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Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -- Dramatis Personae

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -- Dramatis Personae

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The Saga Continues….For over three decades, the Star Wars universe has been expanding. New drama, new adventures, and new revelations have played out in the pages of bestselling Star Wars novels.

Now, a new nine-book series is set to begin. It takes place almost 40 years after the end of Return of the Jedi. The classic characters of the Star Wars saga are now living legends, starring alongside a new generation of heroes in their endless struggle to bring peace to a beleaguered galaxy.

This is the start of THE FATE OF THE JEDI. This brief guide serves as an introduction to this bold new era of Star Wars storytelling if you’ve never read a Star Wars novel before, or if you just need a refresher on the current standing of the characters and worlds of the galaxy far, far away….

Includes a sneak preview of the new novel Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -- Outcast by Aaron Allston.
The Saga Continues….For over three decades, the Star Wars universe has been expanding. New drama, new adventures, and new revelations have played out in the pages of bestselling Star Wars novels.

Now, a new nine-book series is set to begin. It takes place almost 40 years after the end of Return of the Jedi. The classic characters of the Star Wars saga are now living legends, starring alongside a new generation of heroes in their endless struggle to bring peace to a beleaguered galaxy.

This is the start of THE FATE OF THE JEDI. This brief guide serves as an introduction to this bold new era of Star Wars storytelling if you’ve never read a Star Wars novel before, or if you just need a refresher on the current standing of the characters and worlds of the galaxy far, far away….

Includes a sneak preview of the new novel Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi -- Outcast by Aaron Allston.

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Published by: Random House Publishing Group on Mar 25, 2009
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FATE OF THE JEDI
DRAMATIS PERSONAE
®
 
 The Saga Continues...
For over three decades, the
Star Wars
universe has been expanding. New drama, new adventures, and new revelationshave played out in the pages o bestselling 
Star Wars
novels.Now, a new nine-book series is set to begin. It takes place almost 40 years ater the end o 
Return of the Jedi.
 The clas-sic characters o the
Star Wars
saga are now living legends, starring alongside a new generation o heroes in their endlessstruggle to bring peace to a beleaguered galaxy. This is the start o The Fate o the Jedi. This brie guide serves as an introduction to this bold new era o 
Star Wars
 storytelling or those who have never read a
Star Wars
novel beore or just need a reresher on the current standing o thecharacters and worlds o the galaxy ar, ar away….
 The State of the Galaxy 
 The Clone Wars are distant history. The Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance is a ading memory.In the our decades that ollowed the deaths o Darth Vader and the evil Emperor, the galaxy has known only a ew scant stretches o peaceul times. The Rebel Alliance transormed rom a revolutionary military orce to a legitimate government—The New Republic—in along process as it liberated worlds rom the iron grip o the Empire. The Senate was restored. Luke Skywalker rebuilt the JediOrder. Then, the Yuuzhan Vong came. A violent species o alien invaders, they destroyed entire worlds in their quest to conquer the galaxy. The New Republic teamed with the shrinking Imperial Remnant to counter this threat, and although the alienmenace was deeated, the galactic government was just one o many casualties o this brutal war.From the ragments o the New Republic emerged the Galactic Alliance, but its attempt to enorce order on a war-wearygalaxy proved dicult. Isolationists and independent-minded cultures like the Corellians did not bow down to Alliance rule.When the Galactic Alliance came under the draconian rule o a allen Jedi, Jacen Solo, who adopted the Sith guise o DarthCaedus, this tinderbox exploded into the second Galactic Civil War. Violence erupted between the Alliance and a Conedera-tion o worlds wishing independence. The Jedi Order split rom the Alliance, going rogue to take down Caedus, slain by histwin sister, Jaina, the Sword o the Jedi.By the end o this latest confict, the galactic players were once again rearranged. The Galactic Alliance is still in power,but a new Chie o State has been installed: a ormer Imperial, Natasi Daala. The Galactic Empire’s infuence has grown, asbeings everywhere see and appreciate its relative stability and order compared to the shaky years o Alliance rule.But Daala has never had great love or the Jedi, and their willingness to abandon the Galactic Alliance has given some rea-son to doubt their reliability or even loyalty. How exactly the Jedi will t comortably into this new order remains to be seen….Copyright © 2009 by Lucaslm Ltd. & ® or 
 TM
where indicated.
 
