Star Wars, Fate of the Jedi

Star Wars, Fate of the Jedi

Allies

Book - 2010 | First edition.
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What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have used the secrets of the Mindwalkers to transcend their own bodies and speak with the spirits of the fallen, risking their very lives in the process. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad's sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled father and son. But the dark warriors come bearing a surprising proposition that will bring Jedi and Sith together in an unprecedented alliance against an evil more ancient and alien than they can imagine.

While the Skywalkers and their Sith allies set off on their joint mission into the treacherous web of black holes that is the Maw, Han and Leia Solo risk arrest and worse to aid the Jedi imprisoned back on Coruscant. Tyrannical Chief of State Natasi Daala has issued orders that will open a permanent schism between her government and the Jedi Order--a schism that could turn all Jedi into renegades and wanted criminals.

But it is in the depths of the Maw that the future of the galaxy will be decided. For there the Skywalkers and their Sith allies will engage a true monster in battle, and Luke will come face-to-face with a staggering truth.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey : Ballantine Books : Lucas Books, [2010]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780345509147
9780345509154
Branch Call Number: GOL
Sci-Fi G PBK
Characteristics: 359 pages ;,25 cm
Alternative Title: Fate of the Jedi. Allies
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Chinderixx
Sep 15, 2017

It seems that Allies is the point in the Fate of the Jedi series where things start picking up.
Luke, Ben, and the Sith make a temporary alliance to go and fight Abeloth, and attacks against the Jedi on Coruscant start getting pretty bad. (Though this book marks the end of the force psychosis plot).
Allies wasn't bad, though I don't think I'm much of a fan of the way Christie Golden writes. I thought it was weird how Ben and Vestara became randomly attracted to each other when in Backlash, they barely even interacted. Some things at the end weren't very clear, but I'm going to assume that it will all be explained later.
Something that I liked was the authors bringing back the character Callista after her last appearance in Planet Of Twilight. I think it's cool that we finally get to read about her fate in this series.

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gav5n
Aug 19, 2015

the series is a little long but really good.

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jackandbean
Apr 04, 2014

Drama filled love story with no action. Maybe golden should go back to writing terrible star trek novels! The End!

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JonJonPoPong
Jun 28, 2011

I am really enjoying the Fate of the Jedi series. Its quite interesting and has a lot of depth to it. I personally never cared much for the star wars movies but am a fan of the Jedi Knight PC games.
The only issue I have with these novels is that they are written by 3 different people. The problem with this is that the characterization for certain characters changes dramatically based on who is writing the particular novel. Plus there are even huge plot holes.
The previous novel had Luke skywalker and his son Ben chase the lone sith girl Vestara to a planet and try and capture her there. Not once in the entire novel did Ben skywalker view or think of Vestara as anything but a dirty and treacherous Sith, someone to be wary of. I kind of expected at one point that he might comment on if the girl is hot or if he is attracted to her as they are both 15 years old. Though never once does that happen, Ben is all business and knows she is a Sith full of lies.
Then in this novel in the first chapter Ben is all Gaga over Vestara. He is constantly thinking about how hot she is and how he is attracted to her and that shes not a bad girl, even though she has up to that point shown nothing but treachery and lies to them. It feels really forced and completely arbitrary. I am sure that someone made a last minute decision to have Ben and Vestara fall for each other and this direction was never reflected in the previous novel.

Then there's the plot hole of Vestara and the sith knowing that Jedi Knights are going crazy and the sith claiming that their knights are also going crazy (when their not), so how about the sith and the skywalkers team up?
I am pretty such I don't recall any point in the past novels where Vestara was told of the young Jedi going crazy.
Maybe I missed it but I am pretty certain it never happened.

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Richard_Hiebert
Jan 27, 2011

How come I can't place a hold??

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Sep 15, 2017

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