In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic’s greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee.
The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.
After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi--but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she’s ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive.
Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.
Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she's dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil—separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name—Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?
Narrated by a Full Cast:
Jessica Almasy as Lourna Dee
Dan Bittner as Councilor Wittick
Orlagh Cassidy as Ola Hest
Sullivan Jones as Bala
January LaVoy as Tasia
Kathleen McInerney as Councilor Fry
Tara Sands as Sestin
Vikas Adam as H7-09 and Raleigh
Jonathan Davis as Andrik Keller and Asgar Ro
Neil Hellegers as Kassav, Yudiah Dee, and Jano
Saskia Maarleveld as Parr and Avar Kriss
Soneela Nankani as Muglan and Keeve Trennis
Marc Thompson as Pan Eyta, Sskeer, and Marchion Ro
Shannon Tyo as Quin and Nib Assek
Good story but my gosh is there a lot of heavy breathing. Like…hours of it
As a Star Wars fan spanning back to 1977 when I saw A New Hope as a wide eyed 6 year I have loved nearly all the incarnations of Star Wars. The High Republic has been a pleasant surprise regardless of whether I fit the demographic.
This arc had so much potential as the protagonist is pretty interesting. That being said the final two chapters jumped the shark and pretty much negated the growth of the character throughout most of the story. It was predictable and disappointing.
The ensemble cast was a nice addition. However, whoever thought it was a good idea to have the voice actors incessantly over act with all their grunts, groans, cries, yelp?.. sometimes it was so excessive I had to take breaks from the sheer annoyance of it all.
I enjoyed the story very much as well as the quality of the audiobook. It was read by a full cast of people with amazing sound effects. Overall I would highly recommend this.