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Knight Errant (Star Wars)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  1,501 ratings  ·  92 reviews
An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt—star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series

A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the D
Paperback, 372 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Del Rey Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Crystal Starr Light
Kerra Holt is stuck in Sith space (for how she got there, see Star Wars: Knight Errant, Volume 1: Aflame). Isolated from fellow Jedi and deep in enemy space, Kerra struggles to stay alive and try to do her Jedi duty. But things get complicated when she attempts to kill Daiman, a Sith lord at war with his brother, Odion.

I've been wanting to read this book pretty much since it came out. It is the first Star Wars novel to follow a female main character (whose name isn't Leia or Mara). There are def
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
For all the harshness of its masters, Sith space held enormous beauty.

Sith space....dark, chaotic, dangerous. Jedi Knight Kerra Holt is the only one who can face the various Sith Lords competing for power and territory. She is one force of good against many foes. And her time is running out.

I liked this book, I just didn't love it. And I think that was mostly because it was not what I was really expecting or hoping for.

I love stories set in the Old Republic era, and I was especially excited to s
Scott Rhee
John Jackson Miller's novel "Knight Errant" is a novelization of his popular Dark Horse comic book series about an ass-kicking young Jedi named Kerra Holt who is stuck in Sith-occupied space during the era of the Old Republic, attempting to save the enslaved peoples of each planet upon which she arrives. It's basically a western, and Holt is the archetypical western lone gunman (in this case, gun woman) riding into town on a horse (land speeder) and bringing justice via a six-shooter (lightsaber ...more
I really wanted to like this book. I read the first few issues of the comic and enjoyed it. I did not keep up with the comic but plan to read the trades. I love the character of Kerra Holt but could not get into the story. I tried for about 100 pages then gave up. I hate not finishing books but with so many out there I want to read, it seemed silly to keep going. Kerra is an interesting character and the basics of the plot set up a compelling narrative but something, unfortunately, got lost in t ...more
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a fan of comics (other than newspaper strips, such as Peanuts or Garfield) or graphic novels. That may sound strange coming from a longtime superhero fan, but I've always preferred regular novels and movies/television shows to non-humorous comics. I have found that, when a comic book or graphic novel is turned into a movie or non-illustrated book, the results tend to be quite pleasing. Most of the books and movies (especially the former) about the likes of ...more
In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, it is a popular trend to demonize the Jedi. I can completely understand the temptation to do this. They certainly didn’t come across as very morally upstanding during the prequel trilogy, what with them utilizing a slave army in all. But it’s easy to forget that the Jedi existed as a force for justice, and even if they failed in this duty towards the end, they brought justice where there was none for thousands of years. Knight Errant deals with Kerra Holt, a J ...more
Michael Ramm
I am giving up on Knight Errant for now. it is not interesting at all. I am dreading picking it up so that is a sign that it needs to be shelved for a little while.
Set just over a thousand years before the prequels, Knight Errant follows newly-minted Jedi Knight Kerra Holt as she struggles to help civilians and overthrow feuding Sith Lords in an area of space that has been completed abandoned by and cut off from the Republic.

This book should have been right up my alley--it's set in the Old Republic and features a strong female character as the protagonist--and yet I found it a difficult slog until more than halfway through the book.

The Knight Errant era i
A good complimentary to the comic series of the same name this might also be the greatest weakness of JJMs narrative: without the comic book you can't really get close to the setting and character until very far into the book, too much is expected to be known to you at the beginning.

Other than that it's the start of a new timeslot in the ever growing star wars franchise, but not too distinct from the rest of the show to be unrecogniseable. There's a lot of similarity to the background of the Kot
I wanted to like this book. A lot. John Jackson Miller's Knights of the Old Republic comic book series was, in my opinion, the closest any comic series has come to capturing the sense of adventure that made the original Star Wars such a fun movie. And this book and accompanying comic have a great premise-a Jedi trapped behind Sith lines in the time of the Old Republic. Plenty of room for a great adventure there.

