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Author: Michael Reaves

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (January 27, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345477588
ISBN-13: 978-0345477583

Main Characters:

Darth Vader
Dejah Duare
Den Dhur
Haninum Tyk Rhinann
Jax Pavan
Kajin Savaros
Laranth Tarak
Pol Haus
Probus Tesla
Thi Xon
Tuden Sal

Storyline Summary

Assassination. Betrayal. Death. These are just some of the things awaiting our small family of heroes. They receive a request to assassinate Emperor Palpatine. Despite numerous ways of doing this, they at first decline. Along the way they discover Kajin Savaros, a powerful child with great force abilities. Jax reluctantly takes on training this young force user, while trying to discover a way to hid Kaj’s abilities from Darth Vader and the Inquisitors.

Subplots involve Rhinann’s continued searching for a link to the force, that he believes is contained in the Bota plant. There is also a traitor in their midst that could destroy everything they have worked for. Will they be able to control Kaj’s abilities? Will the Inquisitorius find Kaj? Will they find the traitor, before Vader and the Emperor find them? Will I-5 discover there is more to life than what it seems?

Novel Review

I really liked this and the others in the series. The characters remind me of the prequel characters when they were in their younger days. Having read about these characters through the Medstar series, Darth Maul, and this series, I’ve grown to really like them, and want to see more of their adventures. One problem with this, as with all #3 in a series books, is it build on previous, so if you haven’t read the other two, you may not know everything going on here. However, if you’ve read the other two, and look forward to finding out what happens, or the answers to the questions I posed, then pick it up. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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By blaster_e11
i don't like the series, i've bought and read the 3 novels and all it inspires me is a mere meh.

i don't like the anachronism (blastech e-11 blasters and lmabda-class shuttles so early ? come on). I don't like the sith being all public and the inquisitors already at work.
In this peculiar novel i don't like the raw power force sensitive kid plot.[/b]
By Freebird
Well, it's not for everyone. I like the detective aspects of it. It could have been a lot grittier then it was. I'd like to have seen a Sam Spade type detective story with Jax, or even Dhur and I-5. The kid was a little over the top, but I felt the main character in force unleased was as well. That kind of power made Vader look like a total wimp.

As for the rest of the stuff being introduced too early in the storyline, that didn't really faze me, because I'm not that big into what a Blastech E-11 blaster is, or a Lambda class shuttle.
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