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Darkest Knight (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights #5)

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The Dark Jedi student Zekk has been given his rite of passage--lead a raid on the Wookiee computer center on Kashyyyk. Finally he will fulfill his awesome potential and become the second Imperium's darkest knight. But first he must face his old friends Jacen and Jaina once and for all.
Published (first published June 1st 1996)
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Jaina/Zekk angst much?
The double whammy of Anime Expo and Comic Con had a big impact on my reading habits—I didn't really read much at all for a good three weeks. It wasn't until nearly five days after Comic Con ended that I managed to find my way back to my Goodreads page, where I discovered that I was BEHIND on my 2013 Reading Challenge. This kicked off a reading frenzy/search for books less epic than I had previously been reading and thus, I returned to Young Jedi Knights.

Over the course of my attempt to re-read t
Vincent Ribaya
Oct 04, 2012 Vincent Ribaya rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young and hard-core Star Wars fans
Shelves: fiction
What I've always found cool with Star Wars is its awareness of its fans. The Star Wars Expanded Universe, for the longest time, has been loaded with print and digital media that caters to fans of all ages and backgrounds.

Darkest Knight, from the Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights book series, is a good example of how the Star Wars franchise can cater to its teen readers. More of a science-fantasy adventure tale rather the usual science-fiction fantasy epic genre of the movies, the novel, though short
A pretty good read. We get to see the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk and meet Lowie's family. The Shadow Academy is still prepping for war against the light side and they want to steel computer systems from Kashyyyk. The theme of belonging and finding one's place is still prevalent as seen in Sirrakuk. The young Jedi Knights have some tough decisions ahead of themselves especially with Zekk. A definite read for fans of the Young Jedi Knights series.
I read this whole series several times when I was a kid. These were a lot of fun and easy to read. They really helped me along my way to enjoy reading and becoming obessed with Star Wars. We meet alot of charaters that became close frinds to the reader. I feel Anderson was able to identify what a young adult would be lookig for in characters and hit it bullseye. Kudos for a great series.
Travis Nacke
Great book! I loved the action. Felt like traditional Star Wars!
John Cress
I've always been partial to wookies which leads to the appeal of this one which takes place on a planet of wookies. Wookies are the center of much attention and wookie customs are discussed. We meet new wookies and also spend time with previously known wookies. Did I mention that I like wookies?
The Jedi trainees go to Kashyyyk, where they hope to help Lowbacca's younger sister complete a dangerous rite of passage. I liked the insight into the Wookie culture, and it helped differentiate Lowbacca for me, who I'd previously passed over.
I'm totally in love with the Young Jedi Knights books. They're so silly, but they were a big part of my childhood, from about age 10-13. I wanted to be Jaina Solo so badly. XD
A lot to do about the Wookie home world. We learn more about Lowbacca's family, which is cool. Then the Shadow Academy, Zekk in particular comes along to cause trouble.
This one was just as good as the others, but a little harder for me personally to get into. But everyone else said they liked this one the best.
Another great adventure with the Solo twins.
This book is a great read for pre-teens through teens.
Book 5 in the Young Jedi Knights Series, where we see a showdown between Zekk and the twins.
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I got Wookie-fatigue really fast with this one.
I cant put these down, well any book I read!
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Pseudonyms: Gabriel Mesta, K.J. Anderson

He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in coll
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