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Publisher's Summary

BioWare and LucasArts—creators of the hugely popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game—have combined their storytelling talents and cutting-edge technology for an innovative new massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create their own personal Star Wars adventure 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader.

Now, number-one New York Times best-selling author Sean Williams brings the world of the game to life in his latest novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.

Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.

None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.

But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy.

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Critic Reviews

"This novel is tied in to the Star Wars universe at a stage in its history that is still being explored in print fiction, and it is also the prequel to what promises to be the largest, most ambitious electronic role-playing game yet to be spun off of that universe. With so much riding on its shoulders, the book demands an unusual gift for cracking-good space opera, and that Williams possesses in full measure." (Booklist)

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This is the BEST Star Wars Novel yet;

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance the most enjoyable?

I'm not familiar with "THE OLD REPUBLIC" story lines, so I was a bit unsure about this book. Would there be….<br/>1.) Jedi & Sith characters fighting with Light Sabers? <br/>2.) Star-fighters? <br/>3.) Boba Fett? <br/>4.) Weird Aliens? <br/>5.) A great big complex & dangerous plot device bringing all our heroes together to fight some huge evil space "doo-dad"??<br/><br/>Glad to report - YES!

What other book might you compare Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance to and why?

I will keep and eye out for more Sean Williams work in more audio-books from now on!

Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

All good

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

STAR WARS THE OLD REPUBLIC "FATAL ALLIANCE"<br/>By Sean Williams gives the listener/reader all the scenes & characters you'd be expecting and hoping for in a STAR WARS story.

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This is the BEST Star Wars Novel yet;<br/>A really good writer. A well crafted novel - great plot points, interesting twists, complex characters, intertwining into an ever execrating conclusion! EXCELLENT BOOK! <br/><br/>• Sith Lord is really EVIL - the Darth Nosteratu of the Dark-Side. The relationship with his apprentice is strange & frightening but then it works out to an emotional satisfying conclusion. <br/><br/>• The Jedi Master is wise and beautiful and powerful. Her Apprentice is the best traits of the of Mark Hamil's young Skywalker . <br/><br/>• The "Gruff Space-Jockey" is cocky, funny, and smart, with a Droid side-kick... high on the cool-o-meter.<br/><br/>And…you get a Boba Fett (like) character who NEVERS takes off his helmet, - gets in a fight scene using all kinds of cool hidden weapons in his armor, plus a flying "rocket pack".<br/><br/>Then, we get an… "Alien Menace"! <br/><br/>(This is where "STAR WARS THE OLD REPUBLIC - FATAL ALLIANCE" steps up to a whole new level of great science fiction literature.) <br/><br/>The Alien Menace is VERY creepy & VERY alien, and V E R Y dangerous! <br/>(…like the "Ridley Scott Alien" or the all black 2001 alien artifact.)<br/> The story dips into Horror. Intense! It's lot of fun to see "Star Wars" characters deal with a frightening Science Fiction mence that might have come from a more serious, deeper end of the genre pool.<br/> <br/>It's powerful scary. <br/>I LOVED IT! <br/><br/>I will keep and eye out for more Sean Williams work in more audio-books from now on!

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Amazing book. A definite must read.

What more can I say? I loved this book and the characters within it. Amazing tale of four people with four different ambitions coming together to fight a common foe.

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Interesting Telling

Would you listen to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance again? Why?

Yes, Because it is a very interesting story that covers a period of galactic history that has some interesting happenings in them. that coupled with going into the reaches of wild space all very interesting viewpoints

What did you like best about this story?

the inclusion of Mandalorians, as well as a three way battle between the republic, the sith, and the mandalorians

Have you listened to any of Marc Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He brings the quality

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

The whole book is an interesting listen

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Not the best

Of all the Old Republic stories this was my least favorite. I forced myself to finished and glad I did, the last few chapters were great and kept me entertained.

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difficult to stay focused

I found it difficult to stay focused while listening to this audiobook. great performance helped me get through this

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Meh

What disappointed you about Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance?

Not my favorite. Nothing particularity bad about it, I just never enjoyed it that much.

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Wow, highly recommended!

I was so enthralled with this book that I would listen every chance I could. It was well written and extremely well narrated. The story moved along nicely. Would actually listen to again.

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One of the best

The story was much better than I expected. It was very interesting to see the events unfold from so many different angles, while still being able to empathize with all of them on some level.

This is now one of my favorite Star Wars books

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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

SWTOR Fatal Alliance was very long book with 5 important storylines to keep straight. That being said, it was a very good book. I did have to read/listen to this to fully appreciate the story. I really love the young Sith characters in all of the legends books and this was no different.

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very good

good read easy to randomly jump into if you don't know old republic. enjoyed it both times