“…from a certain point of view” has always been one of the more controversial lines from Star Wars. Luke was a little miffed when Obi-Wan hit him with it on Dagobah in Episode V, but now he’s doubling down with his own point of view by narrating a new book, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi. This new tome comes from Insight Editions, written by Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer Marc Sumerak.
The official billing from Insight Editions is as follows:
Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi is the ultimate in-universe guide to the world of the Jedi, transporting young readers to a galaxy far, far away through interactive features, fascinating facts, and captivating insights. With thrilling original illustrations and amazing special features including lift-the-flaps, textures, and more, Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi is guaranteed to thrill the saga’s legions of young fans.
Secrets of the Jedi: What’s in it?
StarWars.com delivered a sneak peek yesterday of what we can expect inside. The book takes us through the history of the Jedi Order as narrated by none other than Luke Skywalker. We know Luke’s story back-to-front. It will be interesting to see his take on the Jedi that came before him. Take a look at some of the revealed pages below:
Why You Should Want This on Your Shelf
Being a big history buff, I love reading about previous lives, what they did, how they did it, and the trials they faced. I also love to share history when I can with young people. This book has the feel, at least to this author, of a fun history book that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
For example: Imagine, if you will, that you are a Padawan at Luke’s new Jedi Academy and on your first day, your first class is Jedi History 101 with your professor, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. This looks like the text book I would want for that class.
While I do not expect any earth-shattering secrets about Episode IX or the future of Star Wars revealed here, I do expect a fun, interactive read. The artwork looks good, and a little extra knowledge bomb on some of our favorite Jedi in the narration should be a nice touch. It also includes special interactive features, such as a pop-up holocron (very cool!), a translator card, a Jedi equipment booklet, and more.