The Force Unleashed II

The Force Unleashed II As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order and groomed for the ultimate Sith p

  • Title: The Force Unleashed II
  • Author: Sean Williams
  • ISBN: 9780345511546
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play assassination of the Emperor He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno EclipsAs ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play assassination of the Emperor He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal.Juno mourned Starkiller as deadbut now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand The prize is freedom The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force

    One thought on “The Force Unleashed II”

    1. 2010 has seen my two least favorite SW novels inever. TFU II being one of those books. This novel is relentless game-play cut with a psychopathic love story. It's Force Lighting peppered with an odd and constantly repetitive shallow philosophical rhetoric. Starkiller spends the whole of the novel hunting for Juno. That's fine and well. He kills relentlessly to get to her. That's fine too I guess. What was really painful was his inner dialogue. It went on and on and on with the same questions. "A [...]

    2. A frustrating read. Starkiller returns from the dead as a clone, thanks to Darth Vader, breaks away from Vader's clutches (again) and the rest of the book concerns Starkillers hunt for his old pilot and 3 second lover Juno. The romance/obsession between Juno and Starkiller makes little sense considering they barely explored this in the first book and so making it the main plot in the second really stretches creditability. This recon stuff about Starkiller as the main one responsible for the star [...]

    3. I said this at the end of my review for The Force Unleashed II. There was no reason for a second book. The guy dead, but no we had to have a sequal and there has to be a 3rd actually. There is no way around it if you read the ending, which is badSpoilers below.This book has Starkiller being cloned to come back under Vadar. Ok, fine. Vadar tries to sell him in leaving the lab, gain an army (rebels) and have them come out of hiding so Vadar and the Emperor can squash them. Ok, fine. Starkiller wan [...]

    4. The first Force Unleashed book was pretty creative. It did a good job of explaining the origins of the rebellion and presented Darth Vader's Character in a light that made him seem more like an actual Sith Lord and less like a sulky old man as he often appears in other books. I also loved Starkiller's character- he was insanely powerful for being so young and his internal conflict made him easy to sympathize with. It's too bad I can't say the same for this pile of disappointment. A game review I [...]

    5. I was very much impressed by this one! With novels based on a game, I try to be a little lenient, because I know that the author is confined to what was done in the game. The first Force Unleashed novel was fine; it wasn't stellar, but then the game was a little linear and because of that, so was the book. But it wasn't horrible and it moved well. His next video game book, however, was awful. Fatal Alliance was choppy, badly written, and boring. So I was a little concerned about the Force Unleas [...]

    6. The Force Unleashed II was way better than the first book! I really enjoyed it!Wow, Starkiller’s hard to kill isn’t he? He just keeps on coming back to life. Just when I thought that it was the end of Starkiller… Anyway, everything about this book was better than the first. Starkiller’s character was fantastic! I loved the new problems that he had with himself. It made his character so much more interesting. I also loved the ‘is-he-a-clone’ argument. My opinion is that it depends on [...]

    7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is a book about a dark assassin trained to hunt down the enemies of the empire. the first time he served his purpose and was destroyed, the second time he Rebelled and escaped the dark clutches of his former master. He escapes and looks for the one thing that seems important from his old memory, Juno. He follows leads and attempts to track the love that was stolen from him across the galaxy. When he finally finds her she is stolen from him by a cruel twist of fat [...]

    8. I enjoyed this one immensely! Although again, Sean Williams suffers a bit from lack of detail in the story, particularly around the action sequences. And again, I'm assuming he was told to write the book from the perspective and expectation that the readers will most likely have played the game prior to or during the reading of said story. I for one have only played a couple of hours into the game itself before I lost intrest and moved on to something else. I enjoyed seeing the emotion in Starki [...]

    9. Okay follow up to the first book. The story is clearly better than the video game, as well as making the game’s plot make more sense now that I read the book; however, it didn't unfortunately make the story/plot any more likeable. Like a lot of sequels, the story seemed rushed and not as well thought out as the original. Almost as the folks in charge were more concerned with a deadline and making money rather than making a coherent/well thought out story (like the first book, KOTOR, etc.) Also [...]

