Star Wars Galaxy of Fear #2
City of the Dead
by John Whitman
Published by Bantam
Scott's Rating: 3 out of 4
WARNING SPOILERS!!!! This is book two in the Galaxy of Fear series.
Combine Michael Jackson's Thriller video and Star wars and you've got City of the Dead!
Tash, Zak, and Hoole are dropped of by Han, Luke, and the gang in the city Necropolis. There, the society is based around the dead. As they attempt to buy a new ship, they find out that recently the dead have been walking the streets of the city.
Soon we find out that it has to do with Darth Vader's Mad Scientist and Dr. Evizan (from the cantina). Boba Fett also gets mixed up in the mess by trying to collect on a bounty on the good doctor.
This story actually has a bit more horror than the first, though it does have it's cheesy moments. In this story, one of the kids is buried alive with flesh eating worms trying to attack him, zombies try to break into the kids room, and the teens have nightmares about their dead parents. Oh, and one of the kids is killed. Intense, eh? Also, this is a really cool Boba Fett story. For the most part Boba is in character and gets into a bit of action. A great story for Boba Fans!
I'm starting to see a pattern forming. Here's your fill in the blank story. The kids get in trouble and narrowly escape death. They tell the adults. They don't believe the kids. Something happens to the kids again. The adults believe them, but it's too late to do anything. Then a character from the movies comes in and saves the day. That describes this story and the last one.
Zombies and Boneworms. Ugh.