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Rating: Empire's End by Tom Veitch, a Star Wars novel, was rated 4/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 10 years after the Battle at Yavin
Author: Tom Veitch
Drawings: Jim Baikie
Published: 1997
Review by: Lt. Shadowspawn II

Old Friends: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, Chewbaca, Kam Solusar, Lando Calrissian, Emperor Palpatine, R2-D2, C-3PO, Vima-Da-Boda, Rayf Ysanna, King Empatojayos Brand, Chief Okko.

New Faces: Umak Leth, Lady Kira, Anakin Solo

Places: Nespis VIII, Byss, Ossus, Vjun, Korriban, Onderon

Synopsis: In Dark Empire II, Da Soocha V, the rebels main base, was blown up by the Galaxy gun. They move to the space city of Nespis VIII, where Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo's third child, Anakin Solo is born. Emperor Palpatine's last clone body is nearing it's end, and he needs to find genetic material from a Force sensitive person.

Review: R2-D2 and C-3PO discovers an Imperial agent planting a homing beacon in their new base. They discover him too late, unfortunately, and the Empire fires a projectile from the Galaxy Gun towards the base at Nespis VIII. Before anyone can evacuate, the projectile bursts into the base. But it's a dud, and the rebels gets the time needed to evacuate before the Galaxy gun can fire again.

The Rebels decide on not settling down on a new base, but spreading throughout the galaxy. Luke, Kam, King Brand and Rayf Ysanna goes to Ossus where they discover that Chief Okko and two other Ysanna shamans have been captured by some of Palaptine's dark side warriors. The Jedi track them to Bast castle on Vjun, Darth Vaders private fortress. They go to rescue the Ysanna.

Han and Leia take their children to Onderon where they hope that they can protect them from the Emperor. Palpatine travels to Korriban to ask the spirits of the dead Sith Lords wich reside there to halt the decay of his last clone body. They tell him that the only way the Emperor can survive is by capturing newborn Anakin Solo and transferring his spirit to the baby. Palpatine takes his gigantic new commandship, the Eclipse II to Onderon.

This is a very short comic. Cam Kennedy, who was responsible for the drawings in the Dark Empire I and II, has been replaced by Jim Baikie. The result of this is that the drawings look much better than in the two first comics in this triology, though it still has the same ugly coloring.

The makers of this comic has made a strange new ship that I really don't think fits into Star Wars. It's something that looks much like a present day aircraft carrier. You don't need landing space or stuff like that in space, you just need a hangar!!!. Another strange thing is that when the projectile from the Galaxy gun makes a big hole in the hangar on Nespis VII that the Millenium Falcon is parked in, the atmosphere is by some strange reason not sucked out, which most likely would kill anyone in the hangar.

These are just small mistakes (at least that's what I think) and I give it a 4.

Title: Empire's End
Series: Dark Empire
Author: Tom Veitch
Review by: Lt. Lord Shadowspawn II