Darth Vader’s story continues in this volume. We are introduced to the world of Shu-Torun, a mineral rich mining world with mountains, volcanoes, and lava flows. The world is a monarchy supported by barony’s that mine the rare metals for the Empire. Vader is sent to keep the world in line, but in addition the young Queen he must deal with Doctor Cylo and his creations.
Like the other volumes in this series, I didn’t find the story all that interesting plot wise. I found the politics of Shu-Torun the most interesting I think. I liked that it was a Queen for this planet, even if she was intended as an Imperial puppet.
I give this one Three Lightsabers for it’s dullness.