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On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.
 
Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.

Includes a special, full-color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi and an original Dawn of the Jedi short story by John Ostrander!

Praise for Into the Void
 
“In a story filled with adventure, intrigue, and great quotes, there’s a lot to like in this book. Tim Lebbon dives into his very first Star Wars story with a great deal of success. He manages to spin a tale that feels like Star Wars, but also feels different from other stories that have been told before. While there is some threat of system wide destruction, the point is never pushed to being ridiculous. The characters feel believable and provoke interest. The attention to the characters never takes away from the plot. There’s also a remarkable balance between world building, plot and character development, and action. When it comes down to it, Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void is just great storytelling.” —Roqoo Depot
 
“A nice, compact Star Wars tale that both acts as an introduction to the Dawn of the Jedi period and a standalone story.” —Club Jade
 
“A solidly enjoyable read . . . a nice addition to the Expanded Universe.”— Tosche Station
 
“A good solid Star Wars adventure story with heart.” —Knights’ Archive

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“In a story filled with adventure, intrigue, and great quotes, there’s a lot to like in this book. Tim Lebbon dives into his very first Star Wars story with a great deal of success. He manages to spin a tale that feels like Star Wars, but also feels different from other stories that have been told before. While there is some threat of system wide destruction, the point is never pushed to being ridiculous. The characters feel believable and provoke interest. The attention to the characters never takes away from the plot. There’s also a remarkable balance between world building, plot and character development, and action. When it comes down to it, Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void is just great storytelling.” —Roqoo Depot
 
“A nice, compact Star Wars tale that both acts as an introduction to the Dawn of the Jedi period and a standalone story.” —Club Jade
 
“A solidly enjoyable read . . . a nice addition to the Expanded Universe.”— Tosche Station
 
“A good solid Star Wars adventure story with heart.” —Knights’ Archive

About the Author

Tim Lebbon is a New York Times bestselling writer whose recent books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London series (co-authored with Christopher Golden), Echo City, The Island, and Bar None. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy awards.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Chapter One

dark matters

Even at the beginning of our journey I feel like a rock in the river of the Force. Lanoree is a fish carried by that river, feeding from it, living within it, relying on the waters for her well-­being. But I am unmoving. An inconvenience to the water as long as I remain. And slowly, slowly, I am being eroded to nothing.

—­Dalien Brock, diaries, 10,661 TYA

She is a little girl, the sky seems wide and endless, and Lanoree Brock breathes in the wonders of Tython as she runs to find her brother.

Dalien is down by the estuary again. He likes being alone, away from all the other children at Bodhi, the Je’daii Temple of the Arts. Her parents have sent her to find him, and though they still have some teaching to do that afternoon, they’ve promised that they will walk up to the boundary of the Edge Forest that evening. Lanoree loves it up there. And it scares her a little, as well. Close to the temple, near the sea, she can feel the Force ebbing and flowing through everything—­the air she breathes, the sights she sees, and all that makes up the beautiful scenery. Up at the Edge Forest, there’s a primal wildness to the Force that sets her blood pumping.

Her mother will smile and say that she will learn about it all, given time. Her father will look silently into the forest, as if he silently yearns to explore that way. And her little brother, only nine years old, will start to cry.

Always at the Edge Forest, he cries.

“Dal!” She swishes through the long grasses close to the riverbank, hands held out by her sides so that the grass caresses her palms. She won’t tell him about the walk planned for that evening. If she does he’ll get moody, and he might not agree to come home with her. He can be like that sometimes, and their father says it’s the sign of someone finding his own way.

Dal doesn’t seem to have heard her, and as she closes on him she slows from a run to a walk and thinks, If that was me I’d have sensed me approaching ages ago.

Dal’s head remains dipped. By his side he has created a perfect circle using the stones of chewed mepples, his favorite fruit. He does that when he’s thinking.

The river flows by, fast and full from the recent rains. There’s a power to it that is intimidating, and, closing her eyes, Lanoree feels the Force and senses the myriad life-­forms that call the river home. Some are as small as her finger, others that swim upriver from the ocean almost half the size of a Cloud Chaser ship. She knows from her studies that many of them have teeth.

She bites her lip, hesitant. Then she probes out with her mind and—­

“I told you to never do that to me!”

“Dal . . .”

