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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search
     

Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search

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by Kevin J. Anderson
 

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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....

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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 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...

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553297980
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Series , #1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
112,011
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Born in 1962 in Racine, Wisconsin, Kevin J. Anderson is a science fiction author with over 50 bestselling books. In additional to his original works—the Saga of Seven Suns series & the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity—he has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E. and The X-Files, and with Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune prequel series.

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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
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".
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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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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She gpes to res one.
Revan97 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confusing
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A place of intense battles. Use this area to get from planet to planet via spacecraft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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ONLY 8 WORDS READ THIS BOOK IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far one of my favorite star wars books!I reccomend it to anyone over ten or eleven
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