The Unseen Queen is the second book in Troy Denning's Dark Nest Trilogy and picks up the story about a year after the events of The Joiner King. The Killiks have been granted a planet on which to make a new home. However, they have not found peace in the process. Their new nests have been attacked by unknown enemies. And the Killiks decide to hold the Jedi responsible. This creates stress, and the Skywalkers and Solos head to the Unknown Regions in an effort to find out what is going on. The Dark Nest appears to have gone away. One of the problems is that the young Jedi, including Jaina Solo and her close companion Zekk, are full Joiners of the Killik nest and act in its interests. This was difficult for me to accept, but there it is.
We do get to meet some new characters in the book with Admiral Bwua'tu being the most interesting. He grows on you as the story goes along, and he turns out to be a capable military leader and strategist. We continue with the main characters from the previous book plus we once again meet the Squibs who had a fairly big role in an earlier book.
Luke, Mara, Han and Leia assume the responsibility for straightening everything out. Their efforts are interesting, but much of the book is not. Plus, I admit that I just do not like the Killiks. I don’t understand why the particular storyline was selected in the first place. Oh well. I will press on to the final book in the Dark Nest Trilogy.