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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Wordtech Communications (July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933456027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933456027
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,227,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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154 of 157 people found the following review helpful By K. Affeldt on April 21, 2006
I'm actually reviewing the book here, this isn't a critique of the nature of this publication.

I downloaded this from the author's website, just out of curiosity. I am a SW fan but don't read much SW fanfic. Ms Jareo's biography states that she has "written technical manuals, [and] how-to articles for the manufacturing technology sector", and that's how this reads. There is more technobabble than in a licensed SW novel. Descriptions are excessively loaded with "technological" details, which results in pages and pages of pure exposition.

Also, some of her details are flat-out wrong. There is no "Star Fleet" in Star Wars, that's a Star Trek organization. The relevant equivalent here is the Imperial Navy.

All debate of copyright infringement aside, this novel isn't very interesting.
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35 of 60 people found the following review helpful By E. Combs-Cawley on April 22, 2006
I think in all honesty the book has a bit of potential (...)

Revision is a wonderful process and a proof reader is an author's best friend. Revision, however, does not just include editting misspelled words and grammatical errors, and a proof reader isn't a reader who will kiss the writer's ass and confirm what he or she has written is wonderful. From the snippets that I've read on Amazon, this novel just really needs a nice long revision session and a very talented and insightful proof reader to set things straight. As it stands, the beginning falls under the curse of Telling, which is a story's enemy (well, one of them). The audience for the book are Star Wars fans, but the author is writing down to those readers, treating it as if they don't know what happened at the beginning of Episode IV, much less the technology or "historical" bits of the canon. She should have just skipped first few paragraphs and gone straight into telling the story. As it is, the beginning pages are stagnate, overdrawn, and boring.

When she does get around to telling the story, the transition from information to action is shaky. I think the problem is that there is no sense of place, no anchor to hold us down and captivate us as we read. There are a lot of different ways the author could have written the beginning *to* capture our attention, but it seems like she just didn't sit down and revise what she had written, or she didn't have a proof reader who would just give it to her straight and not praise her. "Revision is an on-going process," as the regurgitated phrase goes in creative writing classes...

The author's credentials don't bother me at all. There are many writers out there who aren't English majors or who haven't gone to college.
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