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Star Wars: A New Dawn Paperback – March 31, 2015
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“A New Dawn is a fine start to the new Expanded Universe. [John Jackson] Miller steps confidently into the unexplored territory and owns it; he’s crafted a story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars.”—Nerdist
“An entertaining adventure . . . with a cast of heroes that mixes laughter with intriguing depths of character. . . . John Jackson Miller packs in plenty of action and surprises.”—Roqoo Depot
“A confidently told story that gives fans a lot of reason to be hopeful about what’s to come as we move into this new phase of Star Wars . . . The book certainly got me even more excited for Rebels and to see more of Kanan and Hera’s adventures. We’re also introduced to other characters I would love to see again at some point, whether on Rebels, in another book or, who knows, in live-action at some point.”—IGN
“A New Dawn delivers a classic Star Wars experience that fans of all ages will be able to enjoy. It is extremely well-written, with an incredibly diverse cast too. Miller’s prose can easily suck readers in, and leave them speechless when 100 pages have flown by in the blink of an eye.”—Far Far Away Radio
“A New Dawn brings us into this new dawn of storytelling with energy, excitement, and characters that have become instantly ensconced into the Star Wars vernacular, and the results will satisfy Star Wars fans of many different palates.”—Coffee with Kenobi
“A New Dawn is a well-written novel full of intrigue and twists and turns that does an excellent job of letting Star Wars fans get to know Kanan and Hera.”—Tosche Station
“A New Dawn finds an era never before written about in the Star Wars universe—the years prior to the original movie, Episode IV—in robust good health. The narrative takes place on two worlds and a handful of ships in between them, but as with the best of all Star Wars moments, hints at hidden depths beyond.”—Mashable
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller is the author of Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, as well as nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels. His comics work includes writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, Bart Simpson, and Indiana Jones. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.
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I really like supporting cast more though. I feel really get to know Vidian and Sloane more. I wanted more of this from our two protagonists but I am guessing the author has limits on this as well.
Overall, it is a good read and fits well with the saga. It shows the cutthroat competition of life as an imperial as well as the desiccated shell of life that ordinary people had to endure. Thanks for the story.
The book has a quick pace, and an interesting cast of characters. Most of the story takes place on one out-of-the-way planet and its unique moon. At first, I thought I'd find this limited setting boring. I suppose I was expecting Kanan and Hera's first adventure to take them all over the galaxy, but most of the action takes place on the ground.
The thing I enjoyed most about this book was watching the main characters get to know each other and start to see each other differently. Even though the story spends a lot of time on character, it maintains its fast pace, which kept me turning pages.
John Jackson Miller's writing is engaging and feels like Star Wars. I've read many Star Wars novels in which the author tries too hard or gets cute with the descriptions. Miller doesn't invent any new alien species. He sticks with species we've seen in the films or TV series. I think that's a plus. Miller struck the right tone.
But with that, they established what is now the new canon which includes all the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, and Star Wars: Rebels series. Along with that, all books published from April 2014 onward are part of the new canon.
How appropriate then that the first book in the new canon is called A New Dawn. It's a prequel to the Star Wars: Rebels series. And a fantastic, action-packed, first entry into the new canon.
I won't include any spoilers in this review, but I must say that the story is good and even unpredictable at times. The characters are very well developed. Sometimes, when you have many characters in a book, you might have trouble keeping track of who's who for a while. But A New Dawn makes every name easy to remember and associate with the correct personalities.
As a protagonist, Kanan is a fun, lonely character, reluctant to be the hero. Hera wants to be the hero, not for egotistical reasons but for moral ones. Skelly just wants his voice to be heard. And Count Vidian? Well, this is a great, great antagonist. The author does such a great job with this character that I could visualize him well, hear him, smell him even. 'Nuff said.
I enjoyed the book a lot. So much that I've begun to peruse the established canon in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series and Star Wars: Rebels series. Both are computer animated cartoons, but they are so good, you feel like you're watching Star Wars.
Yeah, I'm glad that Disney made the decision they did. It has allowed people like me the opportunity to dive into Star Wars canon nearly at the beginning, and I'm looking forward to what is to come.
Now, on to Tarkin!
Additionally, it was nice to read a SW book that didn't push thinly veiled social issues and opinions on to its readers. Personally, I like to read these types stories to get a break from what I see and hear through other media outlets. I always find it distracting when a far left or far right issue ends up in one of these books when it really doesn't add anything to the story itself. I wish more of these stories could be like that and focus on the struggle between good and evil and not between the right and left.
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A great read.