Star Wars The Jedi Academy #2: Dark Apprentice [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Star Wars The Jedi Academy #2: Dark Apprentice

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Overview

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.

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. Original. (Young Adult)

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307796127
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Series, #2
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 57,875
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Writer's Words about the Artist's Art
Fondest of Memories 3
Music Played on the Strings of Time 11
Tide Pools 22
Reflections in a Magnetic Mirror 35
Entropy Ranch 49
Dogged Persistence 70
Human, Martian - One, Two, Three 88
Scientific Romance 120
Canals in the Sand 130
Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas 146
Prisoner of War 163
Much at Stake 194
New Recruits 209
Final Performance 230
The Old Man and the Cherry Tree 249
Sea Dreams 256
The Ghost of Christmas Always 268
Drumbeats 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    I wish i could rate it six stars.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2015

    No good

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    NERDS

    NERDS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Dark Apprentice Is An Awesome And Worthy Sequel To Jedi Search!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Han solos biggest fan

    I loved this book, I think kevin j anderson did a good job

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Cool

    This is cool

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The best of this series

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2006

    Great Book

    When I first started reading star wars books, I started off wit Timothy zahn's trilogy which at the time I wasn't very found of, as ssoon as i finshed the third book, iI started reading the Jedi Academy Trilogy, and I have never read anything better then this triliogy, none of the books are boreing, and the only dis apointments is when a chapter ends and they start talking about something else, cause you get hooked on one aprt, then come back later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2005

    I loved this book

    I loved this book actually I loved this whole trilogy starting with Jedi search. Most Star wars books bore me with all of their technical wording but this book was easy to read, it had a very engaging story. You will not be disappointed by these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2001

    True to the Star Wars nature.

    This was one of the very good books in the Jedi Academy trilogy. The book was very descriptive, and did a very good job of setting the stage for champoins of the force. From the battle on Calamiri where Admiral Ackbar becomes creative, to the ressurection of the Sun crusher, this book was a race from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2000

    'awesome!'

    great! you will have to read jedi search first , another great book , but it is well worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    Pretty good book to continue the trilogy!

    A fine book that continues the trilogy nicely. It's very interesting and the actionm never stops.

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