Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2: Omen (Unabridged)
by Christie Golden
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The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo's shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order's influence within the Galactic Alliance. Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen's fall to the dark side - and to learn what's turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice, and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate. Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala's police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala's iron will - at the expense of the Jedi Order. But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.
Loving this series and Marc Thompson!
Omen and Outcast are a great start to a new nine book series that will come out in the next couples years. Christie Golden is a newer writer to this era, but I think she is doing an awesome job, she has a great way of bringing in a number of different characters, and not just focusing on the Dream Team (Han, Leia and Luke). She does a great job of jumping between time periods and locations, never making it difficult to follow what is taking place. Marc Thompson is doing an awesome job for this series, I have never really been into audiobooks, but after listening to him, I want to go back and buy all the other Star Wars books on audiobooks (sad that Marc doesnt narrate them).
Abyss is the next book and it is set to come out in August
Marc Thompson is the MAN!
I kind of wish Marc Thompson would go back and narrate all of the old New Jedi Order books. I'd buy all of them if he did!