Wednesday, July 16, 2014

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

In the end of the trilogy, we return to the sands of Tatoonie. A daring rescue is afoot. Han has been frozen in carbonite and is being used as a wall decoration in Jabba's palace. His friends must use all of their talents if they are to free him from the notorious crime lord. They must move quickly, the Rebellion has great plans to destroy the Empire's second death star, and need all of their people to make the plan work. Will Luke and Leia be able to save their friend and thwart the Empire's evil plan?

I received a free copy of this book from Quirk Books*. I was very excited to receive this book because I am a huge fan of Star Wars, and greatly appreciate the cleverness of this trilogy. This was a great finish to William Shakespeare's Star Wars. Doescher expertly combines the language of Shakespeare with the Star Wars universe. I was happy to see the return of the chorus in this volume. Even the dedication should not be missed. I think my favorite part of this book was when Obi-Wan Kenobi was speaking to Luke on Endor. It was so well done.

One of my favorite things about this series is all of the literary references that are worked into the original tale that fit so perfectly with the story. I will let the readers discover most of them, but my absolute favorite was the Tusken Raider version of Oedipus. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be reading and discover these hidden gems. It is one of the many things that makes this series worth reading. The whole trilogy was so awesome, I have put all three of them on My Favorite Books list. I cannot wait to see what Doescher does next.

This is an amusing version of the Star Wars series. I highly recommend reading the whole trilogy!

*Quirk Books does not require a review or stipulate what kind of review should be given if you are inclined to review the book. It was simply part of a promotional event for their book. Winning this book does not change my review. It merely provides me with a book I would not have heard about, or gotten to as quickly.

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