Monday, August 31, 2009

Children of the Jedi

Children of the Jedi is a Star Wars novel written by Barbara Hambly. The story takes place not long after the destruction of the death star. Leia and Han are married and have three kids. Luke is a Jedi Master who is trying to teach children who are strong in the force. Leia and Han receive word that some of the old Jedi families may have taken their children and hid on the outer reaches of the galaxy on remote planets to protect their children from the Empire. Leia and Han set out for one planet to investigate. Meanwhile Luke decides to investigate another region of space to find evidence of another hiding place. Instead, Luke finds himself trapped on a large ship hidden by the Empire that has been awakened to complete its unknown mission.

The story was a fun read exploring more of the Star Wars galaxy. I nearly gave up on it because the author introduces a lot of characters and throws out lots of locations in the first few chapters. I couldn't keep track of it all. But I just ignored that which I didn't have any prior knowledge and continued on. I figured the important new characters would show up again and the rest would just disappear. Sure enough, if you stick with the story, it will come together and make more sense.

Book Rating: 3 stars

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