By Greg Keyes
The striking Star Wars area experience maintains in The New Jedi Order as Luke Skywalker, Anakin Solo, Mara Jade Skywalker, and others conflict their deadliest enemy in a story of nonstop motion, shadowy evil, and mind-blowing triumph . . .
No longer content material with the destruction the Yuuzhan Vong have already sown, Warmaster Tsavong Lah has demanded the heads of the entire Jedi. Now the Jedi Knights are in negative danger–and none extra so than the younger scholars on the Jedi academy on Yavin four. Already the sympathizers often called the Peace Brigade are within the Yavin system–and a Yuuzhan Vong fleet isn't really a long way behind.
At Luke Skywalker’s request, Talon Karrde mounts an excursion to rescue the younger scholars. Anakin Solo has his personal rules. Impatient, and figuring that forgiveness is less complicated to return through than permission, he is taking off for Yavin four in his X-wing.
When it involves self belief, braveness, and uncooked strength expertise, Anakin has few friends. but if his buddy Tahiri is separated from the opposite academy little ones and captured via the Yuuzhan Vong, even Anakin could be in over his head. For the extraterrestrial beings have a special destiny in brain for Tahiri, and they're going to cease at not anything to accomplish their bad ends . . .
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Chapter 11 A dozen light-years off, the twin blue giant suns that were Alpha Crucis dominated heaven. Even as images in a viewscreen they left burning after-images, and it would have been dangerous to let an unprotected eye dwell upon them. The immediate danger, though, was closer at hand, where the Merseian task force clashed with a Terran flotilla that had been unfortunate enough to intercept it. Cyntath Gadrol of the Vach Ynvory, called Cannonshield, commanding from the dreadnaught Ardwyr, had sprung his trap and set to work inflicting maximum destruction before the outnumbered Imperials should break off and flee.
She leaned close. "I never mind. " Her innate seriousness rose afresh. "But you haven't answered me. All right, the Empire was bumbling along fairly peacefully, and Magnusson's revolt is a disaster. Don't I know it myself? However-my parents always told me to look at every side of a question-would his success be a catastrophe? I mean, I've heard you say often enough that we no longer have any such thing as legitimate government. " "Well, yes, he is," Flandry admitted, "although a shrewd swine.
She gave him a stark smile. "Is that a surprise? Haven't they always taken what advantage they could, when the Empire's been in disarray? " "This case is oddly different," Flandry said. "There've been the predictable skirmishes in the marches, yes. No major thrust. " She stiffened. "Why? " He spoke softly, as was his wont when discussing terrible things. "Yes, the Realm of Gorrazan is the pathetic souvenir of a botched attempt at empire, a few colonies and clients on a few second-rate worlds near the home sun.
Conquest (Edge of Victory, Book 1; Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 7) by Greg Keyes