There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians -and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear.
What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.
©2011 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2011 Random House Audio
the last 6 chapters were golden but this book as a whole could have been monumentally better, or even have just had more action and representation of revans past. were talking about the most revered and complex jedi in the galaxy, and he gets duped by a 2nd rate sith lord? cmmmmon.
Of the MANY Star Wars titles I have listened to, this book stands out. Not a single word is wasted or superfluous. It is a dark tale, yet one I find myself wanting to revisit. One of my all time favorites.
Of course Revan stands out, but the stories of each character have their own rich and compelling part in this epic tale.
If made into a movie, the tagline would be "Dark Savior," or something that can be taken more than one way after you've come to the end of the story.
Of all the Star Wars novels, this and Darth Plagueis are my favorite tales thus far. I would recommend this story for anyone with or without an interest in the Star Wars universe.
If this had been the first book in a series I would be excited to read the next one, but it's not. The story just ends; the stage is set, the characters have been introduced, and just as the director seems to be about to shout "Action!" all the lights go out and they tell you to go home.
The book only gives us brief glimpses into the past of Revan. While the larger questions raised by the book are answered, I was left with more questions about Revan than when I began. This was probably intentional. But as good as the story, characters, performance and writing are, they are all hampered by what seems to be an attempt on the author's part to condense a trilogy into a single book. I would have been fine with a trilogy, especially if it contained an ending.
After reading the Thrawn Trilogy I expected nothing to come close into comparison. This book and performance surpass it easily. It's a wonderful action packed story that brought new elements of the force.
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