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Star Wars Children of the Jedi

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A nice addition...

Although I will agree that the author's style was confusing at times, I felt that this was a good novel. The situations involving Han, Chewie and Leia introduced some interesting facets to the Star Wars story, such as the Empire's use of torture techniques involving min...
Although I will agree that the author's style was confusing at times, I felt that this was a good novel. The situations involving Han, Chewie and Leia introduced some interesting facets to the Star Wars story, such as the Empire's use of torture techniques involving mind-bending drugs, the existence of Jedi that operated apart from the Council on Coruscant (obvious by the fact that they had kids and spouses and by the fact that Callista seemed unfamiliar with figures like Yoda and Obi-Wan) and another 'Emperor's Hand' with an evil prodigy. Irek was a frustrating character in his attitude but was fascinating for his ability to control machines via a brain implant. It was nice to see Leia put such a damper on the evil plans that had formed too. Luke's situation was fascinating as well in that he was pushed to use the more intellectual aspects of the Force rather than just slashing-and-bounding repeatedly. It was intriguing to see that even a Jedi Master can get hurt (physically and emotionally).

posted by Anonymous on July 22, 2005

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappointment

This is a story that introduces Callista to the Star Wars Universe. This story is inconsistant with some of the ideas that were important to the prequel trilogy. I had a problem with Leia's harder edge in her character. It just did not seem like her. Luke's side of ...
This is a story that introduces Callista to the Star Wars Universe. This story is inconsistant with some of the ideas that were important to the prequel trilogy. I had a problem with Leia's harder edge in her character. It just did not seem like her. Luke's side of the story just seemed a little hokey and the ending was not the exciting end I expected from any Star Wars story. I think that Barabara Hambly is a better Star Wars short story writer than a Star Wars novelist.

posted by ColoradoBR on July 7, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2000

    Children of the Jedi fails as the next generation.

    This is definitely not one of your better Star Wars novels. It is slow, tedious and confusing. Hambly is not one of the better Star Wars authors but the book is not completely without hope. I was able to read the whole thing without forcing myself to continue reading. There are several strange, almost ridiculous events that occur and the story has an almost fairy tale like feeling to it. If you are not reading the Star Wars novels in chronological order, this should definitely be one of the last ones you read but it should be read despite the many shortcomings.

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