|Plot Summary of Star Wars: Dark Journey|
The children of Han Solo and Princess Leia have escaped from the seemingly invincible Yuuzhan Vong, a race of warriors from outside the known galaxy. But Anakin Solo, the youngest of the family, was killed in the process and Jacen, twin brother to Jaina, was captured and possibly killed.
Now Jaina, hotshot pilot and young Jedi wavering on the edge of the Dark Side, must face a series of impossible challenges: stop the destruction of Hapes, a world full of refugees from the now-destroyed Coruscant; rescue her brother, and fight off political attempts to force her into the throne of the Hapan royalty.
Enlisting the help of several other young Jedi as well as Kyp Durron, a disreputable war criminal, Jaina turns her captured Vong frigate into a weapon of surprise. She learns how to jam the transmissions of the biotechnology used to control Vong warships, and leads the WarMaster to destroy some of his own forces by projecting her ID code onto their ships.
Jaina is obsessed with getting Jacen back alive, even when others believe he is dead.
The Vong religion venerates twins, however, and they are just as anxious to have Jaina returned to their custody for sacrifice.
Jaina's techniques work to save Hapes..for the moment..but she fails to rescue Jacen.
This synopsis report prepared by tiepilot912
|Chapter Analysis of Star Wars: Dark Journey|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Mental/magical powers focus
- Jedi powers
- coping with mental/magical powers
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- spaceship battles
Kind of series
- Star Wars
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escaping from behind enemy lines?
Star Trek or Star Wars book?
- fighter (air/space) pilot
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- mind control
- can see into the future
- can read emotions
- Space, need spacesuit
- futuristic human warship
- alien spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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