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I Jedi New York Times bestselling author Michael A Stackpole presents a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars universe the dramatic story of a heroic X wing pilot on the razor s edge between the Force and t

  • Title: I, Jedi
  • Author: Michael A. Stackpole
  • ISBN: 9780553578737
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • New York Times bestselling author Michael A Stackpole presents a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars universe the dramatic story of a heroic X wing pilot on the razor s edge between the Force and the dark side.Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron s elite fighting force Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert miNew York Times bestselling author Michael A Stackpole presents a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars universe the dramatic story of a heroic X wing pilot on the razor s edge between the Force and the dark side.Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron s elite fighting force Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert mission for the New Republic, and Corran vows to find her To do so, he knows he must develop the latent Force powers inherited from his grandfather, a legendary Jedi hero He joins Luke Skywalker s famed Jedi academy to begin training, only to quit in frustration at Skywalker s methods Now Corran is on his own Using his Corellian undercover experience, he must infiltrate, sabotage, and destroy a ruthless organization in order to find his wife But to succeed, Corran will have to come to terms with his Jedi heritage and make a terrible choice surrender to the dark sideor die 1999 Lucasfilm Ltd TMAll rights reserved Used under authorization.

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    1. I, Jedi is a strange beast. It's long, twice as long as it should be, since it includes two full story arcs. The baffling part is that the first arc is a bizarre retelling of the events of KJA's Jedi Academy Trilogy, told from the perspective of a character who didn't appear at all in the original story. I can't honestly fathom what made the editors, or even the author, think that overlap was a good idea. Corran is a mega-hero Gary Stu on par with Luke, and so in this telling, he is responsible [...]

    2. Okay, so yes, I'm in love with Corran Horn. (My husband doesn't mind because even if Corran really existed, he knows Mirax would kick my butt if I made a move on him.)I also am a fan of this book because it summarizes the events of the Jedi Academy Trilogy (groan) and puts them in a better and more sensible light (hooray!) (The only good thing about the JAT, in my opinion, was "The Little Lost Bantha Cub"-- which rocks.)Not the best thing to read just entering the SWEU, maybe-- read the original [...]

    3. Yeah, we get it, Corran Horn is kickass. But this is blatant sue-ing of an already sue character. Also, the retconning of the Jedi Academy Trilogy is distasteful and very badly done. But it does some neat things, so I wouldn't skip it.

    4. This was my FIRST EVER buddy read with one of my best friends; the wonderful and amazing David Green!I realized who I was. I saw my reflection in the mirror and heard the wind call to me. I had, since before I could remember remembering, always held as the highest possible ideal a commitment to serving others. My job was to provide others shelter and shade, to be a fortress against all the cruelty and wantonness out there. Selflessness is the only antidote to evil. It provides the light that des [...]

    5. It's hard, as Stackpole attempted, to take a previously told tale (that of the early days of Luke's Jedi Academy) and tell it from a different point of view as part of a different story. Foremost, it doesn't work if readers haven't read the previous work. SW fans have read Kevin Anderson's Jedi Academy trilogy or the first half of this book makes little sense. Secondly, the narrative lacks the punch of the first story as our hero is repeatedly absent or passive during critical events of the orig [...]

    6. "If you cannot recognize the man in the mirror, it is time to step back and see when you stopped being yourself"The only first-person view in the Star Wars world to date, I am rereading this one for a Star Wars book of the month club.About two years after the Thrawn Incident, Corran Horn is still in the Rogue Squadron when he senses that his wife, Mirax Terrick, is gone. Knowing he has Jedi powers, Luke Skywalker convinces Corran that the best way to find her is to cultivate this nascent talent. [...]

    7. I'm not entirely sure why people like this book? I found the pace unbearably slow, the writing sub par and the plot very dull. It's mostly just rambling and wandering with the main problem of the story conveniently pushed to the side until the last fifty or so pages where the action really gets going. This book could really be cut in half, or even less. The unwitting Force-sensitive trope is overused to death in Star Wars, and this is just another example. The character to me comes across as rat [...]

    8. I, Jedi is another book I read when I was younger, and apparently didn't understand or remember very much of it. It's a pretty good story set in the expansive Star Wars universe, and I enjoyed my read.It does have some flaws. While Stackpole's writing is leaps and bounds better than his writing in the X-Wing series, some of it is still wooden, stilted, or just plain unrealistic. The voice at the beginning is excellent--you get a clear idea of Corran's character. Unfortunately, that unique voice [...]

    9. Dieses Buch gehört zweifellos zu den mir liebsten Star Wars-Büchern, die ich besitze, auch wenn es seine Schwächen hat. Nach gut zehn Jahren habe ich mich nun wieder einmal rangesetzt und dieses Buch zum x-ten Mal gelesen.Leider hat man sich mit der Übersetzung/Lektorierung hier keinerlei Mühe gegeben, denn das Buch strotzt nur so vor Fehlern. Falsche Buchstaben, fehlende Buchstaben, Zeitfehler.Von einem großen Verlag wie Heyne erwarte ich da doch etwas mehrTrotz allem habe ich dieses Buch [...]

    10. One of the few books I've ever read and not been able to finish. It seems to me this story suffers from a case of main character syndrome, where the main character is able to overcome any adversity with ease and places him so far above any other character in the literary universe of Star Wars that nothing can ever come close to him. I read through the first half of the book and found that I had no intrest in continuing on.

    11. Thoroughly enjoyed my very first buddy read with one of my dearest friends, the lovely and talented Branwen! :D Full review to come!

