17 February 2014

Quickie Book Review: "The Courtship of Princess Leia" ("Star Wars") by Dave Wolverton

Author: Dave Wolverton
Published: April 1994 by Bantam Spectra
Synopsis: After the death of Darth Vader and the Emperor, what is left of the Empire is still fighting against the weakened Alliance. Leia finds a cluster of planets known as the Hapes consortium that could give her aid, but, in order to seal the deal, she must marry the Queen Mother's son. None too happy about it, Han takes her to the planet of Dathomir, which appears beautiful, but has some dark secrets that will threaten not only the two of them, but also Luke.

My Review: This was relatively mediocre. Nothing spectacular, but, still a mildly entertaining Star Wars adventure. Though there was a lot of suspense--more than I was expecting, given the romantic nature of the title--it was a bit light on action, which may disappoint some fans.

Content Concerns:

Sex: Kissing at worst. 4.5/5
Nudity: None. 5/5
Language: The d-word and h-word are both used twice. 4/5
Violence: Action sequences are present, but there's nothing graphic. 3.5/5
Drugs: None that I recall. 5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: The end battle is a bit freaky. 4/5
Other: Some may object to some characters being known as "witches". 4/5

Score: 3.5/5

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