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Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) (Star Wars: The High… (vuoden 2021 painos)

– tekijä: Charles Soule (Tekijä)

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Teoksen nimi:Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) (Star Wars: The High Republic)
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näyttää 5/5
Light of the Jedi is a start to a new era in Star Wars. Both legends and canon have not touched this era. I was excited to read this since the announcement. This story was an exciting opening. It was fun and felt very Star Warsish. There are a few issues I have, but books are never perfect, right? The first half was great, I enjoyed it very much; the tempo was great, but I found it really hard to finish the second part as the adrenaline slowed down.

Because of this being the first book in this era, there is a lot of development in this book. As readers, we learn many things. We learn about the state of the galaxy, who is currently in charge of the Republic, the antagonists, and the state of the Jedi Order. The author explained these well, and it did not feel as if it held the book back. I realize the first book in a series can feel a little overwhelmed because of all this new information, so I try to give these set up books a benefit of the doubt.

The alternative way of visualizing the force was one of my favorite things in this book. The author explains how each Jedi reads the force differently. My favorite one was how Master Avar Kriss visualized the force as music. This was something, as a Star Wars nerd, I found interesting and would love to read deeper into this information. Another way was color. This was my second favorite. I mean, we describe music as color, why can’t the force?

There are so many new characters. I feel all but maybe the Nihil (or the antagonists in this novel) were well rounded and can not wait to see more character development with these characters. It took a while for me to know these characters. Again, I am aware this is a startup book for not only this series, but for this era as well. The Nihil for me felt flat. They did not impress me as I would have hoped. Their ways were confusing for me, no matter how many times the author explained them and their hierarchy. I am hoping the series will develop the Nihil in the following books.

The setting in this novel is everywhere. There are new planets, planets Star Wars nerds have heard, but the state of the planet is different, the outer rims, and space. To those who are new to Star Wars may not have thought there was enough development or description, and as a reader, I can understand. As a Star Wars nerd, I felt there was enough to understand without drawing out the story.

I would recommend this book for any Star Wars nerd who loves the books and loves the eras predating Episode 1. ( )
  Charliwriter | May 12, 2021 |
I'm quite surprised by how decent this is. I found a Star Wars novel that doesn't utterly embarrass me!

I personally would've appreciated smethign a bit tenser, darker and subversive, but I am certain that is coming later. This book serves as an introduction to this new setting, and that's what it gives.

The structure is worth noting, too. Over half a dozen PoV's, no singular protagonist, almost a disaster or kaiju movie plot. The story almost feels to big to be just a book, but it also feels nothing at all like any of the movies.

Colour me interested.

( )
  Raykoda3 | May 8, 2021 |
I love this start to a new Star Wars series! It's set in an era further back in history than any of the movies or shows, so it can be wide open. Mostly I just love seeing this many Jedi out and about, and the really cool things they manage to do with The Force--I mean, really impressive lifesaving maneuvers! The story starts with a cataclysmic event that sets up all the subsequent books as well. I hadn't read anything by Mr. Soule before but I was highly entertained by his writing and will seek out more. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes, especially regarding the new bad guys, The Nihil (which I learned is pronounced like "the Nile" River). ( )
  GoldieBug | Mar 25, 2021 |
In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker, “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.” Charles Soule’s Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi explores this time, beginning 232 years before A New Hope or 200 years before the Skywalker Saga began in The Phantom Menace. The Republic is at peace and the Jedi are its guardians.

The story begins with a disaster in hyperspace, destroying the ship Legacy Run and causing debris to randomly revert to realspace throughout the Outer Rim. A great deal of it threatens the Hetzal system, the breadbasket of the Outer Rim. Fortunately, Republic defense forces and the Jedi are nearby from an inspection of the Starlight Beacon, part of Republic Chancellor Lina Soh’s efforts to help link the Outer Rim to the Core. Avar Kriss, Loden Greatstorm and his Padawan Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, Keeve Trennis, Indeera Stokes, and Stellan Gios lead the Jedi in their investigation and its fallout with the help of Hetzal computer technician Keven Tarr. Unbeknownst to the Jedi and the Republic, the marauding group known as the Nihil plan to seize control of greater territory throughout the Outer Rim and view the Republic’s efforts as an invasion. Marchion Ro, the group’s Eye, has the ability to plot complex paths through Hyperspace that enable the Tempest Runners Kassav Milliko, Lourna Dee, and Pan Eyta to lead their Storms, Clouds, and Strikes to stage surprise attacks on unsuspecting ships and worlds.

