- Series: Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, No 5 (Book 5)
- Mass Market Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 1st Printing edition (June 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572971290
- ISBN-13: 978-1572971295
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.7 x 6.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Darkest Knight (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, Book 5) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
"Darkest Knight", the fifth book of the YJK series, is the second to the last book of one story arc. The story begins where Lowie decides to return to his homeplanet of Kashyyyk, where his younger sister, Sirrakuk, is about to go through with a Wookiee rite of passage. That is each Wookiee must prove himself (or herself) in some way. And Sirra has decided to travel to the lowest levels of the planet to get some gossamer fibers from the terrifying and dangerous syren plant. Lowie desperately wants to help her so when Chewbacca goes with him, his friends naturally decide to accompany him. Meanwhile, Zekk who has now been named the Darkest Knight, must prove himself by accomplishing his own mission: to lead a raid on the computer center on Kashyyyk. Jedi Brakiss has total trust in him, though the Nighsister Tamith Ka still doesn't believe Zekk has truly gone over to the Dark Side of the Force. So Zekk must complete another mission... that is, to eliminate the young Jedis Jacen, Jaina, Tenel Ka, and Lowie, whom they know is on the planet.
I must say that I just love the Young Jedi Knights, which is best read in order! I really like all Star Wars books but this series one of my favorites for the reasons that, 1) the characters are very interesting and close to my age, 2) superbly and well written, and 3) all books are exciting and full of adventure. This book especially has much excitement and suspense.Read more ›
Meanwhile, the Shadow Academy prepares itself to take over the galaxy - first, by stealing computer equipment from Kashyyk. Finally, we see some action between the Shadow Academy and our quartet of young friends. Zekk must decide between his friends and the Second Imperium.
Overall, I like the action, although having everyone meet up at Kashyyk is a little contrived. The Lowie-Sirra angle needs help, but I've never been fond of Wookies in any capacity other than sidekick. Since they only moan and grunt, I find them difficult to identify with, even with all the creative use of descriptive text. Oh, and if Brakiss was meant to be pathetic, his character was well done.
Probably the best part of this book is the conflict within Zekk. His character is growing and becoming more interesting. It's too bad he doesn't have more of a role in adult novels. For those of you who've read them, bugs don't count.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Please with item. Delivery was as stated. Would buy from this seller again. A++++Published 1 month ago by KidsnTeachin
I received my book very promptly, i had paid extra for it to get here faster, and it was in better condition than i had anticipated. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by oberon2010
In this book we travel to Kashyyyk where Lowie returns home to help his sister Sirrakuk Sirrakuk going through her Wookiee rite of passage. Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by Andromeda
Sorry about the title, couldn't think of a good one. Anyway I am officially a fan of this series. I have enjoyed reading them now so long after the original release and reading the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2006 by C. L Wright
I think that this was rather boring, but it realy leads up to Jedi under siege, which is among my three favroites. Read morePublished on January 6, 2003 by Alex Lugo
In general, this was an excellent book, just not my personal favorite in the series, though I'll admit, though all of them are great, almost none quite add up to Lightsabers except... Read morePublished on December 29, 2000