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Edge of Victory 1: Conquest (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order) Paperback – April 3, 2001

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"The dazzling Star Wars" space adventure continues in The New Jedi" Order" as Luke Skywalker, Anakin Solo, Mara Jade Skywalker, and others battle their deadliest enemy in a tale of nonstop action, shadowy evil, and spectacular triumph . . .
No longer content with the destruction the Yuuzhan Vong have already sown, Warmaster Tsavong Lah has demanded the heads of all the Jedi. Now the Jedi Knights are in terrible danger-and none more so than the young students at the Jedi academy on Yavin 4. Already the sympathizers known as the Peace Brigade are in the Yavin system-and a Yuuzhan Vong fleet is not far behind.
At Luke Skywalker's request, Talon Karrde mounts an expedition to rescue the young students. Anakin Solo has his own ideas. Impatient, and figuring that forgiveness is easier to come by than permission, he takes off for Yavin 4 in his X-wing.
When it comes to confidence, courage, and raw Force talent, Anakin has few peers. But when his friend Tahiri is separated from the other academy kids and captured by the Yuuzhan Vong, even Anakin may be in over his head. For the aliens have a different future in mind for Tahiri, and they will stop at nothing to achieve their horrific ends . . .

About the Author

Under the name J. Gregory Keyes, Greg Keyes is the #1 bestselling author of The Age of Reason series, featuring Newton’s Cannon, A Calculus of Angels, Empire of Unreason, and the upcoming The Shadows of God. He is also the author of The Blackgod and The Waterborn. Keyes is a teacher at the University of Georgia and is pursuing a Ph.D. in the anthropology of belief systems and mythology. He was born in Mississippi and was raised there and on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.
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Product Details

  • Series: Star Wars: The New Jedi Order (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books; 1st edition (April 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345428641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345428646
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Conquest' is the shortest novel in the New Jedi Order line thus far, but don't let that discourage you - it's also in many important ways one of the best. Like `Hero's Trial' before it, `Conquest' follows only one character, Anakin this time, through the bulk of the book. Though it is short, this entry reveals more to us about the Vong as a people, as a culture, than any three novels before it. In addition, it's nice finally to see a New Jedi Order novel that actually focuses on the Jedi. Greg Keyes certainly isn't the best author who's been inducted into the Star Wars fold recently, but he definitely *is* one of the most engaging. At times, Keyes' style seemed a little "fan fiction-ish" rather than "profic." The sentence structure and word choice sometimes just didn't feel professional, but that is easily overlooked because it didn't detract from the novel, it was just different.
The plot is straightforward: Several months after Yuuzhan Vong Warmaster Tsavong Lah's offering to end the invasion if all the Jedi are turned over to him, the Peace Brigade, as well as planetfuls of desperate people near the path of the invasion route, are out hunting Jedi - pretty much completely unhindered by the New Republic government. Because of this, the schism that has been growing between the Jedi deepens drastically. Figuring that Yavin IV, home of the Jedi Academy, will be a Vong target, Luke sends Karrde to evacuate the trainees, but Anakin knows he won't get there in time, and rushes off, against Luke's direct orders, to help his friends. He arrives in the Yavin system to find that Karrde has not yet arrived, but the Peace Brigade has. Thus begins Anakin's trials and tribulations, which will last the rest of the book.
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Well, I'll admit that when I started this book, I wasn't expecting much. Mostly because I liked Balance Point a whole lot, and suspected that anything coming immediately after it would be eclipsed by it from birth. Man, was I wrong! While this book didn't have as large and diverse a cast of main characters, or anywhere near as complex a plot, the overall writing and style was definitely on a par with anything that came before it! The scene descriptions were breathtaking, the death of a certain character heartbreaking (at least if you've read Junior Jedi Knights), and the battle scenes nerve-bending, without being overly bloodthirsty (unlike some others I could mention). I am actually quite mystified at why some would say this book is no more than a glorified Young Jedi Knights novel. To me that's partly what made it so enjoyable, since it followed up on characters and events that were left hanging in that series, yet continuing the flow of this series without too many confusing things being thrown in at once. The main focus of this book was Anakin Solo, which was cool, since he has always (from the day of his birth) been shunted aside and practically ignored at times in favor of his dynamic and outgoing brother and sister, and one can see how he's maturing. Anyway, the Vong Warmaster has called for the heads of all the Jedi, (particularly Jacen's) saying that if all of the remaining Jedi are turned over to them, they will stop their viscous pummeling of New Republic forces. Unfortunately, many citizens of the New Republic, having been terrified into a frenzy, are dumb enough to believe the ultimatum, and so eagerly begin to hunt Jedi, while the fractitious New Republic government simply looks the other way.Read more ›
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If Balance Point (Star Wars, The New Jedi Order #6) is Jacen's story, "Conquest" is Anakin's.

The Yuuzhan Vong go to Yavin to wipe out the Jedi. They capture Anakin's best friend, Tahiri, whom he must save. Along the way, Anakin makes an unlikely ally. Through deep philosophical discussions, Anakin finds his place within the Force, where it exists within the galaxy -- a deeper understanding.

Tahiri is young, fourteen, but only two years younger than Anakin. In an effort to make her appear childlike and naive, the author portrays her as almost a caricature of a child to start. As I read her dialogue, I could only imagine a cartoon character speaking. This made it very difficult to become immersed in the tale. Only after her capture did everything get much meatier. Anakin's journey fully immersed me in the story. We learn things we never knew about Yuuzhan Vong. He grows, he learns, as we do.

If you are looking for other major characters, they won't appear more than briefly. I almost thought I wouldn't like it, but the heart of the novel was well worth my while.
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The Yuuzhan Vong invaders have devastated many planets and slaughtered countless innocents. Now Warmaster Tsavong Lah has demanded the heads of all the Jedi. So desperate for survival that they are willing to believe anything, the people of the galaxy are ready to deliver into Yuuzhan Vong hands the Jedi, who have become scapegoats. None are more willing to hand over the Jedi than the Peace Brigade. Sixteen-year-old Anakin Solo is strong in the Force, strong enough to be a powerful Jedi. But he is also headstrong and impatient. When he and his older brother and sister come to the conclusion that the Jedi Academy may be a target of the Peace Brigade, he defies orders and leaves for Yavin IV. He especially fears for Tahiri, his best friend from childhood, who is currently at the Academy. He lands on Yavin IV to find a Peace Brigade fleet in the system and Yuuzhan Vong ships on the way. Anakin helps to hide the students and then plans to create a diversion and flee, but his plan is hindered by Tahiri and two other students, who stay behind against Anakin's orders. When Tahiri is captured and handed over to the Vong, Anakin fears for her life. But it's not Tahiri's life that's at risk, for the Yuuzhan Vong have a horrifying plan for her - to make her one of their own. This was a thrilling addition to the New Jedi Order series that I reccomend to all Star Wars fans.
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