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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, cloaked by the Force and riding with the hostile Sand People, have returned to the dunes of the desert planet Tatooine in hopes of finding what Luke so desperately seeks: contact with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke is hoping the old Jedi Knight's spirit will tell him how to help his love, Callista, regain her lost ability to use the Force. Tormented and haunted, Luke cannot rest until Callista is a Jedi in the fullest sense, for only then will the link between their minds and souls be restored. Yet brewing on Tatooine is news that will shake Luke and Han and threaten everything they value.

The disturbing piece of information is that the evil Hutts, criminal warlords of the galaxy, are building a secret superweapon: a reconstruction of the original Death Star, to be named Darksaber. This planet-crushing power will be in the ruthless hands of Durga the Hutt: a creature without conscience or mercy.

But there is worse news yet: the Empire lives. The beautiful Admiral Daala, still very much alive and more driven than ever to destroy the Jedi, has joined forces with the defeated Pellaeon, former second in command to Grand Admiral Thrawn. Together they are marshaling Imperial forces to wipe out the New Republic.

Now, as Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Artoo and Threepio regroup to face these threats, they are joined by new Jedi Knights and Callista. Together they must fight on two fronts, outshooting and outsmarting the most formidable enemies in the galaxy. In Dark Saber, the Jedi are heading for the ultimate test of their power: a test in which all the temptations of the dark side beckon. And Luke Skywalker must draw upon his innermost resources to fight for a world in which he can not only live, but dare to love.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merida | 2/14/2014

    " This book is bad. Really, really bad. Also unnecessary. Don't read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 2/5/2014

    " As is often the case with Star Wars novels, they tend to be a mixed bag. Thankfully however, this one turned out to be much in the spirit of the original movie series (same great characters) while still containing an interesting plot. As with any book, there are plot holes or parts that may seem difficult to believe, but on the whole they are rather hard to notice when you get caught up in the adventure. Kudos to Kevin J. Anderson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Kukwa | 1/22/2014

    " The follow-up novel to "Children of the Jedi" is a novel interested in being as ambitious and entertaining and frentic as possible. Every moment seems iconic, every conflict takes place on a grand scale, and the use of continuity is first rate. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew | 1/18/2014

    " This is the worst Star Wars novel of all time to me. It involves the Hutts building another Deathstar on their own dime, as cheaply as possible, and they want it shaped like a lightsaber. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 1/15/2014

    " Curse you, Darksaber. You managed to wrench me out of the Star Wars fandom for years by being so bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 1/15/2014

    " This was far better than Children of the Jedi which came before it. The jedi students defending Yavin was quite entertaining. The destruction of the darksaber was rather anti-climactic though to my mind. Luke and Calista's trip seemed pointless and a red heiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 1/9/2014

    " Much better than Children of the Jedi. Anderson handled Callista well, making her a lot more interesting than she has any right being, but I still can't wait for her to leave the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 1/2/2014

    " I think this book got a little too close to Barbara Hambly's sequence. It got some HOLY BAD WRITING, BATMAN all over it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marco Antonio | 12/31/2013

    " I read this years ago, and I still remember to this date, that was one of the most refreshing Star Wars novels that I had in my hands. I see by the way of the other reviews here, that not everyone thinks out of the box, and they love to say it to the world eheheh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Castellanos | 12/12/2013

    " Though not officially a sequel to "Children of the Jedi", you're probably gonna want to read that first (be prepared...its boring!!) But this book was MUCH better and MUCH MORE fast paced than the prior Callista book. Almost worth sitting through the first book in the pseudo-series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 11/26/2013

    " Not a good one. The whole Hutt storyline could be spotted a million miles away. And you have Luke in deep thought about his jedi-less girlfriend; yet he never once considers that his sister is in a happy marriage to a non-Jedi?! It was Star Wars, which I love, but weak. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mauri | 10/29/2013

    " Utterly unremarkable. Part of a sequence that included Children of the Jedi, Planet of Twilight, and the Dark Fleet Trilogy, all of which I forced myself to read, then summarized all six for a friend who was reading them with me (I didn't want her to stop in horror). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete Faziani | 8/17/2013

    " I want to really like this novel, and I think Kevin Anderson did well with what he was given, but on the whole I felt like this was fluff and filler. When the major plot development in the first half of the novel is just written-off, I felt cheated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard Houchin | 11/13/2012

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. Ah, well, I'll squirrel away the memories on the internet and free up a book shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry E | 9/4/2012

    " Action sluggish; still worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 7/24/2012

    " More action against the Hutts and a new weapon, the Deatstar, Darksaber is under construction. This is a decent SW book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany | 7/22/2012

    " Kevin J. Anderson... Stop milking the cow that is the Star Wars universe... (Too late x 100, I know.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Callista | 4/24/2012

    " Except for the opening sequence, utterly uninteresting IMO. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabelafastoe | 1/12/2012

    " Read it for the 3d time now, still awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/18/2011

    " This was the first Star Wars book I ever read, so I admit that it holds a special place for me. Still an excellent book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 3/27/2011

    " DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!! I am sorry, but it blew chunks and took decent side characters with it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/31/2011

    " This is why Star Wars books are mostly... OKAY.... or sucky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/23/2011

    " The follow-up novel to "Children of the Jedi" is a novel interested in being as ambitious and entertaining and frentic as possible. Every moment seems iconic, every conflict takes place on a grand scale, and the use of continuity is first rate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Endor | 1/15/2011

    " May Callista die.

    Right now, I'm upset with Luke because I know what happens later on in the books, so him spending all his time talking about how Callista is his "one true love" is making me really sick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/29/2010

    " I enjoyed this story more than the previous books. I was not really a fan of this Calista character though cause she has turned Luke into a douche. The super weapon though is hilarious, and Daala is still awesome. You really gotta feel bad for her sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wesley | 6/22/2010

    " Not a bad, but not a great book. This was a weird lull in the Star Wars universe where a bunch of unrelated arc-less books were being written. Hard to really get into those sometimes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 4/9/2010

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. Ah, well, I'll squirrel away the memories on the internet and free up a book shelf.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/26/2010

    " A typical Star Wars novel. Nothing deep, but the good guys win a satisfying victory while Star Wars fans will appreciate a little Death Star history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wealhtheow | 1/6/2010

    " The most interesting part of this book is not the Jedi, or the apprentices, or even Luke and his soggy relationship with Callista, but rather it is the power struggle between various Imperial factions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel2 | 12/22/2009

    " Some of the first books I'd read as a kid. I wonder if they would be so great if I read them now??? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ron | 11/29/2009

    " Amateurish. Ridiculous improbabilities, even for SW fiction. Two-dimensional characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marietta | 11/11/2009

    " This book is bad. Really, really bad. Also unnecessary. Don't read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 10/22/2009

    " Sequel to Anderson's 'Apprentice' trilogy is a good, solid bit of space opera.
    I really like the class of Jedi trainees he introduces. Shame more wasn't done with them. Would like to have seen more stories with Luke and his students going on adventures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany | 7/2/2009

    " Kevin J. Anderson... Stop milking the cow that is the Star Wars universe... (Too late x 100, I know.) "

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About the Author
Author Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his books number over twenty million and appear in thirty languages—among them the bestselling prequels to Dune, cowritten with Frank Herbert’s son Brian. He has written more than forty national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Readers’ Choice Awards.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.