March 10th, 2005

Jaina: Fandom Pride!

Star Wars: Jaina Solo

Title: Jaina Solo: Sword of the Jedi
Author: chavalah
Spoilers: Original trilogy, Attack of the Clones (and probable Revenge of the Sith spoilers) as well as "The Crystal Star" by Vonda McIntyre, and the Young Jedi Knight and New Jedi Order series'
Notes: Jaina Solo is a novel/comics character born of the Star Wars franchise. Expanded Universe means beyond the movies (and technically "not canon" though they are espoused by LucasFilm.) All quotes are property of the mentioned books and interviews, and I thank all Star Wars authors of novel and website for their intel.

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Jaina stepped forward, and Luke could feel her cool presence in the Force, the precise way her footsteps matched the drumbeat that still thudded up from the orchestra pit. She wore her military uniform--Cal Omas had asked her to, in order to show her commitment to the New Republic. Kyp and Kenth Hammer, the two pilots, robed her.

Luke placed his hands on her shoulders and looked into her dark eyes, and a chill suddenly seized him, flooding his nerves with cold fire.

"I name you the Sword of the Jedi," he said. "You are like tempered steel, purposeful and razor-keen. Always shall you be in the front rank, a burning brand to your enemies, a brilliant fire to your friends. Yours is a restless life, and never shall you know peace, though you shall be blessed for the peace that you bring to others. Take comfort in the fact that, though you stand tall and alone, others take shelter in the shadow that you cast."

Luke fell silent, and for a long horrified moment he stared into Jaina's wide-eyed face. 1

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