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When the Empire died they were born - a new hope for the New Republic. The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia are now fourteen, and enrolled at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy on Yavin 4. Together with friends both old and new, the future heroes of an already legendary saga begin their training....

Title : The Lost Ones
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ISBN : 9780425169995
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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The Lost Ones Reviews

  • Jamie
    2019-03-20 17:17

    My first look at Coruscant-outside the movies that is. And a bit of a view of it's seedy underground. The twins and their academy friends go home for a while and meet up with Jaina and Jacen's old friend Zekk. A major difference in their backround causes trouble. I liked seeing how they treated and reacted to Zekk's upbringing and home. While they have always lived a fairly posh life s the children of the Chief of State, Zekk is lucky to be able to afford a small "apartment." He scrouges form parts and salvage in the scummiest parts of the planet just to be able to eat. It broke my heart a bit. Add a major city gang, and trouble from the past and it is a busy yet a bit emotional read. I almost cried toward the end-I won't say why though.

  • Jerry
    2019-03-24 12:23

    Not as good as the previous entries in the series.

  • Jess Neuner
    2019-03-20 11:27

    I think this may be my favourite of this series. The Solo twins head home to Coruscant for a visit, bringing their friends from the Jedi Academy, Tenel Ka and Lowbacca, home with them. No Luke Skywalker in this one, but we see a lot of Han and Leia and Anakin. I rather like when the whole family is together - reminds me a bit of my own. Of course, the family visit isn't all fun and games - although there is a formal diplomatic dinner that gives Tenel Ka the opportunity to save the day with Anakin's help, leaving Jacen, Jaina, and Lowbacca wondering how their warrior friend from Dathomir knew the protocols of meeting with an ambassador. That is, before Zekk, Jacen and Jaina's scavenger friend, accidentally eats the centrepiece, thinking it's a salad, resulting in EVERYONE having to eat theirs (and Han getting kicked under the table by Leia). He's embarrassed and disappears, kicking off the main part of the plot.Jaina and Lowbacca go up to an orbital mirror to make repairs (and discover a bigger problem than they imagined) while Jacen and Tenel Ka disappear into the dangerous lower depths of Coruscant to search for Zekk. Prompting Anakin and Leia to search for THEM when that doesn't go as planned, either. Because naturally, the Shadow Academy is up to its old antics of kidnapping people and trying to convince them to join, whether they can use the Force or not. Zekk is an interesting addition to the cast of characters - a poor orphan who makes a living scavenging things and avoiding the lower level street gangs. Being friends with the very privileged children of the New Republic's Chief of State is hard - while they have never wanted for anything in their lives and have extraordinary powers they're only beginning to learn how to use, he's struggling just to afford food. Whenever they visit him, he's got to be careful because their presence makes a lot of his normal haunts far more dangerous and he embarrasses himself whenever he visits them. It's understandable that he tries to convince himself that he values freedom far more than family or security and then that he jumps at the chance to make something a bit more of himself, right or wrong.

  • Ola
    2019-03-20 12:11

    Jacen och Jainas kompis Zakk går över till den mörka sidan.

  • Darryl Dobbs
    2019-03-02 13:33

    This was 160 pages of boring followed by 80 pages of mediocrity. In keeping with my policy of not hitting a book aimed at young adults with any rating other than a three, I won't give this a "one". But it deserved it. I had higher hopes for this one after a pretty good Book 2 (and having just read the fourth book, I have the added insight that fortunately things do get better again).For more than half the book, the kids did little more than walk around Coruscant with a buddy who was near-homeless, and sit down for a diplomatic dinner with their parents. For the other half, Zekk (their buddy) was taken by the Second Empire and the Shadow Academy, where he began training to be a Dark Jedi. (My earlier theory that the Sith hadn't been invented when this book was written (1995) was blown up - there was a mention of Sith here.)Anyway, the action sequences were weak even for a kids' novel - a cloaked ship hanging out in Coruscant space without discovery just doesn't happen. Stealing enough weapons and military supplies from a ship commanded by Admiral Ackbar - quickly and easily, I might add - is laughable. Unless the 50 other novels about Ackbar were lying when they painted a picture of a strong, capable commander.In reading this series, I always ask myself if I would get my eight-year-old (who loves reading and is into the fantasy genre) to read it - the answer here is no.The Anakin/Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon series were better. So far, at least.

