Titolo: Star wars: dark forces: jedi knight
Casa editrice: Putnam Adult
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780399144523-3
Riassunto: As 1999 approaches, anticipation for the release of the first of the new trilogy of Star Wars prequel films is growing. But this interest in what went before has in no way diminished enthusiasm for the continuation of stories set in the familiar universe where Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance still battle the evil Empire. The Dark Forces trilogy is set firmly in that universe. And in Jedi Knight, the final volume, Star Wars fans will learn more about a hero whose actions helped change the course of the struggle. The worst has happened--the Dark Jedi Jerec has learned the location of the fabled Valley of the Jedi. Kyle Katarn,
former Imperial soldier-turned-Rebel agent, and his partner, Jan Ors, race across the galaxy to head him off. But they arrive too late. The planet Ruusan has been taken over by Jerec and his followers, who are plundering at will,
brutally crushing all opposition. Now only Kyle Katarn, who is only just learning to use the Force within him, can stop the Dark Jedi from fulfilling his plan to seize control of the
enormous power trapped in the Valley. The stage is set for a final confrontation between Katarn and the man who killed his father. But will he be able to get beyond his hatred of Jerec and become, truly, a Jedi Knight?
Recensione: As the title suggests in this final volume of William Dietz's illustrated trilogy of Star Wars: Dark Forces novels, this is a tale of a Jedi Knight. But which Jedi Knight? While the ex-storm trooper turned Rebel spy Kyle Katarn is the ostensible hero of the three books, his father is also a Jedi Knight of sorts. Kyle has done the impossible and trained himself in the way of the Force, but readers learn that his father had also glimpsed the Jedi way and had turned back. In addition, the novel is populated with a number of Dark Jedi, notably Yun, who sometimes question their Dark path. And then there are the Jedi Masters--Rahn and Luke Skywalker--who stand literally and figuratively as spiritual guides to Kyle. Finally, there is the Valley of the Jedi. The Valley is the heart of the book: Dark Jedi Jerec wants to harness its concentration of the Force for his dreams of interstellar domination; and the Jedi Rebels want to protect it or destroy it before it falls into the Empire's hands. As Kyle races his Dark Side counterparts to the secret of the Valley, readers will recall the best mythic moments (Luke's attack on the first Death Star or his final duel with Darth Vader) from the Star Wars films.
In the end, Jedi Knight is a short novel of epic proportions that neatly ties up the many threads presented in Dietz's first two installments (Soldier for the Empire and Rebel Agent). Eisner-winning artist Dave Dorman brings Kyle and his love, Jan, to vivid life in his series of painted scenes scattered throughout the text. --Patrick O'Kelley
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