Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi

The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry, with illustrations by Phil Noto, is one of the young reader novels in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. The story starts with a prologue featuring Resistance pilot Jessika Pava, a.k.a “Blue Three.” It’s her turn to be on “droid duty,” so of course she runs across C-3PO. I don’t say that as a criticism, I say that because if you have ever seen a Star Wars movie, you know that Threepio kind of just shows up. When Threepio mentions that he (it?) knows Luke Skywalker, Blue Three asks him to tell her a story about the now famous Jedi–one that hasn’t been told a million times before.

Without spoilers: The story begins with Luke going on a mission to retrieve data tapes, and ending up on Devaron–which is where he felt he should be. He has been having “Force visions,” (or whatever you call them) and they have been leading them to that particular planet. Why? I won’t say, but it does tie into The Force Awakens, albeit in a minor way.

As with Smuggler’s Run, The Weapon of a Jedi ends with someone saying that there is more to the story. I don’t know if it will happen in another young reader novel, a comic book, or at all. If it does, I will read it.


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