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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search [NOOK Book]

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As the war between the Republic and the scattered  remnants of the Empire continues, two  children--the Jedi twins--will come into their powers in a  universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges.  In this time of turmoil and discovery, an  extraordinary new Star Wars saga  begins....

While Luke Skywalker takes the first  step toward setting up an academy to train a ...
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Overview

As the war between the Republic and the scattered  remnants of the Empire continues, two  children--the Jedi twins--will come into their powers in a  universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges.  In this time of turmoil and discovery, an  extraordinary new Star Wars saga  begins....

While Luke Skywalker takes the first  step toward setting up an academy to train a new  order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are  taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to  work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But  when Hans and Chewie break away, they flee  desperately to a secret imperial research laboratory  surrounded by a cluster of black holes--and go from  one danger to a far greater one....

On  Kessel, Luke picks up the trail of his two friends,  only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome,  it can wipe out an entire solar system. It is a  death ship called the Sun Crusher, invented by a  reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han himself...

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!

Everyone is searching for Bornan Thul. Not only is he father to one of Jacen and Jaina's fellow students, he holds the key to a secret coalition gaining power in the New Republic. The young Jedi Knights race across the galaxy to find him--but they may be too late. For their true enemy is about to show its treacherous face. And it will be shockingly familiar.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Princess Leia and Han Solo have three kids and live as a respectable political couple in the capital of the New Republic. Luke Skywalker has returned to the Jedi fold after having given in to the dark side of the Force. C3P0 and R2D2 remain faithful droid sidekicks in a universe now freeing itself from the bondage of the evil Empire. These familiar characters inhabit some new places and situations in Anderson's ( Star Wars: Jedi Search ) sequel to the Star Wars movies. Luke has decided to rebuild the once powerful Jedi Knights in hope of providing stability in the New Republic. He finds himself in precarious circumstances as he searches for descendants of the mostly exterminated Jedis. Meanwhile, Han finds himself trapped in an Empire base located in a black hole under the command of a ruthless woman who has not yet heard of the Emperor's defeat and demise. Leia sends Luke and Lando Calrissian to find her missing husband. Han's escape from the black hole with a weapon more destructive than the Empire's Death Stars, and Luke and Lando's rush to his rescue, close out this predictable, tiring tale. Even big fans of the movies will have a hard time staying with this one. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307796110
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Series , #1
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 47,689
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson

Jim Butcher is the author of the USA Today best-selling series "The Dresden Files" for Roc and the high fantasy series "The Codex Alera" for Ace. "The Dresden Files" is also a successful series of audio books; has been optioned for a television series by the SCI FI Channel; and is currently being developed into an online roleplaying game. A martial arts enthusiast and a skilled equestrian rider, Jim lives in Missouri with his wife and son.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    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".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2006

    I love Kevin J Anderson's books.

    This book was great. As I said in the title I like all of Kevin J Anderson's books. I really liked it when Luke and Lando tricked Moruth Doole, and the Umgullian blob races.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    To everyone

    You wann be in my new jedi academy book? Tell me your name i mean like my real name is marcus but my charaters name is Firedaz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Meadow

    She gpes to res one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Silver

    Hey meadow you on now?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Willow

    "Tanks." She grinned. "Ivy's adorable." Theta stood and sat down in front of Anna, his tail wagging as he yapped at her.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    One Of The Best

    I've read Timothy Zahn's Heir To The Empire and, while I am impressed, I still prefer Kevin J. Anderson's Jedi Search. This book and both of the others in Anderson's Jedi Academy Trilogy are among my favorite Star Wars books ever. The whole concept of the Jedi Academy is quite intriguing to me. I highly recommend this book for two reasons: (1) The most important: It has a great story and (2) It's quite affordable, especially used.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Its weird

    Confusing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Hyperspace

    A place of intense battles. Use this area to get from planet to planet via spacecraft.

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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 April 21, 2013

    AJ

    ONLY 8 WORDS READ THIS BOOK IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Incredibilities

    This book is so funny! Here is one of my favorite parts of the book:
    Luke touched an isolated nub in the back of her mind, and suddenly felt as if a giant hand had planted itself on his chest and shoved backward! Luke stumbled, taking to steps away from Leia. "What did I do?" Leia asked in the same moment Luke said "What did you do?" "I don't know!" they said simultainously.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    Yeah. I like the trilogy so much, I am making a plush star wars movie trilogy on the books! YYEESS!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    I loved it!

    By far one of my favorite star wars books!I reccomend it to anyone over ten or eleven

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    super fantastic

    i really enjoy this book but because its just all around super fantastic homies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    Great Book

    This was one of my favorite books ever! The book started out with a great lead. Over all the begining of the book was kinda boring but it got better toward the middle. I recomend this book to any Star Wars fan, and any one who is looking for a great sci-fi book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2001

    Excellent book

    This book was non-stop action. From the first page to the last I was always anxious to find out what would happen next. The way Han and Chewie are taken prisoner on Kessel and then discover an Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes was very intriguing. This book also introduced Kyp Durron in the spice mines of Kessel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2000

    Not that impressed

    To start off, this is the best of the three. But, given the quality of the others, that isn't saying much. The general story line was entertaining enough to read the whole book, but I cringed at Anderson's attempts to create any interest in the character's love lives. Melodrama best describes Anderson's foray into emotion. He also has a penchant for taking quotes right out of the movies, which in of itself is not necessarily bad. However, he did it with such a heavy hand that I felt he couldn't fill the pages with his own words. Lastly, every reference to past events was listed without subtly. He spoon-fed everything to the reader. This work, and the remainder of the series, was sophomoric at best.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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