Edge of the Galaxy

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 uneZare 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 mysteriously goes 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.
Edge of the Galaxy 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 tim

  • Title: Edge of the Galaxy
  • Author: Jason Fry
  • ISBN: 9781484704851
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Edge of the Galaxy”

    1. This is based on a story arc from the cartoon series. This is actually a prequel to that episode. One does not need to view that episode to read this book.In that episode we meet Zare Leonis who is an Imperial cadet. Truthfully, he is a spy for the rebels and is searching for his missing sister. In this book, we get to know his sister as well as Zare's disillusionment with the Empire. This all takes place during a sports season that Zare is a participant.This was a quick read that fits in nicely [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this. A simple, quick read. But I was drawn in by the characters and plot. I look forward to the next one.

    3. I have a soft spot for YA books and Star Wars has always fit well into that tradition.I was going to pass on this initially. I was not a fan of Ezra's gamble and I'm not 100% sold on Rebels yet, in general. (I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would, but it has some real issues that are bothering me) I read some really positive things about this, though, and it convinced me to give it a try. I'm very glad that I did. Fry deftly handles the politics of the new Empire coming to an outer rim plan [...]

    4. I've been hungry for more information on the Leonis siblings ever since their brief cameo in Star Wars Rebels, and this book - the first of a quartet - does not disappoint. For a junior novel, it doesn't shy away from politics, economics, or even bigotry ("I have no issues with aliens myself," says one blatantly Space Racist character, "some of my best friends are nonhuman," like ACTUALLY.) It's heavy on the sports, sure, but I can absolutely see that appealing to the reluctant reader.And, of co [...]

    5. I've always had a soft spot for the YA Star Wars books, like Last of the Jedi, Galaxy of Fear etc. this was a quick read, but Jason Fry packs a lot of characterization into 172 pages. This is Zare Leonis' real origin story and this had the feeling that this is only the beginning of his journey. It shows a lot of the day to day corruption of the Empire that has ruined Lothal.

    6. Great introduction to this era in the Star Wars universe (between movie III and movie IV) from the side of people who still believe the Empire is there to help. Looking forward to reading more of these.

    7. Excellent middle grade Star Wars adventure. It's a prelude to the Rebels cartoon (the main character Zare appears in "Breaking Ranks", S01E04), but you don't need to know anything about the show to enjoy this book.

    8. Of all the things I expected this book to be, "sports story" never came to mind. Granted, it would be space sports story, but still. And I, who could never throw/kick/serve/successfully dodge a ball to save a life was kinda stuggling with the sports terms—space-ness aside—to understand a game that sounded like American football in space.Not too lengthy like the other novels (A New Dawn) so it's much easier to chew, but not as basic as the novelizations of Rebels season one, so it's no less e [...]

    9. Este libro cae en la categoria Junior Novels y en algún momento de la saga hace un "crossover" con Rebels. Tenía curiosidad y temor sobre que iba a leer pero la verdad no me decepcionó. Creo que la única razón por la que la califican de Junior Novels es porque el número de paginas es mucho menor a una novela normal. Siento que la saga debe estar escrita como un sólo libro y luego la dividieron en cuatro partes. En fin. Si, este libro es la introducción a la vida de Zare Leonis antes de s [...]

    10. This is a great little book, the story revolves around all new characters who's lives become overshadowed by the overwhelming might of the Empire. Based on Ezras home planet of Lothal we see how the Empire is initially seen as a kind benefactor to the people but as they begin to see the true nature of the Empire throughout the story their opinions begin to change. A surprisingly adult theme for a young adult novel. Recommended

    11. A pretty disposable off-shoot of the Star Wars Rebels cartoon, this book is exactly the kind of thing I would have loved to read as a kid.

    12. 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, [...]

    13. So I've registered my complaints about the Star Wars young readers books in previous reviews although sometimes they get it right, like with the Luke Skywalker adventure The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry. Fry is back this time with a story from the Star Wars: Rebels branded series Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy.Edge of the Galaxy follows the story of Zare Leonis, who is a character searching for his missing sister when he runs across Ezra Bridger's path in the season one episode "Bre [...]

    14. 2.5 starsThe prose is serviceable, but little more. Nothing to capture the imagination. The strength lies primarily in the concept of viewing the Empire from the inside by focusing on their citizens.So, the story follows Zare Leonis, recently arrived on Lothal with his parents, both scientists employed by the Empire, and his friends, Merei (another new arrival) and Beck, a native of Lothal.There is a lot about Zare's school, especially their grav-ball games, championship, etc. Zare is the equiva [...]

