An exciting new era of Star Wars history is about to begin--as fantasy and
science fiction's most acclaimed authors propel the legendary epic into the
next millennium, introducing us to a rich cast of characters that features
old favorites--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the
next generation of Jedi and never-before seen creatures, droids, and deadly
agents of darkness. In Vector Prime, the launch novel for this thrilling new
saga, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes the Star Wars
universe to previously unscaled heights of action and imagination, expanding
the beloved story of a galaxy far, far away . . .
Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed
the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New
Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the
peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in
outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic's
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. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with
her daughter Jaina, her sister-in-law Mara Jade Skywalker, and the loyal protocol droid
C-3PO, to conduct face-to-face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he
proves resistant to Leia's entreaties--and, far more inexplicably, within the
Force, where a being should be, was . . . blank space.
Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the
law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he
attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to reestablish the legendary Jedi
As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat
surfaces, unnoticed, beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy
appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike
anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly Luke, Mara, Leia,
Han 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, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself
may not be enough. . . .
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!
Seriously Great (or Greatly Serious?)
A hard hitting, more realistic Star Wars story that doesn’t pull punches. I read it soon after it was first published years ago and it is/was worth reading (and buying) again. This one, single book is great to enjoy independent from the rest of the books in the series, and is written better than most of the others, too. The (mostly human) classic characters of Star Wars face a truly alien extra-galactic species that would probably be more realistic of what an actual alien encounter would be like: warfare based on insurmountable cultural and genetic differences. A previously unknown, threatening, intelligent but foreign thinking warfaring species from another galaxy with radically different technology threatening violent conquest while the Homo sapiens-centric known galaxy flounders about, mired down by political squabbles.
It falls upon the scattered, (and perhaps intentionally), disorganized Jedi to mount some sort of defense while the aliens decimate some of the mightiest military forces in the galaxy.
It challenges the cheesiness and tropes of nearly every other Star Wars story ever told and is a welcome, but almost chilling, interesting take on the Star Wars universe.
Amazing book. Great start to one if the beast in seen stories in the whole Star Wars universe.
The Kinda Slow Start To The Epic Series
Star Wars The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime is the first book in the nineteen volume epic. Like most Star Wars books, it has it's share of fun new worlds, characters, creatures and humerus moments, but over all it's pretty slow moving. The story is so big that it takes the whole book just to establish the characters and the commencing of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Jecen and Jaina, who also star in the Young Jedi Knight series, return in this series just a little older and wiser. All our favorites like Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca also reappear in the novel. Although it's not so action packed as I had expected it to be, Vector Prime is a pretty good start to the NJO series. The story has some decent suspense and is thought provoking. The Yuuzhan Vong present an intriguing new concept and definitely change the way you look at the galaxy. Over all it's an interesting Star Wars tale that grows with each of the New Jedi Order books that follow.