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Book Club • Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule • Star Wars Generations • Member Bonus

Book Club • Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

In this members-only episode of Star Wars Generations, we’re thrilled to welcome back Danielle from WrittenintheSW on Tiktok for an in-depth discussion of Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, the groundbreaking novel that kicks off The High Republic series. Set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga, Light of the Jedi offers a fascinating glimpse into the peak of the Jedi Order’s power and influence. Join us as we delve into the rich world-building, complex characters, and thrilling adventure that make this novel a must-read for any Star Wars fan.
You can purchase the books we discussed (and give us a small bonus) using the links below.
Key Points of our Discussion
  • How does Light of the Jedi portray the Jedi at the height of their power and influence, and how does this differ from what we see in the prequel era?
  • What do we learn about the inner workings and expansion of the Republic during this time period, and how does this set the stage for its eventual downfall?
  • Who are the Nihil, and what makes them such compelling and frightening antagonists in the Star Wars universe?
Other Topics Covered:
  • The unique and beautiful ways the Force is described and experienced by different Jedi
  • The emotional depth and complexity of the Jedi characters, particularly Avar Kriss and Elzar Mann
  • The Republic’s efforts to expand into the Outer Rim and the challenges they face
  • The introduction of the Jedi “Wayseekers” and how they differ from the prequel-era Jedi
  • The authors’ collaborative process in planning and executing the interconnected High Republic series

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