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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search

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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 June 19, 2000

    I took great pleasure in reading Star Wars: Jedi Search

    Star Wars: Jedi Search is the genesis of one of the greatest Star Wars trilogies that I have ever read. In it, Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi, presents the concept of a Jedi Academy to the Senate of the New Republic. It is approved, and thus begins a new generation of Jedi. In another part of the novel, Han Solo's legendary ship, the Millenium Falcon, is attacked and crashes onto Kessel, a planet infamous for its spice mining prisons. Introduced in this book are Admiral Daala, an Imperial officer who controls a secret research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes, Qwi Xux, a humanoid responsible for the construction of the Death Star, the World Devastators, and the Sun Crusher, a ship with impenetrable armor that is able to destroy an entire star system. And Kyp Durron, a young boy with a great Jedi talent who has a strong anger for the Empire...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2000

    Great Addition to the Star Wars Trilogy

    This trilogy yet not as good as Zahn's trilogy is great. You get to meet new Characters like Kyp Durron and Admiral Daala and the Jedi are back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2000

    Awesome start to an Awesome trilogy !

    This book is a great way to learn about the force and feed your addiction to Star Wars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2000

    Jedi Search: A great book

    I would highly recomend reading all of the trilogy because they're great books and Kevin Anderson is a great author who keeps you on the edge of you seat the whole time

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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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