Book Review: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne


I was looking forward to this book. I have read the first two books in this new Star Wars “canon” and enjoyed both. I got the audiobook from my local library and gave it a try. I really enjoyed the book, nothing earth shattering here but very entertaining. I enjoyed the reader of the audiobook, and with all of the Star Wars audiobooks I have listened to the sound effects and music are great. Kevin Hearne seems to be a wonderful writer, I need to check out more of his work. I have heard great things about his Iron Druid Chronicles. But back to Heir to the Jedi. This book focuses on Luke Skywalker in the time between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. I am more of an Empire man myself, but it was nice to get into Luke’s head a little bit. I thought it was a fantastic little story. I was not engrossed in the story, but I was entertained. I guess when you get down to it that is all that really matters when you want a book to listen to on your daily commute.

3/5 Stars

This book is OUT NOW!



About the book:




A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
 A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.




About the author:



Kevin Hearne is a middle-aged nerd who still enjoys his comic books and old-school heavy metal. He cooks tasty omelets, hugs trees, and paints miniature army dudes. He lives with his wife, daughter, and doggies in a wee cottage.




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