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As the Yuuzhan Vong’s spectacular conquests continue unchecked, Luke Skywalker, Han and Leia Solo , and Wedge Antilles are forced to destroy what they have risked their lives to create. . . .

Scattering like rats before the Yuuzhan Vong’s invasion of Coruscant, the panic-stricken members of the New Republic Advisory’s Council pause just long enough to set up a mock defense on nearby Borleias—a transparent attempt to buy time that fools no one, least of all the Jedi.

Leia and Han Solo trek from world to world to foment rebellion against the New Republic’s disastrous appeasement policies. But Luke Skywalker has chosen the most dangerous assignment of all: to sneak into the Yuuzhan Vong’s stronghold on Coruscant. His outrageous scheme to gain entry is either brilliant or suicidal, depending on the outcome. And bearing down swiftly on Borleias is a Vong invasion fleet, determined to destroy the galaxy’s remaining defenders. . . .

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!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
March 26
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Ganner Rysode ,

Can’t Miss for Vital NJO Character Development

This book starts to put the finishing touches on Jaina’s development in the series and is vital to understanding who she is as you continue through the future “legends” series.

The theme that is plainly evident in this series; the incapabilities of the older generation, giving way but also balance to the new youthful energies and a fuller understanding of the Jedi teachings, finds much of its conclusion in this book and I wouldn’t recommend missing it.

Luke’s story arc that begins in part I and concludes in part II doesn’t really fit into the overall storyline, like at all. But consider that particular mini-arc to be a casualty that this type of group authorship of a series is subject to and enjoy everything else!

James Hedrick ,

Not one of the best

I've read well over 30 of the expanded novels. This one is written much different then the others. I have stayed in order and most of the others have read seamlessly between the different authors. To me it's written a level down from the others. More like for a younger reader. Still I've been on the journey of these books, so I can't stop the continuing story.

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