Sadly, the book was just average at best. I bought it new, in February and just now f
Ben Yandle
Things I liked: I really liked the varied Sith Lords in this book. Like in Lost Tribe of the Sith, Miller knows how to make interesting Sith with unique and memorable personalities. My favorite part was learning more about their situation and their whole deal as the story unfolded. This is in comparison to the Sith Lords and such of the Old Republic books/ SWTOR game and the Darth Bane books. In those every Sith Lord is pretty much the same and thus not very memorable (there are obvious exceptio ...more
I wish there was a 3 1/2 star rating because I would give this book that rating. This is an Old Republic novel -- i.e., there are Jedi Knights and Sith Lords, but because it takes place 3,000 years or so before A New Hope, the characters were all new to me. The story was plot-driven and action-oriented which is what I like in a Star Wars novel. I thought some of the technology should have seemed less advanced, though, and the story was a bit disjointed. But all in all, an enjoyable read.
If you're going to write a Jedi book in the middle of the Sith Era, make it worth reading. Kerra Holt is a weak, undisciplined Jedi alone in Sith space. She should not have survived any of her endeavours considering she barely uses the force at all in the novel.
Know your characters.
Brutal book.
Nathan Vani
An engaging main character. A somewhat convoluted plot. And a well-done ending.

The purpose of this novel is to entice the reader into the comic-book series of the same name, therefore its unfortunate that many characters/plots are left in the story falling on the rough and weak side.

Trying to avoid spoilers here.... but I wish they stuck with the same antagonists that persisted during the first part of the novel, as I thought the plot there was the most enticing and got me really interested.


It's about a young Jedi Knight, lost behind enemy lines, deep inside Sith controlled space. Endless worlds that survive only on dog eat dog, the Sith lords are worshipped as Gods. If you're not a God, then your choices are be a slave, or be food. Kerra Holt has to survive in such a world, and move closer to completing her mission, that being; cause as much pain to the Sith as possible, free as many refugees as she can, and keep herself from falling to the darkside. very good, a lot faster paced
This book reminds me a lot of Star Wars: Into the Void for a few reasons:
1) They both setup interesting new time periods in the Star Wars Universe that I would like more stories in
2) They do that "You're in the thick of it" style where nothing is explained/setup ahead of time but merely confirmed as normal/unusual as it happens.
3) Female character almost to say it has a female character
4) Family plot points that are almost laughable.
5) Based in/around comic series

I liked that the galaxy is in tu
Darth Revan9
John Jackson Miller: Kóbor lovag
John Jackson Miller sok olvasó kedvence lett annak idején, mikor megjelent magyarul jó pár szám A Régi Köztársaság Lovagjaiból. Csak az a kár, hogy olyan kevés jelent meg belőle. Millernek ez volt a első regénye, a Kóbor lovag képregény sorozat spin-offjaként jelent meg. Habár volt pár utalás az előző 5 részes képregény történet szálhoz, de semmi komoly. Nyugodtan el lehet olvasni a könyvet önállóan is. Miller a regényben nagyszerűen ötvözi az egyszerű SW kalandot
Star Wars Knight Errant is perhaps one of the most action packed Old Republic novels ever written. The story takes place a thousand years before Luke Skywalker and a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away. Of course the rule of two has not yet been initiated and thus hundreds and hundreds of Sith roam the galaxy unchecked. But there is one lone Jedi, whom this story revolves around, that dares to defy them. Her name is Kerra Holt.

If your looking for an intriguing tale full of wi
This is the third time I've read this book and I'm only now beginning to comprehend the full story. I didn't read the comics and the book reads like a comic. I take no umbrage with that. There are three subarcs that do blend together to form Kerra's entire story, but the transitions are sometimes abrupt.

There is an Errant Jedi: Kerra Holt. She fights against the Sith actions of Lord Daiman and his brother Lord Odion. Daiman's reasoning of being the creator of the universe is very contradictory a
This book wasn't particularly impressive when it first started out, taking a little bit of time to get into and enjoy, but by the end, I found it quite interesting. While the novel reads more like fanfiction than a canon Star Wars novel, particularly because of the insights into the world of the Sith, it was nevertheless fascinating.

This is the sequel to a comic about the protagonist Kerra Holt, and thus there isn't enough backstory in the novel. Without it, some of Kerra's motives aren't entir
Jeff Cothern

An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt—star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series

A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away . . .

