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Publisher's Summary

Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

The Empire is dead. Nearly two decades after the Battle of Endor, the tattered remnants of Palpatine’s forces have fled to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. But for the heroes of the New Republic, danger and loss are ever-present companions, even in this newly forged era of peace.

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable . . . and Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend Lando Calrissian comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace.

After Lando’s daughter was stolen from his arms, he searched the stars for any trace of his lost child. But every new rumor leads only to dead ends and fading hopes—until he crosses paths with Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin tasked with kidnapping a young girl.

Ochi’s true motives remain shrouded to Luke and Lando. For on a junkyard moon, a mysterious envoy of the Sith Eternal has bequeathed a sacred blade to the assassin, promising that it will answer the questions that have haunted him since the Empire fell. In exchange, he must complete a final mission: Return to Exegol with the key to the Sith’s glorious rebirth—Rey, the granddaughter of Darth Sidious himself.

As Ochi hunts Rey and her parents to the edge of the galaxy, Luke and Lando race into the mystery of the Sith’s lingering shadow and aid a young family running for their lives.

©2022 Ballantine (P)2022 Random House Audio

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Books are just as important as the movies

And they deserve to be. This doesn't just connect the movies and flesh them out, it also branches into Wendig's Aftermath Trilogy, Soule's Vader run, and Pak's Vader run. Read if you want to get lost in the characters and easter eggs.

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Very well done

Gives some weight to the concepts thrown out there in TROS. This is the best Sequel era content as far as I am concerned.

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An average story presented in an obnoxious manner

I was excited for this story, but I simply can’t take so much detail and exposition for a story that’s supposed to be a mystery. I’m already not a fan of this new trilogy, but I was hopeful that this story could give it some appeal. Instead, I found terrible voice acting and very distracting sound and voice effects.

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Must read novel

This is the type of impactful storytelling that’s been missing from canon novels. Really well written and I love the characterizations, both for new and returning characters. I always love more Luke content!

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Confusing

A clone of Palpatine should not be so inept. How can he pass on midiclorians to his daughter if he seems to have not at all. As usual Disney was too worried about wokeness than a good story. I have completely given up on Disney. They care too much about making things ultra woke than focusing on a good story which makes sense. I don't have an issue about inclusiveness, but wokeness goes way beyond inclusiveness.

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can't get through the first chapter

I love starwars books but this is such a bad story I can't get through it. it's written more as a prequel to the rise of Skywalker than a continuance of revenge of the sith. in all honesty if you liked the Rey Palpatine twist then this book is great for you. go for it you will love it. Me, it's a reminder of how much that last movie made me feel. This book went in the direction I can not go. never felt such a connection to padme amidala then 10 minutes into this story

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Good story

Unlike most stories in the canon, this reminds me of ones in the legends, which I like.

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Fun story. Narrator wasn't a good fit.

The narrator is not bad. he's uo to usual Star Wars audiobook standard 100% But his voice doesn't fit anyone but Lando, in my opinion.


This story was actually surprising. we've been dying for more Luke content after episode 6, and this starts to scratch that itch. I'd love much more from this Era along with other non-skywalker stuff.

But the antagonist isn't the usual Sith. you'll notice what I mean right away, and you won't be disappointed!

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A new age has quietly begun

This book is phenomenal.
The way it weaves everything together. Palpatine is back, and has sent for Ochii of Bastoon (the dead assassin in RoS) on a mission to “Find the Girl”. Lando and Luke are portrayed as older but still very competent and vital. A post RotJ book I actually enjoyed. Cheers Adam Christopher, you’ve done the impossible. Bravo. 👏
This is the Episode 7 we deserved.

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Another Great Audiobook

I love the Star Wars sequel trilogy and have been waiting for more adventures that are set around that time period, so this audiobook is now one of my favorites by far. The narrators voices, music, and story all came together perfectly.

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