Canon
YA Novel

The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure

By
Jason Fry
Released
Sep 4, 2015
Artwork by
Narrated by
Jonathan Davis
Takes place in
0 ABY
In the
Age of Rebellion
era
Collects

Weapon of a Jedi takes place after the events of a New Hope. The story is told from the perspective of C-3PO to another pilot, and the book explores Luke’s period of training and growing in the Force now that Obi-Wan is no longer around to mentor him. The book is part of the Journey to the Force Awakens period, but its primary goal is to build the story around Luke’s development.

The book is a fairly easy and short read, but it is also quite an enjoyable one. For fans of Luke Skywalker or anyone looking to learn more about his journey in the Force, this is a great story.

Publisher's Summary

The REBEL ALLIANCE has destroyed the Empire's dreaded DEATH STAR, but the galaxy remains convulsed by civil war, and the Imperial starfleet is hunting the rebels throughout the galaxy.

LUKE SKYWALKER, the pilot who destroyed the Death Star, is now hailed as a hero. But Luke seeks only to support the freedom fighters, serving the Rebellion behind the controls of his X-wing fighter.

Even as he flies alongside the pilots of Red Squadron, Luke feels stirings in the mystical energy field known as the Force. And this farm boy turned fighter pilot begins to suspect that his destiny lies along a different path...

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Meg Dowell - The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure - YA Novel
Meg Dowell
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Like many "Journey to ..." young adult books, THE WEAPON OF A JEDI was a quick, simple read that featured a prominent character essential to both the films and the expanded universe. As judged by the title, this story features Luke armed with the famous Skywalker lightsaber, which remains a key connecting point between all three film trilogies. Story and character-wise, this book falls pretty flat, but since it takes place shortly after A NEW HOPE, it's interesting to see Luke thinking of his father and wanting to honor his legacy as a Jedi not knowing who his father is yet. Unfortunately, Luke spends a large portion of the book in front of training remotes, so there's nothing largely significant to take away from it if you're interested in deep connections to the saga as a whole.

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