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Abyss Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Book 3T may be Luke’s only path to the truth Meanwhile on Coruscant the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns the Jedi are determined to defy Daala’s martial tactics override Council Master Kenth Hamner’s wavering leadership and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks As Han and Leia Solo along with their daughter Jaina join the fight to protect stricken Knights from arre My opinion of Troy Denning as an author has improved I found his Invincible the last of the Legacy of the Force series to be a fairly weak and unimpressive work When you've got the last two children of Han Solo and Princess Leia fighting to the death as Jedi and Sith Lord you expect Or at least I expected But we got medical waste flinging and a bunch of digressive subplotsBut on to the presentthere still isn't much going on in this Fate of the Jedi series however But in Abyss Denning is able to distract from that by at least giving us some mysteries to ponderOf course the main mystery of the whole novel is not resolvedand done so in a very frustrating cliffhanger manner that I'm coming to expect from books in this series Personally I'm not a fan of such obvious and heavy handed maneuversThe mystery I'm talking about is who did Jacen Solo see on the Throne of Balance? This vision of a dark future for the galaxy seems to be what drove him to become a Sith Lord in order to PREVENT an even greater evil from taking over the galaxyThe single BEST thing in this book is the seuence where Ben and Luke are able to confront the spirits of Anakin Solo Mara Jade Skywalker and Jacen Solo Some closure is given with regards to Anakin and Mara but Jacen proves to be a different story Since the visionary figure on the Throne of Balance is now Jacen's daughter Allana not a shadowy ard figure of evil the author seems to be saying that Jacen's reign of terror was actually a good thing in some wayWhat else is going on? The main villain seems to be a creature named Abeloth who seems to be held prisoner inside the Maw the collection of black holes with a few unlucky planets and installations mixed in Except she is no longer bound by the forces she once was and her pure evil is sure to be a problem for the Jedi and Sith alike Abeloth draws in the lost tribe of Sith very uickly and uses them for her own purposes I'm hoping they don't make Abeloth an evil planet which would remind me of the Fifth Element a movie I despise Luke and Ben are near where Abeloth has been toying with the Sith and encounter the Mind Walkers or Mind Drinkers or whatever they're called Luke and Ben eventually leave their bodies behind and journey with ensnared Force usersthe Mind Walkersto Abeloth's world That's where they encounter the spirits of those who have died When Abeloth senses that Luke and Ben will not be ensnared willingly she sends the Sith after them That doesn't go well for the Sith and the lone survivor Vestara Khai whom we've been following for a while flees on her own from both Abeloth and the SkywalkersMeanwhile Daala has brought in Mandalorians to help solve her Jedi problem She is still trying to bring the Jedi under strict governmental control And the Jedi keep going crazy Though now it looks like Abeloth might be the cause of their madness since all the afflicted were young people hidden in the Maw as children during the Vong war And Ben remembers Abeloth reaching out to his mind as a young childI'm leaving a few things out but you'll get the general idea from above Coruscant is rife with plots The Jedi are pitted against Daala Daala wants the Jedi leashed for good The Moffs want the good old Empire back And so onThe scene where Luke and Ben get some closure from the dead is what elevated this book from two to three stars for me

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DOC ´ READER Abyss (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 3) FREE ✓ TROY DENNING ä ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Abyss (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 3) Author Troy Denning – Danpashley.co.uk Following a trail of clues across the galaxy Luke Skywalker continues his uest to find St Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction–and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger Nor do Luke and Ben deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits realize how close they are–to the Sith strike suad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers to a nexus of dark side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger and to an explosive confrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master–good or evil–can emerge alive I’m disappointed it took until the third book for the Fate of the Jedi series to find a track to get back into but really glad it did Otherwise I think I would have given up on a series for the first time ever Surprisingly I’m looking forward to the rest of FOTJ now instead of wondering why I’ve let myself be ruled by forces greater than those measurable by the common man fandom and a great desire to find out what happens in the EU at the cost of very thin hardcovers that are not worth the priceFirst things first and for those of you who’ve finished the book already can you believe Denning waited a whole four chapters before making another Jedi go crazy? I can’t and I just read it Before I go nutty with glee Tahiri’s not dead yet She’s even been let off the hook damn that didn’t even last a whole book but BUT there’s finally something interesting happening between the lackluster and overhyped “romance” that is Jag and JainaBut I’m getting