    15. Bueno, lo primero que tengo que decir es que no soy para nada el público objetivo de esta pequeña novela para chicos de 10 a 15 años. Aún así, puedo decir que la lectura ha sido decepcionante por motivos que no tienen nada que ver con este motivo.Así por ejemplo, para escribir una novela de Star Wars no basta con cambiar fútbol americano por grav-ball o un high-school por la AppSci, o que un personaje suelte un chascarrillo sobre el Gran Moff Tarkin. La primera mitad de la historia es sim [...]

    16. When starting to read those novels targeted at younger readers I am always skeptic and to my surprise always positively surprised. It was the same with the "Adventures in Wild Space".This time around though the first half of the book really was kinda dull. You could call the concept of this book a high school drama/horror, where the star athlete/quarterback strives to win the school championship while at the same time uncovering some body snatchers conspiracy, where the Empire did the body snatc [...]

    17. A promising start to a series i have seen being recommended a lot. A direct Rebels tie-in with kind of a parallel line of plot sounds good, and this is a fine setup for it.The book's a year in the life of Zare Leonis, as he changes from a newly arriving obedient Lothal citizen to a man (well kid) with a mission. The transfer is well executed, the book is filled with very nice background of Lothal and Imperial authorities. Other main kids have nice personalities and feel natural. The main plot of [...]

    18. 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 [...]

    19. Far surpassed my expectations. I had heard it was a sports novel rip-off of Ender's Game, and admittedly the sports-heavy sections were not my cup of tea. Overall it ended up being much more poignant than I had anticipated, as the story of a young boy coming to understand the injustices of society and government. Even managed to touch on racism in a way that befits the tone of the book. It's certainly no masterpiece of literature, but it's pretty okay for a Star Wars book geared towards 12-year- [...]

    20. This story follows Zare Leonis, who is a character that originated in the Star Wars: Rebels series, and though his story is lightly touched upon, we never see the resolution to his story. This series of books is looking to change that.I find it really interesting so far, and I'm assuming it only gets more interesting from here. I like Zare a lot, and this will make me look differently at him whenever I see his Rebels episodes again.

    21. Read this to my 7 year old. It is interesting because it is a book that centers around a sports season in the Star Wars universe. There is a larger section about racism, and Zare's story explains how he got to be the way he is when he appears in episode 4 of Season 1, a traitor to the empire. My son was lost track of the plot a lot (it did drag at times) so I would recommend it more for kids who are 9-12 years old.

    22. Zare Leonis wants nothing more than to attend the Academy with his sister so he can one day serve the Empire. But then one day his sister disappears and the story the Empire is telling stops adding up. Zare quickly learns that everything is not as it appears and the Empire may be move evil than he ever could have imagined.This is an excellent book for anyone who enjoys Star Wars or sports books (especially football). Recommended for ages 8-12.

    23. This was an interesting look at how the Empire looks to those who haven't been so obviously wronged by it and how that can change. I probably would have given this book another star if it weren't for the large focus on sports. It tied in plot elements well, but was neither my cup of tea, nor did it add as much as I feel the writer could have without such depth into the games. That being said, the characters were fairly interesting and I enjoyed seeing their points of view.

    24. I just watched the first season of Star Wars: Rebels, and when I saw there was a book series about Zare Leonis I knew I had to jump right on that.It's a lot of fun! It's interesting getting this officially-canon look at Imperial training, both for Stormtroopers and for officers. Zare's a good kid.

    25. This was much better than I anticipated. Also it is very relevant to issues facing our society today. Such as bias in media, racism, oppression, and how those being oppressed don't even always know they /are/ being oppressed.

    26. I never expect too much from YA-targeted novels like this, but I found it to be better than expected. It held my interest and the kids, plus it dovetailed nicely with season 1 of star wars rebels, providing some backstory on Zare.

    27. Tie-in to the Rebels TV series for kids. Set before the fall of the Empire, it follows Zare and his friends as he tries to join the Imperial Academy and begins to uncover some secrets about the Empire that unnerves him. Then his sister disappears. First in a series that's best read in order.

    28. Quick little read, competently written. Admittedly only bought it for Governor Pryce, enjoyed it more than expected.

    29. Written for younger readers, this book provides enough backstory to keep anyone a fan of Rebels engaged. Hopefully the story arc presented will be continued.

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