Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire is a superb novel that tells us an entertaining story of how the events of the Star Wars saga are dramatized in the mind of the reader. And one of the characters that takes center stage in this Star Wars novel is none other than Luke Skywalker, the man who changed the fate of the galaxy with his story and heroic acts.
This novel chronicles Luke's meeting with his sister, Princess Leia, when he has been sent to Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine. As the novel starts, we realize that Luke Skywalker had fallen from grace for his past criminal activities but his deeds during the Clone Wars have redeemed him and now he is just one of the princes of the universe.
During his stay in Jabba's palace, Luke meets and falls in love with Princess Leia, the daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, the Queen of Naboo, who were once in love. It is obvious that Luke is at the right place at the right time for the events to unfold exactly as they do.
Michael Mayers is an expert writer and he makes full use of this skill by weaving a fast paced plot line throughout the whole story. He effectively uses dramatic scenes to bring about character development. The characters are relatable to the readers and can be easily understood, even if they are not familiar with the Star Wars world.
It is also interesting to note that Luke and the others are mostly portrayed as enemies of the Empire rather than loyalist to the Galactic Republic and its goals, despite there being no online video game involved. The popularity of the game does not seem to affect the story, which is fine because it does not become stale or boring after a while.
Online video games need to be both funny and exciting to remain popular and for this reason Michael Mayers successfully combines these two factors in the story. As a result, we see that the online players and the story fans are able to relate to each other and the story evolves so well that we begin to anticipate what is to come next.
While many young boys look up to their favorite characters in Star Wars, kids as young as six years old show their support for the characters of Lord Ben Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Alexander Hamilton. And the characters that help these young fans to identify with them are one and all in The Rise of the Empire.
The Rise of the Empire has created a lot of buzz online and it is expected to become the latest addition to the ever expanding online game list. It has been compared to some of the best titles available online such as The Matrix Trilogy and Tomb Raider.