Day 98 – Tenel Ka Djo

Tenel Ka Djo
Left: Cover of The Lost Ones. Right: from the book Essential Atlas.

Tenel Ka Djo was a Jedi Knight who started to attend Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy when she was a teenager. She was friends with Han & Leia’s children Jacen and Jaina Solo. Tenel Ka appeared in several books in the Young Jedi Knights, The New Jedi Order, Dark Nest, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi books. All of these books now fall into the Legends category.

Natalie Zutter and Emily Asher-Perrin talk about Tenel Ka a lot in their re-read of Young Jedi Knighst: Lightsabers for Tor.com. Tricia Barr talked about her character for FANgirl Blog in Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars.

Like so many Legends characters there is a LOT to Tenel Ka’s story. Check out her Wookieepedia page to learn more.

Check out the entire list of women in 365 Days of Star Wars Women in the Women in Star Wars Index. It includes highlights from each post plus notes which posts include new 365 interviews with actresses, writers, artists, and more.

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