LUKE SKYWALKER
Farmboy. Pilot. Rebel. Jedi. Grand Master. Father.
L
 
uke Skywalker has come a long way rom the starry-eyed armboy whose biggest concern was picking up power convertors rom Tosche Station. Ater helping deeat the Emperor alongside his redeemed ather, Skywalker carried out Yoda’s dying com-mand to “pass on what he had learned.”At rst, Luke’s role was very similar to the one he had during the Rebellion. Hecontinued serving as a pilot and military leader or the New Republic, but he graduallywithdrew rom this active service to pursue his studies in the Force. His travels acrossthe galaxy led him to uncover ragments o Jedi knowledge that the Emperor and hisagents had not wholly eradicated. Luke, though, had to improvise in his teaching meth-ods, adopting practices that would have been considered orbidden during the timeo Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. For example, there was no age limitationplaced on prospective students, and the idea o romantic attachment was not tabooamong this new generation o Jedi.For many years, the idea o settling down and starting a amily seemed impossibleto Luke, who was much more ocused on larger galactic matters. But ate has a way o laying unexpected paths beore a Skywalker. He ell in love with andmarried Mara Jade, a ormer Imperial agent who was also powerul inthe Force. Together, they had a son, Ben, during a time o great confict in the galaxy—the invasion o the violent Yuuzhan Vong. The Yuuzhan Vong War tested the Jedi Order, and ultimately orcedLuke to adopt the mantle o Grand Master o the Jedi and reinstatethe Jedi Council. The new Jedi Order ound diculty in tting into thestructure o the Galactic Alliance, a situation made worse when theAlliance began adopting some draconian methods o enorcing loyaltyamong its member worlds. Jacen Solo, Luke’s nephew and ormer student, grew powerul in the Force and—like his grandather AnakinSkywalker—turned to the dark side in a Faustian bid to bring order and protection to the galaxy and his loved ones. He emerged as DarthCaedus, a Sith Lord, and brought more war and heartbreak to the ex-tended Skywalker amily, including murdering Mara Jade Skywalker. Though tragic, the death o Mara Jade brought Luke and Ben clos-er than they had ever been beore. In The Fate o the Jedi series, ather and son will depart on an important quest together that will test that bond and their ormidable Jedi skills.

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kewpie83 reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Quick Review: My expectations were low for this title, but I must say it wasn't as bad as expected. I loved the 'fun' nature of it, even if the stories were a bit hard to believe at first. I'd read this over LotJ or NJO any day. Allston did good on this-- and made me laugh quite a bit when it came to characters quips! Dare I say-- I might continue the series!

