Heir to the Jedi
By Kevin Hearne
Del Ray, 2015. 288 pgs. Science Fiction
Luke Skywalker is the new hero of the Rebel Alliance and he is just beginning to carve out his role in the rebellion by running various missions under the direction of Princess Leia and Admiral Ackbar. His latest mission is to attempt a daring rescue of a brilliant cryptographer currently being held and used by the Empire. R2-D2, his versatile and valuable android sidekick, along with a couple new friends, will aid Luke in his adventure.
Told from Luke's perspective and taking place between events depicted in "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back", "Heir to the Jedi" is a fun, fast-paced journey into the Star Wars world. I've only read a few Star Wars books over the years, so I don't have a lot to compare this to, but this was my favorite! I really enjoyed Luke's voice and learning more about the Force as Luke investigates it himself. Now I know why only Jedi Knights use light-sabers and why they have to construct them themselves! This is a light and entertaining read, though I actually listened to it and, after getting used to it, loved the sound effects present throughout the recording.