Based on the epic videogame from BioWare and LucasArts.
The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.
But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force - but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal - which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear’s reign of terror.
Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff’ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid’s former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark-side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don’t seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.
©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio
Absolutely love Mark Thompson. His performance throughout the Fate of the Jedi serious was amazing. He really makes the books enjoyable. I was a little disappointed with how this particular series ended though. It felt a little anti climactic. I struggled a little bit towards the end to get through it.
Straight to the point.....If your a fan of SWtOR game then you'll absolutely love this listen. If not you may or may not enjoy. Because I knew a lot of the back story of the characters from playing the game and watching all the YouTube game blogs I knew this listen was for me :)
Narration was amazing as always, though the story wasn't as compelling as some of the other old republic books. I will say that I still enjoyed it very much but it lacked some of the deep and intense feelings other old republic books brought to you. Though I may be a bit bias because I love any book about a sith lord causing chaos in the galaxy.
Marc Thompson's narration is superb!
Fun story - looking forward to more.
It's a bit weird that it takes place so long ago - as in knowing what happens 3,000+ years later with A New Hope. Having said that - a fun ride.
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