Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Star Wars Expanded Universe Chronology: The Adventures of Lanoree Brock, Je'daii Ranger!

The Adventures of Lanoree Brock, Je’daii Ranger

25,793 BBY

*So, this story.  I was really hoping it was actually some kind of short story about Lanoree Brock in the aftermath of Into the Void having some other . . . you know, adventure.  But it’s not.

*It is available online for free via the above link and it’s about a page long, so go ahead and read it now if you want.

*Anyway, this story is placed after both Eruption and Into the Void on the Wookieepedia Timeline of Legends Media.  It should actually take place between them, more or less, because this little short story is actually a journal entry made by Lanoree while en route to meet the Council about the whole Hypergate fiasco.  So, she gets the message to go meet them at the end of Eruption and then Into the Void is the actual meeting and mission. 

*So, this is very, very heavy on the “you must read this awesome novel immediately” style of writing.  You know, lots of stuff like: “the mission is so serious, so delicate and so potentially deadly;” “They couldn’t transmit the information, even on the Je’daii’s secure channels;” “Strange to see the Council like that . . . almost as if they were scared;” “Already I’m unsettled;” “A personal pressure the likes of which I never thought I’d have to face;” “Such a danger for the whole . . . system;” “I’m about to test every moment of training I’ve ever undertaken.”

*And that’s only some of the “THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE AWESOME” blurbs in this little story.

*To a degree, this all kind of works.  I mean, if you read it before Into the Void instead of after it.  But this does make the book sound good.

*Well, okay, there’s that.  It’s just a one page set-up for Into the Void. 

*This is exactly the kind of story that just doesn’t need to exist at all.  Just cut this right out of the EU and who cares, right?

*CANONICAL STATUS: While Lanoree Brock was a historical figure and many events recorded about her life are accurate, this journal entry in her name is almost certainly a forgery.  This work is NOT RECOMMENDED as a historical resource.

0 out of **** stars

Tim Lebbon

*Okay, next time, we’ll move on to the next story here.  It’s time for Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm!

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