Star Wars

Star Wars

A New Dawn

Book - 2014 | First edition
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The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV of the popular films tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780553392869
0553392867
9780553391473
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: xiv, 383 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lucasfilm, Ltd

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hjulie92
Mar 25, 2021

Very good backstory on Kanan and Hera and will make you love them and their dynamic more. It takes awhile for the action of the book to get going and honestly could have probably been a little shorter. Still, good all around book and the narrator on the ebook does a great job!

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stampingcrazy
Mar 19, 2020

This was a great book!
It was highly entertaining. I personally found the majority of the animated show, Star Wars: Rebels, boring, and I picked up this book just to be able to say, "I read it." I am so happy I did. It made me fall in love with Kanan and Hera (already the two best characters from the show for me) and I often laughed at the banter between them and the other characters.
Every character was fantastic. The villain was extremely compelling, dark and intelligent, and the side characters Skelly and Zaluna were both entertaining and had satisfying arcs. (Made me a tad emotional near the end.)
The threat was dark and the stakes were high. This book managed to stay on a smaller scale while remaining entertaining and throwing in some great surprises as well. I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter.

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SenaDoling
Oct 29, 2016

Pretty good book, especially for someone who likes the TV show

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Jarrod_1
Aug 21, 2015

Excellent read and back story to one of the new characters of the Star Wars canon.

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GSwanLibrary
Feb 12, 2015

This was a pretty good book. I found it very entertaining. It goes into depth to explain Kanan Jarrus very well, and has a VERY entertaining villain. There is a nice mix of action, though it is mixed in with some storytelling of simple day to day background life in the great big Empire (which I find to be far more interesting character development than books filled with nonstop action sequences).

Minus a few points for telling basically nothing about Hera's background at all, and she comes off a bit one dimensional and still pretty mysterious.

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