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Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Into the Void

(Star Wars Legends)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  10,002 ratings  ·  582 reviews
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by LucasBooks
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a prequel to Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1-Force Storm (Star Wars : Dawn of the Jedi). Let me rephrase that it is a Prequel to the main story of Force Storm. Issue 0 & 1 offer a much more comprehensive history about the Dawn of the Jedi era. Luckily for me I had already read this so I understood much of the history which was alluded to but not explained in this book.

The basic history is huge pyramid shaped ships (called Tho Yor gathered up many different force sensitive,
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, library, kindle, sci-fi
Really probably 2.5 - this book for me was rather mediocre and here are a few reasons why:

- This was the first Star Wars book I have read that does not include characters and storyline related to the original. You might say "Matthew, you went into this knowing it is long before the original trilogy". To that I say that the author then should have worked harder to make it entertaining on its own so I didn't care so much about the lack of connection.
- The book goes back and forth between time
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

This ought to be 3 stars but I'm doe rating because no Star Wars book should take me nearly half a year to finish and fill me with such dread every time I pick it up.

I don't know that Tim Lebbon gets Star Wars; Lanoree is one of the most incompetent Force Users I've ever read (albeit still more interesting that the dull as dirt, Kerra Holt of Knight Errant). This story was completely pointless and failed utterly at answering the big question of "What are the origins of the Jedi?"

Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Tim Lebbon’s 2013 Star Wars novel Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void is difficult to rate or review.

First of all, this is a Star Wars novel, because we explore the Force and an early version of the Jedi, called the Je’daii. That’s why I chose this work, I like ancient history, I like Star Wars, so how far back in the series can we go? This is it, look on the Star Wars timeline and this is as far back as any writer has ventured in Lucas’ interactive vision.

But is this really a Star Wars book?

May 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, 2013, arc-review
The "Dawn of the Jedi" series was first produces in comic form and of course the logical progression is novelization. It takes Star Wars back to its roots. As the title says, it's the origin story to the Jedi, the beginning of our favorite protectors of the universe, users of the force (and lightsabers!), and purveyors of piety.

(It was radioactive spiders that created the Jedi!)

And you'll never believe how they began. In fact, if I gave you infinite guesses, you'd never get it. And it's not for
Eric Allen
May 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
I can't read this book. It's just written too terribly to even get past the first chapter. The writing is beyond amatuerish and it uses present tense, which I absolutely HATE. Examples of this would be The Hunger Games and I Am Number Four. I'm sorry, but I just cannot stand the use of present tense. I absolutely despise it. Not to mention the fact that few people who use it in their writing are able to do it well. Some Star Wars fans may be able to get past the terrible writing and the present ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
You know when you were a kid and you went to the store and you saw knock-off copies of popular toys? Like, next to the G.I. Joes would be "Action Commando Man" or some such? Well, this book is the Action Commando Man of the Star Wars universe. This fact also makes it very difficult to rate.

For example, as a generic sci-fi story starring a space ninja, it's pretty rad. The main character rips people's fingers off and crushes them with her force powers, and when it's time to do some swordplay,
Jacob Berry
Jul 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
I can't believe this was published.. this book is just badly written and half of it isn't close to cannon. the species mentioned here shouldn't be there at all.. Wookiees, Noghri and Sith!? Did anyone check if this book lined up to the lore and history of the Star Wars universe? I'm a huge Star Wars book nerd and got so frustrated with this guys book. I expected a book that sets its time as early in the history as anyone ever has to have had much better lore. it doesn't explain anything! why are ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I have a a lot of friends who like the Star Wars books, so I hope I don't annoy them. I just read a review of a book I like immensely where the reviewer said she found the characters whiny and the dialogue wooden... I listed the entire series among my favorites. Obviously I disagree. So, some of you will disagree here.

On the plus side I don't plan to greatly "trash" the book. Mostly I just couldn't get into it. I may go back and try it again later when I'm in a different mood. I've read several
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Okay, would it have killed Lebbon to have written the book in one tense? It really made the flashbacks kind of annoying. I was actually thinking of just skipping them because they really didn't add anything to plot.

