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Glad to get an Ashoka book but I’ve got to be honest here it was really disappointing. Thin plot, simplistic new characters, very dull prose and poor world building... the author gives us no insight into Ahsoka’s mindset during what should have been an emotional time. Ahsoka is shown going through the motions but it’s all so surface level. I chose not to review this book when I bought it back when it came out because I was so disappointed, but did not want to hate on Ahsoka content because I want more! But after finding out the long awaited Padme book is gonna be by this author as well I’m so disappointed... I hope she captures Padme better than she did Ahsoka.
I bought this for my nine year old daughter and I to read together. Ahsoka is one of her heroes and she was so excited to hear about and receive this book.
Sadly, it moves slowly, doesn't really have any strong or compelling characters and doesn't develop those it does have. This includes Ahsoka herself. My daughter abandoned it less than half way through, though does say that she'll get around to the rest of it herself. One day. I did finish it, but couldn't honestly tell you what happened at the end it made that little impact on me.
I picked up this book as a fan of the Clone Wars and a massive Star Wars fan in general. I think Ahsoka's character is a breath of fresh air so I was excited to see what she would get up to in her own novel. Unfortunately what I got was a plodding paint-by-numbers story with underdeveloped characters and very little in the way of plot.
While "Ahsoka" is competently written, I never felt myself being particularly drawn to any of the major characters. A great opportunity was missed to tell a compelling, character driven story in favour of overly simplified characters and a plot which had very little originality.
Great book, especially if you're an Ahsoka fan The book takes place a while after the end of the Clone Wars, but was written before the final season of the show aired. This means that during some of the small flashback sections, there are minor inconsistencies with the show, but they're nothing major. The story itself is OK, but I'd describe it as just OK. This book features very little action, even in the final battle which felt underwhelming. Due to this, I would say only read this if you're a passionate Ahsoka fan, as it sets the story up for Rebels, but doesn't really add much to Ahsoka's character.
A sentiment that seems to be mirrored in other reviews, I definitely felt that this novel was aimed at a younger audience compared with other Star Wars books and comics I have previously read. However, don't let that put you off from what is still an incredibly solid story. Set after the events of Episode III and the upcoming seventh season of the Clone Wars, we see Ahsoka Tano attempting to find a place for herself in the galaxy following the demise of the Jedi and the Empire's ascent to power. E.K. Johnston really captures the essence of Ahsoka's character throughout the book's story, and its this strong character work which makes it easy to overlook the novel's younger target audience and weaker supporting cast, allowing for an incredibly enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Ahsoka and the Clone Wars, it won't disappoint.
The story exactly what you expect detailing how Ahsoka joined the rebellion and became Fulcrum. During the story we see her life after Order 66 and her avoiding the detection of the Empire as well as how she gained her new white lightsabers.
I grudgingly accept that there will never be an Ahsoka Tano movie but this is the next best thing. The story follows Ahsoka not long after leaving the Jedi order in the early Empire days, as she evades Imperial hunters and tries to find her place in the galaxy. The YA style is highly appropriate for the point we find Ahsoka at but still highly readable for someone like me who is long past their teens.