Title: I, Mara Jade
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