On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.
Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key - risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved - and whose life she must now fear.
©2013 Tim Lebbon (P)2013 Random House Audio
The Jedi and the sith begin thier dance. But we don't we how it ends. I recommend this e-book
Having read most of the Old Republic novels, I was hesitant about this one. While the premise was interesting, many reviewers did not like the book. I have to say I agree with them. I've read other books by Tim Lebbon, he tends to lean more towards horror. His book, "Alien, Out of the Shadows," was better than this. There are flashbacks in nearly every chapter and it wears thin after two. The constant introspection from the lead Lanoree also wears thin. While there are explanations of how the early Jed'aii trained, and it is often different from what later Jedi do, there isn't any payoff for it. The end leaves more questions than answers. More should have been provided. It was noted by another reviewer that the short story that follows is actually a prequel of sorts that should be read first and I agree. That short story is chapter 20, the last chapter. Worst Star Wars book for me so far. Narrative was ok.
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
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