Book Review: Star Wars – The Jedi Path by Daniel Wallace

Zy Marquiez
February 21, 2017

If Star Wars lights up the fire in your imagination, then this book helps throws logs onto it to keep imagination burning.

Star Wars – The Jedi path by Daniel Wallace, is a book that seeks out to supplant the Star Wars Universe with additional information for fans of all types.

Woven within the pages of the book are the many intricacies that are required by those fascinated by the Jedi Path.

Although notably a quick read, the book contains rather detailed and quite in-depth information regarding all aspects of the Jedi Order.

Not only does the book do an adequate job of introducing the reader to the Jedi Order, but it also heads deeper than that.

From there the book goes on to break down the Jedi Order into its various parts: Initiates, Padawans, and Jedi Knights. Within each of these sections a further breakdown is carried out outlining many of the details that are needed in order to progress towards the next stage.

Another intriguing component of the book is the fact that the book takes you through the history of who owned it as it was passed down from Master to Padawan [Master Yoda, Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ahsoka Tano, etc.] and when that took place.  Additionally, sprinkled throughout the book are small annotations where each of these characters input their insights and commentary.  It definitely adds a rather unique and authentic flavor to the book seeing each of the personalities of these characters shine through, or hint at darker elements, such as comments by Anakin.

Compellingly written, the author does a brilliant job of bringing authenticity to the Jedi Universe in a way that any serious fan would appreciate.

Further information contained within the book are what the Three Pillars Of The Jedi are, information on lightsaber use and techniques, the various types of Jedi Knights, some history, and much more.  Even the importance of meditation within the Jedi discipline is mentioned in various instances, which was kind of interesting since it echoes the sentiments of Eastern Philosophy and many Martial Arts.

In sum, if you know someone that’s a Star Wars fan, and is interested in a deeper layer of the Jedis, then this book is definitely a great read.