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Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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[Splinter of the Mind's Eye - graphic novel]

Graphic Novel
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Comic Book series
Adapted by Terry Austin et al. published December 1995 thru June 1996 as Splinter of the Mind's Eye #1, 2, 3 & 4
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Hardback Graphic Novel
Published October 2007 as Volume Eight of
Dark Horse Comic's 30th Anniversary Collection

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Published 2012 by Dark Horse Digital.

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Splinter of the Mind's Eye
aka Splinter of the Mind's Eye: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker
Alan Dean Foster (Novel);
Terry Austin (Comic Book adaptation)
First published by Del Rey
Story published as:
Hardback Novel (1978)
Paperback Novel (1978, 1981, 1986, 1994)
Comic Book Series (1995-1996)
Graphic Novel (1996, 2008)
Hardback Graphic Novel (2007)
e-Book (2011)
e-Comic Book (2012)

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1 review [Average review score: 1 / 5]

Stranded on a jungle planet, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are caught in a desperate race against time and Imperial Stormtroopers to claim a gem which holds mysterious powers over the Force...
Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to Circarpous to enlist their Rebel underground in the battle against the Empire. But the farm boy from Tatooine hadn't counted on an unscheduled landing in the swamplands of Mimban - the planet where the Kaiburr crystal lay, 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.
Luke has to find the jewel and find it fast. Accompanied by his faithful droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, Luke and the Princess set out for the Temple of Pomojema - and a confrontation deep beneath the surface of an alien world with the most fearsome villain in the galaxy...

This story occurs approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by David White, USA, 2009:

"I'd rate the relevance to the E.U. as a 1.
This was a hard book to review, because you have to compensate for the fact that the author only had 1 movie to go on before writing the book. Still, the author's depiction of Luke differed a lot from the character that was further developed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Plus there was this sexual tension between Luke and Leia that just got creepy once you know they're brother and sister.
My main complaint with this book is that it just didn't really have a "Star Wars" feel to it. It's just two people named Luke and Leia going through an adventure, but it could have been any universe.
Much of the story was written before The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi explained things, so much of the key moments of the book has to be retconned away, coming up with bizarre explanations for why they aren't inconsistent with the whole story.
Only one element of the story, Kaiburr crystals, are even mentioned in other books, and that's only in passing. This book is easily skipped if you want to read the whole E.U.
"About my Reviews:
"I've read/own all the adult books except the recent hardcovers and several of the kids books. My reading philosophy is that the books should be read in the order they were published, as skipping around will only cause you to miss nuances and get frustrated at references to previous books. I tend to favor reading about Han over Luke, and like plenty of space battles and swordfights. I also appreciate philosophical discussions of the Force and government, a "Star Wars" feel to books that capture the magic of the original trilogy, and the ability to make new characters/places come alive as well as tying in other characters. I'm in the process of rating all the books, and have tried to generate a genuine bell chart. I have 8 1s, 12 2s, 33 3s, 28 4s, and 16 5s. I'd rate ERAs as: Classic - 2, Bantam - 4, New Jedi Order - 5, Clone Wars - 3, Legacy - 3, and Junior Jedi Knights a 3 despite it being a kids' series."

Rating: 5 / 5

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