Outcast: Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi) (Unabridged)
by Aaron Allston
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After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi. In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction on the damning charges, Luke must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order. Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest and life as he knows it to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order and devastate the entire galaxy.
A New Twist to Star Wars
Honestly, these books are the only thing that keep my peeked interest in Star Wars. Outstanding authors (most are accomplished New York Bestsellers), who really tie the story together in an action-packed adventure, yet stay deep in character development. True, there are some key story lines that didn't fall in my favour (Jacen was my fav. character and I literally cried when Anakin Solo died way back - the first and only time I ever cried reading a book). But the stories are never mundane and the twists are never dull - quite the opposite - I actually fear what happens next as authors are getting more bold to killing off main characters and prime secondary characters. I won't leave any spoilers, but I do love the development of Luke's and Ben's relationship and I'm eager to see how Ben matures into a man during this 9-part series. The audio book is a great compliment to the Hardback novel. Audio books bring out the excitement more with different voices per character and sound effects.
$23.95 are you kidding me?
Dang, What is with the prices?
I'm jacked for this
I can't wait to dive into this i'm so excited. Any one who was a fan of the legacy series should buy this book also. It does seem a bit pricey though... darn you itunes your jacking us nerds out of well needed zit cream money..