Karr is just your average teenager trying to survive in a galaxy overseen by the New Republic: He’s constantly getting in trouble at school, his parents don’t understand him, and the one person he could count on to help him navigate it all is gone. Even worse, something is different about him. He has visions when he touches certain objects. And he’s not quite convinced it’s a simple medical condition.
Force Collector takes place in a period on the Star Wars timeline we are only just now beginning to explore in Canon: The years between the Battle of Endor and the ascension of the First Order. The Jedi and the Force are widely viewed as myths and legends, and it’s not unusual that children like Karr could be Force-sensitive without knowing such an ability exists.
The book follows Karr on his journey to discover where he comes from, what he believes in, and how he might be able to use his mysterious connection with the Force for the greater good.
In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker young adult novel set just before The Force Awakens, a restless teenager sets out to discover what connection his mysterious Force powers have to the fabled Jedi and what the Force has in store for him.
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Force Collector is a lovely look back on the history of the Skywalker saga through brand new eyes, but the overall plot lacks the energy to truly make it a must read. Easter eggs and nostalgia are littered throughout the pages, and you can't help smiling as your favorite moments are relived within Karr's mind, yet you can't help want just a bit more connective tissue throughout.
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This book is excellent for people who are very new to the entire saga. The protagonist goes to familiar places and witnesses visions of past events that occur in the films. I imagine it would be fun for someone who has never seen the movies to read this first and think back to reading about these visions as they come across those scenes when watching the films for the first time. As a longtime Star Wars fan who already knows what happens, it was simply a walk through memory lane and not much more. It’s still a fun story, but it personally didn’t offer me anything new.
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Force Collector was a light, fun, solid Star Wars book. I liked the way the characters unravel the truth of Order 66 as they discover more Star Wars artifacts. The choice of Force-filled objects was absolutely perfect, and I was pleasantly surprised with every discovery. All-in-all, this is far from a top-tier Star Wars book, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
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