ahead of myself First a uick synopsisLuke and Ben have left the Aing Tii and made their way go the Maw Cluster that big ominous splotchy area of space that’s been revisited so many times it’s no wonder LucasBooks has finally saturated its very existence with lots of significance and pre planning Two other Jedi have “gone crazy” but this time Cilghal’s got an idea of potential victims and is unsurprised when they do so Her theory is far from reassuring if the Jedi who were kept in the Maw as children during the NJO are all in danger of harming themselves or others then the Order has a precarious situation in their hands especially since a connection does not a cause create Without a cure or any idea of why Jedi are falling like flies it would seem that the Jedi under the lead of “Grand Master” Kenth Hamner are ready to give up the humanistic approach and let Chief of State Daala encase every last victim in carbonite and have done with it However the Jedi have a few tricks up their sleeve and if Han and Leia have anything to say about it won’t be giving in to Daala’s overbearing need for power and controlThat is with the help of all of their allies Jedi and non Jedi alike And by non Jedi I mean politician friends Like Jag and the surprisingly loyal Wynn Dorvan I say surprisingly because of the two I never would have suspected it’d be Jag that turned out to be a slimy sleeze ball Wynn is answerable to Daala herself; Jag is answerable to the Imperial Remnant all its angry bitter Moffs and his genitals but even that’s uestionable When Jag tells Jaina he’s overheard Daala mention bringing Mandalorians in to police the Jedi he makes her promise not to tell anyone knowing full well the awkward position he’s put Jaina in What actually happened we find out later when Wynn contacts Han and Leia and tells them he let Jag find out that information on purpose thinking he’d be the Good Friend and warn the Jedi or at least warn other trusted people who could then warn the Jedi Which we already know he didn’t doI loved that Jaina’s loyalties are being tested here especially with the tension it brings to her relationship to Jag and her family It makes the couple interesting in a way that moved my indifference for Jag to interest even as I find myself agreeing with Han that Jag just isn’t good enough for Jaina His position is a little reminiscent of the political fine line Leia used to walk as the Chief of State but without the emotional investment that makes Leia so easy to love as a character Jag is just too rigid for me to invest in his relationship with Jaina which when it isn’t subject to that same rigidness is reduced to make out sessions but it makes for perfect characterization in terms of what he’s best at political and military maneuveringIn the scenes where he’s pulling his weight as a political figurehead Denning made him bad ass And I loved that I actually liked Jag in those scenes because he’s showing honor and duty the staples around which he was raised and written to uphold It may not warm me to his character but it makes me appreciate and understand where he’s coming from and that I can respectAnother thing I liked in Abyss was the other tension causing situation Javis Tyrr and his unending uest to feed Daala’s anti Jedi sentiment I’m not going to take offense that the “good Jedi” are having their names slandered for the purpose of advancing Daala’s political agenda It’s actually good cause for drama the thing which engrossing novels thrive on And Abyss was an engrossing novel No I don’t believe the Jedi are bad baby killers I made that up or anything else Daala and her unending supply of gullible supporters take solace in finding suspicious beyond belief But FOTJ giving them a hard time after dealing with Sith Lord after Sith Lord especially when the last one was the son and nephew of prominent political and public figures? Totally worth it Everyone’s being called to task in this series Luke Tahiri Daala okay the Jedi have to do a lot of smart dancing on this what will inevitably prove to be long task but still Jacen and because the majority of those are Jedi the Order itself is under suspicion If I was a civilian I’d be tired of Jedi tooAnd apparently the Jedi are tired of Jedi too When two young Jedi decided to “uit” I thought the same thing Lecersen did “Jedi can do that?” p 110 At the very least it kept the story on its toes and me intrigued enough to want to keep on reading There is no doubt that Abyss is a page turner Even the weirdness that Luke and Ben found in the Maw Cluster was interesting Interesting in a Waru kind of way but interesting nonethelessI may be partial to that kind of weirdness having grown into the EU with stuff like Waru the Corellian Trilogy Solo babies wielding lightsabers to save Uncle Luke Callista If you didn’t buy into that oddball stuff there wasn’t much of a way for the early EU to survive in your heart or imagination Lucky for me that it did because I was totally engrossed in the hypnotic weirdness of Those Who Dwell Beyond The Veil I was even creeped out when wallo Mode eerily channeled Emperor Palpatine’s bribes and Anakin Skywalker’s desires when he said “Do you think you can stop us all from dying?” p 99 Man if that didn’t make me shiverAlthough I have to admit it was almost a little too much when bad DD names like the Lake of Apparitions Mirror of Remembrance Mists of Forgetfulness Throne of Balance Font of Power and Pool of Knowledge started creeping into the narrative Denning definitely doesn’t get points for originality there if he’s the one that came up with those award winning titles The ghosts or whatever you want to call them Luke and Ben ran into were also stretching my