by Greg Bear, Author of Darwin’s Radio

Published by A Del Rey Book, an imprint of Random House

A review by John Irvin


“This must be how a father feels, looking down on his son, worried about an uncertain future. I would hate to see him fail. But I would hate far more to lose this boy. I would almost rather freeze time here, and freeze myself with it, than face that.” –Obi-Wan Kenobi

            From the back cover blurb:

            The Force is strong in twelve-year-old Anakin Skywalker…so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan—like his slain Master Qui-Gon—believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, find his own balance.

            Dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. They sense a disturbance in the Force unlike any they have encountered before. It seems there are more secrets on Zonama Sekot than meet the eye. But the search for those secrets will threaten the bond between Obi-Wan and Anakin…and bring the troubled young apprentice face-to-face with his deepest fears—and his darkest destiny.

Star Wars: Rogue Planet by Greg Bear, A Review

            Ships that are living breathing things…amazing! A planet that is actually a living breath being…astounding!

            Rogue Planet has always been a favourite of mine in the Star Wars realm. I’ve always had a thing for exploring other worlds and Greg Bear adds such a taste to this space drama. With the physics and biology, this is a real science fiction story.

            Fans of Star Wars and other fantasies must make sure to add this book to their collection.

            The signs of Anakin’s soon-coming path to the Dark Side are prevalent as well. Most fans already know the outcome, but there is still a bit of suspense somehow. Perhaps it’s because you’re not certain when exactly he will turn that holds you on the edge of your seat.

            There is also a couple tear-jerking moments as you fall in love with the living world that is Zonama Sekot and feel her loss and pain.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: ROGUE PLANET.

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