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Star by Star (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 9) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2002
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It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their campaign of destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding--and killing--Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion.
As the battered but still unbroken Jedi scramble to deal with the newest onslaught, Leia's son Anakin lays out a daring plan. He will lead a Jedi strike force into the heart of enemy territory in order to sabotage the Yuuzhan Vong's deadliest weapons. There, with his brother and sister at his side, he will come face-to-face with his destiny--as the New Republic, still fighting the good fight, will come face-to-face with theirs. . . .
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Before I continue this review, I think that something needs to be cleared up. Yes, there is a major death in this book. Yes, it is sad. What people don't seem to understand, though, is that Denning didn't arbitrarily decide to kill this character, any more than Salvatore arbitrarily decided to kill Chewbacca. The New Jedi Order series is something new in Star Wars literature - a story arc. The major plot points are planned and decided, by a committee of authors and editors, well in advance of the writing of the individual novels. The reason this character was so built up in previous books was so that, like the death or hate it, the audience would care, would feel the impact. The death was not randomly thrown in as "shock value" or to piss off the fans. They are trying to show that this is war, and in war, people die, especially those who undertake suicidal missions. I applaud the NJO creative team for not shying away from such a move.
As to the characters and situations, I was very pleasantly surprised.Read more ›
On the positive, Denning writes all the mains well. His characterizations of everything are pretty much spot on. The writing style is easy to follow and not overly simplistic the way I though Keyes was. Leia leaving politics for good and becoming Han's co-pilot was a great plot change. Reading about Han's thoughts of Leia and what she meant to him was a welcome change after the callous way he treated her for the first part of the NJO. It was nice to see some continuity wrap ups, referencing back to Han's drinking and how he's healed since then, Droma (glad he's gone), Danni, and Vergere.
The major disappointment of this book is the complete lack of any romance between Han and Leia..Normally I wouldn't mind, but this is a newly reunited couple who has been through hell and back in the last six books and goes through more in this book..I think they more than deserve the sort of loving scenes Luke and Mara always get every book, even though nothing bad ever happens to them. I liked that they were together for the whole book, but would it kill Del Rey to add a little romance in the mixture?Read more ›
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The overall new story is interesting but, the only interesting characters where the solo kids. R. A. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Angel
I didn't find it that exciting. I was always underwhelmed by all the "live/living" organisms and animals the Vong seemed to have at their disposal at ant given time... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Glenn Grigsby
I was pleasantly surprised by the action-movie-like feel of the book, particularly the part about the alien invader in the beginning. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Cole
I thought I would struggle with the New Jedi Order books after reading all of Timothy Zahn books but I was wrong. I have enjoyed the different style of writing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Antaeus