belief and for the sake of spoilers I won’t say who or what they saw but I was disappointed Nimueh or some other Lady of the Lake didn’t pop a hand out with some ultra mega Lightsaber of Vanuishing in her grasp to offer Luke the means of finally riding the galaxy of evil once and for all Some things just weren’t meant to beWhen it comes to little things I liked or disliked I’ll just mention them briefly For the fans that don’t particularly like the Mandos and some will no doubt find glee in the fact that a few of them get beat up by Jedis GASP or empathize with Leia finding them “too cold” to waste the sacrifice of one of their own and risk an entire mission to save a pal I as a Mando fan thought they were still good in this book Because we got to read from their point of view in LOTF they were written to be sympathetic characters but since in Abyss they were hired by Daala to police the Jedi that automatically puts them on the “bad guy” side with a job to do one that the reader is not supposed to like We never get inside of their head; their involvement here is transparent That doesn’t bother me at allBut Leia’s got a problem when she says they’re “too cold” Why? Because a page earlier she’s just done the same thing she accuses the Mandos of doing Which is telling her companions to dump the Jedi cargo an actual Jedi if it comes to that because the mission is important than saving everyone; saving one is “good enough” I mean come on If you’re going to criticize Mandos at least don’t make your sympathetic characters out to be big hypocritesI was caught off guard with Luke assuming Ben was going to be the next Grand Master after him as if it’s a duty passed on through the family like royal responsibilityI was confused when Han and Leia freely discussed Jacen’s real relationship to Allana still do not care for her with Allana I probably just forgot which book they decided to finally tell her the truth but was it actually written in the text that Allana was told? Was that a real scene or something that happened between books?I’m not sure how I feel about Abeloth Creepy? Denning managed to make the Lost Sith a little interesting but I’m wondering how a tribe that was so isolated for such a long time is familiar with popular culture enough to know who Luke and Ben are Although referring them the Lost Tribe as “a particular strain” p 309 of Sith is hilarious The Sith as some kind of virus is exactly the metaphor I was looking forDenning does not know how to write C 3PO I think he mistakes the missing the point humor at 3PO's expense we all know and love and instead writes him as an annoying extremely detail oriented droidThe expressions “bloah” “barvy” and “sleemo” are stupid and should never be used again I mean it Abyss might have raised uestions than given direct answers I think Daala knows about the Maw than she lets on but I liked this It gave direction and potential for the rest of the series to explore and hopefully answer So far it’s the best out of the three and I’m totally looking forward to Backlash I think the extra 100 pages helped a lot

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Following a trail of clues across the galaxy Luke Skywalker continues his uest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order Sojourning among the mysterious Aing Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster There hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes dwell the Mind Walkers those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal But i I great addition to the series This book pretty much has it all Troy Denning does a great job of balancing the different element of this book There is a horror element to the book personally I don't like horror stories but Denning manages to keep it on the tipping point of Sci fi which I greatly appreciated Denning also manages to resurrect a couple of his odd characters I like the way this series is moving on and especially the way the Jedi are adapting to the situation using weapons like the media and public opinion back on the GA The great thing about this series is it is moving along at the right pace there are a number of things going on and they are not going to be solved in a single book It has been extremely well plannedThe story More Jedi are falling victims to the strange paranoid delusions that everyone has been replaced by an imposter However having all these extra Jedi patients to observe has allowed them to find a common thread that links them together that could be the source or the cause of the madness Luke and Ben following Jacen's trail comes to the same conclusion from a different angle Han and Leia are not exiled but are seen as loose cannons by the acting Grand Jedi master Kenth Hamner and are excluded from council meeting to discuss the future of the order Public opinion for the Jedi is at an all time low and even moral among the younger students is falling Jaina also has her loyalties to her fiancée Jagged Fel Imperial head of state tested against her obligation to her family and the Jedi order The Lost tribe of the Sith also meet their first obstacle on a jungle world while trying to retrieve Ship the Sith meditation sphere They also have their first meeting with a couple of JediA very well balanced book Slow to begin with with a lot of political manoeuvring and a few I know but they don't know that I know games The Jedi hitting back at the GA People and Jedi in Force mediations force ghosts and Dark powerful being Also elements and enemies introduced to keep the series going for a good long time Even Han makes another mystery enemy of the GA armynavy All this and the Jedi Vs Sith as a big finally Leading to in the next book I hope