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Star by Star (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #9)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  6,151 ratings  ·  82 reviews
The New York Times bestselling Star Wars series The New Jedi Order enthralls readers with its epic drama and thrilling adventure. Now readers will pierce the very heart of darkness. . . .

It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their campaign of destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding—and kil
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Paperback, 605 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by LucasBooks (first published October 30th 2001)
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Crystal Starr Light
Action, Characters, and Higher Stakes - This has it all

The Yuuzhan Vong have developed a newer, more fierce weapon against the Jedi: the voxyn, made from vornskyrs and able to "sniff" out and kill Jedi. Luke Skywalker approves Anakin, Jaina, Jacen, and their friends to hunt out the Queen, from which all others are cloned, and kill her. Meanwhile, Coruscant is close to being overrun.

NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.

Let me get this off my chest right now. If I were just rating the audiobook, I w
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Jesse
The new Jedi order completely outpaces anything in the Starwars genre. This series was Dark, exciting, fast paced, and inspired. The writing was fantastic and the level of philosophy and force history was unparalleled. If your a fan at any level of the Starwars Universe than this series is a must read. It is on my top 5 of all time for a series and I treasured every moment I spent in that time. But beware, this isn't your typical Starwars book, be ready for a level of intensity that you've never ...more
Mark
I think this is the single darkest Star Wars book that I ever read. It's strange to say, but it captured the mood of the world at the time it was released. With a late October 2001 release, this was the first post-9/11 SW book - and it's interesting in how it reflected the mood since its manuscript was turned in months before 9/11 ever happened.

One thing that happens in the course of an invasion of Coruscant (which invasion was plainly inevitable after like the third NJO book) is that Yuuzhan Vo
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Darth
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Kim
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Ley
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Caroline
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David
This book was very much hit and miss for me.. It is almost as if Denning could not decide whether he wanted it to be about Space combat or a commando Jedi mission. Therefore, the book begins to exhibit s split personality. In addition, the conclusion of the book is very dark, leaving the reader feeling discouraged, much like the viewers at the conclusion of The Empire Strike Back.

The book just went on and on and on.. There was a great deal of powerful action, but after awhile it begins to feel
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
In my opinion the best-written NJO book in the series so far, and also longer and more in depth. Star by Star is an important installment in that it is a turning point of the series.

This book focuses on the tale of the Myrkr strike team, the group of young Jedi led by Apprentice Anakin Solo, who infiltrated the Yuuzhan Vong in order to destroy the voxyn queen. While scores of Jedi and New Republic characters have already died over the course of the Yuuzhan Vong war, there's something a lot dark
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Brendan
I felt this book was too long. More than anything, the book was cluttered by battle scenes, both in space and on the ground. The descriptions of these battles soon grew tedious and I feel that the story gained little for them. While it did add a lot of drama to the Yuzhan Vong war, this was probably one of my least favorite of the New Jedi Order series so far.
Clint Link
One of my all time favorite Star Wars books. (Spoilers) when Anakin becomes an ultimate Jedi or whatever fighting those Vong dogs I was on the edge of my seat. It is an epic battle.
Ben Prentice
This was an amazing book it was dark and showed how the war was a near lost cause and I would recommend it to people who like the Star Wars films and are looking for something just as good but darker. I also believe the book reflects the fights that brothers have sometimes and shows a strong loss of hope that the characters felt when they launch their mission. Even though the war is being lost there is a sort of moment were the main characters are just like we can't let ourselves lose hope and t ...more
Tyler
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John Petrella
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Johnny
May 29, 2008 Johnny rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: David Wilson
Recommended to Johnny by: Dave Gross
This book is an exquisite tapestry of all that we've come to expect from the best in Star Wars mythos. It has ruthless politics replete with irrational prejudice, self-serving motivation, and idealistic (jingoistic) rhetoric (propaganda?). It has stirring battle accounts with new Jedi tactics in ship-to-ship combat (the so-called "shadow bombs" used on the Yuuzhan Vong and the "battle meld" where fighters leapfrog over each other to confuse the enemy), as well as great battle meld scenes in the ...more
Daniel
This is by far the heftiest volume yet in the New Jedi Order series, and anyone that is intimately familiar with my reading habits will know that I love giant books. Obviously only when they're written well, and this one is very much so.

Star by Star chronicles the darkest portion yet of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, and thus plays out similarly to how The Empire Strikes Back did for the original trilogy. There's been defeat before (lots of repeated defeat, which was getting a little obnoxious, actu
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Jonathan Nonnemacher
I was kind of amazed to see this book hold a 3.92 average rating.

