New ‘Weapon of a Jedi’ blurb

Florian at Making Star Wars alerts us to the fact that the German Amazon site has updated its description of The Weapon of a Jedi:

Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores a dangerous duel between Luke and a strange new villain. Hidden in the story are also clues and hints about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read.

(emphasis added)

The Weapon of a Jedi is part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a marketing initiative spanning at least 20 novels, junior novels, comics and reference books, all designed to get readers up-to-speed on the relevant details of the Star Wars universe in the lead-up to the new movie. So it may (or may not) be relevant that this book introduces a “strange new villain”.

Funnily enough, the overall synopsis reads like a reworking of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. I guess that old “legend” (which was brainstormed with George Lucas) has some truth to it after all.


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