To determine the cause of the disaster, and in connecting to later events in the Star Wars franchise, Senator Izzet Noor of Serenno – Count Dooku’s homeworld – looks to enlist the help of the San Tekka family in studying hyperspace. Nearly 300 years later, their descendant Lor San Tekka gave Poe Dameron a map to Luke Skywalker’s location. Marlowe and Vellis San Tekka currently reside in splendor on Naboo, living off their success of their ancestor, Mari San Tekka, who, through an accident, possesses the ability to see hyperspace and plot routes through previously-unexplored regions. Unbeknownst to Marlowe and Vellis, The Eye of the Nihil has kept Mari alive through artificial means in order to aid in their raiding. Indeed, without her, the Nihil would be little more than a band of raiders and outlaws in the Outer Rim. Marchion Ro hopes to shape the Nihil into a true power before the Republic may bring their governance to the Outer Rim. Meanwhile, the Jedi find themselves on a collision course with the Nihil on Elphrona that will have repercussions for this era of the Republic and the Jedi Order.

The High Republic project recalls that of Shadows of the Empire in 1996, in which Lucasfilm created all the supporting media that would normally accompany a film release, but without the film. Like that project, the High Republic tells an over-arching story through multiple mediums, including novels, young adult novels, children’s books, comic books, and Leslye Headland’s forthcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Acolyte. This particular novel, Light of the Jedi, introduces the key characters and concepts of this earlier era. Soule’s story resembles Episode I in that he presents an earlier version of the galaxy than that to which fans are accustomed and must balance introducing new material with telling a relatively self-contained story that sets up further conflict. In this, he succeeds admirably. Fans of Yarael Poof in particular will likely be pleased as he plays a larger role than he did in the prequels, while Soule avoids the temptation to overuse Yoda at this early point. Based on this start, I look forward to the next phases of the High Republic project. ( )
1 ääni DarthDeverell | Jan 26, 2021 |
In Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker, “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.” Charles Soule’s Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi explores this time, beginning 232 years before A New Hope or 200 years before the Skywalker Saga began in The Phantom Menace. The Republic is at peace and the Jedi are its guardians.

The story begins with a disaster in hyperspace, destroying the ship Legacy Run and causing debris to randomly revert to realspace throughout the Outer Rim. A great deal of it threatens the Hetzal system, the breadbasket of the Outer Rim. Fortunately, Republic defense forces and the Jedi are nearby from an inspection of the Starlight Beacon, part of Republic Chancellor Lina Soh’s efforts to help link the Outer Rim to the Core. Avar Kriss, Loden Greatstorm and his Padawan Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, Keeve Trennis, Indeera Stokes, and Stellan Gios lead the Jedi in their investigation and its fallout with the help of Hetzal computer technician Keven Tarr. Unbeknownst to the Jedi and the Republic, the marauding group known as the Nihil plan to seize control of greater territory throughout the Outer Rim and view the Republic’s efforts as an invasion. Marchion Ro, the group’s Eye, has the ability to plot complex paths through Hyperspace that enable the Tempest Runners Kassav Milliko, Lourna Dee, and Pan Eyta to lead their Storms, Clouds, and Strikes to stage surprise attacks on unsuspecting ships and worlds.

To determine the cause of the disaster, and in connecting to later events in the Star Wars franchise, Senator Izzet Noor of Serenno – Count Dooku’s homeworld – looks to enlist the help of the San Tekka family in studying hyperspace. Nearly 300 years later, their descendant Lor San Tekka gave Poe Dameron a map to Luke Skywalker’s location. Marlowe and Vellis San Tekka currently reside in splendor on Naboo, living off their success of their ancestor, Mari San Tekka, who, through an accident, possesses the ability to see hyperspace and plot routes through previously-unexplored regions. Unbeknownst to Marlowe and Vellis, The Eye of the Nihil has kept Mari alive through artificial means in order to aid in their raiding. Indeed, without her, the Nihil would be little more than a band of raiders and outlaws in the Outer Rim. Marchion Ro hopes to shape the Nihil into a true power before the Republic may bring their governance to the Outer Rim. Meanwhile, the Jedi find themselves on a collision course with the Nihil on Elphrona that will have repercussions for this era of the Republic and the Jedi Order.

The High Republic project recalls that of Shadows of the Empire in 1996, in which Lucasfilm created all the supporting media that would normally accompany a film release, but without the film. Like that project, the High Republic tells an over-arching story through multiple mediums, including novels, young adult novels, children’s books, comic books, and Leslye Headland’s forthcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Acolyte. This particular novel, Light of the Jedi, introduces the key characters and concepts of this earlier era. Soule’s story resembles Episode I in that he presents an earlier version of the galaxy than that to which fans are accustomed and must balance introducing new material with telling a relatively self-contained story that sets up further conflict. In this, he succeeds admirably. Fans of Yarael Poof in particular will likely be pleased as he plays a larger role than he did in the prequels, while Soule avoids the temptation to overuse Yoda at this early point. Based on this start, I look forward to the next phases of the High Republic project.

This signed edition of the novel from Out of Print features a special wraparound cover with gorgeous art by Jama Jurabaev depicting a scene inspired by Indeera Stokes, Loden Greatstorm, Bell Zettifar, and Porter Engle’s efforts to save the Blythe family from the Nihil on Elphrona. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Jan 25, 2021 |
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