He stands and turns around, and he looks furious. Just for a moment there’s a fire in his eyes that she doesn’t like. She has seen those flames before, and carries the knotted scar tissue in her lower lip to prove it. Then his anger slips and he smiles.

“Sorry. You startled me, that’s all.”

“You’re drawing?” she asks, seeing the sketchbook.

Dal closes the book. “It’s rubbish.”

“I don’t believe that,” Lanoree says. “You’re really good. Temple Master Fenn himself says so.”

“Temple Master Fenn is a friend of Father’s.”

Lanoree ignores the insinuation and walks closer to her brother. She can already see that he has chosen a fine place from which to draw the surroundings. The river curves here, and a smaller tributary joins from the hills of the Edge Forest, causing a confusion of currents. The undergrowth on the far bank is colorful and vibrant, and there’s a huge old ak tree whose hollowed trunk is home to a flight of weave birds. Their spun golden threads glisten in the afternoon sun. The birdsong complements the river’s roar.

“Let me see,” Lanoree says.

Dal does not look at her, but he opens the pad.

“It’s beautiful,” she says. “The Force has guided your fingers, Dal.” But she’s not sure.

Dal picks a heavy pencil from his pocket and strikes five thick lines through his drawing, left to right, tearing the paper and ruining it forever. His expression does not change, and neither does his breathing. It’s almost as if there is no anger at all.

“There,” he says. “That’s better.”

For a moment the lines look like claw marks, and as Lanoree takes a breath and blinks—­

A soft, insistent alarm pulled her up from sleep. Lanoree sighed and sat up, rubbing her eyes, massaging the dream away. Dear Dal. She dreamed of him often, but they were usually dreams of those later times when everything was turning bad. Not when they were still children for whom Tython was so full of potential.

Perhaps it was because she was on her way home.

She had not been back to Tython for more than four years. She was a Je’daii Ranger, and so ranging is what she did. Some Rangers found reasons to return to Tython regularly. Family connections, continuous training, face-­to-­face debriefs, it all amounted to the same thing—­they hated being away from home. She also believed that there were those Je’daii who felt the need to immerse themselves in Tython’s Force-­rich surroundings from time to time, as if uncertain that their affinity with the Force was strong enough.

Lanoree had no such doubts. She was comfortable with her strength and balance in the Force. The short periods she had spent with others on retreats on Ashla and Bogan—­a voluntary part of a Padawan’s training, should they desire to go—­had made her even more confident in this.

She stood from her cot and stretched. She reached for the ceiling and grabbed the bars she’d welded there herself, pulling up, breathing softly, then lifting her legs and stretching them out until she was horizontal to the floor. Her muscles quivered, and she breathed deeply as she felt the Force flowing through her, a vibrant, living thing. Mental exercise and meditation were fine, but sometimes she took the greatest pleasure in exerting herself physically. She believed that to be strong with the Force, one had to be strong in body.

The alarm was still ringing.

“I’m awake,” she said, easing herself slowly back to the floor, “in case you hadn’t noticed.”

The alarm snapped off, and her Peacemaker ship’s grubby yellow maintenance droid ambled into the small living quarters on padded metal feet. It was one of many adaptations she’d made to the ship in her years out in the Tythan system. Most Peacemakers carried a very simple droid, but she’d updated hers to a Holgorian IM-­220, capable of limited communication with a human master and other duties not necessarily exclusive to ship maintenance. She’d further customized it with some heavy armor, doubling its weight but making it much more useful to her in risky scenarios. She spoke to it, its replies were obtuse, and she supposed it was the equivalent of trying to communicate with a grass kapir back home. She had even named it.

“Hey, Ironholgs. You better not have woken me early.”

The droid beeped and scraped, and she wasn’t sure whether it was getting cranky in its old age.

She looked around the small but comfortable living quarters. She had chosen a Peacemaker over a Hunter because of its size; even before she’d flown her first mission as a Je’daii Ranger, she knew that she would be eager to spend much of her time in space. A Hunter was fast and agile but too small to live in. The Peacemaker was a compromise on maneuverability, but she had spent long periods living alone on the ship. She preferred it that way.