  • Jaime Krause
    2019-03-21 15:23

    Zekk is mentioned in the Junior Jedi Knights series as being taken under Peckhum's wing, but his character and backstory are much more embellished here. I forgot that he is typically on Coruscant and roams the streets like an "urchin" even though he has a home with Peckhum. There, he avoids a gang that name themselves The Lost Ones - runaways and abandoned kids. Their story is as sad as any real life gang member.I like the fact that he isn't interested in joining a gang, despite his nonchalant words of not having real responsibilities or family.It is so very weird that his Force ability isn't recognized by the twins or Leia at any time. But, if you're not looking for it...And the reminder that Vader couldn't sense Leia's potential is very helpful.The twins bring Tenel Ka and Lowie home for a month-long break, and introduce them to their friend Zekk. They adventure the lower levels of Coruscant. Jacen shocks me here. He, of all of them, respects creatures the most and yet is still willing to steal a hawk bat egg from a mother hawk bat. The scene quickly turns around and the result is a good one. I like that Anakin is in this quite a bit more. We need to see more interaction with the siblings.I find it so cute that Jacen wants Tenel Ka to laugh.It's obvious that Anderson and Moesta 'ship J/TK and J/Z.I feel so bad for Zekk. He already feels like an outsider and then is continuously embarrassed at a formal event. Then Brakiss easily plays on his largest (and sometimes deepest) fears and insecurities. As an educator, I can definitely recognize his desire to be loved and monitored and cared for. I find it strange that Tenel Ka understood etiquette with an alien species more than Leia. I can't see Leia not looking into customs of another species. Qorl's conscience is awesome.It's scary that Brakiss actually makes sense and really can't be refuted. But reality used to justify actions leads to tyranny.It's weird Leia couldn't sense Jacen was in trouble.I love how the Shadow Academy is exposed in the end.

  • Cecilia Downey
    2019-03-23 19:29

    This was my favorite book in the series so far. I enjoyed learning more about Coruscant. I learned more about Coruscant in 3 paragraphs than in all of the prequels. I loved seeing Jaina, Jacen, Anakin, Leia and Han as a family. I also really loved the Karnak Alpha culture, and Tenel Ka's save on the dinner. I wish there was more of the culture and family time. So far, my favorite book in this series yet. My only issue was with the writing style. For example, this wonderful quote:"He punched the important-looking red button." Really. That is all you can think of to say. This was written by two people, and is so simplistic that it could have been in the children's section, not YA. I believe that this series is a marketing ploy to get even more money out of the franchise. I love Star Wars, but I hate it when it is used as just as a marketing ploy. I can tell that these were just cranked out as a cheap marketing device. Besides my mini-rant about the writing, this book was pretty good. Because of the writing, 3.5 stars.

  • Wealhtheow
    2019-03-15 15:23

    Jaina and Jacen return to Coruscant for a vacation and see an old friend, Zekk. But though the twins have had plenty of adventures, they've never experienced the problems Zekk has. Orphaned, destitute, without any support, Zekk has been making a living in the underworld of the city. He feels humiliated by his old friends' success and obvious privilege. They try to include him, but after he eats the centerpiece at a feast (thinking it to be a salad), he refuses to have anything to do with them. Instead, he is recruited by the Shadow Academy, where the witches twist and train him to be a dark Jedi.It's fascinating to me that there are still serious class issues and poverty in the New Republic, but it makes sense--Lucas's universe is based on the ideal of elitism. For a young adult book, there is a great deal of tension here.

