[11th century Books] eBook Jedi Search Star Wars The Jedi Academy Trilogy #1 by Kevin J. Anderson
Babys on Fire dBetter served in the Thrawn trilogy than here Here we ve got Admiral Daala a prodigy who s been seuestered in a top secret black hole cluster for ten yearsoing research for the Empire and she and her installation have no idea what s been going on in the outside world Then there s a third plot with Han and Chewie and Kessel that seems Randolf Emmanuel Fontanilla (The Billionaire Boys Club, designed solely to bring in a key character but it ends up feeling shoehorned in and coincidental Cool that we finally get to visit Kessel though Meanwhile all this is happening Leia is busy having a mental breakdown about Han and her children all the while stuff seems to be falling apartMy main frustration with KJA as a writer is that he s all ideas no execution He had all the bones of a fun Star Wars story here but the way he writes it just ruins the whole thing Hisialogue is cheesy and not lifelike at all his character work is Game for Life disgraceful and most of the time character actions occur because something needs to happen in the plot rather than because it s something that character would organicallyo Many of the მოთხრობები developments are insulting to me as a human person as a Star Wars fan and as a woman most of these insults occur in the second two books He also wastes SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES in his stories and the way heevelops his initially cool story falls flat and yes turns stupid This book is the best of the series solely because all of that potential is still there but by books two and three it s piddled off like a bad puppy on your favorite rugBut even by the end of this book you can see the potential Flames of the Dark Crystal dying Let s break itown by the four plot points I mentioned aboveThe supposed Jedi search This book is supposed to feature Luke and Co searching for Jedi but there is basically none of that actually happening Lando is wasted on the stupidest plot of all time finding himself searching for a potential Jedi while attending Umgullian blob races Yes blob races And the guy One Night at the Lake doesn t even turn out to be a Jedi At least thirty pages full of a complete waste of time Luke only finds three himself And heoesn t even have to work very hard to The Hero Next Door do it It s not satisfying on a story level at all Not to mention it s apparent while reading these scenes that KJA has no idea how to write Luke as a competent Jedi Master His Luke can t even figure out how to sense life signs or take a uick walk across lava It s horribly frustrating But bottom line the book is called Jedi Search and approximately only 15% is spentoing that But thanks for misleading me I guessAdmiral Daala and the Empire Admiral Daala could have been such a good character A woman admiral in a notoriously sexist institution like the Empire that could have been good A leader who has been out of the loop for ten years and the universe has moved on without her could have been good A sudden influx of Imperial troops and power revives the efforts of the Ask Me No Questions dying Empire could have been good But none of it was Daala s characterization was almost exclusively focused on her obsession with Grand Moff Tarkin who was her mentor and as she notes almost every time she remembers him her lover as well Which is icky in the book and icky on the part of the author Also for a supposed military genius Daala is a moron She is not good at her job Lastly the idea of Maw Installation being hidden in the black hole cluster is good if youon t think about it but The Gnadiges Fraulein. doesn t hold up even remotely if youo The time Unscrewed dilation from being near one black hole let alone a cluster of them would make every event in this book impossible Lazy science is lazyHanChewieKessel The Kessel stuff surprisinglyelivers We get Han and Chewie being captured by an old frenemy and forced to become slaves in the spice mines of Kessel and upon escaping are forced into an even terrifying situation in the black hole cluster It s terrifying and there be monsters American Musicians down there But it also seems like this entire story waseveloped solely so Han could meet Kyp Durron and bring him into the fold It is HIGHLY coincidental that Han should meet one of the few Force sensitive beings left in the universe just in time to bring sensitive beings left in the universe just in time to bring in to Luke s Jedi Academy I suppose you could hand wave that away by saying the Force works in mysterious ways but Anderson His Convict Wife (Convict Wives doesn t even bother too that Lazy The bad guy at Kessel is gross and not in a fun way either Like raping women and eating his own children gross BlurgLeia and the Jedi twins As for Leia she gets the worst from KJA He Toyota Management System doesn t get her At all KJA s Leia is a nagging worrywart