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Gungan to the left

Third entry in Trilogy brings fitting end to the story
A review of Night Watch

By : Valeda Kor

We are back with Obi-Wan Kenobi, as he leads the Jedi into battle -- a cause that we know is lost. The guilt, the grief especially, he feels is accurately described by the author, who in "Night Watch" proves once again to be a master of portraying emotion.

A little vignette is Quiller's expertise with space battle scenes, something that a lot of authors have a hard time getting right. This author is also a master of description, plotting and pacing. Getting the balance of narration and dialog just right, keeping the level of excitement high -- "Night Watch" is just a great job of writing, one that will keep readers going from sentence to sentence.

The scenes with Bail Organa are particularly heart-rending, knowing what we do of the fate of the leader from Alderaan and here, his friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi. And to end the story, by bringing it to the present as it were, to the Ben Kenobi movie-goers know, is a masterful stroke.

Once again, Quiller's prose is a gift to readers. You will be hard pressed to find a better explanation of what drives humans, as portrayed here by fictional characters, to carry on when all is lost. You will also believe it when the author explains how Obi-Wan finally understands that love, and trust, and the will of the Force, is all that matters.

Here, as in "Hidden Agendas" and "Whispers of Betrayal" Quiller presents to readers fictional characters that are flesh and blood people. You do not need to have read those earlier stories to appreciate this one, but don't deny yourself the pleasure of enjoying the trilogy in its entirety; as George Lucas spins a complex and exciting tale, so does this author.

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Uploaded: Tuesday, December 4, 2001

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