Star Wars: Jedi Trial Book Summary and Study Guide

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A Clone Wars Novel

Del Rey, Nov 2004, 25.95, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0345461142
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Separatist Admiral Pors Tonith leads an army of combat droids on an assault of the planet Praesitlyn. Though ably defended by commander Capt. Zozridor Slayke, the surprise attack works so that the Separatists control a key communications center.

The Republic leadership worries who to send as there are not any acceptable Jedi Knights available to lead the counterinsurgency. To regain supremacy of the beleaguered planet, the Republic reluctantly sends Jedi Knight student Anakin Skywalker and the dishonored Jedi Knight Nejaa Halcyon to lead the assault to retake the planet. However, the defeated planetary defenders still alive do not readily ally themselves with the so-called Republic rescuers because Slayke hates Halcyon and wants him dead. In that personal mess, Anakin is being tested as a leader and whether he is ready to soar as a full Jedi Knight.

This is a tale that emphasizes the military battles with a close look at the impact on the troops from all sides as well as a coming of age Skywalker tale.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Kind of series    -   Star Wars Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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