An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt—star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series
A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away . . .
The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who intends to be its destroyer; the curious siblings Quillan and Dromika; the enigmatic Arkadia. So many warring Sith weaving a patchwork of brutality—with only Kerra Holt to defend the innocents caught underfoot.
Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Kerra embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies—including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries or her salvation?
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 book is pretty good and fits well into the old republic era, but I would definitely recommend reading the dark horse comic series that accompanies the novel to get Kerra's full story.
Interesting Idea, Weak Story
John Jackson Miller is an amazing author, which is why this novel was so disappointing. I've read the Knight Errant comic series that precedes this and was hoping to get into the head of Kerra more. What is the role of a Jedi alone in Sith space, or how does Kerra deal with her desire for vengeance, were some of the questions I was hoping the novel would address.
Instead we follow Kerra on a series of adventures across Sith space, but along the way are not given a clear indication of the larger plot. During the last third of the book everything eventually comes together, but I could see a less determined reader dropping out much earlier in the book.
While this book takes Kerra on quite a wild ride, where one event leads right into another, any momentum gained is lost whenever the focus transitions to a variety of secondary characters. This happens a lot and personally I would have preferred the entire novel from Kerra's point of view.
Kerra is an interesting character that could have been more fleshed out in the novel format, and have been part of a much more interesting story.
Star Wars Knight Errant is perhaps one of the most action packed Old Republic novels ever written. The story takes place a thousand years before Luke Skywalker and a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away. Of course the rule of two has not yet been initiated and thus hundreds and hundreds of Sith roam the galaxy unchecked. But there is one lone Jedi, whom this story revolves around, that dares to defy them. Her name is Kerra Holt.
If your looking for an intriguing tale full of wild adventure, awesome new worlds, crazy plot twists, Sith vs Jedi and every thing you've come to expect from Star Wars, this is your book.