|Plot Summary of Before the Storm|
The story begins with the New Republic beginning negotiations with a new alien race, the Yevetha. Princess Leia, who is at the time President of the New Republic, is in discussions with the Yevetha representative/leader, Viceroy Nil Spaar. The discussions turn out to be a ruse--Nil Spaar is only interested in testing the resolve of the New Republic before the Yevetha begin a large campaign of destruction and conquest.
Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker is getting restless with all the demands on his time at the Jedi Academy, and decides to go into hiding to meditate. During his seclusion he is found by another Jedi-like person, Akanah, who claims to an adept of another Force-like power, The White Current. She convinces Luke to accompany her on a search for her long-lost people, the Fallanassi, claiming that his mother might be among them.
The third major story is about Lando investigating a strange ship that disappears whenever approached. He is assisted by C3PO, R2-D2, and Lobot, who was last seen on Cloud City in the Empire Strikes Back.
Han Solo does not do much in the first book--he basically baby-sits the kids while Leia is working. Chewbacca goes back to his home planet to visit his family, and is basically taken out of the first two books.
This synopsis report prepared by Evan Massey
|Chapter Analysis of Before the Storm|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 70%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Kind of series
- Star Wars
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Star Trek or Star Wars book?
- politician/elected ruler
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- Space, need spacesuit
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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