And like most Rangers, she had made many modifications and adaptations to her ship that stamped her own identity upon it. She’d stripped out the table and chairs and replaced them with a weights and tensions rack for working out. Now, she ate her food sitting on her narrow cot. She’d replaced the holonet entertainment system with an older flatscreen, which doubled as communications center and reduced the ship’s net weight. Beside the extensive engine compartment there had been a small room that housed a second cot for guests or companions, but because she had neither she had filled the space with extra laser charge pods, a water recycling unit, and food stores. The ship’s four laser cannon turrets had also been upgraded, and it now also carried plasma missiles, and drone missiles for long-distance combat. At the hands of the Cathar master armorer Gan Corla, the cannons now packed three times more punch and were effective over twice the range as those standard to Peacemakers.

She had also altered and adapted the function and position of many cockpit controls, making it so that only she could effectively fly the ship. It was hers, it was home, and that was how she liked it.

“How long to Tython?” she asked.

The droid let out a series of whines and clicks.

“Right,” Lanoree said. “Suppose I’d better freshen up.” She brushed a touch pad and the darkened screens in the forward cockpit faded to clear, revealing the star-­speckled view that never failed to make her heart ache. There was something so profoundly moving to the distance and scale of what she saw out there, and the Force never let her forget that she was a part of something incomprehensibly large. She supposed it was as close as she ever came to a religious epiphany.

She touched the pad again and a red glow appeared, surrounding a speck in the distance. Tython. Three hours and she’d be there.

The Je’daii Council ordering her back to Tython meant only one thing. They had a mission for her, and it was one that they needed to discuss face-­to-­face.

***

Washed, dressed, and fed, Lanoree sat in the ship’s cockpit and watched Tython drawing closer. Her ship had communicated with sentry drones orbiting at thirty thousand kilometers, and now the Peacemaker was performing a graceful parabola that would take it down into the atmosphere just above the equator.

She was nervous about visiting Tython again, but part of her was excited as well. It would be good to see her mother and father, however briefly. She contacted them far too infrequently. With Dal dead, she was now their only child.

A soft chime announced an incoming transmission. She swiveled her seat and faced the flatscreen, just as it snowed into an image.

“Master Dam-­Powl,” Lanoree said, surprised. “An honor.” And it was. She had expected the welcoming transmission to be from a Je’daii Ranger or perhaps even a Journeyer she did not know. Not the Cathar Je’daii Master.

Dam-­Powl bowed her head. “Lanoree, it’s good to see you again. We’ve been eagerly awaiting your arrival. Pressing matters beg discussion. Dark matters.”

“I assumed that was the case,” Lanoree said. She shifted in her seat, unaccountably nervous.

“I sense your discomfort,” Master Dam-­Powl said.

“Forgive me. It’s been some time since I spoke with a Je’daii Master.”

“You feel unsettled even with me?” Dam-­Powl asked, smiling. But the smile quickly slipped. “No matter. Prepare yourself, because today you speak with six Masters, including Stav Kesh’s Temple Master Lha-­Mi. I’ve sent your ship the landing coordinates for our meeting place thirty kilometers south of Akar Kesh. We’ll expect you soon.”

“Master, we’re not meeting at a temple?”

But Dam-­Powl had already broken the transmission, and Lanoree was left staring at a blank screen. She could see her image reflected there, and she quickly gathered herself, breathing away the shock. Six Je’daii Masters? And Lha-­Mi as well?

“Then it is something big.”

She checked the transmitted coordinates and switched the flight computer to manual, eager to make the final approach herself. She had always loved flying and the freedom it gave her. Untethered. Almost a free agent.

Lanoree closed her eyes briefly and breathed with the Force. It was strong this close to Tython, elemental, and it sparked her senses alive.

