Written by the terrific husband and wife team, Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, the Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series are not to be missed! These series of books center on the young twins of Han Solo and Lei Organa, Jacen and Jacen, and their friends, Lowbacca and Tenel Ka, as they journey on the road to becoming Jedi Knights.
"The Lost Ones" is the third book of the Young Jedi Knights Series. During their vacation and break from the Jedi Academy, the twins and their friends visit the world of Coruscant. There, Jacen and Jaina are eager for a time with the whole family, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and of course their younger brother, Anakin. Also, they would be reunited with their friend Zekk, who lives in the streets without a care in the world. But now he sees the changes in Jacen and Jaina, how they have grown up so much with a hope for the future. While he... he has nothing, just a 'lost one'. However, the Dark Jedi Brakiss, who is looking for recruits for his Shadow Academy, sees a Jedi potential in Zekk. Brakiss wants to use Zekk, turn him to the dark side of the Force, then teach him to be his Darkest Knight. What will Zekk's decision be?
I must say that I just love the Young Jedi Knights! I really like all Star Wars books but this series one of my favorites for the reasons that, 1) the characters are very interesting and close to my age, 2) superbly and well written, and 3) all books are exciting and full of adventure. The four main characters of the books are well likable because each of them have their own personalities, characteristics, and quirks.
JACEN: He loves all living thing from plants, animals, to insects. In his own room he has his on menagerie of them. He has a special talent in using the Force to communicate with living creatures.
JAINA: An almost complete opposite of her brother, she takes after her father, Han Solo. She is a mechanical whiz and just loves taking apart and putting together droids, machines, and just almost anything. Also like her father, she is very spirited and has a self-confidence which makes her a natural leader.
LOWBACCA: Called Lowie by his friends, he is a Wookie and the nephew of Chewbacca. Very courageous and strong, he loves his friends very much. To help in translating, he has miniature translating droid, Em Teedee clipped on his belt. Very much like C-3PO (almost to a fault), Em Teedee talkative and annoying at times.
TENEL KA: My personal favorite character, Tenel Ka is the daughter of Teneniel Djo, one of the witches of Dathomir, and Prince Isolder of the Royal House of Hapes. Loyal, a little humorless, brave, and strong, she is a warrior and most of all a true friend. Though strong in the force, she tries not to rely too much in it so she is very athletic.
So I highly recommend you read all of the fourteen books in order. The series are divided mostly into three parts. The first six books are about the rising force of the Empire and its Dark Jedi Knights. The next five books are about how the Jedis must stop the Diversity Alliance. And the last three books are how the Jedis deal with Czethros and Black Sun. Another Star Wars series I very much recommend are the "Jedi Apprentice" series. Don't miss them!