An Affirming Flame
|Title:||An Affirming Flame|
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Phantom Menace|
|External Links:||An Affirming Flame (Mac & Anna's Place)|
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Summary: "Written for the launch of the Dead Padawans Society archive. That should tell you something...."
Recs and Reviews
I didn't mean to repeat an author so soon in my recs, but if I had to choose a single story from the first wave of the Dead Padawan Society, it would be this one. (The alternative, dear readers, was not DPS but was much, much worse...) And you do know, don't you, that a DPS story has a dead padawan in it somewhere, yes? Good. The angst quotient is accordingly high. But the thing which really drew me to this story was the quality it shares with M Fae Glasglow's On Day's End and Dinner: an understanding of the Jedi as Other, not simply reflections of ourselves but Force-driven warriors living by their own creed. This story is a pleasant balance to all those diatribes as to how awful the treatment of apprentices is, in both the JA books and in TPM. It shows that a little slapdown in the council chambers is as nothing to what a Jedi might be asked to endure in the field.