The Jedi Order has taken control of the Galactic Alliance, but forces still loyal to the deposed chief of state now conspire to regain power. Meanwhile, Luke and Ben Skywalker race in hot pursuit of Abeloth, an evil entity hell-bent on controlling—or destroying the galaxy. The two lone have other problems too: A Sith death squadron has set father and son squarely in their crosshairs. A very eventful installment of the popular Star Wars Fate of the Jedi series.
The exiled Luke Skywalker, his Jedi son, Ben, and Sith apprentice Vestara Khai continue their precarious alliance as they track down the Force-wielding entity known as Abeloth, convinced it is responsible for the attacks of madness affecting Jedi throughout the galaxy. On the planet Coruscant, Leia and Han Solo concentrate on the political and tactical problems affecting the discredited Jedi Order, following paths that lead them to the seat of the Republic's power. The seventh installment in the nine-volume "Fate of the Jedi" series (and the first in a "mini-trilogy" that rounds out the series) takes the action into the heart of the Republic as a Jedi knight is tried for murder and expands the story to the hostile planet Klatooine as it becomes the staging ground for a long-awaited confrontation that could decide the fate of those whose destinies rely on the Force. VERDICT One of three authors (along with Christie Golden and Troy Denning) contributing to the latest series in the popular and growing opus of Star Wars® novels, Allston (Outcast; Backlash) remains true to the spirit of the characters, combining wry humor and passionate conviction with splendidly depicted action scenes. [Library marketing.]
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Series: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi Series , #7
Format: Mass Market Paperback