The book is about a man named Kanan who is trying to live an inconspicuous life in a very hectic world. In the outer rim of the galaxy, politics involving a new dark government threaten the safety of an entire world. Kanan gets caught up in all of the turmoil and faces many life changing decisions. Will he stand firm and help people? Will he be a hero? Or will he desert everyone for his own safety?
I was shocked at the depth of this story. Not very many people in our book club read it, which is unfortunate. It is interesting to think about why books like this one are so immediately judged by typical people in the literary world. When somebody hears the words, “Star Wars book,” many will typically scoff and disregard it as a viable option for an interesting read. This story delves into politics and relationships like no other book can. The creative setting that this story is written in allows for a new element of intrigue to be added, even when dealing with something typical such as a romance. I also wanted to touch on how the character Kanan developed emotionally after the fall of the Jedi order. He was clearly affected deeply, and those emotional scars went on to define his entire life. This is a subject that I find very mature. People need to know that books like this (not just Star Wars books) have the ability to make an emotional connection just as well as others. I feel that anybody that picks up this read would be pleasantly surprised like I was.