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Ten Short Mostly Funny Tales About the Force Users in Star Wars Stories Of The Jedi And Sith

I’ve made it clear that Force-users are among my least favorite “classes” in Star Wars storytelling. To me, the Jedi (and the Sith, for that matter) are most interesting when they near extinction—the rare artifacts of an earlier age to be detected rather than plentiful and rich in the Milky Way. That said, I’ve certainly enjoyed a lot of the stories about the Jedi—Lucasfilm’s current Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative—and I always aim to keep an open mind when I know there’s going to be a Jedi. Being-focused.

Case in point: Star Wars

Tales of the Jedi and the Sith, the new medium-range short story anthology book from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. This release is a collection of ten stories written by ten different authors, each centering on an already famous member of the Jedi or Sith Order.

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A memorable episode of The Clone Wars animated series

In Tales of the Jedi and the Sith, we read about a young boy from the Seid Coruscant Undercity who wants to a Jedi (during the High Republic era, not coincidentally) and meets Yoda, a wise master we Qi on a mission. -Gon follows the Genie to recover a lost Padawan, and we meet children whose lives disrupted by the Clone Wars as they wait for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to rescue them. We spend some time with Barris O’Fee in a story that leads to a memorable episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, we join Asajj Ventress as he finds himself in a pit with a lone clone soldier. Trapped as her only means of escape, we face Maul as he explores a haunted Sith castle. We see Darth Vader hunt down a white-haired Wookiee saboteur, we see Luke Bond with a fellow rebel soldier on Hoth, and we see the final meeting between Yoda and his rival Emperor Palpatine.

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In one of my favorite stories from the book (written by Roseanne A. Brown), we delve a bit further into the rocky relationship between Rey and Poe Dameron to span the sequel trilogy. I found that story refreshing because it added something new to what we already knew about these characters, as most of the best entries in this book successfully do. I think the best offering, though, may be the story of Ventress (by the immensely talented Delilah S. The Maul story (by Michael Morrissey of the Star Wars Adventures comic-book series) is charmingly creepy and the Qui-Gon story (by Alex Segura of Star Wars: Poe Dameron – Free Fall) let me take a slightly different look at what it meant. Being a Jedi

Palpatine Story “The Masters” by Tessa Grattan

On the other hand, the Luke Skywalker story “Luke on the Bright Side” by Sam Maggs, which (like its title) felt almost half too clever, and the Palpatine story “The Masters” by Tessa Grattan, which took up most of its page count. Spent rehashing scenes, we’re already familiar with the films Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi. But eight out of ten certainly aren’t bad, and none of the stories in this book are too long, so even the examples I didn’t like wholeheartedly went by too quickly. Plus, it’s always nice to spend time with these characters, even if they’re Force-users.

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