The rest of the book was just okay. Problem #1 is that Lanoree Brock really isn't all that likeable of a hero. None of the Je'daii are, in fact. Second, Dal isn't really evil. So you have a weak hero chasing a bad guy who isn't bad.

Another of the problems is that Lanoree doesn't
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This is a story of the foundations of what would, in time, become the Jedi Order. Taking places tens of thousands of years before the Old Republic,on the planet of Tython, a group of Force users gathered to study the ways of the Force. They were called the Je'daii.

As they develop the foundations for what will become the Jedi Order- we see the original beliefs of the original before they became the hubris laden, hide bound, morality lecturers for the "Light" side-aka the Jedi Order.

No the Je'daii
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars, netgalley
Definitely one of the best Star Wars books I have ever read. If you've ever wondered about the history of the Jedi, about their origins, before their temple on Coruscant, before their wars with the Sith, in fact, about a time where the Sith were simply a species, their name not yet a synonym for terror and the dark side of the Force, then this is the book for you.

Packed with the usual action sequences and struggles between two opposing forces that usually appear in Star Wars novels, it follows
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars

Meh. I’m struggling to decide how to rate this book. There were things I liked about it… and things I definitely did not like. I’ve come to this book after something of a hiatus. I collected all the Expanded Universe books in my teen years, saving up my pocket money to make a new addition once a fortnight, reading each book multiple times over, arranging them all neatly in chronological order on a dedicated shelf… And then I went to university and the only time I had for reading was spent
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: tk421
Finding myself in a serious holiday malaise and more entranced with my trial DC Universe subscription than reading, this was the book I finished out 2018 with. And it was entertaining enough.

(Prepare thyself as I release the salvo of lukewarm accolades.)

First, you should know this was a spin-off from a Dark Horse comic book series, Dawn of the Jedi. And if you noticed that I said Dark Horse and not Marvel, you are correct in assuming this story is now officially part of the Legends timeline
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having heard so many great things about the Star Wars expanded universe, I felt it was finally time to take the gargantuan task of starting this series of Legends (no longer Disney cannon) from the beginning.
Set 25,000 years before the battle of Yavin this is the earliest novel in the timeline.

Je'daii Ranger Lanoree Brock is given the task to stop her (believed dead) brother Darlen Brock from activating a bomb.

This is the only novel set around this era, but I believe that it’s linked with the
Milo (BOK)
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“A fun look into a Star Wars before such a time as even the Old Republic. Action packed and page-turning.” ~The Founding Fields

I’ve been reading a lot of new Star Wars releases recently and there seems to be a trend of one thing happening - they’re fun, action packed and page-turning, but they’re rarely anything more. Crucible and The Last Jedi both prove my point, but nonetheless, it’s Star Wars, even if Tim Lebbon has picked an
James Floyd
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
In a time when the Jedi aren't quite the order we know them later as, and lightsabers haven't been innovated yet, Lanoree Brock wields a sword and the Force, and is sent on a dangerous mission - track down the whereabouts and put an end to a cult leader whose plans may endanger the system -- and who is her brother, long believed to be dead.

It took me a little while to get into the story. Tim Lebbon does a good job of flipping back and forth between the present, with Brock and her ally, the
I'm struggling between 2 and 3 stars because this didn't really feel like a Star Wars book. It was very dark, which isn't unusual for this series, but I thought it was especially so.

Set 25,000 years before Luke was born, this is the earliest book in the SW canon so far. Je'daii Ranger Lanoree Brock is tasked by the Council to track down her brother and stop him from trying to use mysterious and ancient alien technology. There are plentiful flashbacks of Lanoree as a child, entering the order
Josh L
Jun 30, 2013 rated it liked it
In high school I read nearly every Star Wars book ever written, and I have great memories of Jedi adventures across the universe. Every now and then — particularly when I am in need of some easy fiction reading — I like to pick up one of the new Star Wars titles. I was given a free digital copy of Into the Void in exchange for an honest review, and I jumped at the chance.

