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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,888 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vonda N. McIntyre Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Princess Leia is dealt a crushing blow when her three children, Anakin and the twins Jaina and Jacen, are kidnapped. Leia's advisers counsel her to wait for a ransom note, but waiting is the hardest thing for a mother to do when her children are in danger. And worse than waiting is her discovery that she cannot sense her children through the Force.

Ultimately, the princess has no choice. She, Chewbacca, and Artoo-Detoo track the kidnappers, following their trail to a disabled refugee ship where the answers provided by Rillao, a mysterious fugitive, only provoke more questions. The refugees' children are also missing and Rillao thinks she knows who has them: a powerful Imperial officer named Hethrir who has his own twisted plans to restore the Empire to its former glory.

Meanwhile, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are on a separate mission to the planet Crseih to investigate a report of a lost group of Jedi. Crseih is at the mercy of strange quantum effects caused by the death of a nearby star that is slowly freezing into a uniquely perfect crystal. This crystal star causes a disruption in the Force, blunting Luke's power and cutting the Millennium Falcon off from Leia and their home base.

What Han and Luke find on the planet is even stranger than a crystallizing sun: a charismatic alien named Waru who has attracted a following of fanatic devotees through his miraculous healing powers. Is Waru a being of benevolence? Or do his healing arts conceal a darker purpose?

As Leia, Chewbacca, and Rillao follow Hethri trail of treachery across space, Luke and Han draw closer to the truth behind Waru's sinister cult. Ultimately they will face an explosive showdown that could determine not only their own fates and the fate of the New Republic but whether the universe itself will survive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ian | 2/17/2014

    " Poorly written, main characters were two-dimentional shadows of themselves. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elon | 2/9/2014

    " Another bang-up addition to the already bloated expanded universe. I like that these authors basically write a standard science fiction story and just use names that correspond to characters from the films and suddenly it's an official LucasFilm licensed book. CHA-CHING. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Merida | 2/7/2014

    " This book is so bad. The entire plotline is weird and flawed, with a really, really odd baddie. I'd recommend giving everything SW book by this author a miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ari | 1/21/2014

    " This was a really good book. Sometimes its hard to forget that Vader did not kill all jedi, just the good ones. The Solo kids are kidnapped by Hethrir, an evil jedi, who wants to sacrafice Anakin to Waru in-order to increase his, Hethrir's connection to the force. Leia goes after them while Han and Luke go on a mission. Natuarlly at the end all story arcs colide and a great ending. McInryre does a great job of story telling and this book really is a lot of fun. "

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