Jedi Twilight has ratings and 99 reviews. With the dark ascension of the Empire, and the Jedi Knights virtually wiped out, one Jedi who escaped the. Jedi Twilight is the first book in Michael Reaves’ series Coruscant Nights, set in the Dark Times. Summary. With the dark ascension of the Empire, and the. Coruscant Nights is a trilogy of novels by Michael Reaves. The series is set in the Star Wars A stand-alone follow-up novel to the trilogy, The Last Jedi, was released in , which was Jedi Twilight · Streets of Shadows · Patterns of Force.
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With the dark ascension of the Empire, and the Jedi Knights virtually wiped out, one Jedi who escaped the massacre is slated for a twulight with destiny-and a confrontation with Darth Vader. Jax Pavan is one of the few Jedi Knights who miraculously survived the slaughter that followed Palpatine’s ruthless Order Now, deep in Coruscant’s Blackpit Slums, Jax ekes out a living With the dark ascension of the Empire, and the Jedi Knights virtually wiped out, one Jedi who escaped the massacre is slated for a date with destiny-and a crouscant with Darth Vader.
Now, deep in Coruscant’s Blackpit Slums, Jax ekes out a living as a private investigator, trying to help people in need while concealing his Twjlight identity and staying one step ahead of the killers out for Jedi blood.
And they’re not the only ones in search of the elusive Jax.
Hard-boiled reporter Den Dhur and his buddy, the highly unorthodox droid I-5YQ, have shocking news to bring Jax-about the father he never knew. But when Jax learns that his old Jedi Master has been killed, leaving behind the request that Jax finish a mission critical to the resistance, Jax has no choice but to emerge from hiding-and jsdi detection by Darth Vader-to fulfill his Master’s dying wish. Don’t miss the continuing adventures in the Coruscant Nights series, coming this Fall!
Paperbackpages. Coruscant Nights 1Star Wars Legends. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To nughts other readers questions about Jedi Twilightplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 24, Jerry rated it really liked it. An interesting blend of space opera and noir. Feb 26, Nicole rated it liked it Recommended to Nicole by: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I always liked the idea that some Jedi other than Obi-Wan and Yoda escaped the purge led by Palpatine and Vader, and this book explores that idea.
Jax Pavan is a Jedi knight living in the shadows of Coruscant in the early days of the empire. We also meet Laranth Tarak, a “Grey Paladin”, a type of rogue Jedi who uses blasters instead of a lightsaber.
I liked both of them and wanted to know more about them. Especially Jax, who is having problems accessing the Force under pressure because he’s been I always liked the idea that some Jedi other than Obi-Wan and Yoda escaped the purge led by Palpatine and Vader, and this book explores that idea.
Especially Jax, who is having problems accessing the Force under pressure because he’s been suppressing his Force connection for fear of Vader detecting him. And Vader does want Jax brought in jrdi, for some unknown reason probably having to do with the fact that Jax and Anakin Skywalker were friends as Padawans. However, there are some other point of view characters and side plots cpruscant I didn’t really care all that much about.
Vader’s neurotic employee and an assassin trying to get out of Black Sun were not particularly interesting to corkscant. Having read books set later in the timeline, I knew the Prince Xizor subplot wasn’t going very far. I’m curious where Jax’s story twilihht Nick’s story go from here. Dec 31, Scott Rhee rated it liked it Shelves: Somewhen between “Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars Episode 4: The result is fun sci-fi noir that reminds twiligyt of the pulp influences that helped inspire and infuse the world s that George Lucas created.
Reaves clearly grew up reading lots o Nibhts between “Star Wars Episode hights Reaves clearly grew up reading lots of paperback writers. By order of the Emperor, all Jedis were branded as enemies of the state and were to be killed on sight. A few Jedis, scattered throughout the galaxy, survived the massacre. Unfortunately, they are now the Galaxy’s most wanted.
The Emperor’s second-in-command, Darth Vader, has taken it upon himself to seek and destroy any remaining Jedi. Pavan now moonlights as a private investigator, helping those in the lower levels of Coruscant, the “slums” beneath the great towers of the rich and powerful. Unfortunately, he’s not completely sure what the mission is.
