I’ve finally read another Star Wars novel and this novel just so happened to be Force Collector; one of those stories that was leading up to The Rise of Skywalker.
Written by Emmy-winning author, Kevin Shinick, Force Collector follows the story of 17-year-old Karr Nug Sin and his burgeoning power with the Force as he finds out when he touches stuff he acquires visions that make him pass out. He wants to figure out if he has the chance to become a Jedi and he wants to learn the story of the Jedi that has been hidden away through the decades.
What transpires is a coming-of-age story that is both intriguing and sometimes boring but ultimately led to a satisfying conclusion that had me positively happy. Force Collector is not the best Star Wars novel I’ve read and honestly, halfway through, I was ready to give it a B.
But then it finally got somewhere and I have to admit, I really liked the second half of the story. So now, I have to give the novel a solid A-.
Force Collector isn’t a must-read and ultimately, it doesn’t feel that important in the grand scheme of things but yeah, it was pretty good and now if this character ever shows up in future shows, animated or live-action, I know who he is!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.
The Jedi are terrible. Yeah, I said it! Watching The Phantom Menace the other day, I watched the scene where Anakin Skywalker has to say goodbye to his mother, Shmi, and I found myself appalled by Qui-Gon’s actions.
The Jedi are so oblivious, guided by their “dogmatic” views which turned them into hypocritical monsters. Their fear of love and attachment led to Anakin’s eventual fall to the dark side.
Just think about what the Jedi did to him! The Jedi forced him to leave his mother, still a slave, behind to fend for herself. Qui-Gon didn’t at all think to use his powers or his status as a Jedi to free Shmi. He allowed her to remain a slave and eventually she, staying on Tatooine, would become a victim of the harshness of the planet.
Would Anakin have turned to the dark side if Qui-Gon hadn’t taken him from his mother? And how many other Jedi have succumbed to the darkness because of the harsh rules of the Jedi? It’s preposterous! It’s horrible. And the Jedi are to blame for so much.
I’m hoping Rey doesn’t follow the same path and creates a new Jedi Order with lighter rules. In fact, I hope she creates a new path, one that consists of the grey Jedi.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Star Wars is sophisticated. Sophisticated because it is an intricate story with seemingly labyrinthian plotlines interwoven to create this wonderful narrative. It is the reason there are so many different opinions and thought processes when it comes to the same thing we all watch.
And the reason after so many years watching it, you can discover new things whispered into the story. Lately, it has been the sacrifice of the Jedi that I have discovered is a crucial backbone to the overall plot of Star Wars and especially the soon-to-be-completed Skywalker Saga.
I begin this journey with Luke Skywalker. Continue reading My Sister’s Opinion: The Sacrifice of Jedi
Throughout the Star Wars trilogies, there has always been the destined Jedi Knight. In the original trilogy there was Luke Skywalker, in the prequels there was Anakin Skywalker, and now, in this Sequel trilogy, there is Rey. All of these characters have experienced the middle chapter of their various journeys and today I’m going to share with you who I felt had the greatest training to becoming the Jedi (or dark lord, in Anakin’s case) that they were destined to be. Enjoy!
Anakin’s middle chapter was fraught with personal conflict as he had to face the biggest challenge in his life; choosing between his love for Padme or his duty to the Jedi Order. When we first meet the older Anakin in Attack of the Clones he is still very much a padawan. His decisions and thinking are brash, he’s disrespectful to his master, Obi-Wan (mainly to impress Padme,) and he’s just a whiny (yes, whiny) mess. Anakin is trying to prove that he’s grown beyond the meager title of padawan and is now a Jedi but he is constantly faced with so many flaws.
Continue reading Throwback Friday: Anakin, Luke, or Rey: Who Had The Best Jedi Training?
Rey and Finn are undoubtedly some of my favorite characters in the Star Wars franchise. Their stories would end up being yo-yo’d all over the place as different creative minds came together to create a trilogy that sometimes doesn’t feel that cohesive. Such as Finn’s Force-sensitivity.
It seems pretty blunt in The Force Awakens that Rey and Finn both had the Force, only Rey was more powerful than he was, but that doesn’t mean he’s supposedly weaker. He was just where Luke was at the beginning of his journey in A New Hope.
The Last Jedi completely eliminated Finn’s potential chance to grow in the Force-sensitive realm which Abrams had to pick up in The Rise of Skywalker, leading to what felt like a wasted opportunity for Finn’s chance to be a Jedi alongside Rey. Continue reading A Cool Concept: Rey and Finn as Jedi Knights
Star Wars is my favorite franchise. It holds a special place in my heart and will forever do so. The Skywalker Saga has come to an end, a lackluster conclusion at that, and now LucasFilm is trying to take us to an era of storytelling that hasn’t been breached before under the House of Mouse; the High Republic, set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace.
New stories will be told, we will be introduced to new characters to fawn over, there will be plenty of Jedi to spare, a new evil has arrived in the form of the barbaric Nihil, and yet I’m not excited.
As someone who loves the lore of Star Wars the main focal point I appreciate in these stories is the battle between the light and the dark, the Sith and the Jedi, the Empire/First Order vs. the Rebellion/the Resistance. The underlying current of hope and how love is more powerful than darkness.
I’m not…getting that from these new stories. Continue reading A New Era of ‘Star Wars’ Storytelling Has Come But I’m Not Entirely Thrilled