I was very disappointed in this book. Clocking in at just over 600 pages, I thought Denning should have either split this book into two volumes, or just had an editor cut about 200 pages.

I knew where this book was heading the entire time, I just wished the plot got there faster. There are WAY too many minor characters to keep track of, so I ended up just remembering a detail about them to keep them straight. Tahiri = hot for Anaki
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Ryan
I went with an audiobook for this one. It may have been abridged - there was a storyline involving the Solo children, but that was about it. If it wasn't abridged, that's a bold storytelling choice - leaving out the old, recognizable characters in favour of the 'next generation' of Jedi. Basically, the Solos and a bunch of other young Jedi go on a raid to attack the Yuhzong Vong on their own turf. Everything seems to go farly well, until they are attacked by dark Jedi and Anakin dies! Right afte ...more
Jeff
I'd be lying if I said that I liked everything that happened in the book, but in all, Troy Denning did quite a good job on this volume of the New Jedi Order series.

Characterization is good. I've asked some prominent authors what they like to do in order to add some good character development, and they have said that they torture their characters. This principle holds true here. I don't want to give anything away, but it's like the Empire Strikes Back. A very dark time for the New Republic. Of co
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Yves
Les Yuuzhan Vong sont maintenant au porte de la capitale de la Nouvelle République. Coruscent est menacée de tomber au main des Vong et c'est seulement là que la menace est prise au sérieux. Du côté des Jedi, les choses vont mal car les Vong ont créé les Voxins, un animal qui traque exclusivement les Jedi. Un commando composé des jeunes Jedi est envoyé pour détruire le vaisseau ennemi où sont produit les voxins. Malheureusement pour eux, tous n'en sortiront pas vivants.

C'est selon moi le plus so
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Emma
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Cian Beirdd
This was dark. An animal mercilessly tracking down the Jedi. A suicide mission in which the oldest member of the team is about 20. Deaths of heroes who have been the lead figure in several novels. This was a serious departure from your typical Star Wars book, especially those involving the characters from the original trilogy. No complaints, though. This book's darkness allowed the reader to get inside the Yuuzhan Vong thinking and their technology in a way that would not have worked with a ligh ...more
Builyyy
The best novel of the new Jedi Order series. It focuses on a small cast of characters amid the backdrop of the continuing war and can actually be read as a self-contained story. This allows a bit more time to get to know the characters and you care more about them. This contrasts with the usual New Jedi Order books with a large cast of characters and epic scale battles.
The ending is very different from the rest of the books in the series and without spoiling anything, comparable to The Empire St
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Ren the Unclean
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Gary Zaino
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Amanda
Whew, long book. The Big Thing that happens was very well done. The chapter that follows it was even more hard hitting. The characters reactions were appropriate and Leia had me tearing up. Even though I felt it was well done, I still didn't want it to happen. Honestly I feel like it was a waste. Every book and series that follows could have been better if the Big Thing hadn't happened in this book. That's my personal opinion. If this was years ago and I hadn't already known it was going go happ ...more
Aric
Exciting and enjoyable, but also a little bit sad :_( I loved the Jedi Barabel hatchmates, excellent comic relief.
Denae
In risking spoiling something for those who haven't read this book, I don't like it when main characters die. Young main characters, that is. More than a dozen named Jedi died in this book, but it was going so well. It was awesome, and they were doing fine (mostly, besides all the Jedi dying), until the main character died at the end around page 600. I loved the story and writing style and danger and exploits until then. TD had no right to kill HIM off. A heroic way to die, to be sure.
I'm still
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Dustin Overschmidt
this book wasn't too bad. but it just did not keep my interest like other star wars books.

In the very beginning I was thinking "I don't know what people are talking about, this book is awesome" then I realized I just read 60 pages of prologue. ok, weird but not that bad. the beginning of the actual book then recaps everything we just read in the prologue. it might be a bad thing to say, rereading what I just read killed my interest in the book and I never got it back.

This book really should have
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Omega Khaos
Feb 01, 2013 Omega Khaos rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
It was completely amazing book....I have been reading The New Jedi Order series and this is definitely the highlight...It has a really tragic storyline...but I myself love "dark" stories...the book is really nicely written,the characters are developed greatly...even though The New Jedi Order series and this book may be erased from continuity because of the future Star Wars Episode VII,I still suggest this series and this book to any Star Wars fan...especially if you like to read something dark a ...more
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