Twenty-one years after the Battle of Endor, the New Republic will face an even darker enemy. . . .
More than two decades after the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and broke the power of the Emperor, the New Republic has struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread and threatens to destroy the Republic’s tenuous reign.
Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. And as the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces from beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim—an enemy bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen.
Suddenly, Luke Skywalker; his wife, Mara; Han Solo; Leia Organa Solo; and Chewbacca—along with the Solo children—are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, the power of the Force itself may not be enough. . . .
A lot of people left the EU because this story line was “too dark”. All because a main character dies. This is a dark story line, but it presents a threat to the Jedi and company might not believably over come. The Vong, an extra galactic threat with one simple internet. To burn the galaxy down and reforge it in their truly twisted way.
This Universe is Fun So Far
I began this series in audiobook form, so sadly abridged. That being said, it wasn’t a detriment to the story, I really enjoyed the dark tone that is promised by this series debut. The Yuuzhang Vahn sound terrifying and it’s so awesome to hear about Han and Leia’s more interesting children!
I loved this book, except for one particular event that I won't give away, but when you read it you'll know what I'm talking about. :\