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Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising Paperback – December 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; Gph edition (December 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569713073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569713075
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,227,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was a great beginning to the TALES OF THE JEDI saga.
J. L. Braswell
Even the main character, Nomi Sunrider just doesn't really do much or have anything in particular going on.
TitaniumDreads
This one is a worthwhile read, but not as good as Darkhorse will start putting out in the future.
JediMack

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick L. Randall VINE VOICE on December 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
"The Freedon Nadd Uprising" is another example of the good decision Lucas Books made in deferring to Dark Horse Comics to telling of the Tales of the Jedi series. This is brief graphic novel, about half the size of the traditional comic books. It serves as a means to introducing the characters and the events that will change the lives of the Jedi and the Republic some 4000 years before "A New Hope" (It should be noted that there is another "Tales of the Jedi" graphic novel series set 1000 years prior to this one). It introduces the reader to the characters of Ulic Qel-Droma, Cay Qel-Droma, Nomi Sunrider, Exar Kun, Alema, and numerous other names that became major players in "The Sith War". The story follows an uprising of the followers of a dead Sith Lord named Freedon Nadd on the planet of Onderon. The spirit of Freedon Nadd is still present and using the frail body of the evil former king of Onderon as temporary means to further his evil agenda. Most of the action in the novel deals with the Jedi putting down the uprising and rescuing Jedi Master Arca Jeth. However, the more important developments involve Nadd's identifying the idle rich cousins Satal Keto (sp?) and Alema as greater instruments to enforce his will. The uprising and the former King's role in it were merely distractions to mask Nadd's greater plans. This quick little graphic novel does a marvelous job at laying the groundwork for the treachery that is to come.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Braswell on January 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This was a great beginning to the TALES OF THE JEDI saga. It properly followed the story outline provided by Tom Veitch in the end text of DARK EMPIRE number 5 (It's too bad that the future stories strayed from that superb plotline). Some of my favorite scenes involved Satal Keto and Aleema discovering the ancient Sith medallion and unknowingly succombing to the dark side of the force. This was a great set-up to a story that would later be ruined by Kevin J. Anderson's interference. The only reason that I did not give this a five star rating was because a certain character gets his arm sliced off and then hooks a fully functioning droid arm on as an instant on the spot replacement! UGHH! Other than that, you have a really cool story.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "fenderguy84" on June 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
Although the bulk of the story happens in the next two books in the Tales of the Jedi series, this is a good setup with enough action to keep you waiting to read Dark Lords of the Sith. Those of you who may be looking for the story of Exar Kun (freed thousands of years later by students of Luke Skywalker) can start reading here, also if you're looking for early tales of Light Side vs. Dark Side, this is a great starting place. But I wouldn't suggest reading this without its sequels.
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More About the Author

In 1959 Tom Veitch entered Columbia College in New York City and wrote his first novel (no longer extant) in 1962. From 1963 to 1965 he was an active participant in the literary scene on New York's Lower East Side. His first published work, LITERARY DAYS, appeared from Ted Berrigan's C Press in 1964. From 1965 to 1968 Tom was a cloistered Benedictine monk in Weston, Vermont. In 1968 he moved to San Francisco, where he wrote another novel, THE LUIS ARMED STORY. (The Luis Armed Story was published in Cologne -- in German translation -- in 1970.) Since 1968 Tom has written six novels, two screenplays, edited his own magazine (Tom Veitch Magazine), been a printer and bookseller, and made a living creating underground comic books with artist Greg Irons. In 1973 Tom received The Big Table Award for Poetry for his book DEATH COLLEGE AND OTHER POEMS. His work has appeared in many magazines, anthologies, and small press pamphlets. Novels published in English include EAT THIS! (Angel Hair Books, 1972), THE LUIS ARMED STORY (Full Court Press, 1978), and ANTLERS IN THE TREETOPS (with Ron Padgett, Coach House Press, 1970).

In the 1980's Tom turned to writing creator-owned comic books for DC Comics and Marvel/Epic Comics. Titles include THE LIGHT AND DARKNESS WAR (with artist Cam Kennedy), THE NAZZ (with artist Bryan Talbot), CLASH! (with artist Adam Kubert), and MY NAME IS CHAOS (with artist John Ridgway). He also wrote series using DC's own characters, including ANIMAL MAN and KAMANDI, as well as SUPERMAN. In the early 1990s Tom and Cam Kennedy were invited by George Lucas to revive Star Wars comics. Their award-winning series STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE, has gone through many editions and helped pave the way for the Star Wars renaissance at Dark Horse Comics. Tom originated the TALES OF THE JEDI series at Dark Horse, including stories that take place 4000 years before the time period of the Star Wars films.