Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a surprisingly original and fascinating entry into the SW canon, avoiding much of the trap of old character pressure by simply giving us a rip-roaring space adventure during the height of the Republic, 200 years before Phantom Menace.
But wait, no fall of the republic? How could that be interesting?
Trust me, bro. It is. Mass tragedy suddenly brings out the best in people, and the ones who answer that biggest call are the Jedi, and they're smart heroes. You know, a bright and optimistic answer to a horribly dark time. Almost like this book was kinda made for us, here and now, to address something that we lack.
Better than all that, however, is the fact that the plot remains unique, its villains interesting, its MCs memorable. In short, it was better-than movie-worthy, with all the bigger-than-life events and heroism.
If you're looking for a bit of optimism in your reading diet, I totally recommend this.
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