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By Sylvia Engdahl

Starship pilot Terry Radnor is questioned and outraged whilst he's without notice recalled from interstellar exploration after which, simply whilst he has get entangled in a mystery undertaking providing him notable actual and psychic functions, he's transferred to a cruiser for a journey of accountability he expects to hate. however the cruiser's undertaking proves to be in contrast to whatever he can have imagined. Advancing swiftly in his occupation, Terry unearths success in love and in dedication to a cause—until an ironic coincidence tears him clear of every little thing he cares approximately. he's pressured to construct an entire new existence, faraway from all that has formerly mattered to him. Is there any wish that he can satisfy his pledge to guard the area whose security is crucial--more an important than a person else knows--to the way forward for humankind?

This sequence of novels, previously titled the Flame Trilogy, has been break up into sequence: The Hidden Flame and The emerging Flame. this can be the 1st ebook within the moment sequence, that is a separate tale set centuries later that doesn't rely on having learn the 1st sequence. not like a few of Engdahl's previous novels, those will not be YA books and aren't applicable for middle-school readers.

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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.

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