BR Zare Leonis seems destined to become a poster boy for the Empire His sister Dhara has been accepted into the esteemed Imperial Academy on Lothal and Zare is confident he ll join her in a year s time But a year can bring plenty of unwelcome changes Not only does he begin to uncover the Empire s destructive plans for Lothal and the livelihood of its people, but his unease hits home when Dhara goes mysteriously missing Zare is forced to question everything and rethink what it means to be a good servant of the Empire.This first book in an original series gives readers an insider s look into a different part of the world of Star Wars Rebels....
|Title||:||Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Disney Lucasfilm Press 21 Oktober 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Seiten|
|File Size||:||797 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy Reviews
This young reader novel at first glance tells the back story of Zare Leonis, a secondary character of the Rebels tv show. I am sure we will see a lot more of him in the future, and thus this book serves double as a setup for his path as well as that of his friends and peers. But what makes this novel so important is not the lore or backstory it gives but rather its perspective.Capturing the spirit of youth, author Jason Fry mixes the expectations and dreams of a young adult with the step by step realisation of the truth about the Empire and life itself. This book is not just a tale in the life of Zare Leonis, it is a defining moment of his entire character. As he grows up and witnesses more and more Imperial influence on Lothal and his family and friends lifes, Zare's believes are shaken, and he is confronted with several options on how to react to these changes. Some choices and its consequences are shown by his peers as he takes on a special role in the struggle to come. This is not just a fun ride with a great new inuniverse sport developed by the author (see for details his entry on the official starwars.com blog) but a cultural study about Lothal and its inhabitants and how it gradually descends into Imperial procedure. More so is this book a metaphor and thus a lecture for its young readers who may feel like Zare Leonis as the world around them is entrapped in politics, crisis, war and revolution.Some of the core questions of Rebellion are adressed as in 1) When is the right time? 2) Is violence justified? 3) Does peaceful lawful protest suffice? 4) What can I do or am I powerless in a big universe? 5) What role do the media play? 6) Is what we know really the truth? 7) Should I fight it or try to change it from within? These questions and many more are evoked by this novel.As thus, this easily readable and very enjoyable novel could even be recommended to be read in school and analysed in depth.
This book is VERY DRY and a ton of back story on Zare Leonis who helps Ezra in one of the Rebels episodes. My 6 year old reads and comprehends at a 3rd grade level and he struggles to listen to this and understand everything. Also until the Rebels episode came out about Zare he had limited interest. He is a huge Star Wars geek and will soak up any content that he doesn't have yet, so for him this book works.The one really cool thing about this back story is that all the characters are Imperial citizens. Many times my boy stops and says "These are bad guys on the dark side who work for the emperor right? They seem so nice." It creates a nice perspective where he has to think about both sides of the conflict and that sometimes not all the people in the Empire are "bad" people. In almost all other Star Wars content the storm troopers are basically evil clones that worship the emperor and go around killing people. Here you have a sympathetic character in Zare who is just a kid growing up in the Imperial system.We are about half way through and will update as we go. I don't want to give it 3 stars as it has its place and my boy is happy to have any material that is in addition to the TV episodes.
Zare Leonis is jealous that his sister, Dhara, is able to go to the Imperial Academy on Lothal while he's stuck heading to the Junior Academy for Applied Sciences. The family moved to the planet a month before, and is slowly acclimating to the climate and neighbors. Many families are moving to Lothal; many are locals.It's terribly strange for me to read of the Earth's seasons in a book. That is almost enough to make me drop an entire star rating (yes, I'm cranky and picky at times). but really, the rest of it is so well written and the plot is good that the seasons are a 1/4-1/2 star drop. I liked the use of the word "stang" though!This is likely not Fry's fault, but the pages are also distracting. Printed on them are slanted grids that are darker towards the edge and lighter towards the binding. I can read it okay but seeing as this is a YA/junior novel and some people in general have poor eyesight, it's distracting and a poor choice on whoever decided that. Can't we just get regular white/light gray pages?Fry explains gravball, which is awesome, and also just how horrible the Empire is. For the intended audience, this book does not veil the evils of the Empire.Zare befriends Beck and Merei. Merei in particular works with Zare to find patterns in their gravball rivals...and then the end up uncovering some mysteries about the Empire's dealings on Lothal. Beck, who lives on the planet, finds devastation in what the Imperials are doing to his land, from something as simple as a bridge to the destruction of the jogan orchards. The latter bit is horrifying and nauseating to read. There is also anti-human sentiment which was done tactfully and very well.Zare is a good friend, teammate, and leader. He learns quickly what it means to be each of those roles, and how contradictory the Empire is. He acts against the unfairness he's seeing in school athletics and learns that he has a block on his Academy application. By the time the block is taken off though - after his sister Dhara goes missing -he couldn't care less about accepting the opening.Beck fights back locally, but he, Zare, and Merei realize that they'll have to bide their time to bring down the Empire. Zare decides to do so from within the Academy.I can't stand Fhurek and have a bad feeling about him with regards to the other books in the series.
Young adult is just a category... this novel was fantastic whether it adjusts to that label or not. It mixes in a great way a bit of young romance, the struggle of regular people against the Empire and then there is the matter of sports. Yes, sports, we get at last a complete definition of a sport in the Star Wars universe. Grav-ball is sort of a condensed version of football (the American version, dear friends, not soccer) and we see the effect of corruption and discrimination in the Empire.All of these themes combined make such a wonderful read you won't believe when it ends. Thankfully more novels have been released and are coming, and I intend to read and enjoy every single one of them.
A fun filled sports story that starts with the Empire's positives. Then it goes horribly wrong and deluded. About a young man, Zare Leonis who wants to copy his sister Dhara that always just seems to know the right thing to say to him. Then the changing times and landscapes of Lothal that causes you to laugh. A great young adult story and STAR WARS book for young readers to add to their book collection.
This is the next level for my 6 year old sons enjoyment of reading. The content and flow is excellent for a child who is broadening their vocabulary and imagination. Add a children's dictionary that can explain most of the words in the book and he's good to go.