I listened back to back after purchasing. It's a great story for understanding early Je'daii
A standalone in my opinion
She did an excellent job with so many different male voices. A++
I got choked up over Lanoree's struggle with her brother. It's intense
On overall winner January was awesome and the story won't disappoint!
The story was pretty bland and ultimately lifeless. If this hadn't been a Star Wars novel nobody would have published it. The main character was annoying, the villain one dimensional and pretty much everyone else in the story was a stock villain or bit player. I also found the use of the Star Wars themes in an attempt to create tension that simply doesn't exist was pretty sad.
Potatoes, not stuffing.
The real question is "what character would I keep?"
If you are the kind of person who puts "jedi" as your religion on official documents then this book will no doubt thrill you from the first syllable to the last implied period. Otherwise it fills your ears with harmless sound for a few hours.
This is chronologically the first book in the legends, and it's very well done! The story is very well written, very whimsical and full of "force-sensitive" narratives, an awesome way to introduce the extended universe (which to me, these legend books ARE canon). I also recommend the novel "Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter" by Michael reeves. The force is with this book and may it be with you!
"There is no way to peace, peace is the way"-AJ Muste
January LaVoy is fast becoming a favorite narrator of mine and this story is a match made in heaven. Tom Lebbon's tale takes its back to a different time, the seldom explored roots of the Jedi. The Star Wars universe has been so developed that new spins on it rarely push new boundaries, but Tim takes us on a journey we didn't realize we wanted and needed. Even though many of the aspects of this ancient universe are unique, they are shared in a way that makes them feel familiar instead of being lead by the hand while the author explains how cleverly they designed the environment.
The Force has been so dogmatically defined we rarely question it's tenements. But Tim bravely take a direction that not only feels right, it makes the Start Wars universe a deeper, richer experience.
I have no knowledge of other publications that explore the Force as Tom Lebbon has here, but it breathes new life into Star Wars for me.
So this is the first Star Wars book I've ever listened to/read. And it was great! I love the main character and I want to know where she goes and what she does after this book ends. The narrator is EXCELLENT.
This might be one of the most boring Star Wars installments I've ever heard. They do very little to explain the Je'daii, which makes listening to the book very confusing. Most people initially assumed the narrator is giving the word Jedi a strange pronunciation. Very little happens in the book and the story is very flat. I don't like that it's calls Dawn of the Jedi and yet they don't really talk much about Jedi or the actual birth of the Jedi. Boring boring boring.