Star Wars Crosscurrent

Star Wars Crosscurrent

by Paul Kemp
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Star Wars Crosscurrent by Paul Kemp

An ancient Sith ship hurtles into the future carrying a lethal cargo that could forever destroy Luke Skywalker’s hopes for peace.
 
The Civil War is almost over when Jedi Knight Jaden Korr experiences a Force vision so intense he must act. Enlisting two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. Someone—or something—appears to be in distress.

But what Jaden and his crew find confounds them. A five-thousand-year-old dreadnaught—bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi—has inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present. The ship’s weapons may not be cutting-edge, but its cargo, a special ore that makes those who use the dark side nearly invincible, is unsurpassed. The ancient Jedi on board is determined to destroy the Sith. But for Jaden, even more is at stake: for his vision has led him to uncover a potentially indestructible threat to everything the Jedi Order stands for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345509055
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Series: Star Wars
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 365,698
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul S. Kemp is the author of nine Forgotten Realms fantasy novels and many short stories. When he’s not writing, he practices corporate law in Michigan, which has inspired him to write some really believable villains. He digs cigars, single malt scotch, and ales, and tries to hum the theme song to Shaft at least once per day. Paul Kemp lives and works in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife, twin sons, and a couple of cats.

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Star Wars: Crosscurrent 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This new stand alone Star Wars novel fills the gap between the Second Galactic Civil War (Legacy of the Force series) and the new Fate of the Jedi series. It stars Jaden Korr, ambiguously defined hero of the video game Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This book finally gives some of the details about Jaden Korr and what distinguishes him as a Jedi. It also manages to tie in the story of Jaden Korr's continuing inner struggle with the emerging storyline of the Sith tribe prominently featured in the Lost Tribe of the Sith ebooks and the Fate of the Jedi. However, this book deals with the sister-ship of the Omen, vehicle of the Sith tribe, so this story won't be a spoiler for any who haven't read Fate of the Jedi yet. Definitely a must read for anyone who played Jedi Academy as well as anyone interested in the ongoing Sith tribe storyline.
Skitch41 More than 1 year ago
This was a great SW novel. Mr. Kemp has made a huge first impression on me in writing this novel. Not only is the story interesting and highly engaging (I couldn't put down the book within the last 100 pages), but he did it without using a single character from any of the movies and you end up genuinely caring for everyone of these new characters by the end of the novel. Thus far, only Karen Traviss had dared to do something like that. I hope this will create a new wave of stories that are bound only by George Lucas's universe and not his characters as well. Don't get me wrong, I love those characters, but they have been overused a little too much. I do have one criticism of this novel though: the whole premise of this story is that Jedi of the Old Republic and Luke Skywalker's new order meet. While Mr. Kemp gives an excellent and reasonable explanation for how this could happen, the two characters' story lines never really affect each other. He could have written two separate novels and nothing would have been different. I wish that those two characters' fates had been more intertwined. All in all, a fine addition to the SW novel library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crosscurrent is a thrilling adventure with a new cast of interesting characters. I have not played Jedi Academy, so this is my first real encounter with Jaden's character. Kemp really did a good job at taking an underdeveloped character and giving him some depth. I also liked Khedryn and Marr; they have elements of Han and Chewie while having many unique qualities as well. Relin is an interesting character as well. Even though he was pretty much steeped in the dark side for the second half of the book I still sympathised with him. I thought Saes was okay as the typical deluded sith; although his character was stereotypical, he still filled in the necessary role of Relin's opposite. As for the lignan, I thought it was believable, it was after all mentioned in Precipice, as was Saes. This was another thing that Kemp pulled off well; he took the beginning of Precipice and expanded on it, giving it detail. The only real major problem with this novel was Kell Douro. While he was an interesting character, I feel he was completely out of place here. His storyline had almost no effect on the rest of the story, except that the clones stole his ship. He could have fit somewhere else, but not in this novel. Although he did let us see Darth Wyyrlok and learn that some people in the galaxy are aware of Krayt, he mostly just bogged down the novel. Overall this is a well crafted adventure story and some cool new characters and situations, although the pacing was almost too fast for my liking. Either that or I just couldn't put it down because it was so enjoyable. Paul Kemp really did well at making this seem like a Star Wars novel and he made some very appropriate references that didn't seem contrived. A special nod to Darth Wyyrlok's cameo as a way to show how the One Sith deal with their isolation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel starts off a story that intertwines with many other stories in the EU of Star Wars. If you are just starting out reading SW or a die hard fan who's read many novels, this book is for you
M_S75 More than 1 year ago
The characters make the novel enjoyable. The dialogue is off and clunky (especially how the characters seem to wander back and forth from the habit of using contractions in a manner that doesn't seem natural). What seems like the A-plot at the beginning (involving Jaden) kind of takes a backseat to the (IMO) much-less-interesting B-plot of the ancient Sith ship and leaves the A-plot for the last several chapters of the book. Despite what seems very two-dimensional, I did come to really enjoy the relationship that develops between the three main characters and was surprised to find myself looking forward to reading the sequel.
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I love Star Wars,but this was not the best book.This is not recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a terrible Star Wars book but not a particularly great one either. It doesn't help that it doesn't feature any established characters.
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Lots of good action and an interesting plot twist or two. It was a bit predictable and many of the characters seemed like ports from the main star wars cast. The whole lines of fate thing was a bit odd... i didnt care for that aspect of th story but other than those few things i did have quite some fun with this read and it reads fast. Any fan should try it out.
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Very good book would like to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Has all the classic Star Wars essence, from space battles, jedi vs. Sith duels, even mystery that leaves you guessing! It ends on a cliffhanger that you'll immediately want to buy the sequel Riptide! I loved this book immensely and I'm sure you will too!
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Dave Maynard More than 1 year ago
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