Bloodlines

Bloodlines

by Karen Traviss

Han and Leia return to Hans homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance.

Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliances campaign to crush the insurgents.

And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Hans past: Boba Fett.

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I hate the characterization of Boba Fett. Jacen embraced multiple ways of using the Force during the last major story arc, refusing to commit himself to one particular path and embracing a path of moral relativism. In this arc, he embraces the fact that maybe Sith teachings aren't all that bad after all, and that they can be a tool to bringing order and peace to the galaxy, if used properly. But, he is more and more embracing the idea that the Sith way is the way, the only way, to bring peace to the galaxy, and that somehow he must sacrifice someone he cares about if he really wants to achieve his objectives and prove that he is beyond passion and temptation. There was no plot point where a loved one has gotten in his way. I imagine Jacen toying with Sith teachings as part of his overall patchwork worldview and not how Traviss is implementing this, "Oh, I have to be dark in order to succeed. I think plot-wise it's the poorest flow of any of the Star Wars EU stuff I've read so far. There's something cyclical about the overall arc I find appealing and fascinating and so I will continue it, but Traviss, you let me down.

He goes from killing a friend without hesitation in the last book to herding people into interment camps and torturing characters during interrogation in this one.

During his travels he meets Mirta Gev who is a fellow bounty hunter that says she knows Bobas daughter. Boba decides to take her on his travels because he likes her, even though he wont admit it, and she has information that he wants. That bounty hunter happened to be Boba Fetts daughter. When he found out Han Solo was going to kill his cousin Thracken Sal Solo, leader of Corellia, Boba decided to help. Together the two killed Thracken along with Mirta Gev. After the killing, Han tells Boba about his daughter. Mirta is Boba Fetts granddaughter, and was supposed to hand him over to his daughter for her to kill him. Characterization: Throughout this book the character of Boba Fett gets revealed. However, if you do not like death, war, or conflict, do not read this book. I thoroughly enjoy reading about the Star Wars universe and this book is not a disappointment. I especially enjoyed reading about my favorite Star Wars character of all time: Boba Fett.

Meanwhile, Jacen is the head of the Galactic Alliance Guard, a task force created to get rid of Corellian terrorists who are protesting on Coruscant. With the assassination of Corellia's Prime Minister, Thrackan is voted into office and starts urging Corellia and her fellow systems to leave the Galactic Alliance. Jacen starts to lead raids in Coruscant to deport Corellians back to Corellia. Han soon teams up with Fett to assassinate Thrackan in hopes that it will end the looming war between Corellia and the Galactic Alliance. This book was very angering to see Jacen's character transition into something dark and evil.

Wow. I guess there aren't a lot of things I can say about this book other then I am not a huge fan of Karen Traviss. Everything in his life had led to this point because Anakin Skywalker's destiny had been subverted and warped by well-meaning but blind Masters, sending him off on a tangent to do a flawed Palpatine's bidding instead of realizing his own full power. I am more powerful than any of you." (Jacen after Forcewalking back in time to see how the Council refused Anakin his title of Master) Ridiculous, I think the part when he admits he is prepared to kill Tenel Ka and Allana is where I decided I wanted to hurl.

I never thought I would see the day that Boba Fett & Han solo would work together, but Karen Traviss delivers us just that situation in book 2 of the Legacy of the Force series, Bloodlines.

I enjoyed Star Wars Bloodlines by Haren Traviss, because it deals with science fiction and outer space. Most of the characters in this book are also in the movies.