The story was much better than I expected. It was very interesting to see the events unfold from so many different angles, while still being able to empathize with all of them on some level.
This is now one of my favorite Star Wars books
Currently listening to all the Star Wars books.
SWTOR Fatal Alliance was very long book with 5 important storylines to keep straight. That being said, it was a very good book. I did have to read/listen to this to fully appreciate the story. I really love the young Sith characters in all of the legends books and this was no different.
While another great performance by Mark Thompson, the story feels like it lacks a portion of the Star Wars magic that draws a reader in. An entertaining story, one that is well-written and performed even better, but it nevertheless leaves you with an odd feeling at it's conclusion. One that carries a strange emptiness with it, like if you had a familiar dish served to you with a few new ingredients that were rather pleasant but one of your favorite ingredients was missing.
Characters in this story that should have had more impact seemed to be left on the sidelines, but aside from that this was a very good listen.
Not my first reccommendation, though.
This was the fourth book in the Old Republic series that I've read/listened to. I read Annihilation before this one. While this book is not a Whisper sync book, I read it while listening to the audio book version. This really improves the reading experience and the audio version was an excellent production, read by Marc Thompson, who is excellent at character voices, with great sound effects. I like this book better than Deceived. It started out a bit slow, since there were so many characters to introduce, but once the real action started it became more interesting. By the end of the book I felt like I had gotten to know most of them better. I think Sean Williams handled a difficult narrative well, there were many twists and turns and changed viewpoints by the end of the book. This book had a lot of ground to cover and there were payoffs at the end. I realize some may find this book confusing. To me, it makes it much easier to follow listening while you read along, particularly with Star Wars books, since the production values on the audio are so good. A much better book than I expected.