Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry, et al

Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

I’m a huge Star Wars nerd and try to consume as much of the media as I can. I especially enjoy the books and comics when they fill in holes from the main film narratives, such as STAR WARS ADVENTURES: THE WEAPON OF A JEDI attempts to do. Set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, this story somewhat fills in how Luke seems to have improved in his understanding of the Force, despite having yet to meet Yoda.

It’s a fairly simple story, as Luke, R2-D2, and C-3PO are stranded on a remote planet and Luke discovers a lost Jedi temple where he learns to feel the connection of the Force through the myriad of all living things around him, by simply sparring with a trio of training remotes.

While still far too simple an explanation for Luke’s improvement in the Force with no teacher, it still attempts to fill that gap. Based on a middle grade novel of the same name written by Jason Fry released prior to the release of The Force Awakens, it originally promised clues to the new film, which at the time I was sure was going to be the new character Sarco Plank, but that character was only a brief cameo in the film, and I’ve never figured out what the clue was supposed to be. Either way, as the original novel or this new adaptation, it’s a fun bit of Star Wars fluff to enjoy. @idwpublishing @starwars

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