Heir To The Jedi

Heir To The Jedi

Book - 2015
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Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke Skywalker plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2015.
ISBN: 9780345544865
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Star Wars. Heir to the Jedi

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Chinderixx
Dec 31, 2018

Heir To The Jedi is the second Star Wars book to go from a first person point of view. (I, Jedi is the first). It was a little weird at first since I'm so used to to reading books from a third person point of view, but it was pretty easy to get into and understand. Anyways, this book takes place in between episode 4 and 5. Luke meets a young woman named Nakari Kelen and goes on a mission with her to rescue a super smart cryptic slicer who is really into math. Along the way, they face bounty hunters and other imperials and also visit a untamed planet. I actually liked Luke's personality and attitude in this book, though I know others might not. I like that we really see that Luke is still struggling with trying to use and understand the force and we also get to see him try to handle the losses of his family and friends. I think it's cool that Leia and Admiral Ackbar made appearances and I think it's fun that there are math equations at the beginning of each chapter. I personally didn't like Nakari and I thought her relationship with Luke was just weird, but oh well. In all, this book isn't bad, but it isn't the best Star Wars book I've ever read.
But yes, as one library patron mentioned in their comment of this book, there is a lot of mentions of nerf steak, caf, noodles, and nuggets. Why? I don't know.

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godsamazinggrace1
Dec 10, 2018

Kind of slow paced for a while, but just hang on until the end of the book. Warning - Very sad at the end.

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timdean10
Jan 30, 2016

Unfortunately this is a very boring read. I was reading this book with my six year old son and we were both really bored. Way too much dialogue and too much description about pointless stuff. There are some nice moments in there but it takes way too long to get to them. Very disappointing.

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Dtrasler
Aug 14, 2015

I read a lot of bad reviews of this book. Almost all of them are justified.
This is young Luke, but he's almost impossibly humble and teenage and most of the time you'll want to smack him upside the head.
Not a vital read, even for the one mention of the New Order hinting at a link to the new movie.

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adam1999
Jul 07, 2015

A rather bland read. I was hoping for something more like Micheal A. Stackpole's I, Jedi and was profoundly disappointed. The plot was trite, the fights were predictable and there was no suspense. The relationship between Luke and Nakari was unnecessary and over emphasized. In fact, it was only built to make the climax "more dramatic", but if you know Star Wars you can guess what happens to Nakari. As trotter73 said, the author also talks too much about their food. This book is a decent example of why there's only been one first-person Star Wars novel (I, Jedi), which I highly recommend instead of this one.

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VanEpidemic
May 31, 2015

I like how it's from Luke's point of view while he's still such a naïve Force user.

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trotter73
Mar 19, 2015

I wasn't impressed. Not enough action and the conversations between the characters were boring.
It felt like the author had to meet a page quota so he wrote a lot of unrequired material, like all the time talking about their food. I don't care about nerf burgers and caf.

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Chinderixx
Dec 30, 2018

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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blue_panther_420
Apr 25, 2016

blue_panther_420 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Chinderixx
Dec 30, 2018

LUKE: "How can you ever trust someone if you don't give them a chance?"
LEIA: "That's a very noble attitude, Luke, but not a very safe one."
LUKE: "If safety is always the number one priority then we would never talk to anyone.

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Chinderixx
Dec 30, 2018

LEIA: "Threepio, you enjoy calculating these sorts of things. What's more likely, reliable cash flow for the Alliance or Han behaving rationally?"
C-3PO: "While both have very little chance of occurring, Princess, reliable cash flow is far more likely."
LEIA: "That's what I thought."

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Chinderixx
Dec 30, 2018

Violence: Some very brief mentions of gore.

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