Light of the Jedi
Charles Soule

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Narrated By: Marc Thompson

Duration: 13 hours and 35 minutes

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Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace. . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic

It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Repubic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.

Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.

© Charles Soule 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Science fiction, Fantasy

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An intriguing and ambitious start to a new era . . . I can't wait to read more.

Slash Film

An action-packed and very promising start to the new High Republic era of Star Wars.

Digital Spy

A welcome celebration of the Jedi. Gripping in a way that's absolutely thrilling . . . The action is breathtaking

Screen Rant

The ultimate Star Wars in medias res . . . an excellent adventure. Cool creatures, inventive action that bends but never breaks the rules of the Force, and compelling relationships and perspectives are all here

Den of Geek

Give us the version of the Jedi Knights fans have been hoping for . . . lighting the way for it to be one of the most engaging Star Wars projects in recent years.