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Star Wars: I, Jedi Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 1999
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`I, Jedi' ambitiously attempts to bridge several of the early series of the Star Wars Expanded Universe: Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy (beginning with `Heir to the Empire'), Kevin Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy, and the author's own X-Wing series. I believe it is for this reason (as well as the novel's first person perspective which is a nice diversion in a Star Wars novel) that many Star Wars EU fans point to this novel as one of the best. Like the series themselves, Stackpole's adherence to previous Expanded Universe plot-lines and characters tends to make the novel parts brilliant, parts frustrating, but mostly entertaining.
The plot in a sentence: Corran Horn, famed X-Wing pilot, decides the best way to find his missing wife Mirax is to follow his Jedi heritage and learn the ways of the Force at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy.
The first half of the novel more or less retells the plot of Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy from the first-person perspective of a member of the Academy. This allows Stackpole to get into some philosophical discussions of the Force, tackle the plot-holes of the Academy trilogy from the inside, and give the reader some insight on what it is like to train as a Jedi. Based on some of what Horn says, clearly Stackpole had noticed the failings of Anderson's novels, and Stackpole has Corran Horn address them in `I, Jedi'. However, this makes Skywalker's Jedi Academy look like a good intentioned mistake and for me, weakened the Luke Skywalker character in future EU novels.Read more ›
The novel is told in the first person point of view through the Rogue Squadron pilot and Jedi descendant, Corran Horn. At the beginning the novel he finds that his wife has been taken prisoner and the only way for him to save her is through developing his Jedi powers. The narrative focuses on Corran's experiences at the Jedi Academy and the teachings of Luke Skywalker. It is interesting to see what Corran's opinion on Luke's training techniques and the way he views how a Jedi should act.
The novel's pace really picks up when Corran leaves the Jedi to find his wife. At that point in the novel, the character Taviria is introduced in great detail. Through her actions and views on situations, the characterization of the Imperial female commander, Taviria, is done so well that she becomes one of the most believable characters in the novel.
What also makes this novel unique is that the author does not rely on most of the usual characters (Han and Leia) in this book. What the author effectively does is use the major Star Wars figures as a backdrop to the storyline. Only Luke is used as a major character with a lot of dialog.
I, Jedi by Micheal Stackpole provides a unique look at how a Jedi is trained. Anyone interested in that aspect of the Star Wars universe would love this novel. This book is very well written, and I recommend it to anyone.
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I felt like the story lagged for the first 75% of the book while it was building up the character(s) and then I felt like it rushed the last 25%. Read morePublished 1 month ago by audiophile777
As a preteen devouring Star Wars novels, I always liked Stackpole’s X-Wing books the best. I vaguely remember his novels as great page turners that made something new out of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom Birkenstock
This book was a great read. The first person perspective is an interesting way to tell a Star Wars story.Published 2 months ago by Todd Kehn
Good one. I had been meaning to read this one for a while. Glad I did. Its nice to see the Force™ spread out and used by people other than the main charactersPublished 4 months ago by Mark Hanner
The book stands out as one of a list of must read Star Wars books. Legends or not, its an outstanding read because of what the author brings to the universe, and how beautify he... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Adam French
Honestly the book is one of my favorites and is easily a great addition to the Star Wars Franchise. The protagonist is simple yet unique and original right along with most of all... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Blake