Longer review soon-ish!
stefferoo reviewed this
Rated 3/5
I had given up on the New Jedi Order books for now; it was getting too tedious and I felt like I needed another series when it comes to getting my Star Wars fix.So I skipped ahead and picked up the first book of Fate of the Jedi, not without a bit of optimism, since I had heard good things. And I figured it's as good a time as any to start, now that the last book has come out, completing the series.Anyway, Outcast wasn't bad. I've certainly read better SW novels (recently, like Darth Plagueis) but at the same time I've also read worse.I have a feeling that this book sets up the direction of the overarching story for the rest of FotJ, so as an introduction-type book I can't really complain (thought it was quite obvious that the Kessell side story was thrown in just so Han and Leia have something to do in this book). I'm interested in seeing where the series goes.
sferguson_79 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
A good addition to the Star Wars universe. The political intrigue, unlike in many Star Wars books that I have previously read, seems to be less well done than most, and that lack of polish becomes much more apparent in the next book.This is a worthy addition to the universe, but the book is not well-balanced, the action and overall plot work well, but the political aspects lack what we are used to seeing in Star Wars, and, in fact harken back to a time when a certain 'farmboy' was first entering a Mos Eisley cantina and being told 'we don't serve their kind', a level of naivete not seen since then, seems to rule the Jedi Order in this book... a rather disappointing turn of events.
dk_phoenix_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
When I saw this in the bookstore, I was taken with an overwhelming urge to grab it and read it immediately. I think I've been suffering from sci-fi withdrawal, since most of the sci-fi shows I love have ended (permanently... *sniff*), and it's been ages since I re-watched Star Wars. So, being a complete geek, I bought it proudly and read it, and then realized that it was a very, very stupid thing to do.Why? Because I haven't read the previous Star Wars book series that came before it. And, according to the timeline that you will find inside all Star Wars books (which I'd forgotten about, since it had been over a decade since reading one), the 'Fate of the Jedi' series is at the VERY END of the timeline. As in, spoiler alert for everything in the entire Star Wars universe that came before it.So I now know who marries who, who lived to make it to this series, who died, who has what kids and which ones are good, which are bad, what happens to the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, the wars that were fought / lost / won / are ongoing, and so on and so forth... so, uh... I'm definitely kicking myself for having read this on my first foray back into Star Wars lit. *sigh*That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book (aside from the moments of confusion over a rather major event that happened in the universe's history RIGHT BEFORE this series... which actually deals with the fallout from that event... again, something I would have enjoyed reading about BEFORE this series), and I plan to read the rest of the 'Fate of the Jedi' series (I think there are currently five books in the series). Then I hope to go back and read some of the crucial series that deal with major events in Star Wars history.
saltmanz reviewed this
Rated 3/5
Being a follow-up to the Legacy of the Force series, this book already has one strike against it in the ridiculousness that is Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala. Strike two is the beyond-contrived case of Luke Skywalker's exile. But apart from that, Allston delivers a fast-moving and fairly fun story. Okay, so the Han & Leia side-plot seems pretty irrelevant (barring one minor scene) and wouldn't you know it, Allston manages to shoehorn Wedge Antilles into yet another story. And, yeah, Luke & Ben's initial adventure was pretty pointless, too. But I kept flipping those pages. The overarching mystery of young Jedi going crazy is gripping, and Allston does his Star Wars characters pitch-perfect. Fate of the Jedi is off to an enjoyable, even if not fantastic, start.
nkscf reviewed this
Rated 5/5
An enjoyable start to the new series, Outcast follows the Jedi and Galactic Alliance as an unknown threat takes control of certain Jedi and causes them to ruin the Jedi's public image in the process. Forced to enter desperate measures, Luke, Ben, and the surviving Skywalkers and Solos search for answers, trying to figure out exactly what is going on.I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward to the rest of the series.
qarae reviewed this
Outcast is the first in a new Star Wars series called Fate of the Jedi. Another great story in the Star Wars universe, Outcast takes place 40 years after the fall of the Empire. The Jedi are once again getting identified as a militant organization. Jacen Solo brought trouble to the Jedi when he went crazy, and now Luke Skywalker is being tried for not seeing it soon enough to stop Jacen's tyranical rule. The sentence is 10 years out of contact with the Jedi organization, just as Valen Horn begins exhibiting the same symptoms Jacen did. Ben Skywalker decides to leave with his father, Luke, for the 10 year sentence which they would spend tracing Jacen's journey before losing his mind to the dark side.
tjsjohanna_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Mr. Allston is one of my favorite Star Wars authors and this book is no exception. The storyline is interesting and there are regular injections of clever humor. This is the beginning of a new Star Wars series and it looks to be interesting with a new type of conflict.
pmwolohan reviewed this
Rated 3/5
WARNING: SPOILER REVIEW BELOWI just finished the novel and I was not impressed. If this wasn't a Star Wars novel, I don't think I would have any incentive to pick up the next release.I was interested in all of the three significant storylines, but only the Coruscant based Valin/Jaina/Seff storyline ended up paying off. The others were so lightly developed that they felt rushed and wasted.The Ben/Luke storyline was paced poorly and really fell flat. It seemed as complex a plot as a Scooby Doo mystery. The promise of learning about the Baran Do was initially interesting but we didn't end up with much. Other than the Hidden One, every Baran Do was interchangable with any other. I would like to know more about their philosophy, their history, and why Jacen sought them out. Instead we got a very episodic storyline that left us no further than we had been before. On to the next world!The Han/Leia storyline was abruptly introduced and didn't make much sense. Aside from Leia's Force powers, why would Han/Leia be able to anything better than some geologists/biologists/archeologists? If you are going to go with a Big Dumb Object, we need a little bit more information about it to make it interesting or worthwhile. Instead there are some floating energy harddrives and giant magnetic self-destruct sequences. We barely got a what and where, so don't even think about how or why. What upset me the most was the fact that it doesn't sound like there is going to be any answer to these questions. Another problem I had was how G-rated the book felt. While I understand they were trying to compensate for the backlash against the R-rated NJO and LotF, there was absolutely nothing approaching evil or danger anywhere in the book. Our heroes were fighting groundquakes, spiders, training matches, bureaucracy, and couch potatoes. The most pressing issue was that of Jaina and Co. on Coruscant, which I mentioned as my favorite part of the book.Also, Allston's humor works well to relieve the tension when facing impossible odds and death at any turn (as in the Rogue novels and also the OT). It seems like a realistic coping mechanism and is diluted by the seriousness of the rest of the story. With Outcast, so little of the story was actually serious that the jokes came too often, and started to grate.I think Allston's strengths are in creating individual characters, writing strong dialogue, comic relief, and fast pacing. His world-building is some what lacking as evidenced by the Baran Do and the Kessel BDO which while promising were not detailed enough to engage me. Overall, I didn't feel like I was reading the start to a series, as much as I was reading a complete standalone, and a poor one at that. I realize there were some hints with the ominous voice Allana heard and that Jacen was looking for a Force nexus but we could have just introduced those in the first few chapters of the novel and been spared the sparsely written Kessel and Baran Do plotlines. The book would have been greatly improved by an additional 25 pages of exposition. I didn't have as much a problem with what was in it than what wasn't.
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