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Survivor's Quest (Star Wars) Mass Market Paperback – December 28, 2004
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Sometimes it seems a Jedi's work is never done and Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker know this only too well. Despite the bond they share in the Force, after three years of marriage the Jedi Master and his wife are still learning the ropes of being a couple--and struggling to find time together between the constant demands of duty. But all that will change when they're united on an unexpected mission--and must pool their exceptional skills to combat an insidious enemy . . . and salvage a part of Jedi history.It begins with a message from a surprising source: Nirauan, the planet where Thrawn, dangerous disciple of Emperor Palpatine, once held sway . . . and from which Luke and Mara barely escaped with their lives. The message itself is shocking. After fifty years, the remains of Outbound Flight--a pioneering Jedi expedition viciously destroyed by Thrawn--have been found on Nirauan. Now, the fiercely honor-bound aliens who reside there wish to turn over the remnants of the doomed mission to the New Republic. Accepting the gesture will mean a long voyage into the treacherous cluster of stars where the thousands of souls aboard the Outbound Flight vessel met their grim fate. But it may also mean something more . . . something that has stirred an inexplicable sense of foreboding in Mara.Whatever may await, the Skywalkers will not face it alone. Joining them on the strange and solemn journey are an officer of the post-Palpatine Empire, escorted by a detachment of Imperial stormtroopers; a party of diplomats from a gentle alien species that reveres the fallen Jedi for saving them from bloodthirsty conquerors; and a New Republic ambassador who harbors his own mysterious agenda.Soon enough, suspicion, secrecy, and an unknown saboteur run rampant aboard the isolated ship. But it is within the derelict walls of Outbound Flight itself, buried for half a century on a desolate planetoid, where the gravest danger lies. As the marooned hulk yields up stunning revelations and unexpected terrors to its visitors, Luke and Mara find all they stand for--and their very existence--brutally challenged. And the ultimate test will be surviving the deathtrap carefully laid by foes who are legendary for their ruthlessness . . . and determined to complete the job Thrawn began: exterminating the Jedi.
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About the Author
Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars novels have more than 4 million copies in print. Since 1978 he has written nearly seventy short stories and novelettes, nineteen novels, and three short fiction collections, and won the 1984 Hugo Award for best novella. He is best known for his five Star Wars books (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future). He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.
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Luke and Mara run into unexpected enemies and have to rely heavily on their Jedi skills to get out of one tough spot after another. Mr. Zahn does his usual good job with the plot, although I did feel that the action bogged down once in a while, especially when compared to the Hand of Thrawn books. It was great fun to see Luke and Mara fighting together, and a number of intriguing new characters were introduced. All in all, I thought Survivor's Quest was a worthy addition to the Star Wars world.
Included with Survivor's Quest is Fool's Bargain, previously available only as an eBook. Fool's Bargain tells the story of the legendary Empire of the Hand's 501st Legion as they go on a mission on the planet Kariek. Their objective is to capture a Warlord alive. The planet was traditionally the scene of endless violence due to disagreements among the many tribes of the native Eickarie race. However, since the Warlord arrived with his troops fifty years earlier, he had held all the power. As the 501st arrives, the Eickaries have forged an alliance, and the Warlord appears to be trapped in his fortress.
A unit of the 501st is captured by the Eickaries and presented with an offer to join forces, release a number of political prisoners, and then grab the Warlord. The question is can the Eickaries be trusted or will the 501st be making a fool's bargain.
It's a good story with lots of twist and turns. Mr. Zahn comes through once again. I enjoyed reading about stormtroopers named Twister, Shadow, Cloud, and Watchmen as the 501st tried to fulfill its mission.
If you want to follow along on the SW timeline this is still worth the read but I would read all of Zahn's other books forst, as this one seems the least memorable to me.
For those interested in this book I would highly recommend reading Outbound Flight first. While not necessary, I would also recommend reading the Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command) and The Hand of Thrawn Duology (Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future). Reading those other novels gives a much more complete story than reading any of them alone.
What would it be like for two Jedi Masters to marry and to bond to a new degree in the force? And how could such a pair use the force? What if she had just enough attitude to make life interesting? What if they were put in several life-threatening, no-way-out situations, how could they Houdini their way out?
All these questions are answered artfully by Timothy Zahn, the writing Master of the continued Star Wars universe. Over the years, the publishers have hired dozens of writers to carry on the Star Wars cash cow. Some of the stuff is downright cringy, but take it from this avid reader and collector--no one can spin a Star Wars yarn like Timothy Zahn: Well-crafted villains, an intelligent and adventurous plot with an ever-quickening pace, true-to-character reactions and dialogue. If you haven't read his Thrawn Trilogy, you MUST. You will read the Thrawn Trilogy as soon as possible (it's an old Jedi mind trick).
I advise you to take a trip with Mr. & Mrs. Luke Skywalker--you'll enjoy the romp. And may the force be with you! =)
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Awesome book. Timothy Zahn is my favorite Star Wars author.
I wanted to give this book 5 stars, I did. Zahn is a VERY good writer.Read more