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Rebel Stand: Enemy Lines 2 (Star wars: The New Jedi Order) Paperback – May 28, 2002
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"Not since Emperor Palpatine have the Jedi battled such monstrous evil. Unless they succeed against staggering odds, the galaxy is doomed.
Luke Skywalker's daring mission to halt the Yuuzhan Vong's nefarious plot to overthrow the New Republic is struggling on all fronts. And time is slipping away for Han and Leia Organa Solo, trapped on a small planet whose rulers are about to yield to Yuuzhan Vong pressure to give up the Jedi rebels.
On Coruscant, Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker have made a shocking discovery that is preventing the Yuuzhan Vong from exerting complete control. But when the enemy tracks them down, Luke and Mara are thrust into a fierce battle for their lives. Suddenly, the chances of escaping appear nearly impossible. And in space, another battle rages, one that holds ominous consequences for the New Republic--and for the Jedi themselves. . . .
About the Author
Aaron Allston was the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Star Wars novels as well as the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulp fiction with Celtic myth. In addition to being a writer, he was a game designer, and in 2006 he was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame. Allston died in 2014.
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The story in Rebel Stand picks up where Rebel Dream left off. You can easily finish the first book and then go right into the second. You will immediately recognize that the good guys are still defending Borleias and trying quietly with a small team to do some things on Coruscant. Luke, Mara, and company (including some members of Wraith Squadron) are moving around Coruscant trying to gather information about the alien invaders. The planet is a mess. The Vong tend to change things when they move in.
It turns out that Coruscant has more dangers than one would expect. An unknown evil power is in evidence, and Luke must figure out how to get rid of it. The surprise evil turns out to be Lord Nyax, a horrible creature who has made previous appearances in other books. This element makes for an interesting turn away from just having to deal with the Vong.
Other characters make return appearances as well. The traitor Viqi Shesh is back, and they must deal with her. The author gives us a large battle scene involving the Dark Side with Luke seeming to be in extremely perilous situations. Mr. Allston is good at describing action scenes when he decides to do it. In a different story, Wedge is still leading the defense of Borleias. The manipulations and trickery involved here are extremely interesting. Some fine space battles. The Super Star Destroyer Lusankya even plays a role.
I have enjoyed the Enemy Lines duology. There hasn’t been quite as much agony about deciding on appropriate courses of action, and the New Republic heroes finally seem to be making some headway against the Vong.
Jaina's jaunt as Goddess finally starts to pick up some resentment and Yuuzhan Vong take notice. This still feels so unimportant, although I know it is a significant part of the New Rebellion's plans.
Han and Leia play politics and get captured on a planet while trying to set up a resistance cell. I would have liked to see more of the resistance cells, but their story doesn't go very far.
The pacing is slow and doesn't take off until the end. I'm normally not a fan of dogfights, but Aaron Allston is very good at depicting them. The final battle had me on the edge of my seat for the last few chapters.
"Rebel Stand" is a story that doesn't feel like it knows where it's going. I think I may appreciate it more as I read more of the series.
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My 2 favorite books in the series.