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
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!
this is the first star wars book I have read and I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed the story . It can get a bit redundant but the overall story is great.
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.
I liked that the book talked a lot about the Force and the balance between the light and dark side. Overall I liked the story and the performance was really good, it kept you interested.
No, since this one shoes too many inconstancies and contradictions. It does neither have the Star Wars feeling about it most other novels share, nor does the author show great regard for his own setting or Star Wars lore.
First of all the author should have kept the humans plus one alien race. He stages his story in a pre hyperspace era. So why is the Tython System then populated by races from every corner of the galaxy species that are only discovered 20 Millenia after the story takes place.Additionally it would have been nice to get a feeling for the ideas behind the Jedi Order. From this book I only got some not very conclusive and often contradictory pieces of Information.
The characters are quite well rounded. Especially the protagonist, in her often almost Sith-like behavior, shows an interesting contrast to the Jedi and their philosophy in later eras.
All in all I would recommend the novel only to people with the ability to ignore plot holes the size of an average gas giant. If you one of those how ever you will find a interesting novel with some interesting Information about the heritage of the old Jedi order.
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