Star Wars:  The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way

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Random House, Inc.
The time of reckoning is close at hand. Events in the New York Times bestselling Star Wars The New Jedi Order series take a decisive turn, as the heroes of the New Republic prepare for their most volatile clash yet with the enemy—from without and within.

In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the New Republic divided by internal strife, and on the verge of bowing to conquest. But those who steadfastly refuse to consider surrender—Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their children and comrades-in-arms—are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds. And now, finally, there are signs that the tide may be turning in the New Republic’s favor.

After capturing crucial Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter-pilot Jaina Solo prepares to lead a daring surprise strike against an enemy flagship. Meanwhile, Jaina’s brother Jacen—liberated from the hands of the enemy and newly schooled in an even greater mastery of the Force by the Jedi Knight Vergere—is eagerly poised to bring his unique skills to bear against the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the New Republic’s provisional capital, the retired, ailing hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a major tactical plan that could spell the beginning of a swift end for the Yuuzhan Vong.

Yet even as opposing squadrons face off in the depths of space, intrigue runs rampant: in the heated political race for Chief of State . . . in the shadows where Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations . . . and in the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi Knight whose allegiance is impossible to predict. And as Luke Skywalker sets about reestablishing the Jedi Council, the growing faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveil a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. But in doing so, they may be dooming the New Republic to becoming the very thing it has sworn to fight against—and unleashing the power of the dark side.

Baker & Taylor
Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife and intrigue as Luke, Han Solo, Leia, and their companions vow to stop the Yuuzhan Vong, and a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils an ultimate weapon that could not only destroy their enemies but also make them vulnerable to the dark side.

Blackwell North Amer
In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the New Republic divided by internal strife and on the verge of bowing to conquest. But those who steadfastly refuse to consider surrender - Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their children and comrades-in-arms - are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds. And now, finally, there are signs that the tide may be turning in the New Republic's favor.
After capturing crucial Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter-pilot Jaina Solo prepares to lead a daring surprise strike against an enemy flagship. Meanwhile, Jaina's brother Jacen - liberated from the hands of the enemy and newly schooled in an even greater mastery of the Force by the Jedi Knight Vergere - is eagerly poised to bring his unique skills to bear against the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the New Republic's provisional capital, the retired, ailing hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a major tactical plan that could spell the beginning of a swift end for the Yuuzhan Vong.
Yet even as opposing squadrons face off in the depths of space, intrigue runs rampant: in the heated political race for Chief of State . . . in the shadows where Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations. . . and in the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi Knight whose allegiance is impossible to predict. And as Luke Skywalker sets about reestablishing the Jedi Council, the growing faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. But in doing so, they may be dooming the New Republic to becoming the very thing it has sworn to fight against - and unleashing the power of the dark side.

Baker
& Taylor

Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife as a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a weapon that could destroy their enemies and make them vulnerable to the dark side.

Publisher: New York, New York : Ballantine Publishing Group, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345428509
0345428501
Characteristics: 448 p ; cm

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Chinderixx
Jul 18, 2017

"I believe I've found the trap I've been looking for." -Admiral Ackbar

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Chinderixx
Jul 18, 2017

"Let me point out that if Luke Skywalker was after power, he wouldn't have needed to destroy the Death Star, or fight Emperor Palpatine hand to hand, or help his sister found the New Republic. All Master Skywalker would have needed to do would have been to join his father, Darth Vader, at the right hand of the Emperor, and in that case his power would be unlimited, and you and I and everyone here would either be dead or enslaved." -Cal Omas

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Jul 18, 2017

"What the Empire would have done was build a super-colossal Yuuzahn Vong-killing battle machine. They would have called it the Nova Colossus or the Galaxy Destructor or the Nostril of Palpatine or something equally grandiose. They would have spent billions of credits, employed thousands of contractors and subcontractors, and equipped it with the latest in death-dealing technology. And you know what would have happened? It wouldn't have worked. They'd forget to bolt down a metal plate over an access hatch leading to the main reactors, or some other mistake, and a hotshot enemy pilot would drop a bomb down there and blow the whole thing up. Now that's what the Empire would have done." -Han Solo

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Chinderixx
Jul 18, 2017

It takes a little bit for Destiny's Way to pick up, but once it does, it's pretty good.
In this book, Jacen and Vergere return back into the main story with the rest of the characters after being stuck on the changed Coruscant. We get to see a little bit of the Imperial remnant that has been sort of absent in the series up until now, and there is also a lot of parts where the Yuuzhan Vong make plans to defeat the New Republic.
This book also expands on the character Omini, and it becomes clear that he's going to be very important in the rest of the books in this series.
One of the things I really liked about this book was all its references to the prequel and original trilogy, and other E.U-Legend books. I also enjoyed reading all of Luke and Vergere's discussions and arguments. Some of the things they talked about were very interesting.
There was also a little bit of humor in here, and I think that's always good for a serious book.
Destiny's Way has a lot of important things happen and is one of the better New Jedi Order books that I have read.

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