When the Imperial prison barge Purgetemporary home to five hundred of the galaxys most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thievesbreaks down in a distant part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting and seemingly abandoned But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come backbringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine And death is only the beginning The Purges half dozen survivors will do whatever it takes to stay alive But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer For the dead are rising soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry....
|Title||:||Death Troopers (Star Wars) (Star Wars - Legends)|
|Number of Pages||:||166 Pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
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Death Troopers (Star Wars) (Star Wars - Legends) Reviews
First, when I bought this I didn't realize that I was getting multiple stories/books from Joe Schreiber. I thought I was only getting Death Troopers. The truth is that the book has three (novellas maybe?) and not just one.
The author has created a powerful story about family and survival that is riveting though not without flaws. The issues that this reviewer has are: underdeveloped characters within the main cast, an abrupt and convenient ending, and a glaring inconsistency with a prominent character (was it the right arm or the left?).
Adrift in the depths of space a prison barge, carrying the dregs of the Empire seize the equipment needed to repair their drives from a drifting Star destroyer, they get the needed parts and then some. It starts with a sneeze, a cough and suddenly the scoundrel Han Solo is our only hope clear of a horde of flesh eating walking dead. I spent every waking moment tuning pages to see how Han & Chewie could possibly escape the clutches of The Death Troopers. Its George Romero meets George Lucas in a nail biting horror of nightmarish ravings. The only reason its not 5 stars is Hans Character is a bit subdued, but, trapped in a tin can full of evil and surrounded by an unending mass of walking dead would subdue anyone... even the Great Han Solo!
Not a bad book by any means. Just felt there were a lot of cheesy junk in the book that weighed down the experience overall. The characters were developed into to the point where they were workable but nothing more. Again not a bad book and it has some interesting action and themes. Especially showing what lengths the empire will go to and the horror they bring. However this is not enough to make up for schreibers simply passable dialogue between characters and thus it gets an average rating of three stars.
Some really enjoyable turns of phrase. As a possibly jaded reader, some of it felt a little formulaic to me; but that’s just a subjective impression—don’t let it put you off your own consideration of the story. Well-paced and suspenseful; I’m finding myself liking it more and more, now that I’m reflecting on it. Now on to Schreiber’s other Star Wars Zombie offering, “Red Harvest!” :D
Star Wars and Zombies in one book? Yep, that's right. I just happen to like Star Wars and Zombies, so this was a good read for me. If you like them both, or maybe even just one a lot, then you'll probably enjoy this book. It's a stand alone and there aren't many Star Wars books that are, so that was a huge plus. Not a hard read, but it kept me entertained for a few hours.
There isn't much I can say that others haven't already said about this one, set maybe a year before the events of "A New Hope", I can say this, this one had a neat premise, it is not hard to believe that the Empire would conduct a biological experiment that could go horribly wrong cuasing a virus that kills Imperial officers & Stormtroopers & then turns them into zombies, as a nearby prison barge is caught in a desolute Star Destroyer's tractor beam, members of the barge board the isolated Star Destroyer only to bring back the virus that kills all but six, two of the six being Han Solo & Chewbacca, at first I was concerned about this conflicting with the "Han Solo trilogy books(Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn), however in "Rebel Dawn" Han & Chewbacca are notably absent for 5 to 6 chapters, so with that being said, this one does not conflict with continuity as some have suggested, this is where they were in terms of their absence, the first half is a bit slow, however when the six survivors board the Star Destroyer, that is where the scary fun begins, as Han, Chewie, pretty doc Zahara, two brothers & prison captain Jareth encounters the walking dead in the dark corridors, Han's swagger is ever so present especially when him & Chewie make their way to the command bridge & Han's notice of the pretty doctor, Jareth's redemption & zombies everywhere, again there isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said, all I can say is that if you like a good scary read & are a SW fan, this is a must have.
Very fast moving story. The chapters are short and easy to read and there is little downtime. Would recommend to anyone that wants a more brutal angle on certain aspects of the Star Wars universe.