Outcast by Aaron Allston

By Aaron Allston

The following bankruptcy within the notable historical past OF THE megastar WARS GALAXY starts the following. . . . After a violent civil battle and the devastation wrought via the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis–and in desire. From all corners, politicians, strength agents, and army leaders converge on Coruscant for a vital summit to revive order, negotiate transformations, and be certain the way forward for their unified worlds. yet much more serious, and much extra doubtful, is the way forward for the Jedi. In a surprising circulate, leader of kingdom Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to avoid Jacen Solo’s flip to the darkish aspect and his next reign of terror as a Sith Lord. yet it’s purely the 1st blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by means of a opposed govt and suspicious public. while Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential relatives, suffers a mysterious psychotic holiday and turns into a deadly fugitive, the Jedi turn into the objective of a media-driven witch hunt. dealing with conviction at the damning fees, Luke needs to strike a discount with the calculating Daala: his freedom in trade for his exile from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order. notwithstanding forbidden to interfere in Jedi affairs, Luke is decided to maintain historical past from being repeated. along with his son, Ben, at his facet, Luke units out to solve the stunning fact at the back of Jacen Solo’s corruption and downfall. however the secrets and techniques he uncovers one of the enigmatic strength mystics of the far-off global Dorin could carry his quest–and existence as he is aware it–to a unexpected finish. And the entire whereas, one other Jedi Knight, fed on by way of an analogous insanity as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome venture that may doom the Jedi Order . . . and devastate the full galaxy.

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