In Children of the Jedi, Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot to destroy a stronghold that was sanctuary for the wives and children of the Jedi knights. Suddenly, the dreadnought is rearming itself, intent on destruction. Only Luke Skywalker can feel its evil presence as well as the mysterious influence of that powerful woman who should have died decades ago.
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
This latest entry in Bantam's successful Star Wars series is a transitional novel. Its pace may be slow enough to disappoint some of series's many loyal readers, but Hambly's (Those Who Hunt the Night) retreading of familiar ground provides a more variegated perspective than usual on several major characters. She offers several solid, well-wrought adventures as well, but they never cohere into a whole worthy of its parts. The subplots are frequently more interesting than the main story line, in which the ruling houses of the recently fallen Empire attempt to revitalize their way of life with the aid of a new type of Jedi knight. A particularly compelling subplot concerns the effort to determine whether the now machine-based consciousness of Nichos, a Jedi Apprentice whose body has died, is still human. While Hambly creates some fascinating alien life forms and plot complications (fans of Luke Skywalker will be especially delighted by a couple of the plot twists here), what she finally offers is more a promise of things to come than a realization of them. Major ad/promo; audio rights sold to BDD Audio Cassette.
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After reading the Thrawn & Jedi Academy trilogies this book was a big disappointment and a hard read. Anderson & Zahn did way better jobs. If you're a fan it's still a must read but I didn't particularly enjoy it.
This is the first Star Wars book I couldn't finish. Bad story line and the plot goes no where in a hurry.
Probably the worst one I read
I been on a role with reading the expanded universe after episode 6 and when I reached this one, it bored me.
I felt like the author went overboard with the mental and visual description, taking forever to get to the point. I get so caught up figuring out what the heck the author is talking about and the next thing I know, the character was some where else. Other sw books took me about a week to read. This one took me about 3 months.
This book made me look down on Luke the more I got into the plot. I didn't think it was possible but this author did it
Unfortunately, if you want to keep up with the timeline on what's to come, you have to read this book. According to the timeline info I got online. Read at your own risk