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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Into the Void: Star Wars by Tim Lebbon

Into the Void: Star Wars (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #1)
by Tim Lebbon

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publication: Published April 1st, 2014 by LucasBooks
Format: Paperback, 338 pages
Source: Own
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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 training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.

I decided to read a Star Wars novel after a long time, and was glad that it wasn't that bad. Lanoree was summoned by the Je'daii Council for an important mission - to investigate and prevent the Stargazer from leaving the Tythan system and travel out of the galaxy. To do that, Lanoree have to search for her brother, Dal who was believed to lead the cult.

I think it was interesting to see a female lead in the Star Wars novel. Lanoree was a great character and I enjoyed her adventure to search for her brother, Dal. The supporting characters were awesome.  Some of the characters are likeable and memorable. I especially love Tre Sana and hope to see more of him soon.

I found the story to be a bit confusing with constant flashbacks of Lanoree and Dal during their training with the force. And it took me a while to get used to the story era. The Je'daii are not the same from the Jedi from the movies. For instance, Lanoree used swords instead of lightsaber.

Sci-fi was not the usual kind of book I usually read, but, Into the Void was definitely an enjoyable read. It was packed with action and I do enjoy Lanoree as the main character.

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