Hard Contact (Star Wars: Republic Commando, Book 1)

by Karen Traviss | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0345478274 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingnimrodielwing of Evanston, Illinois USA on 5/21/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingnimrodielwing from Evanston, Illinois USA on Monday, July 22, 2013
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Amazon Editorial Review

As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads that take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy–stone-cold soldiers who go where no one else would, to do what no one else could. . . .

On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup–and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don’t improve when Darman, the squad’s demolitions expert, gets separated from the others during planetfall. Even Darman’s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes once Etain admits to her woeful inexperience.

For the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi, a long, dangerous journey lies ahead, through hostile territory brimming with Trandoshan slavers, Separatists, and suspicious natives. A single misstep could mean discovery . . . and death. It’s a virtual suicide mission for anyone–anyone except Republic Commandos.

Journal Entry 2 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Monday, July 17, 2017
I had a little bit of trouble getting into this book. At first the four Republic Commando clones were hard to keep seep rates. However, the author did a great job of introducing differing personalities for each of the men.

I really enjoyed seeing how the Jedi Padawan Wrain Tur-Mukangrew into her control of the force. She credits it to the clone soldier Darman's undeserved faith in her abilities as a Jedi.

I know this is no longer cannon and ties into the Republic Commando video game, but I found this a quick and enjoyable read.

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