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Book 4, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Legends

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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!

Based on the epic videogame from BioWare and LucasArts


The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.

But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force—but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal—which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear’s reign of terror.

Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff’ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid’s former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don’t seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.

Praise for Annihilation
“An espionage story interwoven with personal conflicts . . . space battles, lightsaber fights, and gripping spy missions . . . Annihilation may be Karpyshyn’s strongest novel yet.”—Roqoo Depot
“Pure Star Wars action-adventure entertainment as only Drew Karpyshyn can write it.”—The Founding Fields

Customer Reviews

It was ok, if you are pro-Republic

If you are fan of the Republic then this is the book for you. It was evident that DK did not do any research when writing some of the characters like Darth Gravus. He was totally out of character which soured the book for me from the get go. This is a book that is for the Republic all the way.

An Incredibly Fun Book

To fully enjoy this novel one has to come in with the right expectations. Don’t go in expecting a deep story, compelling narrative, or philosophical views of the nature of the Force. Instead, expect a fun story full of action, suspense, and humor. I would also recommend being familiar with some parts of The Old Republic video game as the book does make references to characters and events in the game, but the book can still be enjoyed without that knowledge.

Star Wars - Annihilation.

I love all the Star Wars books by this author but I can't freaking stand his obsessive use of the various forms of the phrase shake/shook/shaking his/her head in this one!
SMH is already driving me crazy by every moron on FB or Instagram but come on!

Now it's in a Star Wars novel?

Why would you let such a stupid social media trend influence your writing?
Do you think your readers will relate better?
Just do it once then.
Not in every chapter!

Readers keep track as you go please.
I'm dying to know how many times this fool uses the phrase.

Nobody shakes their head!
They just nod disapprovingly!

Shaking your head would signify panic or fear unless you're insane.

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Nov 13, 2012
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Legends
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