Splinter Of The Mind's Eye: Star Wars Legends by Alan Dean FosterSplinter Of The Mind's Eye: Star Wars Legends by Alan Dean Foster

Splinter Of The Mind's Eye: Star Wars Legends

byAlan Dean Foster

Mass Market Paperback | March 12, 1986

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Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on the planet was the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem that would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast....
Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Approaching Storm and the popular Pip & Flinx novels, as well as novelizations of several films, including Trans...
Title:Splinter Of The Mind's Eye: Star Wars LegendsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.9 × 4.3 × 0.8 inPublished:March 12, 1986Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345320239

ISBN - 13:9780345320230

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from There was another... Movie? Some interesting Star Wars trivia behind this novel. As a result of George Lucas' struggle to finish Star Wars: A New Hope and the studio bracing for a box office failure, this was originally designed by Lucas and Foster as a low budget follow up movie to continue the adventures of Luke and Leia. While some of the novel does not follow the now "cannon" story development and character arcs, it provides a glimpse of what could have happened to Star Wars. The novel includes an introduction to an element key to the force not touched on in the original trilogy, a very worth while read for any nostalgic Star Wars fan!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth a Read Star Wars fans will love this. Although it doesn't nearly follow the stories we know and love, it's interesting to see the path Lucas could have taken had he not gone with Empire Strikes Back.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book "Crystal"izes the Star Wars EU better th This review title says it all in the sense that it is extremely unfortunate that George Lucas didn't base the prequel trilogy on this book. That is because it offers a far more intriguing explanation for the power represented by the Force than he offered. George Lucas suggested that midichlorians are what give the Jedi their powers. This book suggests that something called the Kaibur Crystal in fact has something to do with it. I won't write more than that as I do not want to provide any more of a spoiler to it than I think is quite necessary. But I will say that if the prequel trilogy used it as the focues for the problems the Jedi were having we would have had a much better series of movies. That is because this books starts off with Luke joining Leia on a diplomatic mission to try to encourage a planet on the fence to join the Rebellion. It ends with them exploring another planet with the intent of trying to keep from Darth Vader a secret that could give a Jedi the ultimate power in the Force. This balance of politics with war stories with important religious insight to this galaxy provides a wonderful basis for exploring what the meaning of the Force as well as the meaning of peace as well as how to balance them together. It is too bad that George Lucas forgot that stories like this which I received as a gift when I was a child are what truly gave the Star Wars saga overall its' magic.
Date published: 2006-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Splinter of the Mind's Eye Review This is one of the truely excellent Star Wars books I have ever read. It deeply explores the mind of Luke Skywalker in a way most books of this genre do not. Since this book was set between the first two Star Wars movies, there is a lot of potential shown for a relationship between Luke and Princess Leia, which is very interesting. This book holds many exhilerating chase sequences as the heroes avoid a variety of odd creatures, and the end of this book holds much suspence. In conclusion, this book can be recomended to anyone in the mood for a great adventure.
Date published: 2000-10-30

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Engaged in a troublesome diplomatic mission with Princess Leia to obtain the support of a planet's Rebel Underground in the fight against the empire, Luke Skywalker crash lands in the swamplands of Mimban. Reissue.