By Christie Golden
What begun as a quest for fact has develop into a fight for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. they've got used the secrets and techniques of the Mindwalkers to go beyond their very own our bodies and communicate with the spirits of the fallen, risking their very lives within the procedure. they've got confronted a staff of Sith assassins and overwhelmed the chances to wreck them. And now the loss of life squad’s sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned a complete fleet of Sith frigates to interact the embattled father and son. however the darkish warriors come bearing a stunning proposition that would convey Jedi and Sith jointly in an unparalleled alliance opposed to an evil extra historical and alien than they could imagine.
While the Skywalkers and their Sith allies trigger on their joint challenge into the treacherous net of black holes that's the Maw, Han and Leia Solo hazard arrest and worse to assist the Jedi imprisoned again on Coruscant. Tyrannical leader of nation Natasi Daala has issued orders that may open an enduring schism among her executive and the Jedi Order—a schism which could flip all Jedi into renegades and sought after criminals.
But it really is within the depths of the Maw that the way forward for the galaxy can be made up our minds. For there the Skywalkers and their Sith allies will interact a real monster in conflict, and Luke will come face-to-face with a surprising fact.
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And that High Lord Taalon has agreed that you may continue to provide hospitality. ” “Let’s face it,” Luke said. “Sith and Jedi don’t exactly mesh well. Put us together and we’re about as volatile as Tibanna gas. ” Khai considered this for a moment, then nodded slowly. “Very well, your point is taken, and it is a shrewd one. You have promised she will come to no harm. I am sure that if Luke Skywalker gives his word, then every hair on Vestara’s head will be safe,” said Khai. His voice was melodic and rich and beautiful, just like the voice of every member of this lost Tribe they’d encountered so far.
And he was surprised that it was even a struggle for the Grand Master. Luke was a Jedi. These were Sith. There couldn’t possibly be an alliance. Everyone would constantly be watching their own backs. But then again … He glanced at Vestara. She came from an entire culture of Sith. They couldn’t be backstabbing one another constantly—they’d have become extinct long ago. Somehow this flavor of Sith had learned how to cooperate. Vestara had proved it was possible. She had worked with Ben and his father before, on Dathomir, and that cooperation had saved Luke Skywalker’s life.
Luke thought, not for the first time, that while Lando did an effective job of hiding his innate decentness behind his swashbuckling façade, he wasn’t always the bluffer he liked to think of himself as. Lando Calrissian cared deeply for those he called friends. “Our path so far has led us here. And we’ve come to find out if there’s something … or more precisely, someone … in there who needs taking care of,” Luke continued. Lando nodded. “Yeah … I was wondering if something was going on there.