This is the era of Luke Skywalker’s legacy: the Jedi Master has unified the order into a cohesive group of powerful Jedi Knights. But as the new era begins, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued with visions of an approaching darkness. Evil is rising again–out of the best intentions–and it looks as if the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle. Honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties as the Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy.
When a mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush–from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape with their lives–it’s the most alarming evidence yet that sparks of political unrest are threatening to ignite into total rebellion. The governments of numerous worlds are chafing under the strict regulations of the Galactic Alliance, and diplomatic efforts to enforce compliance are failing. Fearing the worst, the Alliance readies a preemptive display of military might in a bid to bring the rogue worlds in line before an uprising erupts. The designated target of this exercise: planet Corellia–renowned for the brash independence and renegade spirit that have made its favorite son, Han Solo, a legend.
Something of a rogue himself, Jacen is nevertheless duty bound as a Jedi to stand with his uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, on the side of the Galactic Alliance. But when the wary Corellians launch a counterstrike, the Alliance’s show of force–and a secret mission to disable Corellia’s crucial Centerpoint Station–give way to an armed skirmish. Once the smoke clears, the battle lines are drawn. Now the specter of full-scale war looms between a growing cadre of defiant planets and the Galactic Alliance that some fear is becoming a new Empire. And even as both sides struggle to find a diplomatic solution, mysterious acts of treachery and sabotage threaten peace efforts at every turn.
Determined to root out those behind the mayhem, Jacen follows a trail of cryptic clues to a dark rendezvous with the most shocking of revelations . . . while Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader–a lethal enemy who strikes like a dark spirit on a mission of doom. An agent of evil who, if Luke’s visions come to pass, will bring untold pain to the Jedi Master . . . and to the entire galaxy.
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Great book and Narration, I just didn’t know it was abridged
Please have disclosures for audio books being abridged and please include unabridged versions. Waste of money as it only took 3 minutes before I was done listening do to content being removed.
Great intro into the expanded universe.
If you don't have the time to listen to or read every single series of the expanded universe directly related to the movies but still wish to get into it, the Legacy series is IMO a perfect place to start. The core is still intact (and still see plenty of action) but you are introduced to new characters as well who will keep you compelled and keep the Star Wars universe fresh while maintaining the same look and feel of the original movies. I'll say one thing: this isn't sugar coated feelgood stuff. Some crazy s""t goes down. The ending of this one will leave you floored. I'm halfway though book 3 now and it hasn't gotten boring at all. Quite the opposite actually.
I started listening to the audiobooks because I do long drives several times a year and this helps to kill the time. If you do long drives or fly a lot and want to get into the Star Wars EU, these audiobooks are perfect. The narrator is also top notch.
The only complaint I have is that the audiobooks in the Legacy series are rather expensive.