A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish in a blinding instant of pain, anguish, and despair--a disruption of the Force so shocking, it is felt by Luke at his Jedi academy on Yavin 4 and by Leia at home on Coruscant. It is a deed that rivals the terrifying power of the Death Star, the long-destroyed weapon of the defeated Empire. Then death comes to Coruscant itself. As Leia, head of the New Republic, prepares to address the Senate, a massive explosion rocks the meeting hall, decimating the Senate's ranks. Leia survives and recovers, only to be faced with calls to resign from office. Even worse, some of the Senators lay the blame for the attack on Han Solo.
As Leia works desperately to clear Han's name, Han and Chewbacca journey to the lawless asteroids of Smuggler's Run to track down rumors of a secret plot against the New Republic. And Luke goes in search of Brakiss, a former Jedi student who has turned his considerable talents to the dark side of the Force and might well have been involved in the unexplained deaths of millions that so disturbed Luke and Leia.
But Brakiss is only a small part of the carnage taking place on Coruscant and elsewhere. Luke is being stalked by a master of the dark side who is determined to rule as the next Emperor. Luke, Leia, and Leia's Jedi children are targeted to die. Then billions will follow, in a holocaust unequaled in galactic history...
About the Author
Kristine Kathryn Rusch is the Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning former editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She has written a number of original novels, including the Fey, Diving Universe, and Retrieval Artist series and such tie-ins as Star Wars: The New Rebellion.
Rave reviews for previous Star Wars(r) adventures... The Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson:
"Anderson has all but assumed the title of chancellor of Star Wars University." --Starlog
"Deftly puts the Star Wars characters through their paces with never a slip, and with never a dull moment." --The Sunday Oregonian, Portland
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn:
"Chock full of all the good stuff you've come to expect from a battle of good against evil." --Daily News, New York
Series: Star Wars (Random House Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1