Medstar 2 picks up the pace from the first book. Barriss makes a startling discovery about the Bota that brings her to face the real, subtle temptations of the Dark Side. Her questioning is a serious question on what one should do for the greater good.
The drama is high with this one and it just gets more intense. The saboteur is still on the loose and targeting what most civilized species avoid in a war: the medics. The characters are all face to face with their own mortality and concerns about the future. The jokes and camaraderie and shared pain make them easy to empathize with. Love, friendship and lives are at stake and one is a traitor. Here we finally get clues to narrow down who the traitor might be.
This story left me wanting more about the characters and lives the door open for many of them to carry on.
Influence on the Continuity
Uli Divinian: male human doctor from Tatooine. He will appear in later stories.
Eyar Maranth: sullustan singer. Will be mentioned in future stories.
Teedle: serving droid
Barriss faces a bigger challenge this time, a temptation new to her.
I-Five faces the slow return of memory on events from Darth Maul: Shadowhunter that will influence his course.
Den Dhur faces the temptation to settle down with a female sullustan. But he also faces the challenge of whether a public’s right to know and his duty as a journalist is more important than danger it could bring to friends.
Jos Vandar has to deal with loss, having his world view upended on top of an attraction not considered acceptable by his people.
Sorcerer of Tund (Lando Calrissian Trilogy)
Falleen (Shadows of the Empire)
Implied Death Star Superlaser