Michael A. Stackpole Star Wars: I, Jedi

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Star Wars: I, Jedi

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From New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole comes a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars(r) universe, the story of Corran Horn, a heroic X-wing pilot who faces the greatest challenge of his life: trying to come to terms with his Jedi heritage and learning to use the Force - without succumbing to the dark side.

Corran Horn was an officer in the Corellian Security Force before casting his lot with the New Republic.  As the grandson of a legendary Jedi hero, he has latent Force powers that have yet to be developed.  But he has managed to distinguish himself with Rogue Squadron, the X-wing fighter force that has become the scourge of the Empire and of the pirates that prey on Republic shipping. When a new pirate band begins terrorizing the space lanes, the Rogue Squadron seems at last to have met its match.  The pirates appear uncannily aware of the squadron's plans and tactics, and are able to escape even the cleverest ambushes.  Either there is a security leak...or the pirates have access to a dark and unnatural power that only a trained Jedi could contend with.

Then Corran's wife, Mirax, disappears on a covert mission to locate the pirate's secret base, and Corran begins training at the Jedi Academy, hoping to use his untapped powers to find her.  Soon he grows dissatisfied with Luke Skywalker's methods and breaks off his training, deciding to call upon his Corellian undercover experience instead. He infiltrates the pirate organization, trying to learn what he can, sabotage what he can, and use every means possible to find his wife. And his very survival may depend on a terrible choice.

Whether or not to surrender to the dark side.

Anthony Heald's feature film credits include The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Silence of the Lambs, and Postcards from The Edge.  He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Anything Goes and Love! Valor! Compassion! . He can be heard on many other Star Wars(r) productions including Wraith Squadron, Book 5 of the X-Wing Series, also available from BDD Audio.

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Corran Horn, hero of Rogue Squadron and former Corellian Security Force officer, has a problem: his wife, Mirax, has disappeared while on a secret mission. In his struggle to rescue his wife, Horn joins Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy as a charter recruit, befriends Mara Jade, tangles with a 4,000-year-old Sith lord, and goes undercover to infiltrate a notorious band of pirates. But what will he do when he finds himself faced with a dilemma--surrender to the dark side of the force or risk losing Mirax forever?

This abridgment (though approved by the licensor) causes some serious gaps in the story--major events are merely mentioned in passing, while others are described in great detail--but fans may be placated by sound effects and John Williams's music from the original Star Wars Trilogy. Tony Award-nominee Anthony Heald performs with his usual aplomb, providing distinctive voices for a wide range of characters and heightening the tension when necessary. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --C.B. Delaney

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Rave reviews for previous Star Wars(r) Adventures

The Jedi Academy Trilogy:
by Kevin J. Anderson

"Anderson has all but assumed the title of chancellor of Star Wars University."
--Starlog

"Deftly puts the Star Wars characters through their paces with never a slip, and with never a dull moment."
--The Sunday Oregonian, Portland

Heir to the Empire:
by Timothy Zahn
"Chock full of all the good stuff you've come to expect from a battle of good against evil."
--Daily News, New York

"Moves with a speed-of-light pace that captures the spirit of the movie trilogy so well, you can almost hear John Williams's soundtrack."
--The Providence Sunday Journal

The Truce at Bakura:
by Kathy Tyers

"A fast-paced, rousing adventure novel, a worthy heir to George Lucas's mighty epic."
--The Knoxville News-Sentinel

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