He knows it has something twwilight do with a missing droid, rumored to have belonged to an ancient Sith Lord. Strangely enough, someone else wants the droid just as badly: Along the way, Pavan picks up a rag-tag team: Den Dhur, a down-and-out reporter looking for his next big story; I-5YQ, a droid who possesses the uncanny ability to feel emotions and an accompanying smart-ass attitude; and Laranth Tarak, a female Jedi jed also survived the Purge, who is tough as nails but also has a secret crush on Pavan.
The plot is relatively lame, but Reaves has fun creating some likable characters. While the novel, at times, feels more like an episode of “Futurama”, with its humorous repartee between the characters, than it does its most obvious source of inspiration, “The Maltese Falcon”, it is still an entertaining addition to the Expanded Universe.
Ccoruscant are two more books in the series. Jul 01, Erika rated it really liked it. I expected corjscant lot more from this book.
The idea, a Jedi-turned-P. Not only did the blurb on the back cover deceive me, the cover art did as well. Instead, I find out Jax Pavan the P. Did the editor even read the book? He’s a bounty hunter. The two are completely different things. Not only is he a bounty hunter who we never get to see in actionbut he’s being hunted by every other character mentioned in the book, all of whom have extremely famous over lords, masters, bosses, rivals, cousins, fathers, hairstylists, etc I think you get the picture.
The secret of Jax’s sudden tantalizing allure is this: So when Nick Rostu appears also escaping the Purges–it’s more common than you think with a gnarly new scar on his cheek to save the day with his band of underworld ruffians, who better to pass the message along to than him? Now, it’s up to Jax to find the stolen Death Star information to help the Rebellion overthrow the Empire or many Bothans will have died in vain.
Jax must now hunt down a droid gone missing, a droid with information vital to the survival of a secret organization called Whiplash, striking out against the burgeoning Empire from the most bottom of the bottom.
I think that time I got it right. Last we left them, or, last they left us, Dhur was on his way to make sure I-5 accomplished his former master’s dying wish note to self: And just to make the pot a little sweeter, throw in Darth Vader and a random new underling, Haninum Tyk Rhinann, who has a new assignment. That’s right, you guessed it: We need to have some major bad guy after Jax’s hide, otherwise it’d be boring.
He has to be in absolute danger with his fate complicatedly intertwined with that of the galaxy at large for it to be Star Wars.
I forgot to mention. Xizor’s in it too–some unrelated subplot with a rival Black Sun member who’s vying for the same job opportunity we all know Xizor winds up with. So with all this chasing and searching going on, Jax boots Nick off the case and runs into Laranth Tarak, another mutilated Twi’lek, albeit proud of her distinctive concavities and not ruled in the least bit by vanity. Laranth, as we learn, is part of some marginalized Jedi group called the Teepo Paladins–in particular, the Gray Paladins, a more militaristic subset of the Teepos.
The Paladins use uncivilized blasters and out of a fear this preference indicated Dark Side tendencies, the group was ostracized from the Jedi Order. They espoused independence from heavy Force-reliance and in this day and age, where Jedis are hunted down by any indication of the use of the Force, it’s the Grays that are now surviving marvelously.
Coincidentally, it was the Grays who founded Whiplash, and with her help, Jax proceeds to the very Hutt who robbed him of his bounty when we first met him and then squealed on him, sending stormtroopers since when did they become storm- and not clonetroopers?
My, what a tiny, close-knit web we weave. As it turns out, Vader has beef with more than Jax Pavan. Are you really surprised? Nick is captured on the pretense of murdering a “high-ranking representative of the Empire,” but really since it’s Rhinann who’s sent the hired help, it’s information Vader wants and not just Pavan himself.
Everyone’s hot on Jax’s trail and it seems they’ll do just about anything to get to him. Even if it means turning him against his friend. In the meanwhile, the Xizor plot finally begins to make sense.
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Kaird that’s the guy after Xizor’s in-the-pocket job is ordered to kill Xizor who has been sent to get his hands on the information vital to the survival of the rebellion so Black Sun can win favor with the Empire. In other words, his nighst Now that everyone mentioned in this book that could possibly be after Jax is, I won’t ruin the end.
Suffice to say, you’ll have to buy it or borrow it and read it to find out what doesn’t get resolved in book one. I’m not sure how hard it is to outguess Star Wars. Reaves is also incredibly critical of humans in Jedi Twilight through Rhinann, an Elomin who takes no pains to disguise his hatred. This is all too sophisticated form what I’m used to in a Star Wars book.