Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Star Wars Rebels Week: The Secret Jedi by Benjamin Harper


My inner Jedi couldn't pass up the chance to have my own holocron! The Holocron in this book is a sturdy cardboard square, that opens in various directions, and shows pictures of the Rebels Crew. I really love that Hera and Sabine are wonderfully represented in the holocron along with Chopper. The Holocron however is not just for fun. There is a special code inside that opens up additional content online. I suggest opening the extra content before you start reading the story. The code is a little tricky so you may need to try it a few different ways. Hint: look under the Hera and Zeb flap.
Holocron extras aside, this  book is all about Kanan. If you've seen the Rebels TV show the text of this novel will be very familiar to you. We learn a little about Kanan’s past in the introduction including that his real name is Caleb Dume. As you read the book symbols are on the side of the text that correspond to information about Coruscant, The Force , Holocrons and The Sith. This book narrates the events of the first few episodes of the show, ending with Kanan’s resolve to train Ezra,

There are also some great video clips from the show on the Secret Jedi site. A really cool read. It’s wonderful to see that information is being streamlined across the various Rebels franchise products. Reading Star wars books is so much more enjoyable when you know the various stories are now planned and supported under the Umbrella of canon.

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