whose achievements as a statesman are completely undercut by her unreasonable anger at Han for not being there when their twins return from their two year exile This isumb for two reasons 1 KJA s insistence that Jedi children be isolated for the first two years of their lives is BULLSHIT He pulled it out of his bum for ramatic purposes It makes zero sense in the Star Wars universe And 2 "Leia Would NOT Be "would NOT be at Han for not being there and she wouldn t be making comments all the time about him being unreliable and off to sow his wild oats Those shouldn t even be issues in their marriage Leia trusts Han Han is ependable Her first assumption should have been that something was wrong and to go looking for him but KJA needed her in Coruscant not off on a rescue mission so instead she acts like a moron The stuff where she Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House, deals with all theiplomatic stuff "was harmless but not exactly thrilling It s mostly set up for the next two booksThis first book was "harmless but not exactly thrilling It s mostly set up for the next two booksThis first book was but the second two A Seductive Revenge devolve considerably and aren t worth your time Seriouslyon t bother reading this series unless you are a EU completist If you re reading it for nostalgia purposes you ll just be California Living disappointed There are so many other books so many other Star Wars books specifically that you wouldo better to spend your time onFirst read January 2001. F black holes and go from one anger to a far greater one On Kessel Luke picks up the trail of his two friends only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome it can wipe out an entire solar system It is a death ship called the Sun Crusher invented by a reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han himsel.
Download Jedi Search Star Wars The Jedi Academy Trilogy #1There really isn t much I can say about this other than the fact that I am simultaneously amused and appalled that my twelve year old self liked this book so much In fairness it s not that Anderson is a bad writer though his characterisation makes me want to smack him freuently it s just that I could only contain my laughter up to the time he escribes one of the characters looking out at the city of Coruscant bathed in starlight You know Coruscant The planet the entire surface of which is covered in buildings And that was about ten pages in I really liked this book and am looking forward to reading the next one in the series I thought the writing was good and the storyline is really interesting I would Wild Embers: Poems of Rebellion, Fire, and Beauty definitely recommend this book to any Star Wars FanThe only thing I noticed that was funny was the author focuses a LOT on Admiral Daala s hair Every scene with her something is mentioned about her hair I just found that a little odd but funny Anyone else notice thatOverall this is a good book FIRST THOUGHTS 35 stars While JEDI SEARCH and I had a rocky startue mostly to the abrupt character POV switches and me personally not being used to reading sci fi it mellowed out into an excellent story in the end I loved being reunited with some of my favorite people in the Star Wars universe and getting to witness their adventures after everything that s happened in the films I think of all the stories I was most interested in Han s individual arc but it all works together to bring it to a solid ending Pretty good series starter and I m looking forward to reading the rest As is the case with any genre of writing there are some authors who can really get it Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - Japanese Writing Study Book done for their readers and some who can t The whole time I was reading Timothy Zahn s excellent Thrawn Trilogy I kept finding myself being pleasantly surprised at how much I was enjoying the storyline and at how well Zahn conjured the spirit of those familiar characters while rendering new characters who flow seamlessly into the already well established storyline from the films Zahn sialogue made me feel that Harrison Ford himself was A Study in Scandal (Scandalous delivering Han Solo s lines and the intrigue with both the smugglers and the newly revamped Imperial Fleet headed by Grand Admiral Thrawn kept me turning pages long into the night I was so into the Thrawn Trilogy in fact that when it ended I immediatelyecided to continue geeking out and Letting it Go dive into the next trilogy on the EU timeline The next trilogy unfortunately is this piece of shit written by Kevin J Anderson I would not call into uestion Anderson s love of the Star Wars universe or his ability to keep events in line with the EU timeline established by Zahn a few years prior to this trilogy s publication However being a fanoes not make one a good writer and The One Who Stays (Summer Island, despite the fact that Anderson has penned some twenty sci fi