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Patrick Palen
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Underwhelming
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
Spoiler Free Review: So I bought this book to begin my marathon of all the Star Wars Legends books in chronological order. This story takes place roughly 37,000 years BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin): a pretty cool premise. The protagonist is a no-nonsense, cunning... See more
Spoiler Free Review: So I bought this book to begin my marathon of all the Star Wars Legends books in chronological order. This story takes place roughly 37,000 years BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin): a pretty cool premise. The protagonist is a no-nonsense, cunning "Jed''aii", and she''s pretty awesome. The plot is a build-up of her chasing down the antagonist, who is actually her brother who was presumed dead. She must stop him before he brings certain destruction to the Galaxy.
The story is periodically dotted throughout with flashbacks of her childhood with her brother, wherein these flashbacks are ALSO leading up to the moment that she believed he died, so many years ago.
Here''s the problem: (1) The flashbacks become drawn out through the entire book, when you know the outcome already from the beginning: that her brother "dies", but not really. Because of this, the flashbacks become a consistently frustrating interruption to the actual build-up in the present storyline.
And (2), the end is honestly not worth the "pay off", because there is none. It''s an anti-climatic finale. I believe LucasFilm was going to let sci-fi writers contribute more books to this timeline in the EU, with "Into the Void" as the launch, using the already existing Dark Horse comics to fill in the stories.
Which leads to (3): If you are like me, and haven''t read the DH comics that take place during this time period, this book falls flat at presenting the context of Galaxy at this time, or answering questions such as: why are the "Jed''ai" using swords while Galactic technology seems the same as the Old Republic? What the heck is the "Tho Yor", and why is THAT the dating system used in the book? Etc. Similar reason for my next criticism:
(4) The antagonist is really a victim of dogmatic teachings, and being shunned for not having a connection to the Force. And I thought Lanoree, the main character, would realize the part that she and the Jed''aii Order played in creating this villain: but its not addressed. So, consequences are not really followed through or confronted, with the protagonists, except to a small degree.
(5) One of the very few Star Wars EU books I ever read that uses "normal" language, which gets surprisingly annoying because I immediately pulls you out of its fictional galaxy. Traditional SW books use their own made-up curse words, and when you come across SW characters cursing like they were on a FX detective series, it''s like a record-player screech-halt.

Well that''s all I got...if you read this far, I respect you. I just want to write a good review if I am going to give a Star Wars book 1 Star. It DID have good stuff to it: the idea and plot was good, and I did enjoy the character interactions and the way the Force was described. But my god, if I had a shot for how many times the author had to specifically refer to the Force PER chapter, I''d be so wasted. It''s a very ham-fisted story that literally has ZERO affect of the rest of the Star Wars Legends books, or on the reader experience...in my opinion.

Don''t waste time on this. Skip to "Lost Tribes of the Sith," which was amazing, or "Revan", which is so far my favorite.
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Michael Stabile
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Not Bad
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2017
My biggest complaint: Considering how long before ''A New Hope'' this story takes place, I was disappointed by how similar everything is to the time of the empire reign. Lightsabers, hyperdrive, and a different philosophy regarding the light and dark sides of the force are... See more
My biggest complaint: Considering how long before ''A New Hope'' this story takes place, I was disappointed by how similar everything is to the time of the empire reign. Lightsabers, hyperdrive, and a different philosophy regarding the light and dark sides of the force are the only things the galaxy has gained in 5000 years. I was hoping to experience a very different galaxy within the Star Wars mythos- One where space travel was much more rare and cumbersome, now-extinct species live, and different reasons exist for the war-filled galaxy with subtle hints of the future to come. The galaxy in this book is nearly identical to its very distant future.

My favorite thing: Lanoree is a great character, and the story made me want to continue following her journey. I love the force-balance philosophy. She''s light and dark, and it''s really cool. Plus, learning about the Je''daii was fun. Though, I wish there were more differences between them and the Jedi.

Overall, I enjoyed this story, but it is the weakest of the many Star Wars novels I''ve read.
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Mike J. Murtha
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good Star Wars read with a questionable ending
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
I enjoyed the Expanded Universe from when they first started publishing it and before then (Splinter of the Mind''s Eye) all of that was in paperback and hardcover books. I loved the Zhan Trilogy and that became the standard by which all the other books got judged. While... See more
I enjoyed the Expanded Universe from when they first started publishing it and before then (Splinter of the Mind''s Eye) all of that was in paperback and hardcover books. I loved the Zhan Trilogy and that became the standard by which all the other books got judged. While reading the New Jedi Order the books seemed to me to be wandering to far from the Star Wars I knew and loved and I gave up reading the EU except for a few X-wing novels that came out. Fast forward many years and my gaming group started playing FFGs Star Wars RPG, I picked up the last X-wing novel on kindle and while playing I became interested in the scant mentions of the Je''daii. Lppking at the timeline lead me to Dawn of the Jedi"Into the Void.

