After reading the author’s A New Dawn, I was very eager to read this book! Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations, but I believe it was a case of it’s not the book/author, it’s me.
I really enjoyed the exploration of character shift, from Obi-Wan to Ben, but hated the fact that he was absent for most of the book. Sure, reading his private meditations was a nice addition, but it never really lead to anything. He was trying to contact his old master, and it was pretty much a one way conversation. That got old, very fast! The narrative focused a lot on the settlers, and I found them very boring! I felt as though all the other characters were expendable and only there as plot devices for Obi-Wan’s transformation. I really just wanted to see more of the character I had gotten the book for! Personally, I agree with another reviewer who thought that this would have worked much better if it was told exclusively in the first person format from the perspective of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read, especially seeing Star Wars in a Western light, seeing as how I don’t enjoy Westerns, but I thought it could have been much better.
3 out of 5 stars