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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An improvement., 7 Nov 2004
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Ian Tapley "thefragrantwookiee" - See all my reviews
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THE STORY:
Luke Skywalker begins training the new generation of Jedi on Yavin 4, but from within their ranks will rise one who could well be the next Dark Lord. Elsewhere, following a tragic accident apparently caused by Admiral Ackbar, Leia travels to Mon Calamari to convince Ackbar to return to duty.
WHAT'S GOOD:
This book is definitely an improvement over the previous one, having storylines that are both interesting and exciting. The training of the Jedi was what I liked the most, particularly the slowly growing tension from certain students that heralds the return of Exar Kun. I enjoyed Mara's arrival at the academy too, showing that she has a desire to better herself, rather than simply being the acerbic and cynical hard-woman. One of the better elements of the book is the interplay between Han and Lando, revealing both the depth of their friendship and their tendency towards hostility with one another.
WHAT'S BAD:
Luke's shrugging off of Gantoris' attempted Mastercide (could be a real word...) is as ridiculous as the similar attempts in 'Jedi Search' were. I don't think even goody-goody Luke would be that forgiving. The other issue with the Jedi training storyline is that Luke teaches simply by regurgitating Yoda and Obi-Wan's lines from the films; I think Anderson could have given Luke a bit of wisdom of his own. Finally, and probably worst, Daala is a terrible villain. She has no deadly superweapon, she's not a Dark Jedi and she's not a genius like Thrawn. Daala is simply a largely incompetent Imperial officer and as such adds no real threat or urgency to the story (although Anderson has that worked out nicely in the far-better 'Darksaber').
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read- cant put it down- book, 20 May 2003
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nathan fidler (nottingham england) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Star Wars - Dark Apprentice (Jedi Academy Trilogy Volume 2) (Paperback)
the second thrilling instalment the idea that exar un can manipulate people even in spirit form is exellent and plus showing that the empire is still around!!!! and all this in 1 book including hearing how Luke raises his students and how his neice and nephew (also potential jedi of exreme power)get on around the comical C3-PO. i read this in a week it was so good and it has 354 pages plenty for a 15 year old(and all the golden oldie star wars fans)
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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 23 Jun 2014
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Even second hand this book has taken me through an emotional journey. The tattiness makes the book and great recycling when buying second hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Star Wars Expanded Universe., 6 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Star Wars - Dark Apprentice (Jedi Academy Trilogy Volume 2) (Paperback)
An Excellent read that continues the adventures of my fave set of heroes from that galaxy far far away.

Luke Skywalker continues his quest to rebuild the Jedi Order by tracking down individuals who show sensitivity to the force, and sets up a new Academy on the forest moon of Yavin.

Meanwhile the evil Admiral Daala continues in her unification and consolidation of the various forces of the Remnant Empire.

With the new movies approaching, these books are now sadly not considered cannon anymore, but for us dedicated fans who had nothing movie wise for many years, these are the true further adventures of the original cast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, 4 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Star Wars - Dark Apprentice (Jedi Academy Trilogy Volume 2) (Paperback)
these are continuing tales following on from one another dating back all the way to the last film return of the jedi , a must read for any Star Wars fan !!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars DARK APPRENTICE, 23 Sep 2000
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philt@benkenobi.co.uk (Peterborough, England) - See all my reviews
Luke Skywalker has his hands full with new student, Kyp Durron. When a Sith Lord responsible for the Sith War shows up, things go from bad...to worse! A thrilling tale by Kevin.J.Anderson - it will keep you hooked from start till finish!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will capture the imagination of all Star Wars fans!, 13 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Star Wars - Dark Apprentice (Jedi Academy Trilogy Volume 2) (Paperback)
Its starts of with luke starting of his Academy.Its very amaginative and full action, and a few lines off comedy too!A very good read.I couldnt put it down.Brill!
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