My intro may have sounded a little negative and sadly it is. Only a little negative though. Most of the book was great, enough Star Wars universe trapping to make it feel like a familiar place but many oddities thrown in to make it feel a bit off. The main characters were good. The plot overall good. I thought the author really handled the Je''daii very well, different from the standard Force users in more contemporary Star Wars stories but similar enough that they were cut from the same cloth. The book introduced what seemed like a major plot point and then just stopped. I don''t know whether the story was continued in the Dawn of the Jedi comics or more novels were planned and were never written but the ending was very unsatisfying after being such a good read up to that point. I want to thank the author Tim Lebbon for his efforts in writing the book.
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anthony b.
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a good example of why the Star Wars franchise didn''t need rebooting
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2019
While I won''t argue with those who feel that the Star Wars Legends franchise was going into some awkward directions with most of the stories set after (and to some extent during) the Yuuzhaan Vong War, the novels set before that time period were still going strong, and this... See more
While I won''t argue with those who feel that the Star Wars Legends franchise was going into some awkward directions with most of the stories set after (and to some extent during) the Yuuzhaan Vong War, the novels set before that time period were still going strong, and this one (which goes farther back than any other Star Wars story I know of, before the Republic, and before the Sith) is no exception.
Lanoree Brock was an excellent protagonist, with an interesting, albeit narrow, supporting cast. The Pre-Republic era is one I''ve always been impressed by and hope to see return eventually in the cannon stories.
Despite their cameo potential, the main characters from the Dawn of the Jedi comics are regrettably absent (save for some references to Daegen Lok), but the setting of that series is elaborated on greatly, along with the Order''s training, and we hear more about the Despot War and it''s human cost.
Dal Brock is a sinister, yet not one-dimensional villain, although his overall goal felt slightly anti-climatic (although by no means harmless) after so many books, both cannon and Legends, of having a twist to the villains scheme.
This would have been good as the first book in aa series of Dany of the Jedi tie-in''s, but even on its own, there''s something awesome about it. A must-read.
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Annihilatrix
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A Thousand Generations
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014
This is the Dawn of the Jedi: where many races have been forcibly brought to the Tython system for unknown reasons, unable to escape; where the use of a hyperdrive is uncommon; where a Sith can be a Jedi Master and your local police chief; where the Jedi walk a line between... See more
This is the Dawn of the Jedi: where many races have been forcibly brought to the Tython system for unknown reasons, unable to escape; where the use of a hyperdrive is uncommon; where a Sith can be a Jedi Master and your local police chief; where the Jedi walk a line between light and darkness that would make the Masters of Yoda''s time cringe. The galaxy is a very different place.

I went into this book without any previous knowledge of the Dawn of the Jedi series of comics. INTO THE VOID takes place 25,000 years before the events of the films, which makes it the earliest book on the timeline by a very wide margin. We follow Jedi Ranger Lanoree Brock (written as Je''daii in the books), as she travels the Tython System looking for her long lost brother, Dal, whom the Jedi Order believes has joined a cult with aspirations for escaping the system and rejoining the galaxy at large. This cult''s current plan: to reactivate an ancient hypergate with highly unstable dark matter, enough that the entire system could be destroyed if a problem were to occur. And given that this alleged hypergate is tens of thousands years old, a problem seems likely. As Lanoree follows in her brother''s wake, we also get extended glimpses into her childhood, her path to becoming a Jedi Ranger, and just how things went so wrong for her brother.

This was a tough book to rate as far as stars, because when the book is good, it''s really, *really* good, but it does drag significantly in places. As far as strengths, the worldbuilding of this book is absolutely fantastic. Lebbon is able to build settings that live and breathe and have their own quirks that set them all apart. This is a really important thing for me, that I can visualize the various exotic locations that Star Wars is capable of turning out, and this book sports some of the best that I''ve read so far. In addition, the Great Journey flashbacks are wonderfully realized, as Lanoree and Dal make their way through unforgiving lands to learn from the Jedi Temples scattered across Tython. Each temple has its own unique feel that corresponds with the lessons the "Journeyers" are being taught. These sections of the book were done very well. I''m not sure how much of the worldbuilding was Lebbon''s and how much came from the comic writers, but what is here is exceptional.