The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who inte

Eric Farr
Despite errant Jedi Knight Kerra Holt's adventure beginning in the comics, this novel is welcome to any Star Wars fan, regardless of prior knowledge. Kerra Holt is a Jedi stuck in Sith space, fighting the villains and trying to protect the innocent. That's enough to get you going. There are several colorful characters in the book, and I especially liked Kerra, Rusher (an enigmatic mercenary leader), and Narsk (a Bothan spy-for-hire secretly working for a higher power). I appreciate a strong fema ...more
Knight Errant is a good title for the book since that is what the eponymous heroine, Kerra Holt, is most reminiscent of: a knight errant trapped in feudal nightmare of warring lords trying to destroy each other and consolidate power in the Sith-ruled portion of the galaxy. At other times the story reads like a fugue on the Western, with Kerra as the lone gunslinger in a frontier town (such a large frontier!) beset by belligerent cattle barons and ranchers. And then at the end it turns out she's ...more
Kerra Holt is a Jedi, probably the only Jedi, in Sith territory. A thousand years before the Clone Wars (and about four thousand years after The Lost Tribe of the Sith e-book series by the same author, which I read last year), Sith rule the majority of the galaxy and constantly fight each other for greater power. There is no "rule of two," in which there's only a master and apprentice. Two Sith are particularly relevent to Kerra, though. Damien and Odion are brothers, one of which is responsible ...more
Delray Beach Public Library Public Library
In this new edition to the Star Wars universe, most of the galaxy is oppressed by thousands of Sith. However, one Jedi works to free the galaxy planet by planet. Kerra Holt left the Jedi order after they refused to help bring down the Sith, and now works alone in her path of justice. She faces a dangerous dynasty of sith, including Lord Daiman, who believes he is to be the creator of the universe, and Lord Odion, who wants to destroy it. The family line also includes two crazed twin sith, and th ...more
I never read any of the comics, and don't plan to, but this novel seemed to stand up on its own, so it doesn't seem as though it's necessary to delve into Kerra Holt's backstory.

Knight Errant started off decently; the idea of having two Sith brothers battling each other was interesting and the novel was, for the most part, well-written and paced.

Unfortunately, however, boredom sets in not far into the novel when we're treated to a mediocre plot centered on a bland gunner team and the rescue of a
Jeremiah Johnson
The last fourth of this book was interesting, but it didn't make up for the first three fourths.
The story jumped around so much without any semblance of an overall plot. This made it very hard to care about anything that happened. Overall it seems like a break in the storyline for Kerra that was completely unnecessary.
A thousand years before Episode I, Sith Lords are warring with each other in Sith space. Kerra Holt, a young Jedi Knight, is stranded there. What's interesting about Kerra is she's a flawed character/Jedi: intent on revenge, eager to kill (earlier on) - she doesn't even realize she's flirting with the Dark Side. But neither does the narrator, which is strange. Kerra is also incredibly self-righteous, but I let it go since she's pretty young, like in her late teens. I liked Narsk, a Bothan spy wh ...more
Knight Errant is a stand alone novel that parallels the Dark Horse Comics of the same name. The novel follows the events of the first comics' story line. The time setting is the era of the Old Republic approximately 1000 years prior to the Star Wars timeframe. Kerra Holt is a young, female Jedi operating in Sith space. At this time, there are many Sith dark lords and not just one. The novel details three of her adventures in taking down three such lords. The plot lines are engaging, and the char ...more
Taking place in a time period when the Republic and the Sith are essentially leaving each other alone (various Sith hegemonies are in-fighting and who knows what the Republic is doing), this book tells the tale of a lone Jedi who is not content to sit by and allow the forces of evil to dominate innocent lives. Kerra Holt’s journey takes her across three separate portions of Sith space, each led by warlords whose brands of evil are unique. Written by author of Lost Tribe of the Sith, the book tak ...more
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John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. He's known for his Star Wars work, including Star Wars: Knight Errant, his national bestselling novel from Del Rey; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, his e-book series with more than a million downloads; and his long-running Knights of the Old Republic comics series. His Overdraft: The Orion Offensive ...more
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