I've made it to chapter 11 so I'm going to finish it. And I agree, it started out really good, I thought this was going to be a fun read in that first chapter. But the more we see Luke and Leia, the more it goes off the rails from normal. Feels very dated.
But, it is Star Wars, so it's a weird journey worth making at least once. What does everyone think of the worm thing?
And I like the Yuzzem, but I was visualizing the Yuzzum
I got them confused.
Some other thoughts...
*I didn't like Leia's overwhelming dread of an Imperial Governor. It weakened her character way too much.
*Halla's speech mannerisms are awkward. I get her calling Luke boy and Leia girl, but it could have been done better. Sometimes it feels really forced and poorly done.
*I like the physician character. She's interesting. Not sure if the book will do any more with her, but she would have been a character worth exploring more, as she's working for the Imperials but cares about helping everyone.
"I believe toys resonate with us as humans, we can hold them, it's tactile, real! They are totems for our extended beliefs and imaginations. A fetish for ideas that hold as much interest and passion as old religious relics for some. We display them in our homes. They show who we are. They are signals for similar thinking people. A way we connect with each other...and I guess thats why I do toys. That connection." -Ashley Wood