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Star Wars I, Jedi

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Stackpoles best work

This book is probably the best book Stackpolle has written yet. A must read for all Star Wars fans.

posted by Anonymous on May 6, 2000

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

MADE NO SENSE!! Boring, Too-Perfect Hero, Unbelievable

If you want this book to make the slightest bit of sense, read the 'Jedi Academy Trilogy' by Kevin Anderson FIRST. I stopped in the middle of 'I, Jedi' because the storyline confused me. Once I read Mr Anderson's three books, this was easier to follow. I think the on...
If you want this book to make the slightest bit of sense, read the 'Jedi Academy Trilogy' by Kevin Anderson FIRST. I stopped in the middle of 'I, Jedi' because the storyline confused me. Once I read Mr Anderson's three books, this was easier to follow. I think the only reason it was written in First Person is copyright issues. To write in Third Person would be to risk plagiarizing the original story. Anyway, this particular story is about a Rogue Squadron pilot named Corran Horn, who happens to be heir to strong familial ties to Jedi Knights. When his wife disappears, he decides to search for her (duh). However, he must first go to the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 to work on his Jedi skills. This is supposed to help him in his search. WHAT?!?!? This character was a Security Officer at CorSec. He knows how to investigate and seems to be a good detective. Yet, he decides to spend weeks at Yavin 4 instead of looking for his wife. Doesn't exactly qualify him for Husband-Of-The-Year, does it? The biggest problem I had with this book is that it was a spin-off of the above trilogy. Corran Horn was not even mentioned in the original series. A lot of his activities were behind-the-scenes, or totally independent of the background story. In fact, while some of the major plotpoints from the trilogy were going on, Corran is away from the Academy doing something completely different. Yet, he turns out to be one of the strongest Jedi students present. Later, he is one of the FIRST to become a Master. WHAT?!?!? I would only recommend this book if someone HAS read the Academy Trilogy, likes first-person stories, and like over-the-top heroes. Personally, it is one of the more boring Star Wasrs books I've read (right next to 'Rogue Planet').

posted by Anonymous on June 19, 2004

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    Posted October 6, 2013

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    Hello im a bounty and uh wheres the weapon shop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2004

    Kind of good, but really slow.

    I had a few friends tell me that this was a great Star Wars book, so I read it. It had a good story, but overall it was really slow. What annoyed me was that there were a few times when something big would happen that Corran Horn did not take part in, and because of that he would mention it in one short sentence, and not go in to any detail about how it happened. For example, Mara Jade rescues him from Exar Kun who was messing with Horn's mind and beating the snot out of him. One page later, 'The Jedi's have defeated Exar Kun, and Luke Skywalker has awaken from his deep sleep!' How Kun was defeated, I don't know. What really annoyed me was how freaking long it took Corran to attempt to rescue his wife, Mirax, whom he loves so much, and he even knew who it was that kidnapped her. I don't remember exactly how long it took for him to rescue her, but it was at least three months. It would have been much quicker for Corran to have Luke and the Rebel fleet help him chase down Admiral Tavira's fleet, and rescue Mirax. This book could have been more exciting if Corran would not have said so much when talking to the reader, because most of the things he tells you is not that important. I kept thinking, 'Shut up and go rescue Mirax, stupid!'

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