Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected - and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes - and far deadlier consequences.
Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.
©2013 Troy Denning (P)2013 Random House Audio
Luke Skywalker... 'Nuff said.
Everything! Marc makes the book come to life, it's amazing that he's the only one that actually narrates it.
Though it does have it's issues... sure. It is very compelling, so yes.
See, I love the book but there are issues with the story. It's not very consistent and it throws you off stride. (Not the good Timothy Zahn 'of stride') i think Mr. Denning can make great novels, he has shown this, but this could have been better.
(SPOILERS!) Personally I would have thought a better swan song would be a more classical Jedi vs Sith book but instead Troy goes for a more exotic Columi vs Jedi book that leads them to the Not-Mortis. Now this is were it slipped for me.
The monolith wasn't executed well, and it didn't really mesh with the already explained nature of the monoliths in the Clone Wars episodes (and my personal theory, that they are some type of Tho Yor.) The execution of Not-Mortis was not very well done, the Story threw you around, and the characters felt to wide spread in a similar way to the villains in Batman Arkham City.
Nevertheless the issues surrounding this story are problematic but the areas where they are aren't large, therefore it's like a couple bad bites in a brownie. I would definitely suggest this to any star wars novel reader, casual or otherwise. It's the swan song (So far as we know....) to the original trio team up so it can't be passed up. Unfortunately it's the swan song to the original star wars trio team up. :,( Don't actually trust that statement as i'm sure another novel will reveal the death/fate of Han, Luke, and Leia.
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Yes, It was a nice brisk read and Marc Thompson is, to me, the quintessential voice for Star Wars books.
The action is good and it is like spending time with old friends.
Marc Thompson is the voice of Star Wars. His narration of the characters are spot on. Just flawless in his execution at all times.
No, but I enjoyed listening a piece at a time. It is a good Star Wars novel. That being said there really isn't such a thing as a GREAT Star Wars novel. They are fun, light reads but nothing awe inspiring.
I'd recommend this book to any Star Wars fan. it is good for all ages. I listened to this one with my 12 year old daughter and she liked it just as much as I did.
This is Troys weakest work that I've read. I've loved his work in LotF and FotJ but this one falls flat
Marc knocks it out of the park again.
stars for connie
Marc Thompson I love the way he reads the book and how he brings the characters to life. I like the audible books because you get a feel of the action and he seems you are part of the story and you are more aware of the story.
All the old characters was back together and I was glad to see new characters. The story was good and I was kind of glad they was fighting a new foe instead of the just the Sith.
The Sith was present and this will strengthen the story and I hope it will lead to another story. Han, Leia, and Luke are older and the children are older also I think this is how the saga shall proceed.
Action and excitement he makes you see and feel the story. The special FX are also good they help you experience the story better.
I laugh at some of the scenes and I cried when I thought that Luke or Leia may not have made it. I felt sorry for some of the other characters too.
The story was good but they were a little off about Mortis and I think that could have been done a little better. But since I have been following Star Wars so long and I have seen the Clone Wars series it explain it better in one of their episode and the Dawn of the Jedi series by Dark Horse comics explains it better and you can just start putting all the pieces together. But I really enjoyed the book and I was glad that it was set after The Fate of the Jedi I hope that will be more stories In the future to build on the younger characters and other Jedi working together to make the Jedi more stronger.
The emotions, moods, music, feelings, and the ending of this cannot beat by reading.
A good continuation to the other star wars books.
The ending with Luke's revelation.
The ending was unexpected, but I guess it was bound to happen.
Marc Thompson has the ability to bring this average book into something I enjoy. His skills at bringing characters from a written media into an audio environment is simply amazing. All the star wars characters in my head have his stellar performance bringing them to life.
Fan of sci-fi/fantasy and comedic essays. Possibly three penguins in a man suit.
A good standalone novel that brings in elements from across the Star Wars Expanded Universe - reading the other books (and watching related video) will enrich your experience of the story while tie-ins you don't immediately recognize will still stand on their own. Vital elements for a conclusive story.
Not so much the narrator as the overall performance could have cut back on the sound effects. While they sometimes do their intended task of enriching the experience, they ended up doing more distracting than enriching, for me.
The ultimate conclusion to the adventures Han, Luke, and Leia started in A New Hope!
The amount of time and focus spent on the visceral experience of injury seemed to have a disconnect with the cinematic experience presented by most Star Wars stories.
Absolutely, no questions asked. Marc Thompson brings out the story so vividly in my head that whenever I'm done reading a book that he narrates, I sometimes think that I've "seen" the movie, so powerful is the imagery he creates.
The Cantina scenes; Lando; new characters.
Hmmmm.. Difficult.. very difficult to answer... He does them all best!
The failure to prevent what happens at Lando's mining colony.... The bad decisions of a certain mandalorian.. it was sad :(
I really like the music, voice effects and sound effects that are added to this book, on top of Marc Thompson's stellar performance! My brain really creates an actual movie on the fly in my head !
Fantasy Novels 4 Life
The Continuation of life after The Fate Of The Jedi
The regulars of course. Luke, Jaina, Lei,Han,Lando etc.... But the author has created some new characters that rock. I miss a strong female villain. But this book has several.
All of them he should redo every book. He makes the saga great. I hope he is highly paid.
It made me have faith in star wars books again. I love them but the last few were just okay not bad but just okay. this one rocked.
Please have Marc Thompson redo the New Jedi Order but make it unabridged. You would sell a lot of copies. Since they have like 19 books in series that's a lot of cash. do it.
The star wars saga continues and is still got it.
Luke skywalker he had always been my favorite.
There are to many to name one.
I love these books and this author.
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