Other little things that stood out: the Jedi in this book are most definitely *not* the ones we''re all used to. These Jedi have a mean streak and aren''t afraid to dabble with the dark to achieve their ends. Their overall purpose is to bring peace to the Tython System, and they are more likely to trend towards charity than maliciousness, but a few scenes had me wide-eyed and wondering if the Sith Lords of the galaxy''s later years couldn''t learn a thing or two from these Jedi. I also liked how INTO THE VOID dealt with a Jedi who had made up his mind to not use the Force, and his justification for doing so. It was interesting to see a Jedi argue *against* the use of the Force, and his reasoning was actually something I could buy into. Those moments made me realize Lebbon was attempting to go above and beyond to provide a unique Star Wars adventure.

There was a point in the book where I was absolutely ready to give this book five stars, but I did have a few hangups with INTO THE VOID. For one, a lot of this book is strictly third-person limited narration and dialogue is disappointingly sparse. I typically frown upon this in Star Wars books, when I''m just waiting and waiting for someone to just say anything. Character interactions enforce our image of the main characters, but when no one''s talking, and all we have are Lanoree''s thoughts to go on, things start to drag. It''s a boon to the novel that Lebbon''s writing is so vivid, but he still manages to fall into the trap of going off on tangents, providing exposition on things that, at times, have absolutely no bearing on what''s happening in front of Lanoree.

I also feel like, despite the worldbuilding, there are a lot of things lore-wise that should''ve been covered. This book is supposed to serve as an introduction to the Dawn of the Jedi setting, but I don''t believe enough was done to really establish the main premise for those of us who haven''t read the comics. For instance, the cult that Lanoree''s brother aligns himself with, the Stargazers, are seeking away to escape the Tython system by activating a hypergate. The entire time I was reading the book, I was saying to myself, "Wait, no one can leave the system? Why?" The lack of knowledge of the setting sort of undermines the story of the book at times. Is there hyperdrive at all? How does the HoloNet exist at this point in time? How are all of these worlds habitable in the Tython System? Why are all of these races trapped in this system in the first place? With all the effort Lebbon did in creating the backdrop and the lore for the immediate story, the setup and introduction to Dawn of the Jedi are virtually nonexistent. Which could definitely be a problem for some.

I also think the present tense sections could''ve been handled with a little more grace. I got used to it eventually, but at the onset, the constant switching back and forth between present/past tense was a little grating.

If you''re able to make a few allowances, INTO THE VOID is a very strong novel; enjoyable, fun, and clipped along at a nice pace. There are moments that are every bit as memorable as those from other EU entries, and the visual descriptions and worlbuilding are some of the best in the series. But it falters in terms of properly introducing readers to this brand new era of the Star Wars timeline, which I think should''ve been its top priority.
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Magikal j
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Barely Star Wars. Too many flashbacks. Better reads available
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
reading a book that does flash backs every chapter...no thanks. If the flash backs where necessary ok. However from the very beginning the reader already knows the answer. So no need for constant flashbacks. They are distracting from the main story which isn''t... See more
reading a book that does flash backs every chapter...no thanks.

If the flash backs where necessary ok. However from the very beginning the reader already knows the answer. So no need for constant flashbacks. They are distracting from the main story which isn''t all that good to begin with. No story should have more than one or two flashbacks unless its so good it can get away with a few more. Every chapter!???? No thanks.
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Daniel J. K.
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Legend Lanoree
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
This world of Jed’aii are very different than those of the prequels. It’s interesting to get a look into how they used to be and to see small foreshadows to the future of the Jedi. This was a slow read but methodical and I enjoyed the quick short story involving Lanoree... See more
This world of Jed’aii are very different than those of the prequels. It’s interesting to get a look into how they used to be and to see small foreshadows to the future of the Jedi. This was a slow read but methodical and I enjoyed the quick short story involving Lanoree and negotiations.

