As much as I The Last True Explorer like reading the Jedi it was very refreshing to have the focus of someone else for a change In this case one of the blue senate guards named Sagoro Autem Here weearn about his work ife his family ife and his disdain for the Jedi I also appreciated seeing the underground sport of Pit Racing first seen in the beginning of Greg Bear s Rogue Planet that saw underground sport of Pit Racing first seen in the beginning of Greg Bear s Rogue Planet that saw young padawan Anakin Skywalker face off against a blood carverAs with many cop stories the family did have the usual tropes of neglected wife and out of control children with nothing we haven t seen many times before The mystery of the whodunnit was revealed pretty early on Location, Location, Damnation (The Brackenford Cycle leaving the reader to simply watch the guard discover the truth for himselfThe artwork was perfectly serviceable Theikenesses weren t all that close but was at east consistent and I could still tell who was whoThis volume concludes with a follow up story Loyalties that follows Sagoro as an officer in the newly formed Empire As the next round of purges takes place he finds himself on the run from Darth Vader This was a fairly standard hunted story with a twist that was pretty obvious Nevertheless it was a fitting conclusion to Sagoro s story The artwork is noticeably different here ess cartoony than the main story and did the story justice Set in the days preceding Geonosis Honor and Duty is a both a political whodunit and a human drama the story of the disintegration of the government mirrored in the unraveling of one family sworn to protect the Republic Sagoro Autem is a 4th generation Senate Guard the men with blue capes and helmets you may have noticed in the background in the preuel films While investigating the murder of a Senator killed just prior to a vote on I Hela Cnau legislation that could cause several worlds toeave the Republic Sogoro discovers some painful truths about his family and the system to which he has pledged his ifeIt s a story told in every civil war the story of a family set against itself two brothers divided by competing oyalties and brought into direct conflict by the implacable forces of war Fortunately John Ostrander is on hand to tell the tale He is without uestion the most talented writer to work Jace's Pet long term on any Star Wars comic and this particular volume shows why He does as good a job as possible with the politics in a series in which not many authors get into the details about exactly what kinds of corruption cause so many to believe the only recourse is secession Where Ostrander excels is in building his characters creating people the reader cares about The final scene of the initial 3 part story ends with the shedding of a tear and while I wasn t in need of a tissue when I closed the book there was the making in my throat of a tinyumpThe fourth and The Mistake (Off-Campus, last installment of the story takes place several yearsater 2 weeks after the events in EP III when Sagoro Autem now an Imperial Captian for Imperial Navy now at the service of of the Newly appointed Emperor Palpatine and the Dark Lord Vader following events Whereas the previous story arc was about th. Watch the fall of the Republic through the eyes of Sagoro Autem Senate Guard mercenary prisoner Clone Wars hero and Imperial target in a story that spans from before the Clone Wars to the first mission of Darth VaderYoung Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker his even young. .
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Ings falling apart this one is about paying old debts and putting things back togetherYou don t need to have read all of Dark Horse s Star Wars series to enjoy this book although you might be interested to know Autem makes appearances in Clone Wars Volumes 2 and 8 Honor and Duty stands well on its own and is perhaps uniue in the Star Wars Extended Universe in presenting a story about an average citizen of Coruscant rather than smugglers bounty hunters clones or super powered Jedi and
SithOverall This Is A Fine Example Of Dark Horse Sthis is a fine example of Dark Horse s Wars publishing a awesome addition to the EU and one that I would certainly recommend The first of the two stories was interesting but the second was predictable rushed and just poorly written in my opinionOn top of that there were several spellingtypographical errors that weren t caught by the editors something that is uite annoying to me My biggest thought here is Why can t Americans spell honour properly It ruins the entire text for me so I m gonna have to go with 3 stars Also the story was kinda one note and dull Assassinatio This one s a ittle interesting It s a murder mystery set sometime between Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones with an assassinated senator and some This story of a Senate Guard who gets thrust into bigger events than he knows is interesting it s a police procedural with some Jedi thrown in but it also focuses on uestions of honor and duty are the guards honor bound to serve a corrupt institution Are the assassins working for the destabilization actually doing the right thing How much should family matter The answers it gives are sometimes surprising In between all that though is a