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Force Heretic III: Reunion (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 17) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2003
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The Jedi move one step closer to saving the embattled galaxy-- only to confront a formidable wall of resistance.
The harrowing search for Zonama Sekot is finally over for Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo, and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But joy turns to alarm when the living planet sends a defiant message: it refuses to follow them back to a galaxy full of war, exploitation, and misery.
While Luke works feverishly to persuade the elusive planet to reconsider, the Yuuzhan Vong launches a full-scale attack aimed at the heart of the new alliance. Sent to defend a major communications base, Han and Leia find themselves hopelessly outnumbered. Reinforcements are just too far away to help before everything is destroyed. So the courageous pair must now fight an unrelenting battle against staggering odds. Whether they actually survive is another matter. . . .
About the Author
Sean Williams is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than seventy published short stories and thirty novels, including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance. He is a judge for the Writers of the Future contest, which he won in 1993. He is also a multiple winner of Australia’s speculative fiction awards and is the recipient of both the Ditmar and the Aurealis for The Crooked Letter, marking the first time in the history of the awards that a fantasy novel has won both. Williams lives with his wife, Amanda, in Adelaide, South Australia.
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As in the first two books of the trilogy the reader’s attention has to be divided among Luke Skywalker’s team’s location of the living planet Zonoma Sekot, the adventures of the Solos around the galaxy as they try to help out wherever possible, and Nom Anor’s reformation as The Prophet. I find the concept of Zonoma Sekot to be interesting and Han and Leia’s efforts to be entertaining but I am really tired of reading about Nom Anor. I’m sure there is more to come before I escape the New Jedi Order so I’ll just have to hang in there.
One last complaint. The Force Heretic trilogy doesn’t believe in chapter breaks, but I am used to that. In Reunion the action or the story constantly shift around no matter what is going on. I found it to be very disconcerting.
As far as a brief plot summary is concerned, Luke’s team has found the mystical living planet Zonoma Sekot. We are not sure why that is so important, but it certainly seems to be. The Jedi are uncertain what to make of the place and why Vergere placed so much importance on it. It is a good part of the plot. Han and Leia are helping to defend a communications relay on Esfandia and meeting new alien species. Nom Anor is continuing his nefarious ways of trying to get back into the good graces of the leaders of the Yuuzhan Vong.
I am coming towards the end of the New Jedi Order.
Luke, Mara, Jacen and Danni find Sonama Sekot. Hegerty is there and at least participates a little. It's about time. Up until now, she was too weak to keep up, lost in a coma, and too traumatized to go out on missions. What is her purpose again?
Sonama Sekot is a huge disappointment. It's a little too far out there, more sci-fi than fantasy. I just couldn't bring myself to accept this living planet that presents its form as spirits of dead or living beings, has the power of the Force, can move itself from place to place. It even tries to be profound but fails miserably. Sekot is no Vergere.
Han, Leia, Jag, Jaina and Tahiri are on Esfandia, trying to defend the communications center from the Yuuzhan Vong. Without Esfandia, the Chiss territory is cut off from the rest of the galaxy.
While on Esfandia, they meet the Brrbrlp, also known as the "Cold Ones," another set of beings I relegate to the category of "unbelievable." They are sentient creatures who float through the air and are extremely fragile. They don't play much of a role, except to give Han and Leia another alien to worry about protecting.
Tahiri must literally battle her inner demon. I have never been a fan of Tahiri's. Her struggles with her inner self was fine, but the battle and the result of it all was ridiculous. Not to mention that it caused both Tahiri and Jaina to be in a coma, which was happening at the same time as Danni was in a coma. What kind of story happens when three of the characters are in a coma?
"Reunion" feels so much more like "Star Trek" than "Star Wars." I'm glad the trilogy is over, but Sekot is bound to be in the next book. I hope Gregory Keyes can figure out a way to make it palatable. He did a wonderful job with "Conquest."
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Lots of action and plenty setup for the rest of the war