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Star Wars: The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue Book Review

“Star Wars: The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue” should thrill young readers.

Written by Cavan Scott, “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue” is essentially a condensed version of the beginning of the “Star Wars: The High Republic: Light Of The Jedi” book. The story focuses on a group of Jedi characters attempting to save the day by averting a hysperspace disaster that threatens Hertzal Prime. The book focuses on the Jedi characters Te’Ami, Mikkel, Nib, Burryaga (a wookiee), Avar Kriss, Loden Greatstorm and Bell Zettifar and their heroics in space and on land. The launching of the Starlight Beacon space station is also briefly touched upon here.

The deeply ambitious High Republic multimedia event continues this time with a children’s book titled “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue.” Basically, the book is largely a G rated version of roughly the first third of the book which deals with the major catastrophe that kicks off the High Republic series. Given that this is a kid’s book, it does cut out the darker material from ‘Light of the Jedi’ and instead tends to mainly focus on the young Jedi characters and their heroics. It’s a quality introduction to these new characters that will undoubtedly be popping up in more children’s books in the near future.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect here is seeing artist Petur Antonsson’s interpretations of the events and characters. Having just read and reviewed ‘Light of the Jedi’ myself, I got a kick out of seeing the Vector ships and the look of characters like Te’Ami.

Note: As an added bonus, this book also includes some neat stickers.

January 19, 2021 - Posted by | Book review | ,

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