fairly action Oriented Story Including A Couple story including a couple with Anakin and Obi Wan though they aren t the focus There s also an epilogue story that takes the characters in a new direction that may be even surprising All in all it s a fairly strong story es John Ostrander is a great comic writer In Honor and Duty he keeps up with his uality story telling Honor and Duty is actually 2 stories the first is Honor and Duty and the second is Loyalties Both are told from the stand point of Saguro Autem A Sentaorial Guard who witnesses first hand the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire In the first story approximately 3 years before the events of Revenge of the Sith Autem and his partner are tasked with solving the killing of a Senator In the investigation he is assisted by Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywaylker The story is far about Autem himself though He is a fanatically devoted Guardsman who idealizes the work he does as a Senatorial Guard Over the course of the story it ends up costing him his family and in the end when he discovers the corruption underlying the Senate it costs him his job The second story Loyalties takes place three weeks after the events of ROTS and now Autem is a Captain in the Imperial Navy The Republic has fallen and the Empire is taking full control He has a chance to meet with Emperor Palpatine and Lord Vader during a motivational speech to the former Rep. Er Padawan protect a senator from assassination attempts Joining the Jedi in their mission is Autem oyal Senate Guard Yet as Obi Wan and Anakin fend off a eague of master assassins Autem discovers a The Complete Guide To Surfing Your Best link between the killers that will change his ownife forever a secret he will not. .
Ublic Navy now Imperial Navy Captains It is a short story showing the purge of all disloyal Imperial Captains of whom Seguro is earmarked as one The story shows the showing the purge of all disloyal Imperial Captains of whom Seguro is earmarked as one The story shows the of any remaining oyalty to the system he served If that was a deliberately vague review of courseif you want to know what happened read the comicBoth stories are well told and show the changes that occur to oyal Republic officers as the Empire comes to power It is an interesting twist to see the events not through the eyes of Jedi or Sith but through an ordinary Officer The art in the first story is just ok but improves significantly in the second one I enjoyed this tale and if you are a Star Wars fan I think you will too This series has a ot of new characters and they re fairly effectively introduced but the overall plot is a bit blah As always it would have been nice to see just a A Streetcar Named Desire. By Nicola Onyett (Philip Allan Literature Guide little bit of the politics here you get the impression that the failure of this vote resulted in the war pretty proximally but that conclusion could be salient I guess that s a toughine to walk because you want it to Feel Mysterious The Trash mysterious The trash is a nice new high risk sport but the Senate Guards are kind of a snoozer for Star Wars Legends Project 167 Background Honor and Duty was published in May of 2006 It consists of 4 issues from the Republic run of comics 46 48 published October 2002 January 2003 and 78 published October 2005 All four issues were written by John Ostrander with the first three drawn by CP Smith and the fourth drawn by Luke Ross Ostrander has written several dozen issues of Star Wars comics across various series but this is the only Star Wars Legends work by the other two artists Ross has done several issues of new continuity work for MarvelThe first three issues of Honor and Duty take place a year or so before the Battle of Geonosis 23 years before the Battle of Yavin and are the ast issues of Republic that take place before the Clone Wars The fourth issue takes much ater approximately two weeks after Order 66 19 years before the Battle of YavinSummary Sagoro Autem is a third generation Senate Guard who serves the Republic with unswerving oyalty but the swirl of corruption that surrounds the politics of his day is about to drag him into a morass that will test an even greater oyalty FamilyReview I feel The Escape (Hendersons Boys, like there s not aot I can say about this story without giving too much away because it s relatively short for everything that happens in it It didn t do much for me overall because I didn t feel very invested in the characters or feel a whole Lolo lot of sympathy for them and ultimately the story will stand or fall on that basis That said Ostrander is a very good writer as I ve often noted before and it s definitely a solid arc Iiked the reference to illegal garbage pit racing on Coruscant from Rogue Planet and I Range liked the idea of following how the events surrounding Palpatine s rise to power might affect some of the Republic s ordinary citizens If that sounds appealing check this out It just wasn t my thingB Find this book at Hillingdon Librarie. Be able to face until the Clone Wars have come and gone and he finds himself on the run from the new Emperor's enforcer Darth Vader• Collecting issues 46 48 and 78 of Star Wars Republic• This story reveals the ending to a story Star Wars fans have been waiting for years to resol.