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Children of the Jedi

Rating: Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly, a Star Wars novel, was rated 4/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 12 Years after the Battle of Yavin
Author: Barbara Hambly
Published: May, 1995
Review by: Lt. Dracmus

Old Friends: Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, Anakin Solo, R2D2, C3P0, Mara Jade

New Faces: Callista, Drub McKumb, Cray Mingla, Nichos Marr, Triv Pothman, Ugbuz, Roganda Ismaren, Drost Elegin, Irek Ismaren, Garonnin, Ohran Keldorn, Nasdra Magrody

Places: Ithor, MoonFlower Nebula, Belsavis, The Eye of Palpatine, Plett's Wel, Spaceport Row, Pzob

Synopsis: Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo and Chewbacca set off for the once vibrant stronghold of Belsavis on a mission vital to the survival of the fragile New Republic. They are searching for the long-lost Children of the Jedi.

Review: Head of State Leia Organa Solo is with friends on a diplomatice mission to Ithor when an old smuggler disrupts the festivities. He speaks, in a state of madness, about the children of the Jedi and that they are hidden in Plett's Well. Nichos Marr, a former student of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's remembers the name from his childhood and they take off to find the children.

Leia, Han, Chewbacca and R2D2 wind up on the icy, isolated planet, Belsavis where they find Plett's house and a smugglers tunnel beneath it. Han wantes to investigate the disappearance of long-time smugglers, and Leia turns to the planets' central database, for information on the old Jedi Master Plett.

In the meantime, Luke, Nichos, Cray Mingla and C3P0 head for a random set of coordinates in the MoonFlower Nebula where they fly into an asteroid field and are attacked. Landing on Pzob, they meet an stranded Imperial Stormtrooper and are picked up by an Imperial death machine. Trapped aboard with a brainwashed crew of aliens, Luke and his associates are taken on a journey toward Belsavis where total annihilation of the planet will happen.

Callista is a Jedi of long ago who gave her life to foil one of the Emperor's darkest plans - a plot to destroy a stronghold of Jedi. Only Luke can feel an evil presence in the machines, as well as the mysterious influence of Callista who should have died ages ago.

The book tells about Leia's past, and old and new Jedi and how they were taught in the Force. How easily the mind can be deceived, how people can be forced to do things they don't want to do. I liked the way the book described the Old Houses of the Sennex System and the festivities the Emperor organized. The end of the book is sad and happy at the same time. It shows how a tragedy can end well. I certainly recommend this book to other Star Wars readers.

Title: Children of the Jedi
Series: N/A
Author: Barbara Hambly
Review by: Lt. Dracmus