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
It wasn't an awful story or anything but it was so far removed from anything I identify as Star Wars. Maybe someone who just wants some ancient history of the Star Wars universe would enjoy it.
Sure it talked about the force often and there were space ships but if you replaced a few words it could have just been any sci-fi story.
Very good at inflection from male to female characters no issue with her performance at all.
I found the main character specifically and the Je'daii in general very unlikable. As long as it served any of their purposes go ahead and destroy people's property, torture them for information and murder them. It's all good...because the Je'daii's purposes are so noble all the time. To paraphrase Emperor Palpatine from a later era "...all those who gain power fear to lose it". I just never read/listened to a Star Wars novel where I was rooting for the protagonist to lose more than this book.
An interesting story. I'm rummaging my mind for a more in depth description, but seriously the whole time I read this book I was uninterested, bored, and waiting for a scene to be over with so they can move on with the story.
LaVoy's performance has nothing to do with the overall dissatisfaction I have for this book.
The author is talented in describing scenery.
If it wasn't for the fact this was a star wars book, I would of never even finished it.
I really enjoyed this story. Lanoree is a powerful jed'iia and it was fun following her journey learning about the earlier days of the force and Tython. January LaVoy was excellent in narration of all areas excluding the male parts. Her voice was perfect for Lanoree, unfortunately, her male voices sounded like stuffy nosed teenage punks. It was tough at times following make dialog and I found myself having to refers several times. Otherwise this audio book was great and worth the read!
Yes, the fact that there was sound effects on top of the reading(blaster sounds, swords clashing, vehicle sounds) really made me more connected with with the story.
No. but January LaVoy was great and i look forward to hear more of her work.
Immersive, entertaining, fantastic
January is one of the best narrators I've listened to. She performed the voices so well. Very rarely do I hear narrators do male and female voices so uniquely and distinctly.
This was the first Star Wars book I listened to and I can't wait to hear January LaVoy read the other Star Wars books she narrated.
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