Knight Errant: Star Wars Mass Market Paperback – Jan 25 2011
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"Beautifully written, this title is one that will really satisfy the reader" **** Emotionally Fourteen "[a] well-written set-up for what promises to be an exciting new action adventure series" www.starwarsaficionado.com --This text refers to the Pocket Book edition.
About the Author
Game designer John Jackson Miller is also the author of nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels, as well as the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series. His comics work includes writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, Bart Simpson, and Indiana Jones. John Jackson Miller lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.
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It's really kind of staggering how much John Jackson-Miller packed into this book. The payoff was sweet but there was so much to take in. Nearly too much. It makes a couple of those FOTJ books look kinda weenie by comparison. I wish I could distill in words how much hope this book gives me for the future of the EU in print. KE is its own era and it has it's own homegrown well fleshed out characters.
If the book has a fault it's that it goes full tilt for the first two thirds of the novel, giving us little time to take in all that is being thrown at us. It really isn't until the last movement, or third of the novel that we really get to truly know Miller's characters. As I said though, the payoff is sweet. So much so that any time wading through the seemingly crazed wall to wall action becomes utterly worthwhile.
John Jackson Miller has done a stellar job of creating a brand new story line for us novel readers to get hooked into... except that it is building on a comic line already in production. Actually, the excerpt in the middle of the novel is a nice little taste of what the comic is about... kind of an introduction to novel readers of what the comic world is all about.
The story for Knight Errant was paced perfectly. We are introduced to Jedi Knight Kerra Holt who is stranded in Sith space with no means of escape. So rather than wait for rescue, she tried to sabotage and undermine as much as possible within an incredibly complex system of Sith Lords who are constantly at war with one another, despite what ties them all together.
Unfortunately, as this novel is based on a comic, it does feel a little episodic. Basically what I mean is that your main antagonist changes frequently from one Sith Lord to the next and we are swept along trying to comprehend a new twisted hierarchy of control and power each shift. While each Sith Lord is (as far as I know) brand new to the Star Wars Universe, none of them are really dealt with beyond destroying a couple of their heirarchies before moving on to the next sector.
I am curious to know whether this will be an on going novel, or if it will only be built upon in the comics.