Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on...more
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.... less
This was written right after the release of the original 1977 film, and so it pales in comparison at times to the scope and depth of other, later books. It's still a good read though, and a classic at that.
I remember seeing the cover when only the first Star Wars movie was out and always wanted to read it. It had its moments like Leia fighting Darth Vader with Luke's light saber, but just didn't fit the eventual plotlines of the Star Wars series.
This is possibly the best Star wars book ever written. Alan Dean Foster is an amazing writer. I have read this one many times. It's a Classic.
Unlike many of the Star Wars Books that I have read, it's not dark and depressing. It is a thrill ride from beginning to end.
Splinter of the Mind's Eye is a Master Piece!