Star Wars Children of the Jedi

Star Wars Children of the Jedi

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by Barbara Hambly
     
 

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In Children of the Jedi,  Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a  brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life  to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot  to destroy a stronghold that was sanctuary for the  wives and children of the Jedi knights. Suddenly,  the dreadnought…  See more details below

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In Children of the Jedi,  Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a  brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life  to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot  to destroy a stronghold that was sanctuary for the  wives and children of the Jedi knights. Suddenly,  the dreadnought is rearming itself, intent on  destruction. Only Luke Skywalker can feel its evil  presence as well as the mysterious influence of  that powerful woman who should have died decades ago.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This latest entry in Bantam's successful Star Wars series is a transitional novel. Its pace may be slow enough to disappoint some of series's many loyal readers, but Hambly's (Those Who Hunt the Night) retreading of familiar ground provides a more variegated perspective than usual on several major characters. She offers several solid, well-wrought adventures as well, but they never cohere into a whole worthy of its parts. The subplots are frequently more interesting than the main story line, in which the ruling houses of the recently fallen Empire attempt to revitalize their way of life with the aid of a new type of Jedi knight. A particularly compelling subplot concerns the effort to determine whether the now machine-based consciousness of Nichos, a Jedi Apprentice whose body has died, is still human. While Hambly creates some fascinating alien life forms and plot complications (fans of Luke Skywalker will be especially delighted by a couple of the plot twists here), what she finally offers is more a promise of things to come than a realization of them. Major ad/promo; audio rights sold to BDD Audio Cassette. (May)
Library Journal
Rumors of a lost Jedi stronghold draw Han Solo and Princess Leia to the distant world of Belsavis, while Luke follows the pull of the Force towards a confrontation with a sentient, planet-destroying ship intent on carrying out the deadly orders given to it just before the fall of the Empire. Hambly's talent as a storyteller lies chiefly in her skill at discovering her characters' deepest motivations. In her hands, the heroes of the New Republic take on a maturity and credibility that enhance their already engaging personalities. This latest installment in the continuing series of novels based on the Star Wars universe will make an excellent addition to sf collections.
Arty De Thieu
Hambly joins the circle of sf veterans taking tours of duty in the Star Wars universe and contributes an exciting adventure that rates among the best in the series. When a deranged Drub McKumb nearly assassinates his old friend Han Solo, Luke Skywalker sets off for a distant star system to find the cause of McKumb's breakdown; meanwhile, Han and Princess Leia explore a rumor about a lost enclave of Jedi children. Accompanied by See-Threepio and former Jedi pupil Nichos Cray, Luke stumbles on a massive dreadnought, left over from the war against the Empire and programmed to destroy rebel forces. When Leia and Han visit the isolated planet of Belsavis, they come closer to finding the lost children, whom the dreadnought is tracking down. Hambly brings the Star Wars cast to life, providing gratifying details about Luke's childhood, the quirks of belligerent Gamorreans, and even the human side of an Empire storm trooper. Expect heavy demand for this Star Wars saga; Bantam does, to the tune of some 300,000 copies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307796332
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Star Wars Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
134,356
File size:
5 MB

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