OutcastBook - 2009
Does a new start for the Galactic Alliance mark the beginning of the fall of the Jedi Order?
After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.
In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo’s turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it’s only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. Negotiating his freedom in exchange for his exile from the Jedi Order, Luke, with his son, Ben, at his side, sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo’s corruption and downfall. But the secrets Luke uncovers may bring his quest—and life as he knows it—to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by madness, is headed to Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could devastate the entire galaxy.
Baker & Taylor
The first volume in a nine-book series launches a huge story arc with heroic roles for the galaxy's most beloved characters as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo and their surviving children set off on a journey of discovery and hardship, of obstacles and victories and the aftermath of the civil war that rocked the galaxy. Reprint. A best-selling novel.
Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, and their surviving children set off on a journey of discovery and hardship, obstacles and victories, in the aftermath of the civil war that rocked the galaxy.
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LEIA: "I felt that."
HAN: "No, you didn't."
LEIA: "You had an idea."
HAN: "I was just yawning."
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SUMMARY FROM WIKIPEDIA:
Following the events of the Legacy of the Force novels, Outcast picks up two years after the aforementioned series' finale, Invincible. Two young Jedi Knights, Seff Hellin and Valin Horn, fall victim to a Force psychosis that makes them believe that everyone they know is an impostor. Valin's rampage through Coruscant coincides with Luke being arrested for crimes against the Alliance. Daala and Luke agree to exile the Grand Master, after accusing him of encouraging Jedi to flout the rule of law and behaving superior to the orders of police and governments, as well as excusing and protecting Jedi who commit atrocities. As an option to commute his sentence during his ten-year exile from Coruscant and any other established Jedi base, he is tasked to determine how Jacen fell to the dark side. Jedi Master Kenth Hamner becomes acting Grand Master of the Order until Luke's return to Coruscant. Ben Skywalker asks to accompany Luke.
While the Skywalkers begin their search, Jaina Solo forms an underground organization called the Darkmeld, whose intentions are to save all Jedi targeted by the Galactic Alliance who have the Force psychosis. The first insane Jedi Knight they save from captivity is Seff Hellin.
On Kessel, Han and Leia Organa Solo are called there by Lando Calrissian, who wants their help in discovering the source of the seismic disturbances that the planet is undergoing. Discovering a type of energy based lifeforms underground, Han and Leia find them working large underground processors, the source of Kessel's seismic disturbances are several machines that have been activated thanks to the destruction of Centerpoint Station two years earlier. At the continued rate of the machines' ravaging effects on Kessel, they will destroy the planet within a week. An operation to disrupt the planets destruction succeeds. Meanwhile, Allana senses a dark presence making contact with her through the Force, something that disturbs Allana and her grandparents.
The Skywalkers' journey takes them to Dorin, home of the Baran Do Sages. The Skywalkers learn that the master of the Sages when Jacen was there had died. After Luke easily masters what Jacen mastered during his stay with the Baran Do Sages, the Skywalkers soon uncover an underground cult led by Koro Ziil himself, who hasn't died but is leading this cult under the moniker of the Hidden One. The Hidden One and his followers' mission is to pretend that they've died on the surface of Dorin, in case of a repeat of Order 66. Luke and Ben best the Baran Do masters in combat to prove their plan is flawed, as the masters abilities have withered while trapped underground. Luke then gives the followers a choice between returning to the Baran Do Sages up top or continue to follow under the Hidden One's laws. The Skywalkers then take their leave for the Kathol Rift.
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