Into the Void focuses on the beginnings of the Jedi, to their historic roots. In fact, the few force-sensitive individuals in
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi by Tim Lebbon, is a great story relating to The Star Wars movies. The novel takes place on a planet strong in the force called Tython. Throughout the book brother and sister, Lanoree, and Dal constantly fight and experience the "sibling rivalry." Lanoree is very strong in the force, and has a bright future ahead of her. Dal, on the other hand does not understand the force and doesn't want to become a Jedi. Years later the siblings find themselves meeting each other as ...more
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
(posted to the Audible website)

What, no Marc Thompson?!? He pretty much makes or breaks any SW audiobook. He's like that familiar security blanket. And he's dang good.

But so was January LaVoy. Though she's no Marc Thompson, she rises to the challenge and exceeded my expectations, and quite frankly, I enjoyed her more than other non-Marc Thompson SW narrators. Not only that, it was fitting to have a female narrator with a novel that featured a female Jed'aii front and center.

Now, the story. I've
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
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Immersion in the dark side of the Force can seem stronger, more freeing, more triumphant than existing within balance. But only from the outside. Do not be tempted. Those who are swallowed by the darkness lose not only balance and control. They lose their souls.

--Master Shall Mar, "A Life in Balance," 7,541 TYA
Zoé-lee O'farrell

My first foray into the Star Wars and it was a treat. We are in a world that is set 25,793 BBY (before the Battle of Yavin) (years) before A New Hope, so many years before Luke and Leia, years before Anakin and shockingly years before lightsabers and hyperspace!!!! Shocking I know the things we take for granted!

I really did not know what to expect with my intro into such a vast world and I have to say I really did enjoy it. This book took me a bit longer than normal to finish because one I was
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't watch the Star Wars movies until just a few years ago, but I finally became curious when I read a Star Wars graphic novel I got for free through Amazon. I loved the graphic novel, and I loved the original three movies. I've seen the first two of the latest trilogy and plan to see the finale next week. I really enjoy the Star Wars world. I love the concepts and the races and planetary systems, everything. I can't think of a single aspect of the Star Wars world ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well it only took me a month, but I did it. Finished on this during the first leg of my flights today. I’m on mobile so just a short review I think, with apologies for typos.

I love the idea behind this. A time where Sith and Jedi were the same: Force users utilizing both dark and light to Get Shit Done. What I did not like was Lanoree. She was fine, there wasn’t any specific thing I can point to about her that set me on edge. I simply didn’t find her empathetic or engaging.

But maybe that was
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans, fans of space opera
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Science-Fiction, Space Opera
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Star Wars, space opera
Trigger Warnings: murder, violence, fighting, treachery, deceit

My Thoughts: This book is set about 25 thousand years prior to the dawn of the Empire, and is the first book in a proposed new series called Dawn of the Jedi. There is not as of yet any word on how many books will be in this series, or when the next one will be out, or indeed anything at all about the series other than it
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Although the writing was well done, the book was just boring to me. I could not seem to stick with the story and skimmed a lot of stuff in it. Its the basic jedi vs. sith kinda stuff. The battle between good and evil that the Star Wars worlds exist in... repeatingly. Mind numbingly. It would have been nice to have some kind of a twist to it, but I knew what would happen from the start.
Katrin von Martin
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I recently decided to start a massive reread project of all Star Wars EU (now branded as “Legends”) novels that I didn’t previously review (because most of them were read in my early high school years and the details are more than a little fuzzy at this point)…so with that goal in mind, I went back to the very beginning, intending to go chronologically in the timeline. Despite being one of the last books released before the EU was jettisoned, “Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void” takes readers ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An old diary hinting of long lost technology in a forbidden city, kept secluded by the Je’daii. A secret they want kept at all costs…one that falls into the hands of a Je’daii Ranger. Welcome to Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void. The star of this book is a reclusive Je’daii Ranger named Lanoree Brock, a character apt to wanderlusting and skilled at alchemy. She has a balance in the Force. Her life is one of contentment and happiness. But now her past is coming back to haunt her. Can she maintain ...more
Oct 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields:

Shadowhawk reviews the latest Star Wars novel from Del Rey, set in the old, old era known as the Dawn of the Jedi.

“A flawed but entertaining look at the Jedi in their infancy that also promises to be quite fun overall.” ~Shadowhawk

Last year saw a resurgence in my reading of novels and comics set within the galaxy far, far away. I’ve only read a handful of the books and comics, but they have served
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