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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2: Omen

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Publisher's Summary

The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo's shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order's influence within the Galactic Alliance.

Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen's fall to the dark side - and to learn what's turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics.

But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice, and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate.

Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala's police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala's iron will - at the expense of the Jedi Order.

But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.

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©2009 Christie Golden; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Series fans will enjoy this entry and the continued exploration of the huge and mysterious Star Wars galaxy." (Booklist)

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    Chaim Spring Valley, NY, USA 06-26-09
    Chaim Spring Valley, NY, USA 06-26-09
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    "A necessary evil"

    Okay. I follow Star Wars and have read most of the novels in the SW Universe. The book was palatable because a) it continues to develop the story line and b) once again my favorite characters were brought to life by a *great* narrator. However, this series in general is beginning to become predictable. A couple more Jedi go nuts and Luke/Ben visit one more world and learn one more of Jacen's force abilities. *Yawn* The book could have been longer and could have developed the story line deeper. I also think that suddenly fabricating a new Sith race is.... kind of shallow. ( As was done by releasing "Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice" in May 2009.)

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Buttweiler 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Omen: Book - 2"
    If you could sum up Star Wars in three words, what would they be?

    I am writing this review after listening to the first 5 books in the series. Omen has been my favorite book yet. Ben Skywalker grows considerably in this book, and I like the dynamic between him and Luke. The author captures that teenage attitude well. The story line is starting to heat up.

    I would listen to the Star Wars books in the following order:

    The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
    Heir to the Empire
    Dark Force Rising
    The Last Command

    The Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn
    Specter of the Past
    Vision of the Future

    The Legacy of the Force series
    Legacy of the Force: Betrayal by Aaron Allston
    Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines by Karen Traviss
    Legacy of the Force: Tempest by Troy Denning
    Legacy of the Force: Exile by Aaron Allston
    Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice by Karen Traviss
    Legacy of the Force: Inferno by Troy Denning
    Legacy of the Force: Fury by Aaron Allston
    Legacy of the Force: Revelation by Karen Traviss
    Legacy of the Force: Invincible by Troy Denning

    The Fate of the Jedi series
    Fate of the Jedi: Outcast by Aaron Allston
    Fate of the Jedi: Omen by Christie Golden
    Fate of the Jedi: Abyss by Troy Denning
    Fate of the Jedi: Backlash by Aaron Allston
    Fate of the Jedi: Allies by Christie Golden
    Fate of the Jedi: Vortex by Troy Denning
    Fate of the Jedi: Conviction by Aaron Allston
    Fate of the Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden
    Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse by Troy Denning


    What other book might you compare Star Wars to and why?

    Be sure to listen to the Thrawn books before these.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Legendary


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Luke: "What's one of the first things you learned in training to be a Jedi?"
    Ben: "Don't cut your own head off with your lightsaber."
    Luke: "After that."
    Ben: "Your eyes can deceive you. Be mindful of your feelings. Girls are fun but dangerous. Lando has extra cards up his sleeve."
    Luke: "Well, the truth is in there somewhere…"


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Acker Ozark, MO, United States 06-25-12
    Mark Acker Ozark, MO, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011

    Husband, father, nurse, geek culture affianado, tech junkie, late-blooming history lover, armchair theologist, Lego enthusiast, and follower of Christ.

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    "A nice continuation of the story!"

    I don’t really understand the criticisms of this story. Some complain that it feels like filler or some incomplete set-up for the next in the series. But really, what do you expect when you get into a 9-part series that was written as one continuing story? You're not going to get all the answers and conclusions in Part 2!!! Others have complained about the narration which really surprises me. Yes, it sounds a little funny when the adult male narrator does a “little girl voice.” But what do you expect? That’s part of listening to an audio book with one narrator! I say his performance is outstanding!

    As for the story itself, this is a nice continuation from part one. The new alien world we are introduced to is very interesting and has a story line you can wrap your teeth around. The evolution of the father/son relationship between Luke and Ben is very well done and touching. I’m stoked to learn more about “Ship” and what its capabilities are. So far it's really spooky in all the right ways. I like how the force is emplained in a new light that makes you think it may be less simple than a "light side" and "dark side." At the same time, it does't trample on what we already know about the force as "canon."

    2 books in and I’m loving this series! I’ve never read a Star Wars novel before and may have had some prejudices again people who have, but I think I’m becoming a convert!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Unleashedregret 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Cliffhanger!"

    It is a great addition to the fate of the Jedi series. Loved It and the reader

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    DeBora 11-24-16
    DeBora 11-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    another great series would recommend it for any Star Wars fan awesome narration and great storyline

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    Eduardo 09-27-16
    Eduardo 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!!!"

    Excellent book, by far the best book in the series. Can't wait for the next book.

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    james healy 05-02-16
    james healy 05-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Apart of the series..just not the best part"

    Not as good as the first book but still holds its own. Way more than good enough to want to listen to the next one.

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    Cindy janesville, WI, United States 04-06-16
    Cindy janesville, WI, United States 04-06-16 Member Since 2014

    I am a self employed artist who listens to books while I work. I go through a very large selection of books because of it.

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    "needs more action"

    the book needs more action great production quality it says I need 3 more words

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    John 01-12-16
    John 01-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Marc Thompson...Man of a Million voices"

    Oh man does he nails those impressions, wish he narrated all the books wooo :)

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    Chadwick 06-04-15
    Chadwick 06-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great!"

    Looking forward to hearing more from this series. Enjoy the mixture of music and background noise.

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  • Mark Brady
    10/22/09
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    "Very disappointing."

    I had listened to the first book (Outcast) in this series (Fate of the Jedi) just prior to Omen and I found Omen a big disappointment. The writting quality is very poor in places and there is little or no character development and the plot is an almost total rehash of Outcast the first book in the series. There are one or two major plot developments but they are handled so badly that I almost feel that this book could be skipped and readers of the Fate of the Jedi series wouldn't miss it. I hope the next book in the series returns to the quality of Outcast. Wish I had kept my credit and used it to buy the next Fate of the Jedi book (Abyss) instead.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Greg McQuillan
    4/29/15
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    "Great narration"

    Enjoyed this, looking forward to the next, hoping the action picks up a bit. The narrator is excellent as usual.

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