- File Size: 1029 KB
- Print Length: 82 pages
- Publisher: LucasBooks (February 11, 2003)
- Publication Date: February 11, 2003
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FBFMVG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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A Forest Apart: Star Wars (Short Story) (Star Wars - Legends) Kindle Edition
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There's a lot of action in a short space but not much time for meaningful character development. Lumpy is a pre-teen striving to find his place in the world, and Chewbacca's perpetual absence in his life may have left a gaping hole as far as having a father figure to look up to. There's not enough pages to explore this theme with much depth, and in the end the issue is dropped, since on a practical level Lumpy can't live with his father chasing all over the galaxy anyway. The theme of the impact a Wookiee Life Debt has on the Wookiee holding it and on his/her family is an interesting one that could be explored in more detail with a longer story.
Unlike many novels which handle Chewie's communications by having him grunt and then having a nearby character paraphrase what he said, Denning makes the wise choice of letting the Wookiees speak as normal characters and simply puts brackets to indicate they are actually using their native tongue. It's always enjoyable seeing Chewbacca in action, and even though this story doesn't really add anything significant to the larger saga, it's an entertaining diversion.
The story itself is pretty simple. It's a coming of age story for Chewbacca's son, and instead of coming of age on Kashyyyk, he is growing up on Coruscant. It's not horrible, and we find out that Lumpy is an avid gamer and enjoys playing video games and that he idolizes his father.
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First of all, why is Han Solo on the cover? He's not even IN this story other than a few mentions of his name. Why not have Chewbacca and Lumpy instead of Han and Chewie? Also, I HATE books where Chewbacca's grunts and growls are translated. Like in the Black Fleet Trilogy, he had his speech translated and it was just stupid. I feel that he works much better as a strong silent type who speaks through his actions rather than his words. I mean imagine in characters like Jason Vorhees, Michael Meyers, Silent Bob, or Sphynx (from Gone in 60 Seconds), all just started having lengthy conversations throughout their movies? They lose some of what makes those characters awesome. Sometimes an author can say very much by having a character say very little.
My only other problem with the book is when Chewie and Malla have the droid "IT" in their blaster sights, his back is to them and he doesn't see them. Why don't they just shoot him? Instead they send Lumpy out as a "distraction." Yet he doesn't really do anything worth mentioning to distract IT and his minions.Read more ›
Lumpy who lives on Kasyyk With Chewy's Life mate Malla, has grown up hearing all the stories of Chewy and Han Solo and their adventures, He rarely gets to see dear old dad, and wants to impress him, when Lumpy stumbles on to a robbery of the solo's apartment next door it's his chance, only this break in was part of a master plan to lure Chewbacca into a trap.
Ysanne Isard the villain from X-wing books 1-4 and 8 is mentioned in this story. It takes place on Corecursant directly after Tatooine Ghost (Star Wars)
It's good for a short read and if you want to read every story in the Star Wars Universe like me then it is a must.
Revolving completely around Chewbacca, his life-mate Mallatobuck and their son Lumpawarrump, it is set after Return of the Jedi, and long before Chewbacca's death in the New Jedi Order.
The story involves a plot against the New Republic, which the Wookiee family learns about, following Lumpy's dangerous disobedience of his parents.
Filled with plenty of action and dialogue directly from the Wookiees' mouth, this is a story as unique as it is fun to read. Though short, it is a great tie-in to its companion novel, Tatooine Ghost. Any fan of Chewbacca should consider this a must-read and take the time to download it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is more a filler than a book. Very short and with no impact on overall series. A visit to wookieepedia would save time and money.Published 2 months ago by Andre Alonso Fernandes
Read within an hour. Fun story, but felt like it was written for a child. Enjoy the read. It was cheap enough. Great for subway commutes.Published 9 months ago by Tom S
Really shouldn't have Han Solo on the cover as he doesn't come into the story.
This story is all about Chewbacca and his family. Read more
I love the stories with Chewie in them! this e-book is no exception. great character introductions and wonderful story line.Published on January 27, 2014 by Mike
Great short story. It gives a little more insight into the walking carpet we all love, this time as a fatherPublished on January 2, 2014 by Just Carl
I love anything with Chewbacca in it. Him and his family is just a bonus. Kind of nice to see him having problems with his son.Published on October 11, 2013 by dsa
This book was a good idea. I have always wanted to read more about Chewbaccas son Lumpy. Though I do wish he would have added more to the ending. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Caleb Watts
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