|"At the heart of any poor soul not at one with the Force, there is only void." ~Unknown Je'daii, 2,545 TYA (Tho Yor Arrival)|
The novel is set to tie-in to Dark Horse Comics comic series, Dawn of the Jedi.
Set on the Deep Core planet of Tython, Dawn of the Jedi tells the story of the origins of the Jedi and their first experiences with the Force.
The first chapter of Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void can be read in the back of Timothy Zahn's recently released novel, Star Wars: Scoundrels. The first chapter entitled "Dark Matters" can be previewed on Amazon.com through the search in the book function for Scoundrels or in a purchased copy of the book. It is worth a shot to see if you dig the setting of the story.
From Random House:
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.
Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear.
SOURCES: Random House and Hollywood.com