Podcast Stardust #213: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi

by Podcast Stardust

We discuss the first novel of The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. Join us as we talk Jedi, Nihil, Starlight Beacon, and more.

The High Republic is finally here. On this episode, we discuss the first novel by Charles Soule: Light of the Jedi. A Great Disaster strikes hyperspace, and the Jedi rally to save Hetzel Prime from the debris that emerges. However, the rescue mission leads to a new mystery: who are the Nihil? Striking from an unknown base using techniques the Republic doesn’t understand, these marauders strike fear in the Outer Rim. The threat of the Nihil must be addressed as the Republic expands and prepares to launch Starlight Beacon.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Overall impressions of Light of the Jedi,
  • Our favorite new Jedi characters,
  • How each of the Jedi perceive the Force,
  • The background of the Nihil,
  • Marchion Ro’s plans and schemes for the Nihil,
  • Mari San Tekka, the paths, and “The Great Disaster,”
  • The Jedi acting to save Hetzel Prime,
  • The battle between the Jedi and the Nihil, and more.

Thanks for joining us for another episode. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and spread the word to all of your Star Wars friends. May the Force be with you!

Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Rebels in episode 212.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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