Vortex

Vortex
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #6
Troy Denning
3 Stars
SF
Epub, 360 Pages

more chasing and fighting from the Skywalker/Sith/Aboleth group. And the jedi decide to take their future into their own hands instead of allowing Daala to do that for them. Sets things up for a huge confrontation, or even a total withdrawal of the jedi from the Galactic Alliance.

For a Denning Star Wars book, I actually really enjoyed this. So far, everything he has touched has rotted, but this was ok.

And it is about time the Jedi get pro-active, instead of serene [and dead]

Abyss

Abyss
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #3
Troy Denning
3 Stars
352 pages

Luke and Ben go on some weird force trip and meet dead people. Seriously.

Some darkside force is manipulating the sith to capture the Skywalkers. More Jedi go crazy and there is more confrontation between the Galactic Alliance and Jedi Order.

Invincible

Invincible
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #9
Troy Denning
3 stars
299 pages

the end of the Legacy series. I was glad it was done. Jaina kills Caedus, who in the end allows himself to be killed so that he can send a warning to Tenel’ka about a virus directed at their daughter. Everything just wrapped up so quickly and neatly once Caedus was out of the way. The series went out with a whimper, in my opinion. This book was as good as the rest of the series though.

Tempest

Tempest
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3
Troy Denning
3 stars
392 pages

Denning, while not totally redeeming himself from the Darknest fiasco, has certainly gone a long ways toward it. Jacen is becoming more and more powerful, and sets up Lumiya and Luke & Mara to face off, to see what happens. Ben is becoming a little “yes man” for Jacen, Han and Leia are now hunted by Jacen for supposedly trying to assassinate Tenel Ka and Allana. Jacen is completely over the edge, the galaxy’s “peace” means more to him than the individual, and it is hinted at that there might be a hidden Order of the Sith, in defiance of the One Master, One Student sith rule. Just hinted though…