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Repercussions from the dark side's fatal seduction of Jacen Solo and the mysterious plague of madness afflicting young Jedi continue to wreak havoc galaxy-wide. Having narrowly escaped the deranged Force worshippers known as the Mind Walkers, and a deadly Sith hit squad, Luke and Ben Skywalker are in pursuit of the now masterless Sith apprentice. It is a chase that leads to the forbidding planet Dathomir, where an enclave of powerful dark-side Force-wielders will give Vestara the edge she needs to escape - and where the Skywalkers will be forced into combat for their quarry and their lives.

Meanwhile, Han and Leia have completed their own desperate mission, shuttling madness-stricken Jedi from Coruscant to a safe haven in the Transitory Mists and beyond the grasp of Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala. But the bold maneuver has intensified Daalas fury, and she is determined to shatter Jedi Order resistance once and for all.

Yet no greater threat exists than that which still waits in the depths of the distant Maw Cluster: a being of pure, ravenous dark-side energy named Abeloth calls out across the stars to Jedi and Sith alike. For some it may be the ultimate source of answers crucial to their survival. For others it could be the ultimate weapon of conquest. But for all, it is a game-changing and life-altering encounter of untold magnitude and a tactical gambit with unimaginable consequences.

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Engaging

I really liked the audio-back version of Backlash. March Thompson really helps bring the story to life with his impersonations of the various characters. His Luke Skywalker and Han Solo voices are pretty dead-on and really sound like Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, making them truly sound like the characters.

His characterizations of the Sith, the Dathomiri, The GA officials, Imperial officials, and other characters give a sense of the story that just reading the book the normal way does not.

I'd highly recommend any Star Wars audiobook who has Marc Thompson as the narrator/character voices.

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loved it

loved it. to hell with disneys cannon. this will always be my cannon. legands my ass

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holy shit this book is amazing

if your not a fan of the new SW cannon and hate the last Jedi movie Read this book I wish this series was made into a movie that last few chapters are so epic you'll be amazed

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fate of Jedi series rocks!

Halfway through fate of Jedi series and it's awesome! Can't wait to finish the rest of it!

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Whole series is 20x better then the Disney cannon!

Better the the new sequels by far. They need to retcon it and make this the new sequels!

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Ready for the next!

I wish it didnt end but I'm happy for the next one and M.T. has been one of my favorite readers

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Awesome

if only disney adopted this narrative. incredible book to listen and read. love Mark Thompson

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if you love star wars you'll love this.

I've read this series a few times before, so it great to listen for a change. marc Thompsons narration is the best 👌

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the story is reaching a turning point

it's a little heavy handed in galactic politics at times, but we're nearing the climax.

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Better than Disney star wars

disney star wars is crap. legends respects the universe and the characters. disney sucks ass.

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  • Dan Rouge Wolf
  • 02-15-17

the forces

it's a great read that you very mush to enjoy so much.
a well read story out of this world

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  • Mr. OJS
  • 11-08-16

Story dragged

Narrator excellent as always. Production good. Story dragged on and on. Author paid by the page for this one. But I ploughed on regardless.

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  • Abbey
  • 12-06-15

A great adventure

Would you listen to Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash again? Why?

Yes, a great adventure with great characters and plenty of links back to previous books.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked watching (listening) to Luke learning more and more to trust in Ben's investigative skills and instincts as they try to figure out what Vistara is really up to.

What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Marc Thompson is a fantastic narrator giving each character distinction with the voice he uses.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would love to have listened to it in one sitting, but I'm not sure I could focus that long! 45 min segments left me wanting more each time.

Any additional comments?

A brilliant book in a brilliant series, the intrigue just keeps growing deeper and a cliffhanger? I need the next one now!