Into the dark

Claudia Gray

Book - 2021

"Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace...Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic. Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of... the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy..."--Amazon.com.

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Series
Star Wars: the high Republic.
Subjects
Genres
Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Published
Los Angeles, California : Disney/Lucasfilm Press 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
437 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
1368057284
9781368057288
9781760508111
176050811X
Main Author
Claudia Gray (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—Gray drops readers into a perfectly spine-chilling survival story in this "High Republic" YA novel. Two hundred years before the Skywalker Saga, Padawan Reath and his Jedi Master Jora are assigned to Starlight, a beacon for the Republic in frontier space. Before they and the rest of their companions get there, the ship is forced out of hyperspace and dropped into an unknown system. With disaster imminent and communication almost impossible, the Jedi take charge of the survivors and seek shelter in a mysterious, abandoned space station—only to realize as they explore that the Dark side got there first. The station's arboretum has overgrown most of the complex, which is ominous enough, but there are also mysterious idols hiding in the tangled vines and disturbing the Force. Gray's worldbuilding and characters are "Star Wars" at its best, introducing readers to the familiar canon with High Republic flavor. The work is told from multiple points of view and in two time lines. Reath is indisputably the protagonist, working his way from recalcitrant archivist to stalwart Knight. The novel features not one but two burgeoning supervillains, and Gray manages the stakes and the emotional tension of the heroes flawlessly. Reath is white; there is non-alien diversity in the secondary characters. VERDICT Perfect for even casual fans, this novel is action-packed with adventure and mystery. With "Star Wars" interest at an all-time high, this is recommended for general purchase.—Emmy Neal, Lake Forest Lib., IL Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Forced to leave behind his beloved Jedi Temple archives for a mission on the undeveloped frontier, padawan Reath Silas and his traveling companions are knocked off course by a galactic event and forced to shelter in an abandoned space station, where strange things begin to happen. 150,000 first printing. Media tie-in. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Forced to leave behind his beloved Jedi Temple archives for a mission on the undeveloped frontier, padawan Reath Silas and his traveling companions are knocked off course by a galactic event and forced to shelter in an abandoned space station, where strange things begin to happen.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The instant New York Times best-seller!

Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace...Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.


Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action.


The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy...

“Claudia Gray created an absolute masterpiece with incredible depth. This is a must-read for any Star Wars fan in 2021.” - Cultress

“The most fun entry of The High Republic line yet.” – ComicBook.com

"An emotionally resonant Star Wars adventure like you've never seen before." -- Cinelinx




Enjoy more adventures from the all-new era of storytelling of the glorious High Republic:
  • Star Wars: Light of the Jedi
  • Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage - perfect for kids 8-12 years old
  • Star Wars The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue - perfect for kids 5-8 years old