I thought that the book I was dreading the most was The Crystal Star. I was wrong. It was actually the Dark Nest Trilogy. At least Waru is so awful and ridiculous that you can laugh at it once you finish that one book and get over the trauma. On the other hand, I had to deal with the Jedi Bug Sex for three books. THREE. I’d like to thank everyone who sympathized with my reading plight on Twitter. These are some of the only Star Wars books that I haven’t read more than once. I’m now recalling exactly why and exactly how bad they were that my 15-year-old self made that excellent call. I’m also going to apologize right now for what will be by far the most negative post I will make for this project. There was no livestream for these books (because I learned my lesson with Waru) but instead, you do get a lot of ridiculous facial expressions. Enjoy? (Editor’s Note: I chose to rip the bandaid off and read those over a day and a half. It didn’t help.)
The Joiner King
“Bugs!” Han groaned and shook his head. “Why did it have to be bugs?”
That basically sums up my feelings about this entire trilogy. I got all of 103 pages into the book and was already cringing and wanting to run away.