Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Assault At Selonia Review

Assault At Selonia (Corellian Trilogy #2)
by Roger MacBride Allen

Review By: Neil Richard

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

How odd that this book (the second in this series) begins with the same scenario (Han being imprisoned) as the last book I read had ended (also the second of a series). But anyway, on with the review.

Classic, classic, classic. I hate to say it, but I’m getting tired of the classics. Well, I call them classics. Those classic tales of our classic heroes stuck in classic hard spots being saved with classic moves from the classic supporting characters. How classic. And how sickening.

The only thing that brought this book beyond the edge of (but still affected by the gravity of) classic oblivion is the minor characters. Granted, not so minor in this series, but minor overall. First, there was Han’s cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. One mean dude that looks a lot like Han. Then there’s the Selonian (whose name escapes me at the moment) that gave Han a good thrashing. How nice to hear a different language used in the galaxy besides Basic.

So, while I skipped the first and third installment of this series due to lack of material (didn’t have it on audio CD), it was a decent listen. Nothing too terribly exciting, but some interesting history lessons for those moving beyond the classics into literature.

The review is also available in Word and PDF.

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