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Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace . . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.
It is a golden age for the galaxy.
Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.
When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.
Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbours a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.
Great start....slow end.
First third of the book is gripping and fast paced, and theN It just tails off. I hope it’s just a slow start to a great series. Jedi are strong and cool with great new powers. Just need a story to match.
A look at an era far from the films
A look at what the galaxy and the Jedi were like hundreds of year prior to episode 1, I look forward to seeing where the story goes but perhaps there’s to many characters in this book to keep up with for a jumping off point into a new series with all new characters (which for some is probably a relief after a less than stellar trilogy of films)It’s especially jarring in the beginning with the disaster that keeps jumping back and and forth with so many characters that lengthened the beginning longer than it should, add to the fact the characters are very by the numbers, I also don’t see the nihil as a really credible threat at all to the republic and the Jedi especially if they’re at the height of their strength in this era as the nihil are little more than just smart pirates, overall it’s a starting point to a new series so perhaps bigger reveals and events will happen down the line, it’s not the best Star Wars book, far from it but I’m curious to see where and if the story picks up over the next few books in this new series.