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Splinter of the Mind's Eye

by Alan Dean Foster

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Series: Star Wars (2 ABY), Star Wars Novels (2 ABY)

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A quite interesting story, more for the curiosity value of it being the novelisation of a film that (thankfully) was never made. George Lucas's contingency plan in the event Star Wars was a flop was to make a low-budget sequel, of which unnecessary plan this book was the fruit.

That low budget means that there are no big, space-opera battles, with the action all taking place on one planet. The planet being a giant marsh-world, perpetually shrouded in mist, means no expensive back drops, and I visualised Luke and Leia wandering from one studio set to the next, rather than ranging through expansive locations shoots. Harrison Ford, hedging his bets, had not signed on to a sequel at the time of publication, so no Han Solo, and therefore no Chewbacca. Artoo and Threepio are along for the ride, but little is made of them. Darth Vader appears, but he's a generic boss-level villain rather than the personification of the dark side of the Force that we love to hate.

If the first film had flopped, a movie of this book would have done nothing to revive the franchise. A quick fun read, but nothing to get too excited about. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Jul 22, 2014 |
This is not the best example of a Star Wars novel. The writing is amateurish and the storyline is filled with improbable happenings. Too, the characters don't hold true to who they are in the films and in later novels. Disappointing. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jan 21, 2014 |
I actually read this ; I think I was 10 ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
STAR WARS
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Always fun to read a book where there is such a well-built set of characters. ( )
  jefware | Oct 4, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345320239, Mass Market Paperback)

Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on the planet was the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem that would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast....

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The further adventures of Luke Skywalker as he fights for right and justice against the evil Imperial forces on the planet Mimbran.

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