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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #2: Dark Apprentice
     

Star Wars The Jedi Academy #2: Dark Apprentice

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by Kevin J. Anderson
 

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As the New Republic takes devastating losses in  the ongoingwar with the scattered remnants of the  Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small  children — among them the Jedi twins — born to  incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary  new saga unfolds...

While the New  Republic

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As the New Republic takes devastating losses in  the ongoingwar with the scattered remnants of the  Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small  children — among them the Jedi twins — born to  incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary  new saga unfolds...

While the New  Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly  Sun Crusher — a new doomsday weapon stolen from  the Empire by Han Solo — the renegade Imperial  Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to  conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets.  And now she threatens the watery homeworld of  Admiral Ackbar. But as the battle for a planet rages,  an even greater danger emerges at Luke  Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves  dangerously into the dark side of the Force and  unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil  order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working  together, they may become an enemy greater than the  New Republic has ever fought... more powerful than  even a Jedi Master can face.

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Kirkus Reviews
Eighteen fantasy and SF stories by Anderson, a veteran novelizer and author with Doug Beason of several thrillers (Ignition, 1997, etc.). "A Whisper of the Caladan Seas," written with Frank Herbert's son Brian, carries on the Dune series with the first fiction about the planet since the master died. The story features much of the battle plans and weaponry in the original series, as the Harkonnen fight the Atreides, and turns on a mystical appearance of salt water on the desert planet. Though Scully and Mulder are not in the title piece, it was later used as the armature for Antibodies, one of Anderson's bestselling X-Files novelizations (he's done Stars Wars books too). "Dogged Persistence" concerns an immortal black Lab and the futuristic nannorepair units that, when injected, rebuild injured or diseased bodies forever. Anderson's "Prisoner of War" hangs from Harlan Ellison's teleplay "Soldier": Ellison posits future soldiers bred and trained to do nothing but fight from birth to death; Anderson suggests the horror of these same soldiers teetering on the abyss of peace when, taken prisoner in an underground paradise, Barto and Arviq find themselves disconcerted by food that doesn't taste like combat gruel and utterly disoriented by the absence of commands ringing in their heads. Rock fans will dig "Music Played on the Strings of Time," in which a failed musician goes to an alternate universe for five hours and finds that over there he had a hit record-before making Rolling Stone's obit page. In "Fondest of Memories," a man has his dead wife cloned and reprogrammed with only his fondest memories of her, then enters a kind of space hibernation for 30 years to await her maturity.Shining invention and talent and style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553297997
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
113,213
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
10 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 #2 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending, the new lightsaber, the duel between Gantoris and Luke, the turbo skiing slopes, the twins, all were big highlights. The ending, most epic. It ends in a cliffhanger! Luke, motionless, half dead! This has got to be my second all-time favorite book of star wars i have ever read. My favorite in in the rebel force series. Uprizing. Heartbreaking. But im supposed to be talking about dark apprentice! Yeah. Must read.
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It's no good pretty much unbelievable many of the characters are out of context. One of few books I've ever put down because of how bad it was
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NERDS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark Apprentice Is An Awesome And Worthy Sequel To Jedi Search! Star Wars The Jedi Academy Trilogy Volume 2: Dark Apprentice reminds me of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in many ways. First of all, it's somewhat darker than Jedi search, just as The Empire Strikes Back was darker than A New Hope. Also I think it took me a little longer to read than the first, which is similar to the how Star Wars V is a little longer than episode IV. One of my favorite things about this novel is the Dark Jedi spirit found living on Yavin 4, but I won't go into detail so that as not to spoil it for those who haven't read this book yet. All in all I'd say it's a worthy sequel to Jedi Search but, while it's not worse, I'm not sure that it's superior to the first either. Still, I recommend this book to any Star Wars enthusiast.
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I loved this book, I think kevin j anderson did a good job
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This is cool
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ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
All sides of this story are great. The political intrigue plot with Princess Leia was interesting. The back and forth between Han and Lando was funny. However, the driving force behind this tale is the story with Luke and his new apprentices. This is the most exciting book of this trilogy.
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