What stands out most to me is to have Sith walking around, Jed’aii using swords instead of light sabers and learning how ones force ability can diminish over time. Can’t wait to dive in deeper into legends
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Danial Hallock
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Historically negligible, enjoyable but forgettable.
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2013
Ultimately, this novel was a mediocre, but enjoyable look into life on the Core Planets before they were discovered by the rest of the Star Wars Universe. It follows Lanoree, an unremarkable and straight forward Je''daii, as she embarks on a quest to stop her Force... See more
Ultimately, this novel was a mediocre, but enjoyable look into life on the Core Planets before they were discovered by the rest of the Star Wars Universe. It follows Lanoree, an unremarkable and straight forward Je''daii, as she embarks on a quest to stop her Force insensitive (and hating) brother, Dal, in his plot to reawaken a hypergate which could destroy their system.

Unfortunately, the author spends a lot of time (approximately 1/3 of every chapter) flashing back to their "Great Journey" depicting the training and rise of Lanoree against the fall of Dal. As a new reader to the Extended Universe, and someone who has yet to partake in any comics, I was really expecting more from a book called Dawn of the Jedi. With it being the first book in the EU timeline, it had very little history.

Compare this book against the Lost Tribe of the Sith, and it''s nothing more than a story about a brother and a sister. Compare it against something like Darth Bane, and it''s a laughable comparison. As a result, I don''t think the book was, in anyway, a "required" read or even "highly encouraged" read for Star Wars EU fans.