  • Ari
    2019-03-03 17:15

    I read this whole series several times when I was a kid. These were a lot of fun and easy to read. They really helped me along my way to enjoy reading and becoming obessed with Star Wars. This book was really one of the best. We get to see what it's like to go through jedi training, but even jedi trainees need a break to cause mischief at home. We meet alot of charaters that became close friends to the reader. I feel Anderson was able to identify what i young adult would be lookig for in characters and hit it bullseye. Kudos for a great series.

  • (Jen) The Artist Librarian
    2019-03-03 15:06

    As much as I want to rate this a "5" for sentimental reasons ... I give it a 4 (or 4.5). It features the introduction of one of my favorite Star Wars "EU" (expanded universe) characters --Zekk. We get some of the background of Zekk's early life here and some about the life of the Solo kids on Coruscant (and Anakin Solo is simply adorable). I wish that there was a way to have more "post Return of the Jedi" children/teen books ...

  • Shaun
    2019-03-04 12:25

    A pretty good read. I like the introduction of Zekk as a character and the return of Admiral Ackbar. These novels are still very much geared for young readers. The Shadow Academy is collecting individuals to prepare themselves for war and the young Jedi Knights must do the same. I like that the theme of the book deals with an individual's place in the world and whether they are accepted in it or not.

  • Meadow Frisbie
    2019-03-01 18:33

    There is smore more Leia in this one. The Solo twins find an old friend Zeke, who has had a much harder life then them. And it shows. Zeke is being pulled to the wrong side, but can Jacen and Jaina show him the light?This book was awomse (as are all the others in this series). It shows the world of Star Wars in a more realistic view, with poverty, sadness....very good for young adults.

  • Christopher Sanders
    2019-03-02 14:08

    It was refreshing to get back into the Young Jedi Knights. It's one series I've always wanted to finish, and this gave a great backstory to one of my favorite characters from the Expanded Universe: Zekk. Hopefully, I can get my hands on the rest of the books.

  • Kerri Simpson
    2019-03-13 19:22

    It is a good story to read. I enjoyed the whole series. I just hadnt gotten around to the review. Even though its clearly written for a younger audience I still enjoy reading them. I love the characters and the diversity of stories. It always brings a smile when I read them.

  • Ley
    2019-03-03 12:08

    This is the third book in a fourteen book series, and actually the very first book I read in this series. (I recommend reading them in order.)This book introduces us to Zekk, a kid who lives on his own. He eventually becomes a key character in The New Jedi Order.

  • Rebel Rider
    2019-03-15 19:28

    This book was okay but it seemed like the authors were trying to write a book for kids and didn’t know how do that. The plot was interesting and some parts, like Zekk eating the bouquet, were pretty funny.

  • Esperance
    2019-03-26 14:13

    I read most of these when I was a teen so I related to them well at the time, its been awhile but im sure I would get right back into them, it will just take me back to my teen years, No harm in that!

  • Jolene Haack
    2019-03-12 15:07

    Good LORD did I love these books when I was younger. Nostalgia forces me to rate them highly.

  • Kaitlyn
    2019-03-24 18:29


  • Stephen
    2019-03-16 12:22

    A trip to Coruscant, and meeting an old friend of Jaina's and Jacen's cause the group of young jedi knights to re-evaluate their friend.

  • Carly
    2019-03-08 18:30

    This one was a lot of fun. I read it many times when I was younger.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-26 12:20

    In this one, you meet Zeke. Jacen and Jaina's friend from their home planet. And a gang called the Lost Ones, who want Zeke in their gang.

  • Beth Anne
    2019-02-27 12:34

    Fun writing, the plot keeps getting better. Revisiting these is just plain fun.

  • Amanda Hunsaker
    2019-02-25 14:17

    Love this series, just to show my nerdiness. It just gets better with each book!

  • Jessica
    2019-03-20 11:09

    I'm totally in love with the Young Jedi Knights books. They're so silly, but they were a big part of my childhood, from about age 10-13. I wanted to be Jaina Solo so badly. XD

  • The Third Place A Teen Library
    2019-03-02 14:08

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  • Karen
    2019-03-03 19:33

    First in the series that H did not care for.