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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
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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 Sedai *of the White Ajah*
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
Sep 11, 2011 Beth rated it it was ok
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
Mar 02, 2012 Jerry rated it really liked it
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
Aug 21, 2011 Don rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 23, 2015 Joshua rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 08, 2013 Marly rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
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
Apr 07, 2011 Bjoern rated it liked it
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
Jul 19, 2016 J KEVIN BAKER JR rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Is Zero Stars an Option?

I don't write many reviews and don't plan on disguising my frustration behind thoughtful, incisive criticism for the simple reason that I cannot justify wasting another second of my life on a novel as useless as this one. This is a vent, but an honest and fair one, motivated by a genuine love for Star Wars. I've read upwards of 40 expanded universe books, and this is unequivocally the very worst I've encountered. I considered putting it down numerous times starting around
Jan 17, 2016 Jay rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Hard-Core Star Wars fans
This book is really a set of three interconnected novellas featuring protagonist Kerra Holt. Kerra is a Jedi who is "trapped behind enemy lines" in Sith space trying to right wrongs and rescue innocents. She's there by choice and has given herself this mission of selfless heroism.

Kerra is the straight-man in this set-up, and is often surrounded by colorful and often humorous supporting characters that really make this book work. In fact, it's the supporting characters that remind me of Miller's
Ben Yandle
Feb 27, 2015 Ben Yandle rated it liked it
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
Nov 26, 2012 Sharla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Knight Errant keeps us in the Old Republic still, though things have developed further than they did in the The Old Republic series. Now, we have a Jedi Knight named Kerra Holt who is a sort of Jedi renegade who works on her own to bring down the Sith. While the novel isn't a collection of three different stories, there are three distinct portions of the book, each dedicated to a different battle that Kerra is fighting. All of them tie together, so the book doesn't feel disjointed, and the ideas ...more
Mar 04, 2016 Greg rated it liked it
THERE ARE THINGS in this life i hold so dear to my heart that i don’t know what i would do without them. Family, friendship, animals, books, the acts of reading and reviewing, and so on. Zooming into the books topic, i declare that I simply *adore* the Star Wars expanded universe. The stories have added so much to the original trilogy (as well as the prequels, and to a much lesser degree, episode 7) that, now, at the age of forty eight, even the sound of an incoming TIE fighter, or the legendary ...more
Jun 23, 2013 Potatowast3 rated it did not like it
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.
Oct 18, 2015 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knight Errant is not such as most Star Wars books. It is situated at a time when there was barely a Republic. The Galaxy is divided in Sith territories, each with its own sith dictator. This gives the book sometimes a Brasil or V For Vendetta feeling.

Jedi Knight Kerra Holt is trapped behind enemy lines and tries to harm the Sith Lords as much as possible. The book focuses on one event where she tries to save 1700 students who Sith Lord Daiman uses as bait to trap his brother Lord Odion. She get
Nathan Vani
Mar 09, 2014 Nathan Vani rated it liked it
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.

Dec 14, 2014 William rated it it was amazing

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
Jun 23, 2016 Wanda rated it really liked it
I took my time reading this book as I wanted to thoroughly enjoy every bit of it.

Very easy to read book and a very interesting concept regarding Lord Daiman.

There are a lot of interesting and diverse characters which made this story entertaining to read.

Despite the above comments I felt that the story was lacking an end goal, and there wasn't really agenda in which the story was aiming for. Which in its own way was a good thing, so you didn't spend half the story for them to get close to or fini
Darryl Dobbs
Apr 21, 2016 Darryl Dobbs rated it liked it
Somewhat interesting and reasonable well written, Knight Errant takes place 1000 years before Luke Skywalker. Kara Holt is pretty cool Star Wars name and she has the background/personality that could do really well in fantasy series. Unfortunately, as is the case with many of the great characters found in the Old Republic books, she is just in this one book. She’s a lone Jedi trapped in the Sith Empire, but causing havoc behind the scenes. I also enjoyed the Bothan spy, who was actually a double ...more
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Background: Knight Errant was published in January 2011. It was written by John Jackson Miller, , whose other works of course include the excellent Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic, Volume 1 comic series (my review) and unique Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories (my review).

Knight Errant is set 1032 years before the Battle of Yavin (or 1000 years before The Phantom Menace). The novel begins a month or two after the events of Aflame (my revie
Jul 17, 2016 Zack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction, 2015
A long time ago, the Sith still ruled several parts of the galaxy despite the Republic's efforts to eliminate all the Sith Lords with the help of the Jedi. A young Jedi of the Republic has taken this to her heart and alone, she is trying to take down all Sith; one by one. But things doesn't quite go as planned when she isn't the only one trying to sabotage the Sith Lord Daiman's impressive empire. At first, she thinks it's his brother's attempt to slaughter his younger brother – the rivalry betw ...more
Sep 01, 2015 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Jackson Miller is an amazing author, which is why this novel was so disappointing. I've read the Knight Errant comic series that precedes this and was hoping to get into the head of Kerra more. What is the role of a Jedi alone in Sith space, or how does Kerra deal with her desire for vengeance, were some of the questions I was hoping the novel would address.

Instead we follow Kerra on a series of adventures across Sith space, but along the way are not given a clear indication of the larger
Edward Cheer
Aug 23, 2015 Edward Cheer rated it liked it
Probably the best-written Star Wars title with "Knight Errant" written beneath it... but not that good. I will admit, I enjoyed Kerra a lot more than in the comics, because she has to make a lot more tough decisions. But it's really her final decision that- while a very strong choice- left me feeling like Holt wasn't thinking too much about how good it'd be if she followed through with saying "yes", and how much better the whole section of Sith Space would be if she did (but I won't spoil it, be ...more
Dec 26, 2014 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 11, 2014 Revan97 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 03, 2014 Jaime rated it really liked it
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
Aug 30, 2014 Mersini rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, star-wars
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
Jan 03, 2013 Jeff Cothern rated it liked it

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

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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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