon, their padawans
(apprentices), Scout and Whie and Whie's manservant robot
Fidelis. The force in Scout is weak but she has an
important role to play in the upcoming confrontation
between Yoda and Dooku as both try to persuade the other
that it isn't too late to change sides.
Sean Stewart has written in exciting Star Wars novels
filled with action and adventures that is typical of the
space opera sub-genre. He doesn't neglect his characters
and includes a surprise twist. Fidelis is a robot butler
who offers comic relief when the tension threatens to
overwhelm the audience. DEAD RECKONING is a terrific
installment in the Star Wars saga.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 29, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007