    10. I liked "The Force Unleashed II." There is nearly non-stop action from beginning to end, there are several appearances by major Star Wars' characters, Darth Vader acted like someone who actually could give the Emperor a run for his money and it covered some Star Wars back-stories of how things ended up the way they did. The book is not exactly a cliff-hanger, it just did not conclude in a way that would not completely change Star Wars history if things are left the way they are so the completely [...]

    11. Star wars Force Unleashed 2 is an interesting story with lots of action and has very good science fiction moments. It also has very discriptive details that helped you visualize what is going on in the story. I like the fact that it feels like the story is on its own story and that it is not a story that continues where the movie left off. The story is about a clone of Darth Vader's first apprentice, which died to save the people that started the rebellion. He is haunted by the memories of his p [...]

    12. not bad, but definatly not good either. The story at some points seem s like the auther was rushed to write a book thatwould tell t story of the game without fattening it up with little tid bits here and there.

    13. Everything that the game should have been but wasn't. Action filed, good plots. Answers the question of how could Starkiller be alive? It even answers how Jedi can be cloned, when it was always thought impossible.

    14. This story was completely unnecessary. The first book was so good I had to read it twice in a row, this one was just okay. I hope the game is better.

    15. Decent, escapist fiction set in the Star Wars universe. The action is fairly intense and the ending caught me by surprise.

    16. Books based on video games are always tough propositions to read [which, I assume, makes them tough to write as well]. They tend to be like movie novelizations. They will be either very good or very bad [and I think mediocre falls into the very bad category]. The better novelizations do not necessarily blindly follow a movie or a game, but they will add additional details that one cannot find out from the movie or game. Or good novelizations will build upon the information given and even extrapo [...]

    17. The first Force Unleashed book was disappointing and, frankly, a bit boring. Its main fault was that it was an adaptation of a video game that, while still story-based, was written as a series of missions, so there was a strange stuttering pace to the novel I couldn't adjust to. The sequel (?) is better, partly because I couldn't detect the missions of the story, and partly because the story was divided between its two main characters for the first half of the book.The Force Unleashed was about [...]

    18. I’m a huge fan of the Star Wars eu but this book left me wanting more I’m not sure whether it was because I have played the game and expected something else or because it wasn’t at all what I wanted from this Star Wars book.There was far too much of got to find Juno while brushing over scenes that had more potential as I felt every scene with dearth Vader in could have been so much better and touched upon a lot more frequently instead I got a story of travel gear look for Juno figure out s [...]

    19. This is an entertaining Star Wars story about Starkiller’s, the apprentice of Darth Vader, struggle to successfully gain freedom from his master. Plain language, simple plot, sharp contrast of love and hate, should be appealing to young readers. Maybe one day, we will see a movie from this book.

    20. I enjoyed this book much more than I did the first. It took me forever to get through the first and I was seriously debating reading the second, but am glad that I did. I really got into it and it went very quickly. I wasn't sure how they would handle the ending of the first, but it was pretty good and kept you guessing throughout the book and never actually settle it one hundred percent. There were parts that were corny and over the top, but hey that is Star Wars. Overall I liked it and would p [...]

    21. Great readIt was really good. Thrilling story for people who enjoyed the games. I would totally recommend it. ! ! !

    22. Book 3 of 6 read at Lake Powell.Much better than the first, though an enormous stretch to even consider any of this part of the old legends canon.

    23. Darth Vader's secret apprentice is back with a vengeance as he goes on a quest to rediscover his identity. A great story that has twists and turns around every corner. See Yoda and Boba Fett like you've never seen them before as they play a significant role in Starkiller's quest. Vader even more mysterious in this book than he was in the first one. It is a classic combination between The Fugitive, The 6th Day, and The Empire Strikes Back. A highly recommended story to anyone who enjoyed the firs [...]

    24. After reading the Force Unleashed and the Fatal Alliance, both books I found average at best, I was a little worried about reading this second installment. I was picturing our fearless and recently dead Jedi/Sith to once again go force crazy as he fought a "boss level" every third chapter, a storyline that was done to death in the first book. To my surprise and gratitude I was wrong. Sean Williams has out done himself with this one. He has woven a complex and intricate web of emotion and suspens [...]

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