Monday, April 26, 2010

Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy

Star Wars for the next generation? Perhaps. This young adult novel follows the adventures of Jaina and Jacen, twin children of Han Solo and Princess Leia. In this particular story Jaina and Jacen are being trained by their uncle Luke Skywalker at a Jedi Academy. While on a field trip with Lando Calrissian, the twins and Lowie (Chewbacca's nephew) are kidnapped and taken to a hidden space station. The kidnappers have started an academy to train jedi knights in the ways of the dark force. Because of how powerful Jaina and Jacen are, they should be powerful dark Jedi Knights. Eventually the twins are rescued, but not without learning important lessons about their own training by Luke.

I didn't really care for this story. Perhaps it is philosophical, with some of its discussion of good versus evil. Perhaps it is because it is a young adult novel for younger teens. The story was predictable and boring. This particular story was volume 2 in a 4 volume set, though you could easily read the books out of order. I have read other books by Kevin J. Anderson and enjoyed them. This book was co-authored by Rebecca Moesta and perhaps that was the difference. Anyway, I could take it or leave it. It's a short read.

Book Rating: 2 stars

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