|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2011|
|Number of Pages:||410|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.48|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.57 x 1.36 x 9.26|
Christie Golden is the author of more than 35 novels and several short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Her works include Vampire of the Mists, Dance of the Dead, The Enemy Within, Instrument of Fate, numerous Star Trek novels, Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, and the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning.
As Luke Skywalker; his Jedi son, Ben; and the Sith apprentice -Vestara Khai travel the galaxy in search of the dark Force-wielding entity known as Aboleth, they explore the abandoned planets of the Lost Tribe of the Sith, bringing Vestara to a decision that will change her life forever. On Coruscant, the power vacuum left by the deposal of Natasi Daala once again awakens the old mistrust of the Jedi and exposes a conspiracy that shatters the foundations of the Galactic Alliance.
Golden's latest novel, the eighth installment in a nine-volume saga that takes place 40 years after the events of the Star Warsr trilogy, brings many plot threads to the point of no return. Characters grow stronger through their successes and failures, with hints of yet another generation born attuned to the Force.
Verdict: Golden's excellent storytelling captures the essence of the beloved space opera and should leave series followers eagerly anticipating the story's conclusion.
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How long can the Jedi remain in power?
How far will the Sith go to rule supreme?
What chance do both stand against Abeloth?
As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power—which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood.
On Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Suddenly surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must struggle to keep the GA government from collapsing into anarchy.
The Jedi are committed to maintaining peace and ensuring just rule, but even they are not prepared to take on the combined threats of Sith power, a deposed dictator bent on galaxywide vengeance, and an entity of pure cunning and profound evil hungry to become a god.
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