    12. A fountain of detailed Star Wars lore about how the galaxy and the Force work, feel, and effect individual people? Yes. A well-arranged story with effective prose and believable dialogue? No.(I highly recommend that you read Kevin J. Anderson's "Jedi Academy" trilogy before this book, because they take place at the exact same time, and Mr. Anderson describes the shared events much more effectively.)

    13. Based solely on plot, I thought this book had potential. The general idea was well thought-out and the events in the story exciting. However, none of that could redeem the terrible characterization--I spent a portion of my middle school years reading fanfiction and the main character, Corran/Keiran reeks of self-insert Sue.Where do I begin? Perhaps the fact that Stackpole finds the need to make Corran the special one. Super rare energy-absorbing Jedi abilities? Check. Special silver lightsaber t [...]

    14. This is definitely my favorite out of the four Star Wars novels I have read. I had read the Thrawn Triology by Timothy Zahn and even though the storyline was good, I didn't like the writing. That was the case with this book. I really liked how the story was told in first person because it really made Corran more realistic. I really liked Corran as a character and am going to look into more books with him in it. I actually liked him better than Luke Skywalker.I really enjoyed this book and when I [...]

    15. A solid 3 or 3.5. The book is very long in paperback, something like 579 or something. It is in 1st person (no idea why) of one of Luke's Jedi apprentices from the trilogy The Jedi Academy, which really wasn't that greatbut his version is actually better then the other 3 books. This book is about how this guy's wife is kidnapped and his quest to get her back. Overall that book is pretty good and well written. There are some good action in it and I like how he takes some of the Star Wars books th [...]


    17. Just plain awful. I'm not a hater of science fiction, but this is such an annoying book to read. All the characters do when they are faced with a challenge is sit around and debate about what to do, never actually do something. And when they do something, all it is is moping around. Not to mention, the main character flirts with a minor character after his wife is kidnapped.

    18. I don't know how anyone can think this was a good book. Sure the writing was ok but the author knows nothing of the star wars universe. Who knew you could become a jedi in a matter of weeks and then portray Luke as an incompetent idiot. Convinced me to never read a book by this author ever again.

    19. This was a disappointment.I picked this book out as the next one to read because I was hot off a roll of X-Wing novels, and really wanted to read more about Rogue Squadron and co but I've run out of that series (apart from the last one, which is set 30 years further on in the timeline, leaving a lot of blanks to be filled in before I get there!). I figured it's Corran Horn - bit of a Mary Sue, not a particularly interesting character, but hey, it's got Rogue Squadron, Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywal [...]

    20. The author has many writing strengths and they shine in many spots throughout the book. However, while I generally liked the book and it had a decent pace, it felt like two abridged books that would have been great on their own: the first half about experiences with Jedi training at Luke's academy, which I liked a good deal and thought was too short, and the second half leaving the academy and seeking out the missing wife, which is essentially some passing time with random missions and stirring [...]

    21. I had the pleasure of reading "I, Jedi" (Star Wars) by Michael A. Stackpole. I really enjoyed this book. Even though it was long, the chapters flew by for me because I am such a huge Star Wars fan. This particular book was done in first person narrative point of view, which I did not particularly care for. I felt like the first person point of view did not make it seem like I was reading a Star Wars book. Other books I have read from the Star Wars saga are told in third person point of view whic [...]

    22. My review here should be taken with a grain of salt, because rereading I, Jedi now is as much about digging up old Star Wars memories (from when there were no more than one, maybe two prequels) as it is about the book itself. Reading some of the other reviews here, I see critiques that make sense to me. This may not be a perfect bookbut I still like it, by and large. I like Corran Horn, though. If you DON'T like him, you're dead in the water here, because Corran isn't just the protagonist, isn't [...]

    23. Corran and Mirax Horn are two of my all time favorite Star Wars characters. So in the beginning when this book was about them trying to decide to have kids, I was overcome with glee. Then Mirax went missing. Oops. Should have seen that coming.Then Corran went off to Luke's Jedi academy. I was intrigued because I had just finished a trilogy that involved the Jedi academy. I didn't realize it was an overlapping story. Do you want to know why I didn't? Because Corran was using a false name. He was [...]

    24. This was MUCH better than I expected! I've never been a real fan of Corran Horn--he's always seemed to be the author's golden boy and hard to relate to. I'm so glad this book changed my mind. I liked Corran here (except for a quibble, which I'll get to in a moment). His awkward relationship with his father-in-law and devotion to his wife. His fantastic argument with Luke Skywalker, when Luke told Corran he was on the road to the Dark Side--(view spoiler)[and Corran replied that he'd seen the Dar [...]

    25. Just after the film Star Wars The Return of the Jedi was released in theaters in 1983, a license was granted to Bantam Books (Spectra imprint) to publish a series (which started as two and eventually became several lines) of tie-in novels set after Return of the Jedi. I read and collected them, but eventually more and more lines were added, and my interests changed, and I no longer kept up with them. When I stopped reading the Star Wars books I had a few around that I didn't read, but not many. [...]

    26. I can't play around with this one. I believe right here, this book is the greatest Star Wars novel ever written, and Michael A. Stackpole carried it off. One of the last realcanon novels set in the New Republic before the prequels came out, it is absolutely unique as the only first person Star Wars book. And while I normally detest first person as a form of lazy writing, this is one novel where it elevates and enhances the plot.With your patience, one last stylistic detail before I move on to th [...]

    27. If I had to pick a Star WarOut of the hundreds of Star Wars books that I’ve read, this one is my favorite.The degree to which this book has imprinted itself on my psyche in the years since i first read it can’t be accurately calculated. It’s my favorite Star Wars book by a long shot and the way it handles becoming a Jedi while remaining a person is something I’d love to see more of in Star Wars as a whole.Also it’s HILARIOUS to read what people thought was Jedi tradition before the pre [...]

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