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THE GALAXY STANDS LEADERLESS. CAN THE JEDI SAVE IT—OR WILL THEIR ENEMIES ENSLAVE IT?
The toppling of ruthless Natasi Daala has left a political vacuum on Coruscant and ignited a power struggle between opposing factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must keep the government from collapsing into anarchy—while facing the combined threats of the resurgent Lost Sith Tribe, a deposed dictator bent on vengeance, and the enduring menace of Abeloth, the profoundly evil entity hungry to become a god.
“[Christie] Golden’s excellent storytelling captures the essence of the beloved space opera and should leave series followers eagerly anticipating the story’s conclusion.”—Library Journal
I have read both the Legacy of the force series, star wars republic commando series, and now this one! This series is awesome! *SPOILER FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK* It does sorta stink that vestara goes back to the dark side but whatever. It makes it more interesting. Maybe she does hopefully. *SOILER ENDING* all in all this is an awesome series!
...sets up nicely for the series finale
Good news, this series finally takes off and sets up nicely for the series finale. While much more interesting than most of the books in the series so far the main plot points are hard to buy into. Without trying to spoil to much; the transition of government that takes place, and the position Abeloth and the Lost Tribe end up in are not very believable. If you take into account the Star Wars Saga and how it took the Sith 1,000 years to take control of the galaxy, it makes this series look like just another EU book that does little to convince me that it is part of that same universe.
I have always been a advocate for consistency and continuity between the various Star Wars media, but the way things have been going with the last two series makes me reconsider. Maybe it will be ok if the new movies overwrite some of this stuff. I don't understand the need for these long multi-book series. There is something to be said about subtlety and quality over quantity. If you are going to have a nine book series then why aren't these major galaxy changing events given an appropriate amount of time to develop, rather than happening over the course of two books.
Highlights in this book are the relationship between Ben and Vestara, and the conflict in the Imperial Remnant, which I really hope settles things once and for all. I don't know how much more moff scheming against other imperials or the New Republic/GA I can take. I haven't read the Legacy comics but I don't think the Empire needs to continue to be a major plot point for the sake of tie-ins.
Very exciting book! I loved the anticipation factor. Why do we have to wait so long for the next one?!?!