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Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole presents a stirring new tale set in the Star Wars® universe: the dramatic story of a heroic X-wing pilot on the razor's edge between the Force--and the dark side.

Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron's elite fighting force. Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert mission for the New Republic, and Corran vows to find her. To do so, he knows he must develop the latent Force powers inherited from his grandfather, a legendary Jedi hero. He joins Luke Skywalker's famed Jedi academy to begin training, only to quit in frustration at Skywalker's methods. Now Corran is on his own. Using his Corellian undercover experience, he must infiltrate, sabotage, and destroy a ruthless organization in order to find his wife. But to succeed, Corran will have to come to terms with his Jedi heritage--and make a terrible choice: surrender to the dark side...or die.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 4
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Ka-Don Q ,

Inspirational it was

Plenty of action and intrigue woven around a personal journey for Corran Horn becoming a Jedi through training by Luke at the Jedi Academy and through his discovery and learning of his family history/ legacy.
This story is told in the first person by Corran Horn with great introspection. At the same time, it is an exciting and fun read while giving the reader serious issues of personal development and a view into what it is to be a follower of the way of the Jedi .
I found this journey story to be very personally inspirational as their teachings are applicable to readers . I found myself highlighting and note taking on my ebook all through it.
It is a book I'll read again.

The DoodooBeast ,


Great story. Did a nice job of filling in the story without it feeling forced. I love the first person telling from The Hero, a good change up to the series.

Almanx3 ,

My Favorite

I've read hundreds of Star Wars stories and this is by a wide margin my favorite. The writing style and character development are nearly without parallel in the Expanded Universe. A must read for any Star Wars fan.

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