Are you watching the new Star Wars cartoon, Rebels? Do you want to know more about Kanan? Well, it takes quite a while to get interesting, but A New Dawn is your jam. There’s insight into Kanan (then under his real name) and his training as a Padawan before Order 66, the first meeting with Hera, and a cyborg efficiency expert as the villain. Okay, only some of those things are cool. At the end of the day, that’s what keeps this book from getting out of mediocrity – John Jackson Miller seems convinced that all of the particular world he’s built and the political junk between the villain and the guy trying to take over his position are much more interesting than finding out more about a hidden potential Jedi. Still, enjoyable enough. Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read it.