Dark Apprentice (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy #2)
While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher—a new doomsday weapon...more
NOTE: I listened to the audio book, and it was abridged so some scenes I may have A) forgotten since I last read the book and B) have not heard because they omitted it from the audio...more
Having set up his new academy on planet Yavin, Luke discovers an evil presence lurking in the shadows. After the mysterious death of one Jedi apprentice, Luke finds out that the spirit of a long-dead Sith Lord haunts the planet. He confronts the evil spirit, only to be subsumed by the Dark Side. Stuck in a coma, Luke's unanchored life-force is forced to wa...more
I’m speaking of course about the titular dark apprentice who turns to the dark side almost inexplicably...more
Wouldn't it have been smart for Bantam to make sure Anderson had enough story for a trilogy before comissioning one? Unless Champions of the Force is the most densely-plotted book I've ever read, there's no reason whatsoever this trilogy couldn't and shouldn't have been a single volume.
The thing is, there are missed opportunities here that would have fleshed out the story and the characters in satisfying ways that would have made the novel feel less like padding. Why not a fran...more
The second instalment of the Jedi Academy Trilogy, Dark Apprentice starts a couple of months after Jedi Search, and deals mainly with consequences of the last book.
The book starts with Leia Organa-Solo, and fan-favourite, Admiral Ackbar flying to the planet Vortex to attend a diplomatic function at a glass cathedral considered sacred to the citizens of Vortex.
But something goes awry, and the ship that they were travelling in crashes...more
This was a great book, in fact the entire Jedi Academy trilogy is fantastic, I won't give it 5 stars, but it was still really good. In establishing the Jedi Academy, Luke Skywalker learns more and more about the Force and how to use it. I really enjoy all the abilities each Padawan has. This series is action packed and drama filled.
This trilogy is worth looking at.
Several illogical sub-plots thrown in just to trigger necessary plot development. A lot read like filler to bring up the page count. Nice cliff-hanger ending, requiring the reader to read the next book.
Mon Mothma is sick. Ackbar drops his title of Admiral after a horrific accident. Kyp Durron reveals the evil on Yavi...more
He also repeats his own similes – twice he described blast doors on Calamari as a “diagonal mouth.” What, he can’t come u...more
I believe, that it was somewhat better than the first book of the trilogy, but still retains a certain level of mediocrity. It's a good continuation, we get to know the characters better and learn a bit more about what has happen...more
This is the second book in the Jedi Academy Trilogy. The first book Jedi Search was decent. Nothing amazing, but still made me curious enough to find out what happens next. But this book was not good, and it took me a long time to get through. The reason it took so long to get through was a) his writing isn't that good, and b) I found the story to be lacking.
Any time there wasn't any dialogue I found myself getting easily distracted. And usually when I read something, but realize I don't know wh...more
As for the Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo and Kyp Durron. I thought that Mr. Anderson uses this weapon terribly wrong. First of I believe no government would...more
I was disappointed that Admiral Daala was killed off. Would have liked to see more of her, even though I'm not big on the Empire excell...more
I admired Kevin J. Anderson's commitment to consistency. Even though it is a losing battle against a swirling storm of crap ideas and subpar writing, fueled by the money of maladjusted tween boys.
Also, this trilogy contains a really lame way of "one upping the death star."
That being said, I did decide to try out this trilogy. And I enjoyed it....more
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...more