It was enjoyable-ish; but it was far from amazing. Grab it when it''s on-sale, or from a used book store.
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Zoé
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Loved my first step into the Star Wars world
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2020
My first foray into the Star Wars and it was a treat. We are in a world that is set 25,793 BBY (before the Battle of Yavin) (years) before A New Hope, so many years before Luke and Leia, years before Anakin and shockingly years before lightsabers and hyperspace!!!! Shocking...See more
My first foray into the Star Wars and it was a treat. We are in a world that is set 25,793 BBY (before the Battle of Yavin) (years) before A New Hope, so many years before Luke and Leia, years before Anakin and shockingly years before lightsabers and hyperspace!!!! Shocking I know the things we take for granted! I really did not know what to expect with my intro into such a vast world and I have to say I really did enjoy it. This book took me a bit longer than normal to finish because one I was savouring every word and reading for me, but more importantly there is so much information to take in you really can not rush it. I was already re-reading a few paragraphs to make sure everything sunk in. A Je’daii needs nothing but confidence and comfort in the Force. Clothes for warmth, a ship to travel in, food for energy, water to slake thirst, a sword to stab, a blaster to shoot … all these are luxuries. The Force is everything, and without it, we are nothing. —Master Shall Mar, “A Life in Balance,” 7,538 TYA Into the Void (Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, #1) by Tim Lebbon 42% Yes!! You have read that correctly, the Jedi are known as Je’daii! This was another surprise I did not expect and it was really interesting to see how the “Jedi” was originally seen! And, and this is a biggie, the Sith, yes the Sith, “work” with the Je’daii! Just WOW!! This was just awesome to take in and enjoy. I mean I am a geek of Star Wars but not so much where I know all the different planets, races and terminology which is why I wanted to read the books so I could learn more. Every description is so vivid that, I was constantly hearing the noises of the ships at wars in space or the sound of a lightsaber in the battles (even though there were none!) and the sound of the blasters! This is how much I was immersed in this book, I felt like I could picture the worlds, the battles and witness heartbreak first hand. The imagination of Lebbon just has no bounds, I really would love to sit down and pick his brain to how he created this story in the Star Wars universe! I loved following the story of Lanoree and her brother Dal, we flit between the past where we see the duo starting their journey to becoming a Je’daii Ranger but we know that a tragedy occurs. In the same chapter, the story flows to the present day where we see Lanoree travelling around on a top-secret mission at the request of the Je’daii council because only she has the power to see this through to the end. I got to see new worlds that I have not been exposed to before and meet her droid, Ironholgs and her new companion, who I had a soft spot for but really shouldn’t, Tre Sana! I love checking out the Star Wars wiki when reading as it gave me so much more information. I am a bit gutted this is the last time I get to see the sassy Lanoree on my journey. At the beginning she is hard, and when she has to work with Tre, god she does resist this! She hates to be near this Twi’lek rogue, but slowly over time they get settled into an easy rhythm with their banter and a blossoming friendship. I also have to say that man some of this book was brutal! Some of the deaths that happened saw my hand fly to my mouth in shock, did not see them coming especially in the way they happened. Plus when reading the journey of Lanoree and Dal to the different temples, I mean wow thank god I did not have to do this! Some of the creatures were terrifying, horrific and you wonder how they would survive! There is also a little nod to the future in this book and boy did I love this little Easter Egg. The only thing I will say is she keeps dreaming of a “cloaked figure” OMG!!!! So my first top dipping adventure has been a blast, we have had so much brutality, we have had an adventure to other planets, we met new species, we stopped the universe from being destroyed and this was the first book in over 300 books to go!
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Mid-Morning of the Jedi
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2018
First off; this isn''t the Dawn of the Jedi. From "Dawn" you might expect the first Force-sensitive becoming conscious of their power and beginning to forge a sense of their religion. What you get is a slightly different spelling, real swords instead of laser swords and...See more
First off; this isn''t the Dawn of the Jedi. From "Dawn" you might expect the first Force-sensitive becoming conscious of their power and beginning to forge a sense of their religion. What you get is a slightly different spelling, real swords instead of laser swords and rangers instead of knights. There''s already a Jedi Council and they''re already the self-appointed guardians of their little universe. We''re well past dawn here and more just-clocking-in-at-work. That''s not to say that makes it a bad book, just not the one you might expect. What does make it a bad book - or at least a less good one - is just how flat everything is. Despite plenty of action, it just doesn''t have any impetus. It''s not badly written and yet there''s just something lacking that makes you bothered about getting to the end. Maybe, as others have noted, it''s that the central character isn''t particularly likeable. A flawed hero is all well and good but throughout it feels like Lanoree is in the wrong: a self-superior bully who''s probably responsible for making the bad guy the way he is. Maybe that''s the intention: her morality''s so dubious it feels like this could have been "Dawn of the Sith". There''s plenty of possibility hinted at here that could have taken a series somewhere if it had been given time to grow but because of the Disney buy out, that''ll never happen. That means, with its isolated setting, this doesn''t feel part of the Star Wars universe; it''s a rogue entry in a Star Wars style. It also has the recent trend for characters striving for "balance" in the force which always bugs me. Ever since George Lucas threw it into the movies, we''ve moved away from good vs evil into nonsense where we''re supposed to root for whatever "balance" is supposed to be. Exploring the blurred lines between good and evil is one thing but actively striving for 50% good 50% evil is just gibberish. I don''t think they''ve understood the eastern philosophy this idea is based on and if they havent got the chops, they should leave well alone. It''s a general fault, not specific to Dawn, but something that turns me off a lot of the newer entries, this one included. Dawn''s big fault is just that there''s not enough to love or even like about it. It''s just... flat.
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Adam Whittle
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I wouldn’t bother
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2018
This book was strange. It seems to clearly be the first in the ‘dawn of the Jedi’ series so it has to set the stage in a new area of the Star Wars timeline (I’m assuming that this was released just before Disney took over and created the ‘legends’ canon). It makes sense...See more
This book was strange. It seems to clearly be the first in the ‘dawn of the Jedi’ series so it has to set the stage in a new area of the Star Wars timeline (I’m assuming that this was released just before Disney took over and created the ‘legends’ canon). It makes sense that there are many aspects to the book that would be unfamiliar as the writer has had to introdice many new idea and concepts. This part was fine and I imagine that it could have gone in some really interesting directions in future books. However the problem was with The main character Lanoree was just awful and very unlikable. I felt more kinship with the main antagonist. Also the flashbacks were written as though they were just occurring which just seemed to jar. A chore to read I’m afraid.
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Mr. C. G. Regan
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Thrilling noir detective story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2021
Really loved this book, the premise of a powerful jedi tracking down her lost and potentially evil brother gripped me from the start. I really liked Lanoree and Tre and their banter. The idea of force alchemy is interesting too, very Cronenberg.
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Ben
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should have been so much better
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2014
some of the other reviews have suggested this could have been better and I would agree, the chance was here to expand on early days of the jedi and how they came about and what they were all about and how they developed etc. what we got here was a chase across planets by...See more
some of the other reviews have suggested this could have been better and I would agree, the chance was here to expand on early days of the jedi and how they came about and what they were all about and how they developed etc. what we got here was a chase across planets by characters you weren''t really invested into and didn''t associate with particularly. It should have been much better, in comparison to Darth Plagious this was a poor attempt, author should have read that first to see how it should be done.
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