Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger Macbride Allen
Set: 18 ABY
When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destruction. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian manage to discover the terrifying secret of Centerpoint Station. It is the infamous Starbuster itself, and its next programmed nova, hard-wired in, is set to annihilate a chosen star, its inhabited worlds, and millions of innocent lives. There's only one way to stop it: blow up the station. But as a massive rebel fleet closes in on Centerpoint, Hah, Luke and their friends will discover time is running out.
Then the true leaders of the rebellion reveal their identities, and issue their final ultimatum: The New Republic must withdraw all claim to power over the entire Corellian sector. With the future of Corellian freedom at stake, Han and those loyal to the Republic must somehow resist. But how can they possibly stop the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever known?
Finishing the Corellian Trilogy by Roger Macbride Allen is ‘Showdown at Centerpoint,’ though I can’t really remember much of a showdown to be honest. The non-existent and contrived storylines come to a conclusion in this book, and by this time I was a little confused as to why I had been so entertained when I started reading Macbride Allen.
Yes, there is a lot of action. Everyone finally manages to meet up, kind of, and the real villains make themselves known, sort of.
Macbride Allen unfortunately fell into the Captain Kirk syndrome of having Leia have to do everything herself, which for the President of the New Republic seems a little unwise. Han continues to be totally ineffectual making him one of the least noteworthy characters in this series, leaving Chewie and the children to take centre stage.
This entire book could have salvaged some measure of enjoyment for me if it wasn’t for the absolutely baffling decision made towards the end of the book by a mother and a captain. Self sacrifice is all ok, but I literally could not point to a reason or benefit to back up their decision making process. In the end, it was unexplained and downright idiotic for this mother to leave her daughter orphaned for apparently no reason other than a two minute heroic scene which turned out to be not too heroic after all.
Definitely the least favourite of this trilogy, I wouldn’t recommend you run out right now and find this no matter the cost. As I said at the beginning, if you have the books and don’t have anything else to read, spend a weekend reading them. But don’t put too much more into it than that.
This Showdown at Centerpoint book review was written by Joshua S Hill
All reviews for: Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy
Ambush at Corellia
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 1
A trade summit on Corellia brings Han Solo back to the home world he left many years before. Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han fin...
Assault at Selonia
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 2
Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial system and seize total ...
Showdown at Centerpoint
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 3
When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destru...
Have you read Showdown at Centerpoint?
We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.
Showdown at Centerpoint reader reviews
5/10 from 1 reviews
There are currently no reader reviews for this book. Why not be the first?
Write a reader review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
More recommended reading in this genre
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and ...
Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn
Once the unquestioned master of countless solar systems, the Empire is tottering on the brink of total collapse. Once commanding an invincible armada of Star Destroyers, it...
Star Wars - Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
Set in-world, Star Wars: The Imperial Handbook shares the knowledge of a newly promoted Commander in the Imperial Military, providing a comprehensive overview of the Imperi...
In the time immediately following the destruction of the Death Star and the years between the Battle of Yavin and the foundation of the Rebel Base on Hoth, the Empire's...
Star Wars: New Jedi Order
Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly ...
Star Wars: X-Wing
Michael A Stackpole
Join the most elite fighting force in space on a do-or-die mission only the X-wings would dare to embark upon! They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighte...
Star Wars: The Old Republic
3,500 years in the past of the far-away galaxy, when the Jedi and Galactic Republic clashed with the Sith Empire, smuggler Jet Nebula has stumbled across a treasure richer ...
Star Wars - Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
The Sith have existed in the galaxy for centuries, lurking, waiting for their chance to seize control. In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down five pivotal ...
Star Wars: Republic Commando
As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads who take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy ...On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon...
Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages: