By Kathy Tyers
Vector leading, the recent York instances bestselling first novel within the New Jedi Order sequence, boldly ventured into uncharted celebrity 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 a ways, distant. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the lack of one in every of its maximum heroes. Now veteran celebrity Wars writer Kathy Tyers maintains the epic fight among stable 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 via centuries of technological extra, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, lengthy deserted via its personal population, who stay above their polluted international in orbital habitats. yet there's no 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 wellbeing and fitness, 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 observe that the Yuuzhan Vong have selected this embattled planet because the subsequent aim of their brutal coreward thrust.
The unrest basically strengthens Jacen Solo's becoming trust actual Jedi will not be struggle, yet may still lead others to peace via a deeper knowing of the strength. Now, because the fragile balance on Duro threatens to break down into violence, Jacen Solo needs to face his maximum issue: At what aspect does using strength develop into aggression? no matter what he comes to a decision, his subsequent step might tip the galaxy's future towards the sunshine or towards darknessówith the lifetime of an individual he loves placing within the stability . . .
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