Title: I, Mara Jade

Author: JediMara77

Timeframe: post-TTT

Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker, apprentices at the Jedi Academy, and others

Genre: romance, drama, angst

Summary: Mara Jade faces the hardest struggle of her life as she trains at the Jedi Academy while trying to come to terms with her past as the Emperor's Hand. She didn't count on a blue-eyed Jedi Master with issues of his own becoming the biggest challenge of all.

Acknowledgements: Thanks go to George Lucas, Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole, and Kevin J. Anderson for allowing me, and other fanfiction writers, to borrow their characters and ideas. I promise to return them in mint condition.

Thanks to Jade_eyes for being my cheerleader and beta, and to kataja for letting me "borrow" the fabulous word bicce.

Author's Note:This AU was inspired by the novel I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole, and covers some of the events of the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson and the Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn.

Author's Note 2: I wrote this story for National Novel Writing Month 2010.

Author's Note 3: While writing this story, I made a "soundtrack" that I listened to for inspiration. Below are the track listings, and as I post chapters I will note songs that accompany them.

Try – Nelly Furtado

Anything but Ordinary – Avril Lavigne

Everything – Alanis Morissette

The Kiss – Trevor Jones, The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack

Aquarium – Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals

Reflections of Passion – Yanni

Cursum Perficio – Enya

Breathing Space – X-Ray Dog

Storms in Africa – Enya

Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Full of Grace – Sarah McLachlan

The Winner Takes it All – ABBA

White Flag – Dido

Sandstorm – Darude

Your Congratulations – Alanis Morissette

Nearer My God to Thee – Eileen Ivers

Now We Are Free – Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer, Gladiator soundtrack

Utopia – Alanis Morissette