|Reviews for Galaxies Apart|
| WaryGriffin chapter 16 . 8/19/2013
Really enjoyable work, but in this chapter, are Pellaeon and Piett briefly mixed up in the narrative? The name of the viewpoint character changes near the end of this section;
Admiral Piett took some comfort in the thought that at times like this, at least he didn't have Vader's vague promises of death in the event of failure to deal with. Right now he had enough to worry about.
The Executor had received Fleet Admiral Thrawn's scrambled transmission four and a half hours ago. The immense battleship had proceeded with all speed to Sluis Van since - they'd been heading that way anyway, to officially accompany the Palpatine to the Victory Day celebrations.
Now though, the Death Star that awaited them at the yards would be in the hands of the enemy.
Not even the Executor would be able to withstand the sheer power of the Star's superlaser; one Main Stage beam would finish the Super Star Destroyer, flagship of the Empire, forever.
Ordinarily Piett would have been inclined to seek a diplomatic solution; he didn't want the most talented cadets in the military to perish in one futile conflict against a hopelessly superior foe.
That had been until he'd read the entire transmission. Thrawn had not only detailed the situation, but had supplied battle plans. Plans which Thrawn was confident would bring down the Death Star.
Having read them, Pellaeon was confident they'd be original, if not assuredly successful. Still, a superior officer was a superior officer, after all…
"One minute until Sluis Van, sir," a technician called.
"Begin the preparations," Pellaeon replied.
| Lurker chapter 51 . 8/17/2013
This is definitely the most epic, and most wonderful Star Wars fanfictions I've ever read! Your characters are perfectly believable. I especially enjoyed your rendition of Thrawn and his victories in this universe. I loved every minute of it.
| Tachikoma's Uncle chapter 51 . 12/28/2012
THIS. The fact that I am willing to favorite this despite it being a Star Wars fic. . . well, to give you an idea how unusual this is, I have to explain my feeling on the Star Wars fandom:
Simply put, the only reason I EVER read anything related to the franchise is when I need to chear myself up by laughing sadisticly at the human race's obscenely massive capacity for stupidity.
So imagine my shock at stumbling across a story set in the Star Wars galaxy that is actually GOOD! Kudos, my good man. Kudos. Frankly, you should be the guy who owns the copyright on Star Wars, not that hack Lucas.
| Serendipity chapter 48 . 11/28/2012
| Serendipity chapter 38 . 11/28/2012
Oh man, it's like reading the Thrqwn Trilogy all over again. The interplay is amazing, the lines are zingy.
But the stakes are so much higher.
| Serendipity chapter 28 . 11/27/2012
Holy shit. I read One Missed Strike, and I thought the battles in there were epic... But, I mean... Holy Shit.
At least Wicket is dead. I always hated that fuzzy little bastard. And the lizards. The Imperium definitely got what was coming to it.
| Serendipity chapter 9 . 11/27/2012
Ah. Broken reality. That's the best kind.
Also, wow this is depressing. I hope it gets a bit better (feeling). Maybe some Mara/Luke interaction that doesn't involve lighsabers and lightning.
| Publicola chapter 51 . 8/26/2012
That was a satisfying conclusion. Personally I would have preferred to see this concept ("Han and Jacen go back in time... again") to be a longer fic, a full sequel, rather than a one-shot tacked on at the end of the first story. While I certainly appreciate their blind-siding Palpatine (who wouldn't?), it might be interesting to see their efforts to undermine not only his plans (and, along the same lines, the plans of his other Sith apprentices - Dooku & Greivous) but to find a way to deal with the corrupt/enfeebled Jedi Order. Simply offering Anakin a choice helps change his destiny, but what of all the other Jedi who are trapped by such an emotionless cult?
As with any good time-travel fic, your characters 'came back' not just because there is a seriously Evil 'bad guy'; they came back because the good guys failed. Thus, they must use their future knowledge not only to get rid of the bad guy, but to reform or in some way reshape the good guys so they won't fail in the future. It is this second component, in my opinion, that separates the wheat from the chaff when it comes to time-travel fics.
Thanks again for the enjoyable story!
| MrEmperor chapter 52 . 3/9/2011
I think this is the third time I started to read this story. The other times I was either too busy, or I felt something was missing before I got too far in. This time though, I was actually linked to your description of endgame Thrawn, so I read chapter 51 first. That was enough to get me to go back to the beginning and finish the story. It does not disappoint. What a wonderful job! Thanks for the great read, and I hope your current writing is just as inspired.
| G-POW chapter 52 . 1/23/2011
Freaking awesome. Just pure awesome. The plot, the sub-plots, the sub-sub-plots and twists blew me away. The ending was spectacular and managed to tie everything together. Also, very original. Three parallel universes? A twin brother? EU characters? Beautiful piece of work. Best of all, it's completed!
| fcol chapter 7 . 1/5/2011
Love Luke here... the potential for darkness is wonderful, I'm anxious to see which direction you take him from here on. I also love the fact that you've made the Empire so vast and ancient... the way it always seemed to be before the prequels made it 20 years old or so. Adding this to my favorites now! I'm out of time for the moment but will continue to read tomorrow!
| fcol chapter 6 . 1/5/2011
Another amazing chapter! I can hear Anthony Daniels reading Threepio's lines... a difficult character to write and you write him very well. Poor Han... poor Luke... poor everyone!
| fcol chapter 3 . 1/5/2011
Okay, the end of this chapter... WOW. You have my attention.
| EndlessBlue chapter 52 . 11/3/2010
Wow! This was an amazing ride, Larbo - so perfectly crafted, and Thrawn, lots and lots of Thrawn! I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this story. And, ugh, that *ending*...chilling. (In my world of Forever Happy Endings, though, Jacen gets some sense knocked into him by dear old dad. And maybe Chewie.)
Really, this was fantastic. Better than a lot of the trash masquerading as EU profic. Thank you for a great read!
Oh, and for Thrawn. Did I mention how much I love reading about Thrawn? :p
| Nemrut chapter 52 . 9/28/2010
Wonderfully written, loved every second of it. Pity though that
Only thing not making sense was Obi Wan's last sentence. Freeing Anakin's mom from slavery is personal gain? It is freeing someone from slavery. That is good, no matter if the savior is related to the slave. Slavery is forbidden.
I know that there is no real satisfying explanation for Shimi not to be rescued in canon but still, I wasn't satsified with yours eiter.
but this is such a small, nitpicky complaint, that it doesn't matter. Great story, 5/5