novels including other Star Wars titles it became apparent in the first twenty pages theifference in writing ability of the Hugo Award winning Zahn and this guy The Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, dialogue is painful In particular C 3PO is so badly rendered that he comes off less as a petulant protocolroid and like a bitchy ueen at some New York Party Who Just Can T Have A Good york party who just can t have a good and must whine about something constantly I could probably look past the clunky ialogue too if it weren t for the fact that the story itself just sucks "i kept reading on hoping to get to "kept reading on hoping to get to good action a la Thrawn but instead I eventually ended up with Lando 3PO and R2 on a istant planet trying to locate a potential Jedi candidate who had shown a knack for betting big money the right blob race Yeah I just typed the words blob race in reference to a major plot point of a book I was reading on my own limited time This was after Han and Chewie and Luke on separate planets found themselves at the mercy of captors who were either so inept or so badly written or both that they made the most lame stormtrooper seem like MacArthur in strategic ability I got about four pages into the blob race arena smelled the stupidest pod raceing scene ever shaping up and Speer dove into an escape pod I have acuaintances who have read all or almost all of the novels in the EU and I ll admit that for a brief moment after finishing Thrawn that thought had occurred to me However as I already mentioned Kevin J Anderson had penned several of those other novels as well and I ll not be reading any of his any time in the near future and likely at all Maybe if I get caught in a cell with a Rancor and a copy of his stand alone novel Darksaber but that s the only case I can conjure up that wouldrive me to pick up any of Anderson s cringeworthy writing again I hope the next Star Wars book "I Pick Up Will Help "pick up will help the taste of this bantha Ultralearning dung from my mouth but it will have to wait because after opting out of this trilogy I think I m going to stop geeking out for the time being and just rest on the Star Wars y enjoyment I got from reading the Thrawn Trilogy and not try to Force the feeling again for a while It was on page 15 of this book that I realized that this simply would not be a book I enjoyed reading During the previous year of violent strife Luke had been whisked away to the resurrected Emperor s stronghold in the galactic core and there he had allowed himself to learn theark side He had become the Emperor s chief lieutenant just like his father Darth VaderYou see I really enjoyed the Star Wars movies of my childhood and also really enjoyed Timothy Zahn s Trilogy of books that began with Heir to the Empire I wanted an expansion of that Universe and I thought Zahn The Ring Of The Dove delivered because he crafted a trilogy of books that was true to the movies and true to the characters What Iid not want was a series of books that took the characters in a The Lost Literature of Medieval England direction Iid not wish to see them go and Luke joining a resurrect. As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues two children the Jedi twins will come into their powers in a universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges In this time of turmoil and iscovery an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins While Luke Skywalker takes the first . .
Ed Emperor was just to hokey for meI kept reading for awhile but eventually had to put this book own and made the realization that The Jedi Academy Trilogy would simply not be me When it comes to further reading in the Star Wars expanded Universe I believe I ll read the rest of Zahn s output and call it a Garfield Dishes It Out (Garfield, day Han and Chewie are out to Kessell to win its support for the New Republic after the events of Dark Empire I Star Wars I haven t actually read that comic but I ve heard a lot about it Unfortunately Moruth Doole has no intentions of joining and sends Han and Chewie into the spice mines where they meet the Force sensitive Kyp Durron Meanwhile Leia holds things together on Coruscant worrying for her husband and Luke begins his Jedi Search finding two candidates Gantoris and StreenI LikedKevin J Anderson is often castigated for his Star Wars entries but I honestlyon t see why No his books aren t like Zahn s but they are still Star Wars Unlike my experience with Star Wars The Truce at Bakura v 4 I felt Anderson really got the feel of Star Wars Im a Narwhal down The settings feel right the characters are pretty good and the events as wellWhile the mission is kinda goofy it is interesting to see Kessell and its place in the universe Also I enjoyed seeing Luke go out to find new Jedi candidates It s really cool to see the rise of the new Jedi especially with the knowledge of the preuels something Iidn t have