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 look at the Jedi of long ago. A tradition that is very different from what is depicted in all of the other Star Wars novels. the book full of mystery and vivid imagery with a with a wonderfully written main character.
the performance was also one of the best I've heard from a Star Wars book.
The story teller in this book was fantastic. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I enjoyed this book, about 4 stars worth :). The book was written fairly well, the story was enjoyable, as was the performance. The sound effects were on point most times. SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: What I didn't like about the book was how the main character seemingly to me always lauded (in her thoughts) that she was powerful, so in tune with the force, a natural of the Jedi arts, which in and of itself I have no problems with, and they show good examples of this, but when it comes to the main story line it's as if all this disappears, and your watching a young, though more knowledgeable, padawan, stumble through trying her best.
The story just wasn't what I was used to. It was interesting to learn about ancient Jedi, but the plot was slow and not what I was expecting. Good production, though!
Better story, better character development (and characters period) and more of a proper jedi feel. The je'daii in this were uninteresting and almost repulsive.
the performance was ok, but any male characters where hard to differentiate voicewise and seemed to really push the voice actor to the brink.
It's hard to find, because finishing it was such a struggle.
The book was almost as if the author took some elements of the star wars universe and decided to make a completely new universe. This was by far the worst star wars book i have ever read
I thought it was an interesting story about a far back time in Jedi history that was intriguing to me to see an earlier version of the Jedi. I would honestly love to See LaVoy work together with Marc Thompson. She was really good in this book but she can't do male voices and in other books butchered Han Solo and such. With this book being a voice of a young boy and female characters with tree "I don't know how to spell it lol the twilek male" not being horrible I enjoyed her reading. I think with her ability to read female lines and thoughts mixed with Marc Thompsons ability for Han Solo and such they would narrate and amazing book.
The story is alright. But couldnt quite keep my attention. In some ways i backed the villian more then the other characters.
If you're interested in learning about the history and origins of the Jedi, this book does deliver a bit of that, but there could've been a lot more room for that if it wasn't for all the teen drama.
This book is different from the usual Star Wars literature in that it doesn't tell stories of galactic scale but instead focuses on a small individual, I wouldn't have minded that if it weren't for all the annoying plots found so often in teen post apocalyptic novels, how the bad guys needlessly do horrendous acts of terrorism for no logical reason other than to look evil, how characters sacrifice themselves so that Katiness-I mean Lanoree could live up to her "great destiny", how everyone keeps telling her that she is special and going to be a big hero.
I really couldn't find a single interesting or likable character in this book, the main character isn't just dull but infuriatingly stupid at times, most of the bad things that happen in the book are actually her fault, and yet she sees herself as a saint and martyr who always did the right thing.
If you're a big Star Wars fan I'd still recommend you read this, the stuff about the Je’daii Order and their origin is worth it at least, but don't expect much from the rest.
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