Review: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older

Series: Star Wars: The High Republic
Author: Daniel Jose Older
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Released: February 1, 2022
Received: NetGalley

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Midnight Horizon, by Daniel Jose Older, continues the tale of several Star Wars characters that many fans (myself included) have come to cherish. For those enjoying The High Republic run of novels, you’re not going to want to miss this one.

Jedi Masters Cohmac Vitus and Kantam Sy are heading towards Corellia to investigate strange disappearances being reported. Accompanying the Jedi are the padawans Reath Silas and Rom Jomaram, and a surprise guest – Crash.

Once again, what should have been a relatively simple mission for the Jedi to handle has become a complex web. One that has the Nihil lurking in the center. The political stake has never been higher, and time is running out.

“The wind touches us. We experience it,” Kantam said, finishing the teaching. “It is real. But it passes. So, too, do our feelings.”

It’s official: I’m adding Daniel Jose Older to my list of favorite Star Wars authors. Admittedly, that list is longer than I would have expected, but I’m happy to say that every book I’ve read by Daniel Jose Older has been a brilliant addition to the world.

Midnight Horizon is another fast-paced read that bounces between several perspectives, giving readers the full breadth of the situation. I’ve grown fond of most of these characters (Ram especially – sorry, not sorry) over the last couple of books. Crush is the only new perspective, and I quickly found her one of my favorites.

My one regret about this series is that there isn’t a movie or TV show based on these events (yet – a girl can hope!). I would give anything to see it all play out on the screen. I would also love to see my favorite characters cast. On that note, any fancastings I should know about?

Midnight Horizon is the last novel in Phase 1 of The High Republic. I do not know if this means we’ll be saying goodbye to these characters forever (my poor heart if that is the case) or if we’ll see them at a later date. Personally, I know which option I’m rooting for.

Thanks to Disney Lucasfilm Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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