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Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier - and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy....

©2020 Claudia Gray (P)2020 Listening Library

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absolutely brilliant

compelling story and characters I absolutely adored going on this adventure and can't wait for more with these fantastic characters exploring this new Era of star wars

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Brilliant!

Claudia Gray is clearly the champion of Star Wars books in the post EU/Legends era
Her stories are deep, emotional, thoughtful and adventurous - refreshing to have a Star Wars author who understands how to write sexual tension without it being cringeworthy and her characters are far more memorable and valued than any others introduced in the last few years

Into the dark is really showing the value and worthiness of this latest foray into a new time period, this title has really left me wanting more High Republic stories!

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Slow start and a bit sceptical of Dan

it started off slow but got so much better. Dan isn't Marc but is a great narrator

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Another great High Republic episode

I've loved every high republic story - its so bittersweet to know this will eventually lead into my least favorite part of the timeline...the prequel era. Almost makes my skin crawl saying it out loud

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  • OBNP1
  • 02-02-2021

Bittner is no Thompson

How did Dan Bittner get to narrate this book? All Star Wars books should be narrated by Marc Thompson. If Marc narrated this book it would have been better.

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  • fisher mays
  • 05-02-2021

If you see Claudia Gray's name, buy it

As someone who has been a long time lover of Star Wars books, I was not impressed with the early output of the new canon after they made the old EU non-canon. But Claudia has knocked it out of the park every time and she keeps me invested in the star wars literary universe as a whole with every book she writes. Claudia knows how to write awesome and interesting characters and really hook you with the story. The performance by Dan Bittner is awesome too and kept me listening.

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  • Marcus
  • 04-02-2021

Disappointing

Another disappointing high republic book. Feel like there is no passion here. Wish this was a Marc Thompson narration but it wasn’t. Not sure if I’ll get anymore high republic books.

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  • Samuel S Warden
  • 14-02-2021

Love the Book

Love the book but THEY CHANGED THE "AUDIBLE HOPES YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS PROGRAM" VOICE AT THE END AND IT THRU ME THRU A MASSIVE LOOP, it was quite distressing at the time.

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  • zac Farrell
  • 03-02-2021

High Republic has allot of potential

This book was much better than ‘Light of the Jed,’ the first intro into the High Republic era, in my opinion. Claudia Gray and Dan Bitter are fantastic as always.

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  • T.J.
  • 04-02-2021

Decent Star Wars Novel - Not Sure About the Tree People Though

The performance was good and the story is fairly well woven into the other High Republic book. But the whole evil-ent-conquerors vibe that comes out of nowhere in the final couple hours made me feel like I was listening to an odd crossover between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. It felt entirely out of place seeing that the Nihil are supposed to be the main antagonists of the High Republic story arc and now the Gringer (evil ents) have been introduced as some sort of ancient conquering race that are closely connected with the dark-side and they might somehow become another major antagonist. That made the story feel disjointed, like I was listening to a book written in the Star Wars universe and then got transported to some weird crossover with Middle-Earth.

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  • Hunter
  • 24-03-2021

Pore

I was excited to get my hands on this tilte as I was a big star wars fan. I found myself struggling to fish the book. The narrator was excellent. Just the story line, and characters seem to be not very well thought out or executed. Would not recommend unless you want to hear about a ROCK that dose nothing the entire book while the other characters scrabble to try and make the book interesting. Failing miserably.

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  • N.E.W.
  • 04-02-2021

One of the best new canon books

I agree it's better than Light of the Jedi, especially in character development and the deeper questions it raises. Also, I like the primary protagonist, being a Jedi who actually reads and is interested in learning the same things about the galaxy and its history that Star Wars fans are interested in.
Also, personally I liked Bittner's narration. I think Marc Thompson is too cheesy and over-acting. This is similar in style but slightly dialed back.

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  • Jenny
  • 22-03-2021

super meh!

not much of a story really. nothing remarkable about the book or characters. Definitely not worth the purchase.

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  • James loving
  • 10-02-2021

One of the Best

One of the Best star wars Stories I've Read so far. The Narrator took some adjusting to. at the beginning he kind of sounds like a narrator for the History channel. but His voices are great. love that he tried hard on Matching Marshion Ro's voice similar to the LOTJ audio.

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  • jim
  • 22-07-2021

Worth a shout

Slow burn but actually decent give it a go if you like the expanded universe, a new tail and the stories seem to be blending well

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  • Pete D
  • 16-07-2021

Woke

Typical new Star Wars canon. Needs a roll call of characters like the old ‘legends’ and I fear it’s trying to go woke.

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  • Istam14
  • 08-07-2021

The "main story tie-in" of the High Republic

This feels like what the other canon novels are to the movies of the skywalker saga. A smaller scale story that occurs around the events of a movie (Light of the Jedi in this situation) and adds to the universe without contradicting the main story. It's really nice to be able to take in The High Republic era on a smalller scale and especially when the plot is engaging and all the characters are likeable.

The performance by Dan Bittner was a bit jarring at first, especially compared to Marc Tompsons excelent narration in other Star Wars audiobooks. Despite that Dan Bittner did a solid job and after a chapter or two I was immersed in the story and his narration.

Perfect follow up to Light of the Jedi for people who want to learn more about this new era of Star Wars.

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  • Lynchpin
  • 08-07-2021

Another great story

I have got hooked on this new 'High Republic' story path. Once again a solid story with interesting characters to flesh out. Some of the 'baddies' are very 'left field' and utterly brilliant. The narration was excellent and added to the enjoyment of the story. Long may the 'High Republic' continue. 10 out of 10

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  • SMOK FAN
  • 06-07-2021

Pretty decent

This book is an improvement on the previous one - Light of the Jedi. The performance is great and the story is far more enjoyable.

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  • Scott Richards
  • 13-06-2021

Great

Loving the new storys in star wars now, can't wait for more high republic books.

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  • Sanna
  • 07-06-2021

I love this book!

The characters are very relatable and the story is fascinating. I am excited for the next book!

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