Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) - Charles Soule

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic)

By Charles Soule

  • Release Date: 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 586 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 Republic 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.


  • The Light Ahead

    By PonThaDon
    Exciting start to a new era of Star Wars.
  • First Star Wars book I've ever read that really felt like a movie!

    By BlindGeek
    I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this book. What I got was something that truly felt like a Star Wars movie in literary form. I know, there are novelizations of all of the Star Wars films—but those _better give me that movie feeling; they're adapted from screenplays, after all. This, though ... I could see the movie in my mind's eye—not just a splinter of it, but the whole thing!—and this book barely pauses to let you catch your breath. There are characters I can't wait to read more about—mostly Jedi—and I must say, the ending left me pounding my chair-arm in frustration at having to wait Yoda-knows-how-long for the sequel! ... There's another book in the series, but it's by a different author, so I'm not expecting many of the same characters to be involved. In any event, Lucasfilm has definitely won me over with this new Star Wars era. We are all the Republic!
  • OK Story

    By groperfish
    OK story. Very juvenile. Great if your 12 and love anything STAR WARS related.
  • Amazing

    By Johnnies the best
    I love Star Wars and reading Star Wars books too. I normally enjoy ones with more action than suspense but this book was just amazing. So suspenseful and so many different story arcs that it kept things interesting and when things changed perspectives it was always so much fun. Almost all the characters had good stories and the book just keeps going and going and going. I loved it 100/10
  • Brilliant!!

    By ghost of ragnar
    Although there is a very divided fan base towards today’s Star Wars, it take a real fan to embrace all the stories that are brought to life for our entertainment. It surely takes courage to branch out into an area which will surely take a lot of critique. With that said, I found this novel to be brilliant, refreshing and intuitive. I felt especially connected to all characters based off of their introductions along with the escalation of the story. I cannot wait to read the additions to this story.
  • Star Wars

    By PantsRM
    I like flow of the story!
  • A great book

    By J Huck
    A good Star Wars book. An original idea
  • Fun intro to a new chapter

    By andyt563
    I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable, fun, and entertaining adventure story. Checked off a number of boxes for Star Wars fans. I think it also does a very serviceable job of introducing this new storytelling initiative, set in the High Republic era, while not being too heavy on the exposition and keeping the plot and action moving along at a good clip. At the same time, I’m definitely looking forward to future stories that will be told in this era, and there are some very interesting ideas and characters that are introduced but not entirely fleshed out in this first chapter—which is part of the job of a launch title. I’d highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun read. My appetite for future stories is whetted, and I can’t wait to see where the stories lead!
  • Great read

    By Mikal82
    Loved it. Couldn’t put it down.
  • Painfully Sterile

    By AngerBee
    I really wanted to like this, but this story just has zero heart. With all of the terrible things going on, you just aren’t drawn in to care. Throwaway characters repeatedly meet their demise within pages of introduction, and you get half-way through the book, with no idea who the main characters are. Reading this along side Justina Ireland’s A Test of Courage, which is infinitely better, even though it is aimed at a younger demographic.