Book Review: Star Wars: Crosscurrent

Star Wars: Crosscurrent

Star Wars: Crosscurrent, by Paul S. Kemp

Jaden Korr is a Jedi Knight who decides to follow a vision from the Force, leading him to someone calling for help. Getting help from a salvage ship, Jaden and the crew discover more than they imagined when they find a five-thousand-year-old ship. The dreadnaught has traveled through time and space, along with its crew of Sith and one vengeful Jedi. And the cargo itself is even more dangerous than the ship’s crew.

It has been years since I’ve read a Star Wars tie-in novel, so I thoroughly impressed to find I was able to jump right in to the story. The characters are well-developed and relatable. And the character glossary at the front of the book came in handy with the strange names that seemed confusing at first. And with the benefit of a universe already revealed in the movies, not much background is needed in the tie-ins. So, talented authors, like Kemp, can concentrate on a creative story and vivid characters.

This Star Wars novel is packed with suspense, drama, and The Force. What could be better? With plenty of twists and surprises, the story gathered momentum to an exciting and climactic finish. It was highly entertaining and completely engaging. This fast-paced, action-packed adventure should appease any Star Wars fan.

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