Legends
Adult Novel

Dark Apprentice

By
Kevin J. Anderson
Released
Jun 1, 1994
Artwork by
Narrated by
Anthony Heald
Takes place in
11 ABY
In the
New Republic
era
Collects
Good
7.2
7.2
7.2
A fun old-school Legends story that is chock full of adventure.
Community Rating

Dark Apprentice is the second novel in the Jedi Academy Trilogy, and continues both the story of the weapon that Han Solo and Chewbacca were involved in and the story of Luke’s new Jedi academy. Luke faces his first real test in his academy, as one of his students, who is already exceptional in his abilities, begins to learn about and probe into the Dark Side.

Luke faces a threat that he alone cannot overcome as the student begins to wreak havoc in his academy and in the galaxy. This is an exciting story and a great look into the difficulties of Luke’s developing of the next generation of Jedi.

Publisher's Summary

As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the ongoing war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small children, among them the Jedi twins, born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds.

While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar.

But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force and unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working together, they may become an enemy greater than the New Republic has ever fought...and more powerful than even a Jedi Master can face.

Other Books in this Series

Jedi Search
Dark Apprentice
Champions of the Force
The Jedi Academy Sourcebook

Our Verdict

Good
7.2
7.2
7.2
A fun old-school Legends story that is chock full of adventure.
Read the full review
6.5
6.5
6.5
Plot
8.0
8.0
8.0
Characters
7.5
7.5
7.5
Writing
6.5
6.5
6.5
Entertainment
7.5
7.5
7.5
Originality
Artwork

Video Review

No items found.

Staff Reviews

Andrew Bell - Dark Apprentice - Adult Novel
Andrew Bell
Video Department Coordinator
If you like ancient Dark Jedi spirits, superweapons, and renegade Imperial Warlords, then this is just the book for you. Given what we know now about the Jedi Order of the Republic, this book can feel a little jarring due to it having been written prior to the release of the prequels. However, if you keep that in mind for context, its an enjoyable read with some pretty awesome moments.

Community Reviews

Roundtables & Related Videos

Collections that Feature this Book

Post Tags:
No items found.
View All