A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine
For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.
Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.
But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .
The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.
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I like it, it's good.
I find some of the reviews ignorant here. Like kids that just had their favorite toy taken away from them for being bad and now they are kicking and screaming. The book is good, personally I prefer to read church style. Reading the physical book and the audio book together has a bigger impact in my opinion for any book. This book is worth a listen, go and buy yourself the physical copy as well. There is a great story here, Rebels is also a great show and they go great together.
A NEW DAWN: You'll probably enjoy it.
This book is well written and immersive. If you love getting to know new characters, you will be pleased. It isn't Faulkner, but it is far from as bad as some folks are making it out to be. I'm currently listening to it over again.
Of the 15 SW books I've read or listened to, this one may not be the worst, but it easily has the worst characters. They are all one-dimensional, as if the author self-censored for Disney, dumbing everything down to toddler level. This book is every bit as lame as my worst predictions for Rebels. It has almost no danger, consequence, or intrigue; only bland, implausible cartoon archetypes, plodding along in a slow, pointless story. It's even more boring than Kenobi (the book), but with awful characters aimed at younglings!
Mark Thompson's baby-talk voices are atrocious. His emotive acting during scene description is unnecessary and distracting. And, about every 30 seconds, his choice of emphasis shows misunderstanding, as if the recording was his first experience with the text. I hated his performance so much, I'm left to wonder if the book would have been worth actually reading with my OWN eyes. Doubtful.
For my sanity, I hereby adopt a Luceno-only policy for authors, and never again with this dreadful narrator.