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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #1: Outcast

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

The Destiny of a Galaxy, the Fate of the Jedi Order...

It is approximately three to four years following the death of Darth Caedus, formerly known as the Jedi Jacen Solo, at the hands of his sister, Jaina Solo. While Jacen's parents, Han and Leia, struggle to maintain stability and restore their ravaged senses by raising J...
It is approximately three to four years following the death of Darth Caedus, formerly known as the Jedi Jacen Solo, at the hands of his sister, Jaina Solo. While Jacen's parents, Han and Leia, struggle to maintain stability and restore their ravaged senses by raising Jacen's young daughter, Allana, who has already brushed against the dark side of the Force, as a normal child, the Galactic Alliance is anything but stable.

A part of the agreement which ended the Second Galactic Civil War installed Admiral Dalaa, a former Imperial, as Chief of State, and mandated that the Mandalorians be made her elite guards, replacing the Red Guards and effectively condoning their negative actions. Dalaa is notoriously prejudiced against the Jedi, and has ordered the arrest of Luke Skywalker for extreme negligance in permitting Jacen Solo to turn to the dark side and instigate his reign of terror upon the galaxy. Luke, realizing that the galaxy is already in dangerously volatile from civil war and the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, turns himself in to the GA governmental powers. Dalaa declares that Skywalker, Grand Master of the Jedi Order, must place himself involuntary exile, or the Jedi Order as a whole will be disbanded. Luke agrees, and he and his son, Ben Skywalker, now a Jedi Knight, set forth on an expedition to discover what led Jacen Solo, once a kind-hearted, tree-hugging young boy, to enslave himself to the dark side of the Force.

Their search leads them to the Baron Do initiates, a group of Force-sensitive Kel Dors with unusual Force capabilities. Simultaneously, Seff Hellin and Valin Horn, son of Corran Horn, both young Jedi Knights, have inexplicably come under the influence of a dark power which the servants of the light have never seen before.

Fate of the Jedi promises to be an extraordinary adventure which leaves me panting for March '09 and the release of Exile. Exile will be followed by Omen and Abyss later in 2009. You know, traditionally, in Star Wars, "fate" is essentially a bad word. "Fate" means a whole bunch of grief then a stunning, shocking, somewhat unfair but kind of fitting conclusion. "Destiny," on the other hand, means a long ordeal with lots of close calls but nothing terrible really occurring, and a haphazard ending that leaves you hungering for more.

But after the blatant cliffhanger at the end of the Legacy of the Force series, I am starving for the next installment in the Star Wars saga. May the Force be with you!

posted by Qui-GonReborn on November 9, 2008

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4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Bad to Terrible

Ive been a star wars buff since I saw the first movie when i was in my 20s. This book is, by far, terrible, boring, and the opposite of a page turner. In fact, if there is a bright spot in the galaxy, this book is the furthest point from it. A total waste of money. B...
Ive been a star wars buff since I saw the first movie when i was in my 20s. This book is, by far, terrible, boring, and the opposite of a page turner. In fact, if there is a bright spot in the galaxy, this book is the furthest point from it. A total waste of money. Boring and predictable plot, uninspiring characters, and meaningless. I actually found myself fast forwarding through pages, especially the Han Leia stuff at Lando's Kessel mining company. Dont waste ur time or money. Just wait to see what they come with next.

posted by Dapper505 on March 31, 2009

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

    Here we go on another adventure.........

    I couldn't wait for this new book to come out! I have thoroughly enjoyed it and am excited for the other books to come out.

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  • Posted July 17, 2009

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    Great start to the series

    I found this book used at our local book store and decided to pick it up. After I read the first 50 pages I couldn't put it down. It's an amazing book and recommended for any Star Wars fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2009

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    Great reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    Outcast was Great

    This was a very good continuation of the Star Wars saga. It was true to original characters but also gave great depth to the newer characters. We loved the questions that were answered and can't wait to read more.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

    A New Adventure

    It is good to see Luke back to finding out more about the Force. This book is more like the original books that came out after Luke took out the Death Star. It is good to see Luke and Ben being able to explore together not only about the Force but about each other. A new adventure begins and I hope it is not as ugly as the Vong series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

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    Good start to a new series

    I enjoyed the realationship that is finally developing between Luke and his son Ben. I hope this series keeps me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to see Mara's "ghost " in upcoming books in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    Starwars

    I Thought this book was very very good. It makes interseted for the next books in the series to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    Good start

    This story is a good starting point for the nine story series. I look forward to reading them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2009

    Great read and good start to a series

    After the spectacular Legacy of the Force series over the last couple of years, I was very excited to see where this new series would lead. And after just this first part of the new 9-book series, I am definitely hooked.

    I think the thing that interests me the most about this series is the outside look that it presents of the Jedi. A passage early in the story depicts a major non-Jedi character explaining to Luke how the general population view the Jedi, and how it differs from the Jedi's view of themselves. There's a lot of morally gray areas, and that's pretty much where the Jedi operate a lot of times, and it makes it hard for the general population of the galaxy to see the Jedi in the good light that they might deserve. Further muddying these waters are the facts that the lay-people are not really understanding the difference between a Jedi or a Sith, and the recent events with Darth Caedus cause a significant shift in thinking towards the Jedi.

    So, I'm VERY interested to see where the rest of this series will lead. This book contained some great story-telling and action sequences as well, but the philosophical questions presented are what I'm really looking forward to in the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2009

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    Awesome!

    This book was a fun book to read. Answered many questions about the Star Wars universe that only hardcore fans may care about. Unlike medicalman stated, Star Wars is not obsolete. It is still whimsical as it was intended, and in case he was wondering, there was a fighter craft in the Star Wars universe that could blow up an entire star system, it was known as the Suncrusher. Look it up in wikipedia, or read the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson. Star Wars needed a revamp, and this series may be what it needs.

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