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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Han and Chewie Go Missing!

Jedi Search is a very interesting science fiction book created by Anderson to piece together the years after Return of the Jedi. This book is the first in a trilogy called the Jedi Academy. Kevin Anderson did an excellent job in opening up the trilogy, while at the same...
Jedi Search is a very interesting science fiction book created by Anderson to piece together the years after Return of the Jedi. This book is the first in a trilogy called the Jedi Academy. Kevin Anderson did an excellent job in opening up the trilogy, while at the same time keeping with an excellent plot. The story itself starts off with Luke, the now Jedi Master, appealing to the New Republic to allow him to reform the Jedi Knights. Of course he gets approval. Right away he dashes out across the galaxy in search of his new candidates while Han and Chewie are off to Kessel, a mining planet, to convince it to join the New Republic. Several things happen to both quests, good and bad, that will keep you on the edge of your seat begging for more. There is so many twists and turns that I can¿t tell you without giving away the whole ending. The story becomes so much more than just good vs. evil, Light vs. Dark. In the end the story enthralls you with its excellent sense of description and words. There¿s a part where Anderson writes, ¿the beam hit the scales and broke into a million beams of light shooting all over the cavern.¿ Here, before after, and everywhere in between Anderson shows just how good of a writer he is. I definitely recommend this book to everyone, but if you read this one you¿ll definitely want to read the other two.

posted by Anonymous on May 28, 2002

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A good enough book for a sequel

The story was a little slow moving in places, but the Han Solo and Chewbacca part of the story made it worth it. My best advice is to read it so that you will be prepared for the far superior sequel, "Dark Apprentice".

posted by ColoradoBR on July 8, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    A non stop action book!!!

    I liked this book very much. It starts off with Han & Chewie going to Kessel on a diplomatic mission. They are taken prisoner and forced to work in the spice mines on the planet. Not only is a old enemy trying to kill him but a energy stealing spider that lurks in the mine. Luke skywalker is trying to put together a new order of Jedi knights. Leia is trying to keep it together because her husband is missing, her diplomatic duties are weighing her down, and her twin children are coming home to stay. There was so much action in this book I didn't want to put it down and I didn't til I had finished it. I will read more from this series. If you want to read a good Star Wars trilogy start with this book. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    Good Book so far

    I just bought the book and I am totally enthralled in it. I love the story and how Luke is trying to open up an acedemy for young Jedi. If you are a Star Wars fan, buy this book. I just wanted to grab a book at B&N that looked fun to read, and man, did I come upon a treasure:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2002

    Han and Chewie Go Missing!

    Jedi Search is a very interesting science fiction book created by Anderson to piece together the years after Return of the Jedi. This book is the first in a trilogy called the Jedi Academy. Kevin Anderson did an excellent job in opening up the trilogy, while at the same time keeping with an excellent plot. The story itself starts off with Luke, the now Jedi Master, appealing to the New Republic to allow him to reform the Jedi Knights. Of course he gets approval. Right away he dashes out across the galaxy in search of his new candidates while Han and Chewie are off to Kessel, a mining planet, to convince it to join the New Republic. Several things happen to both quests, good and bad, that will keep you on the edge of your seat begging for more. There is so many twists and turns that I can¿t tell you without giving away the whole ending. The story becomes so much more than just good vs. evil, Light vs. Dark. In the end the story enthralls you with its excellent sense of description and words. There¿s a part where Anderson writes, ¿the beam hit the scales and broke into a million beams of light shooting all over the cavern.¿ Here, before after, and everywhere in between Anderson shows just how good of a writer he is. I definitely recommend this book to everyone, but if you read this one you¿ll definitely want to read the other two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    This book is great!

    The book is about luke restoring the jedi order.In this book,Luke searches for a new canidates for the jedi academy that he starts.Butt also the chapters revolve around leia, Han and Chewie,and some around lando calarissian.Its an amazing book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 1999

    On the better side, far from the worst...

    To really know what happens it's probably better to at least read Dark Empire series 1, if not series 2 also. Interesting besides the fact that Leia doesn't do much, and Luke's Jedi abilities aren't put to use. Has some strong points vs. other Star Wars books, scenes that are just blabbering and lengthening the book aren't added, quite clear, powerful ending, very interesting. Also has some not so good points, not really descriptive, vocabulary isn't nearly as good as Zahn's, somewhat predictable, but alltogether a fine book to read.

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