“Having bounced a round the Star Wars books some I knew that some one was going to die, and I also had a idea who it would be. I was surprised that it wasn't who I thought it would have been and that it wasn't just a rehash of the Darth Vader story. The characters are well done and I am relieved to find that despite this series is written by 3 or 4 different authors that everything ties in cleanly throughout the books. Han and Leia make spot appearances in the book but this tends to focus mostly on Jacen and Ben's story. I really enjoy how you can see the growth from teenager to adult that Ben is forced to make, and the times when he shows his innocence. This book kept my attention and kept me turning pages. the only draw back was that the story jumps around between characters a lot. and i know it is done to show that things are happening at the same time but it happens so much and doesn't seem to flow well for me. I find myself having to switch gears so much that i had to reread sections to get it straight in my mind.”Stephen B. Fraser wrote this review Friday, December 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh my god! I knew it! I knew that it had to be Mara : ( Even though I haven’t know Mara’s character for very long, it was still to see her go. Reading her inner thoughts made her death much more tragic. Poor Luke and Ben. Sighs, this is exactly why I disliked the expanded universe sometimes. More tragedies keep happening to the Skywalkers and Solos. Anyway, Boba Fett is back! I really enjoyed reading about him and the other Mandalorians. The fight scene between Jacen and Mara was really intense! The last line sent shivers down my spine. Can’t wait to start Inferno! The novella, Boba Fett: A Practical Man was a really great read! Boba Fett is so bad-ass! ”Maythavee wrote this review Thursday, November 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“best book ever”mdog 2000 wrote this review Wednesday, November 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“jacen solo crosses over and death in the family ”J.W. B wrote this review Tuesday, November 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A new Dark Lord is born. A loved character is lost. Boba starts to lead his people into a new golden age. Yep that about sums it up..”Billy Landon wrote this review Monday, June 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've enjoyed the "Start Wars" novels for several years now, but the grim Yuuzhang Vong and the icky Dark Nest story arcs were not very satisfying. And although the "Legacy of the Force" series was in some ways a relief, several of the novels seemed like "phoned in" efforts -- far from the best work by normally competent authors.
I was happy to find that "Sacrifice" stands out as perhaps the best Star Wars novel I've read. Jacen has many human, even appealing moments as he slips away to the dark side. And one of the most surprising and enjoyable aspects of the novel is to find Bobba Fett develop into a selfless hero and wise leader in spite of himself.
There are well-drawn, engaging characters, lots of exciting things happen, good intentions go awry, actions have consequences, and often it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. This novel is a meaty page turner, and an excellent read.”
“The Star Wars extended universe officially jumps the shark in this book. As if The New Jedi Order series hadn't done enough dreary damage to once long-beloved characters, the Legacy of the Force series turns them stupid, willfully blind and just plain moronic. Featuring one of the most pathetic villains in the EU to date (and considering the books written by Kevin J. Anderson, that's saying something) and the complete character assassination of the leading cast, Sacrifice is unreadable. Which, considering that author Karen Traviss is firmly on record as saying she hates to read novels, only comes as a surprise to the brain trusts at Del Rey who hired her. Traviss should stick to the two-dimensional video game characters for whom she has such an affinity and leave her rather sketchy political leanings out of the Star Wars universe (soldiers with big guns are kewl, Jedi and all their respect for life schtick are douches.)
The only thing that can save the EU now is a complete reboot. Help us, Timothy Zahn, you're our only hope.
Stay far, far away from this series.
“Very sad ending. Jacen is gone into the dark side. And Luke is heartbroken.”William P wrote this review Wednesday, October 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The series is getting really tense and it's difficult to tell who's deceiving who. Awesome!”Austin E wrote this review Thursday, April 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No