The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners "face-to-face" for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers.
Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous - something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.
Her name is Aryn Leneer - and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him - even if it means breaking every rule in the book.
©2011 Paul S. Kemp (P)2011 Random House Audio
It just seems as though the Paul Kemp didn't have a good handle on what it meant to be a Sith. I can not recall how many times he mentioned in dialog about how Peace is this or that but never does he recall the first four words of the Sith code, Peace is a lie. I just wanted to hear a little more about the internal battle within Malgus about his love Elenna. Reguardless, this is still a great story and I would still recommend.
Marc Thompson is spectacular as always, of course.
The story is compelling and the characters are surprisingly human. The action sequences also leave very little to be desired.
You'll need to know the background of the era, or else you might be a little confused about the politics and the state of the galaxy.
Overall, this book was a lot of fun.
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