A gripping action-adventure novel set during the previously unexplored 'Dark Times' between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. The Jedi order has been crushed under the devious hand of Emperor Palpatine. A new order has risen, one that seeks to dominate the galaxy using the iron fist of Darth Vader. But Vader cannot control an entire galaxy alone. He has selected his own apprentice from among those gifted with Force-sensitive abilities. As the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, this new apprentice must choose their own destiny... This is the official tie-in novel to the next-generation videogame from LucasArts.