Ahsoka Tano is a Jedi on the run.
She is a Togruta who managed to survive the aftermath of Order 66, the Empire’s plan to eradicate all the Jedi. Ahsoka is forced to hide on planets in the Outer Rim, so as to not attract attention while she tries to reconcile her new fate without the guidance of her former master, Anakin Skywalker. As a Padawan left without counsel, Ahsoka must rely on her Jedi training to keep her true identity a secret. Taking on a new name, Ashla, she finds refuge and work as a mechanic on the farming moon of Raada. After the Empire makes a surprise visit in an attempt to occupy the moon, a failed resistance plan by farmers incites an Imperial attack on Ahsoka’s new friends, and she is forced to openly use her Jedi powers to temporarily save them. Now that the Empire is aware that there is indeed a Jedi still alive in the galaxy, they spare no expense to find her. Johnston offers up an emotional and exciting chapter in the Star Wars saga, filling fans in on what exactly happened to at least one Jedi that survived Order 66. The best revelations come when familiar faces treasured by fans appear from the shadows as Ahsoka’s allies, as the fight between Light and Dark continues.
A great treat for young—and not-so-young—Star Wars fans that provides a thrilling back story for a compelling character. (Science fiction. 12 & up)