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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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. 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 harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi’s heart.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Marc Thompson
hr min
January 5
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

H_A_J_R_ ,


Please do yourself a favor and check out this book! I love it! I’m already listening to the sequel adult novel now! The Rising Storm!

oliverisawesome ,

It’s a start…

The book really starts off slow and boring. It introduces a lot of characters and concepts. It really tries to build the world of the High Republic. Once that is over, the story gets a whole lot more interesting. The villains, the Nihil are very interesting, especially the leader. I would recommend this book.

_BennyB23_ ,

So bad I couldn’t finish

This feels like it was written for a pre-teen audience. The effort to portray the virtues of the Republic and the selfless and spectacular nature of the Jedi felt forced and like it was written for an audience with no previously established knowledge of the nature of the Republic or the skill set of the Jedi to the point where it just feels over the top and cheesy. Really disappointed with this one…

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