By Kathy Tyers
Vector leading, the recent York instances bestselling first novel within the New Jedi Order sequence, boldly ventured into uncharted megastar Wars territory, bringing a component of darkish tragedy and suspense into the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and the opposite mythical figures of that galaxy some distance, far-off. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the lack of one in every of its maximum heroes. Now veteran superstar Wars writer Kathy Tyers keeps the epic fight among solid and evil because the New Republic, led by means of the battered yet nonetheless unbroken Jedi, braces for the following onslaught of its cruel alien foe.
Poisoned through centuries of technological extra, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, lengthy deserted by means of its personal population, who reside above their polluted global in orbital habitats. yet there isn't any position else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In trade for a brand new domestic, the refugees will paintings to revive the planet to health and wellbeing, below the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo.
As tempers start to flare among the Duros and the hot Republic, and among teams of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn known as Droma arrive to maintain the peace. they're unaware that Leia is on Duro . . . and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their approach, trying to find a lacking Jedi apprentice. And none notice that the Yuuzhan Vong have selected this embattled planet because the subsequent aim of their brutal coreward thrust.
The unrest simply strengthens Jacen Solo's turning out to be trust actual Jedi aren't struggle, yet may still lead others to peace via a deeper figuring out of the strength. Now, because the fragile balance on Duro threatens to break down into violence, Jacen Solo needs to face his maximum challenge: At what aspect does using energy develop into aggression? no matter what he makes a decision, his subsequent step may perhaps tip the galaxy's future towards the sunshine or towards darknessówith the lifetime of a person he loves placing within the stability . . .
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But Liberty’s devotion is somewhat . . conditional. After what’s happened recently, I wanted to take a few moments and speak to those who are more—let us say, in sync with my ideals. I wanted to thank you. Both of you. Things lie ahead and—well, no one knows the hour of his passing. It’s more important than ever that we stay united. ” He smiled, the neatly trimmed black-and-white beard parting to reveal white teeth. ” Jim had thought he was a jaded cynic. But at Mengsk’s words, he actually blushed.
And what I don’t believe in . . ” He stabbed a finger down, and the image disappeared. A light began to flash almost immediately, indicating that Arcturus wanted to have the last word, but Valerian was done. Behind him, the White Star, having shaken itself mostly free of the zerg, moved slowly around to fire on one of the ships trailing the Bucephalus. It landed a perfect hit on the Patroclus, and more red-orange death sprang up. Two battlecruisers, then. Two of the twenty-five that had accompanied Valerian would be able to make the jump with him.
The Bucephalus and a single other vessel of the “fleet” were all that accompanied the Hyperion as it fled to its next brief respite. Anger burned, cold and seething, in Valerian’s gut. He punched a button. ” “I did, and I’m right sorry about it,” came Raynor’s voice. It was laced with genuine sympathy. ” “I agree, but I know that Swann and his team are working as fast as they possibly can. Judging by the last time, we’ve got about fifteen minutes or less before your dad finds us again, assuming that Swann hasn’t gotten all the bugs yet.