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Publisher's Summary

After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure!

Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor. 

Luke has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions for serious damage control. Han and Leia follow, intent on protecting their children from what could be grave danger. But none of them are prepared for what they find when they reach their destination.

A colony of mysterious aliens is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space. The leader of the alien nest is resolute. Adept in the Force, he is drawing old friends to his side, compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his - even if it leads to all-out war....

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Critic Reviews

"Davis's range is astounding. He captures numerous well-known voices - those of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, Han Solo, the robots, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious - with perfection....These are magnificent productions." (AudioFile)

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would be great if it was full book

hate abridge versions. wish it was full. They left out to much details and started randomly

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Good book but abridged

I liked the book but I am sad that it is abridged. The book itself is quite long so I understand why they could not include everything.

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terrible!

missing so much. abridged version sucked. I own the book hard copy and I would prefer it in that. abridged is terrible and this was my tester book to see if I would enjoy audio books. terrible.

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Kevin Thompson is a Sith

You have destroyed the balance sir. MIA is content. KIA are the characters. The universe is still expanding... Despite your best efforts to abridge it.
I call for a vote of no confidence in your producing!
Audible: please elect a new producer who can bring balance to the force.

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short

its to damn short for the price, but it could be good in the end story isnt packed but its a start but not for a full price all 3 books should be for the price of one if you ask me

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better than decent

This really is a decent start to the transition from new jedi order era to legacy of the force era. Strong characters like Mara Jade are one of the reasons to regret Disney tossing the EU as canon. it's obvious this author wanted to tie in the same characters from star by star, (which was authored by the same person) and I think it was handled very well.

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Kind of bland

Davis keep reverting to his southern accent making everyone sound like Lando. Really hard to stay immersed after listening to Marc thompsons narrations.

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Great story

loved this story, it has some good plot twist to keep the story going strong.

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Good but abridged

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It was probably a good book

It was probably a good book, but I really couldn't tell. the abridgement was so bad I had to focus on figuring out what was going on, rather than on enjoying the story.

Kevin please, give us unabridged recordings of these old legends books. Outbound Flight, Choices of One, Survivor's Quest, Dark Nest, X-wing, NJO... I'd buy them all.