Heir to the Jedi
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Heir to the Jedi

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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.

Title:Heir to the Jedi
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0345544854
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:291 pages

    Heir to the Jedi Reviews

  • Alejandro
    May 01, 2015

    The Force isn’t as strong here. This is an odd novel due it was initially announced as the third book in a trilogy titled “Empire and Rebellion” where each novel would be focused in one of the ...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Sep 03, 2016

    "There’s no one around to answer all my questions now that Ben has gone. It’s a stark fact that reasserts itself each time I wonder what I’m supposed to do now. The brown robe he wore may as wel...

  • Troy
    Apr 26, 2015

    My name is Luke Skywalker and I'm going to tell you a story. Like, in first person and what not. It's an easy story to follow: I sort of experience a bunch of completely non-sequitur encounters with w...

  • Rolo Kirknis
    Dec 28, 2014

    First reaction, "Hey awesome, Kevin Hearne is writing a Star Wars book."Second reaction, "What the hell! Why isn't he writing the next Iron Druid book?"------------------------------------------------...

  • Bookwraiths
    Jan 13, 2015

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews I’ve been a Star Wars fan most of my life, and like many people who experienced the original trilogy in the late 1970s and early 1980s, those initial movie...

  • Elspeth
    Jan 08, 2015

    Beware: There be spoilers ahead.Wow, what a letdown, I was so looking forward to this book too. I mean Kevin Hearne doing a Star Wars book, what is not to love about that. Well for starters the book w...

  • Ala
    Mar 06, 2015

    I just... Dude... dude My beloved EU was scrapped for THIS ?I like Hearne. I enjoy the hell out of his Iron Druid series. But here he's let me down. Tremendously. Instead of a fun adventure story we g...

  • Sh3lly ? Bring on the Weird ?
    Jan 12, 2015

    Ok, I'm at 17% and bored to death. There's nothing wrong with the writing - Kevin Hearne is an accomplished author and I respect him. He does the Iron Druid series (which I have yet to read, but hear ...

  • Chris
    Mar 29, 2014

    I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.3.5 stars.To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed for the majority of the time I spent reading this book. Once again, a big nam...

  • Michael
    Feb 12, 2015

    In his introduction to Heir to the Jedi, Kevin Hearne says that the inspiration for his first novel set in "a galaxy far, far away" was a question that many Star Wars fans of a certain age may have po...