when I read the book many years ago And I can sorta stretch my imagination to believe that a Maw Installation would have been created for the super secret construction that occursThe main characters are Madame Timide done well enough that Ion t uestion them Han and Chewie play a large role and they are Girl, Woman, Other done well Luke is likewise wellone As for minor characters Kyp Durron is really interesting I can see how he is almost a LukeHan clone It s neat particularly knowing where he ends up in the New Jedi Order Admiral Daala is also interestingI Didn t LikeI am not sure why Kessell is such a big A South African Night deal It almost seems like a place that the New Republic would want to breakown like a Bismillah Soup drug lab instead of ally with And the sleazy alien who runs itand the scarecrow not a big Batman fan but all I could think of was Crane Uh huh let s ally with seedy characters Really gives the New Republic legitimacy ehThe Maw Installation was interesting but I still have no idea WHY they had to keep so uiet for so long Weren t they wondering after a year or two why Tarkin hadn t called Would it have been so hard to peek out and tr Kevin J Anderson is given the chance to contribute to one of the biggest and most beloved science fiction universes ever created and he comes up with blob races A significant portion of the book isedicated to blobs Racing More impressively the entire blob subplot ends up amounting to nothing than Lando Calrissian on vacation The entire section could be removed without affecting the plot of the novel This is probably the worst of several uninspired ecisions made in this bookDespite this several important characters are introduced in this novel along with the Maw Installation the most interesting plotline of the story Hopefully this is only a poor introduction and the rest of the trilogy will be entertaining "The Good An old school entry in the Star Wars Expanded Universe this novel brings the action and "Good An old school entry in the Star Wars
EXPANDED UNIVERSE THIS NOVEL BRINGS THE ACTION AND YOUUniverse this novel brings the action and you come to expect from the franchise Kevin J Anderson s writing is fabulous and the story really took me to a galaxy far far away Though the ending wasn t a cliffhanger I can t wait to see where the trilogy goes from hereThe Bad Minor complaints one or two profanities too much advertising in the back etc All small potatoes when you consider how good this book wasConclusion I was officially introduced to the Expanded Universe when I bought I Jedi by Michael A Stackpole at a local garage sale Not only id it inspire me to read Star Wars novels it rejuvenated my love for reading which I had lost years ago to television movies and video games Though I ve read the entire Jedi Academy trilogy at least twice before I felt it Venous Catheters deserved at least one goand I m glad I gave it one Painful painful painful I was smack in the middle of a revival of my love of Star Wars thanks to Timothy Zahn s Thrawn Trilogy I wanted had to have it so I uickly snapped up these from my local bookseller The smile on my face soon faded as I waded through the first book None of the characters sounded like I imagined themthey said things they wouldn t sayid things that I KNEW they wouldn t The Marines E-Mail Order Bride (The Heroes of Chance Creek, do The worst offenses were against characters that Zahn had createdKJA s interpretation of Senator Bel Iblis was horrid and Mara Jade with Lando Lame The added subplots were well lame Lame is probably the best word toescribe every original though KJA tried to shoehorn in This was the first Star Wars expanded universe book I ever read and as mediocre as it is it s primarily responsible for my obsession with Star Wars and the EU throughout my last two years of high school Simply by existing it was awesome back then There was MORE STORY after the movies More OFFICIAL STORY Now though I have higher standards It was fun to revisit this book that I liked when I was sixteen again mostly because it existed but nostalgia was really the only reason I had any fun reading it this second time around Jedi Search is the first book by Kevin J Anderson professional fanfic writer in his Jedi Academy trilogy which "PICKS UP AFTER TIMOTHY ZAHN S MUCH MUCH MUCH "up after Timothy Zahn s much much much better Thrawn trilogy Ostensibly it s about Luke taking charge and forming a new Jedi Academy recruiting and searching for new Jedi across the galaxy to come to his new school and reboot the Jedi order Of course the situation is also complicated by the presence of the obligatory frustrated Remnant of the Defeated Empire character who is much. Step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless Android Studio Application Development depths of a spice mine But when Hans and Chewie break away they flee desperately to a secret imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster