Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance (Unabridged)
by Sean Williams
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BioWare and LucasArts—creators of the hugely popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game—have combined their storytelling talents and cutting-edge technology for an innovative new massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create their own personal Star Wars adventure 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. Now, number-one New York Times best-selling author Sean Williams brings the world of the game to life in his latest novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance. Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone. None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world. But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy.
A great read..
If you are a fan of the Darth Bane novels then check this one out too. It is certainly Sean Williams best book to date. Highly recommended.
We Do Not Recognize Your Authority!
This is a great book that makes you want the next one! It has a complex detailed storyline that isn't weighed down by the fact it is a star wars novel. Listen or read this book because you like sci-fi. The characters act the way they should and their motivations come across a genuine. There is depth and development of character where it's supposed to be without the pointless unrealated story arcs that plaque many other star wars books. The secrets that unfold are not obvious and yet are not way out in left field. You are given the opportunity to enjoy the story and be surprised at what happens next. There are passages left for you to figure out rather than you being spoon fed like most star wars books. I'm very happy with this one.
definitely worth listening to
stellar narration, great character development, and an engrossing and creative plot. includes political intrigue, great fights, and lots of unexpected twists. you get to follow the story line from the perspectives of several key characters. a must for fans of the darth bane novels. i'll be listening to this one again.