SciFi Book Review: Journey to Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Weapon of a Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry

Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain. Hidden in the story are also clues and hints about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

Luke follows a call from the force that leads him to a dangerous planet, surrounded by the Empire. Along his journey, Luke meets a mysterious guide who leads him to a cavern that will test his abilities.

The Weapon of a Jedi is a fast-paced, fun story centered on Luke and his training. It reminded me a bit of Luke’s (upcoming) trip to Yoda, yet on a vastly different planet with more suspense coming from more danger surrounding him. Middle readers on up will enjoy this brief story with fantastic illustrations. As the other’s in this series, the book begins and ends with a post-Return of the Jedi sequence, with the bulk of the book telling the story about Luke’s adventure in the past. I hope to see many more of these standalone children’s and young adult books once The Force Awakens arrives. I can’t get enough of them.

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