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On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.
Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.
NOTE: This version does not include the Dawn of the Jedi comic insert.
Includes an original Dawn of the Jedi short story by John Ostrander!
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!
Praise for Into the Void
“In a story filled with adventure, intrigue, and great quotes, there’s a lot to like in this book. Tim Lebbon dives into his very first Star Wars story with a great deal of success. He manages to spin a tale that feels like Star Wars, but also feels different from other stories that have been told before. While there is some threat of system wide destruction, the point is never pushed to being ridiculous. The characters feel believable and provoke interest. The attention to the characters never takes away from the plot. There’s also a remarkable balance between world building, plot and character development, and action. When it comes down to it, Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void is just great storytelling.”—Roqoo Depot
“A nice, compact Star Wars tale that both acts as an introduction to the Dawn of the Jedi period and a standalone story.”—Club Jade
“A solidly enjoyable read . . . a nice addition to the Expanded Universe.”—Tosche Station
“A good solid Star Wars adventure story with heart.”—Knights’ Archive
Customer ReviewsSee All
This book is an excellent tie-in to the comic book series. You do not need to even read the comics to read this book. The flashback element adds an awesome level to the story. It keeps you wondering the whole time. Good jump off point to the EU. May the force be with you!!!!
The past never looked brighter
I was skeptical at first when I heard that there was to be a new series of SW books dealing with the past this far back in SW lore. I can say for certain I am hooked now and can not wait until the next book in this series comes out. Although I do hope the next one is as well written as Tim Lebbon has done here. I think this might have been the fastest I've read a SW book in awhile, it was that good.
Disappointed-the new episode I of books
This book is a huge disappointment for me. From the very beginning the writing style and story just seemed far left of the bullseye. I was hopeful that the writer would use a little kentucky windage and adjust for a center mass bullseye at the end but by that point he wasn't even hitting the target. In the end-a very bad, clunky, disjointed Star Wars book.
For me this book is the Episode I of the expanded universe.
The opportunity and responsibility to write this foundational story should have been given to a different author.
I keep this book in my "back pocket" for one of my vacation reads....it was the only disappointment at the beach.