Young Jedi Knights #4
by Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
Published by Berkley
Scott's Rating: 4 out of 4
The kids are finally mature enough to build their own unique lightsabers. However, as they begin training with them, they learn a harsh lesson that weapons are not toys. They go to Tenel Ka's homeworld as they deal with the consequences.
This story shows why I like the minor characters. They are easier for the authors to work with, thus they are in a heck of a lot more jeopardy. You care for them a lot more and it is more realistic when you know anything can happen to them. If you read the story, you know what I'm talking about. If not, you will be surprised by what happens. I especially liked seeing how each of the young Jedi made their lightsabers to suit their own personality. I also think it is a good lesson for the young readers to learn that dealing with weapons is a tremendous responsibility and there are consequences to deal with when they are misused. This is the kind of book I want my kids reading some day.
I thought the final chase scene ended kind of slow. That's about all I can think of. I would like to see Tenel Ka's parents, though.
The results of a lightsaber handled improperly. Yowza, that's gotta hurt!