In the 1990's my mom gave me a paperback Star Wars book. It was geared towards young adults and centered around a "Shadow Academy" that taught both the light and dark side of the force to teenagers.

One of the characters was named Jay or Jason or Jayson or J'son, etc.

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    Could it just literally be Shadow Academy? With Jacen Solo? – Adamant Aug 12 '16 at 1:19
  • @Adamant Yes, I think that's right. I couldn't think of that term until I was writing the question. – Hack-R Aug 12 '16 at 1:20
  • @Adamant Oh, wait, Jacen Solo?? So you're saying it's basically Ky'lo Ren? – Hack-R Aug 12 '16 at 1:21
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    Have you not read Legends in a while? :P – Adamant Aug 12 '16 at 1:22
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    @Adamant It was the only Star Wars book I ever read until the past 3 months. In the past 3 months I've listened to a ton of dark side audiobooks from Legends, but I couldn't find this one on Audible. – Hack-R Aug 12 '16 at 1:23

Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy

The character that you're thinking of is Jacen Solo.

From Wookiepedia:

While on a tour of Lando Calrissian's GemDiver Station, Jacen, Jaina, Lowbacca, and Em Teedee are caught in the middle of an Imperial raid and kidnapped. After being informed of what happened by Lando, Luke Skywalker embarks upon a rescue mission in search of the missing Jedi trainees. Feeling guilty because she was not with her friends and therefore could not help them, Tenel Ka accompanies him.

And of course, there is a "Shadow Academy":

Meanwhile, aboard an assault shuttle that figured prominently in the attack on GemDiver Station, the twins and Lowbacca meet Tamith Kai, the woman who led the attack. The students learn from her that their destination is the "Shadow Academy" where they will be trained to use the dark side of the Force in the service of the Second Imperium. Once they arrive at their destination, Brakiss, one of Luke's former students and the headmaster of the Shadow Academy greets them and reiterates most of what Tamith Kai told them. Jacen, Jaina and Lowbacca are then confined to their own separate cells.

  • Was the Rule of 2 out the window at this point? Or was it cool because they were Dark Jedi instead of Sith? – Hack-R Aug 12 '16 at 1:27
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    @Hack-R - Most likely the latter. – Adamant Aug 12 '16 at 1:28

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