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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,791 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Kube-McDowell Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the blockbuster best-selling tradition of Heir to the Empire comes this thrilling addition to the Star Wars saga, as peace gives way to a new threat.

It is a time of tranquility for the New Republic. The remnants of the Empire now lie in complete disarray, and the reemergence of the Jedi Knights has brought power and prestige to the fledgling government on Coruscant. Yesterday's Rebels have become today's administrators and diplomats, and the factions that fought against imperial tyranny seem united in savoring the fruits of peace.

But the peace is short-lived. A restless Luke must journey to his mother's homeworld in a desperate and dangerous quest to find her people. An adventurous Lando must seize a mysterious spacecraft that has weapons of enormous destructive power and an unknown mission. And Leia, a living symbol of the New Republic's triumph, must face down a ruthless leader of the Duskhan League, an arrogant Yevetha who seems bent on a genocidal war that could shatter the fragile unity of the New Republic - and threaten its very survival.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/18/2014

    " The worst Star Wars book I ever read. And truly, that is saying something to earn that distinction- it beat out Barbara Hambly and her off the charts absurdity. Congrats, Michael P. Kube-McDowell! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tracy | 1/16/2014

    " Eh. Not as good as SW books can be (the X-Wing series), but not as horrible as many of them (Courtship of Princess Leia, for instance). The trouble with many of the SW books that feature the movie characters is that I find the characterizations in the book to be extremely inconsistent. Leia in this book is ineffectual, naive, and narrow-minded, pretty much the opposite of her movie character. Luke goes from peaceful hermit determined to take no more action in the world to an impatient jerk while in the company of the book's only other female character, another weak (despite her supposed power) and deceitful woman. Han is barely present except to give updates on the kids and do one minor thing to forward the plot, and old favorite Admiral Akbar seems a bit lame, too. Lando and the book's new characters, however, are interesting, and the plot is intriguing. I assume all the disparate plot elements will come together in the next book, and perhaps will make up for the jarring interpretations of beloved characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex Castellanos | 1/13/2014

    " There are a lot of things I loved about this book. The addition of the Yevetha was great. I found them very intriguing and I love cunning villains. I thought Lando and Lobot's story was good and a nice way to tone down the intensity of the Han/Leia/Nil Spaar story. But I was really disappointed in Luke's involvment. I would have enjoyed this book and the series a lot more if his story didn't stray so far from the prequel movies...can't blame McDowell though since this was written in 1996. Overall I enjoyed the book and the series. Good time-spender! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Derrick | 1/7/2014

    " What a load of crap. Bad story made even worse by bad writing. "

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