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Upcoming Book Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi Has Luke Skywalker Guiding You Through the History of the Jedi

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  1. SWNN Probe

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    We may be saying goodbye to the Skywalkers this December in The Rise of Skywalker, but that doesn't mean we are saying goodbye to Jedi Lore or its history. The upcoming book Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi has Luke Skywalker, in his own words, taking us through the history of the Jedi. So maybe he did real all those 'sacred texts' after all! Here are the details.





    Dan Brooks at StarWars.com has exclusively revealed the look into Jedi lore through the eyes of Luke Skywalker. While Luke takes us on the journey through history, giving him his voice is author Marc Sumerak (Droidography, Jediography).

    StarWars.com takes us inside the pages, showing several full context excerpts, to give fans a good idea of Luke's narrative taking us through the history of the Jedi from the Old Republic to Rey.

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    Luke Skywalker has become one of our greatest mythical characters in pop culture, and in speaking with StarWars.com, Sumerak is clearly honored to be able to add to the character's legacy, by showing off Skywalker's extensive knowledge of the history and legacy of the Jedi Order.

    Luke Skywalker may be the greatest Jedi of all, but even he knows the Order wasn't perfect. What institution is perfect when it spans thousands of years? Sumerak took that perspective and ran with it, to give this book an organic and 'real' feel, which takes us beyond the surface and into the story of the Jedi in a very tangible way.



    Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi will be available on November 19, and can be pre-ordered here. It sounds like this book, like many others, will serve as a nice appetizer a month before The Rise of Skywalker. I'll personally be taking it in over several rounds of Thanksgiving leftovers.



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    The StarWars.com link needs its formatting corrected to read: https://www.starwars.com/news/the-secrets-of-the-jedi (not https://www.starwars.com/news/the-secrets-of-the-jedi' rel='noopener).

    Some interesting points of information from the TLJ page (from Luke's POV), which is much clearer at the StarWars.com website:

    + Luke scoured worlds for Jedi texts and sought to revive the Jedi Order with the view of keeping the Dark Side from returning.

    + Luke believed he neither earned nor deserved the title of Jedi Master.

    + Snoke was considered equally as impressive as Sidious, and Snoke knew only the Jedi could stop him "on his march to galactic domination." And so Snoke made that his priority, using Ben Solo as "his pawn." The "equally" and "galactic domination" aspects parallel Sidious so strongly to be dismissed, and perhaps they increase the possibility Snoke was Palpatine's puppet or Darth Plagueis.

    + It seems Ben Solo gave Luke's students a chance to join the Dark Side with him. Those who did not follow perished. Perhaps this advances the possibility that the others became the Knights of Ren.

    + Luke recognized something familiar in Rey the moment he saw her. The page here seems to imply it was because she was from a "desert planet in the middle of nowhere" (like Luke's home world), but, unless Luke did an instant mind-probe in that moment she appeared, he would not have based his sense of familiarity on that otherwise unknown information.
     
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    I love that this book establishes that Luke apparently knows what we as the audience know. It's been hinted at in various canon pieces, but its great to go into watching "The Rise of Skywalker" knowing that Luke knows who all these other characters are. I knew he was scouring the galaxy for information on the Jedi, but I was unclear as to what he found. I'm VERY intrigued by the fact that Luke now knows Ahsoka was his father's Padawan.
     
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    This looks like it will be a mus buy item. Looking forward to it.
     
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    I think there are two more points worth adding to my observations above:

    + As part of his mindset / decision process at that time (and not just because of what Ben/Kylo did at the Academy), Luke chose to end the Jedi Order after determining (before meeting Rey) neither him nor anyone else was "fit to be" a Jedi Master.

    + Luke was "guided" by Jedi spirits for "many years" until he decided to "shut [himself] off from the Force." Amazing, that must have been. What knowledge and wisdom he would have gained in that time, I can imagine.

    This last point really opens up some interesting questions...

    + The Jedi Spirits could (or should) have known about Ben Solo and possibly even him becoming problematic before his decisive turn to the Dark Side. If they knew, surely they would have tried coaching Luke or even considered appealing to Ben Solo directly - above all Anakin

    - unless, Snoke and/or Palpatine were so powerful as to prevent that.

    Or perhaps Ben Solo decided to either reject their help or dismiss them, or, like Rey, received more abstract Force visions and became confused and fearful, but, instead of confiding in Luke (for fear of appearing weak in the eyes of a Jedi Master), he sought Snoke's (mis)guidance.

    Many questions left to ponder.

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    This book looks great, I think the fact it’s from Luke’s perspective is really interesting.
     
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    Really cool cover.
     
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    Yes, I will admit I was pretty much ready to pre-order this based on the title and cover alone, which is becoming a bit of a habit lately... lol
     
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    Better late than never.
     
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    I do not think people should read too much into the whole “Luke’s perspective” thing. From the sample pages shown in the article, this merely looks like a brief overview of the movies, but written with phrases “My mentor Obi Wan...” instead of “Luke’s mentor obi wan...”
    Several things are inconsistent with Luke’s personality; most notably, there are two pages dedicated to the light side Force abilities... Didn’t Luke tell Rey that the Force isn’t about doing silly tricks like lifting rocks? The real Luke would not spent so much time bragging about these abilities. And I also find it interesting how, despite Luke’s searching between VI and VII, he was able to find the first Jedi Temple, but couldn’t dig up any facts about the Old Republic Jedi Order.
    In short, this is a book with pretty illustrations that tells us what we already know through films, from a first person narrative. I honestly do not think Luke knew Ahsoka or about her in canon. I think Ahsoka is mentioned here because she did appear in the tv show.
     
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