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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #8: Ascension

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The eighth Fate of the Jedi moves forward the two prime series overarching but related themes in exhilarating ways

Father and son Jedi Knights Luke and Ben Skywalker and Sith apprentice Vestara Khai search the galaxy for Aboleth, the most powerful practitioner of the dark force ever. The trio hunt the deadly dark force user amongst the haunting deserted planets that were once homes...
Father and son Jedi Knights Luke and Ben Skywalker and Sith apprentice Vestara Khai search the galaxy for Aboleth, the most powerful practitioner of the dark force ever. The trio hunt the deadly dark force user amongst the haunting deserted planets that were once homes to the Lost Tribe of the Sith several millennia ago. What they find left behind leaves Vestara shaken while deciding her future.

On Coruscant, the removal of despotic Natasi Daala (see Vortex) has left a fight for control in which the Order of the Knights of Jedi take charge, but other forces of the Galactic Alliance distrust them due to their power grabbing misue of the Force (see Conviction). At a time when treachery and betrayal split the Galactic Alliance further while Sith undercover operatives work the schism and Daala remains a force, the Jedi try to maintain order.

The eighth Fate of the Jedi moves forward the two prime series overarching but related themes in exhilarating ways while also setting up the finish. The story line is fast-paced whether readers explore the eerie Lost Tribe of the Sith's ghost-planets or the political intrigue on Coruscant. This is a super entry with a great twist that will shake the Force forty-three years after A New Hope Return of the Jedi.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 2, 2011

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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Christy, Christy, Christy, Sorry I'm rambling.

And so was Christy Golden. Where was the editor on this one? Christy spent four chapters at the start of this ramble fest on the minute details of the Sith life that could have ben just one. And it really never gets off the ground after that. Ramble to this planet, and ...
And so was Christy Golden. Where was the editor on this one? Christy spent four chapters at the start of this ramble fest on the minute details of the Sith life that could have ben just one. And it really never gets off the ground after that. Ramble to this planet, and then to that planet, and just repeat. Antagonists abound and with obviously poor direction from Lucas Works this story recycles itself to the point of....... Yawn, sorry, this one will just put you to sleep:{

posted by 8172626 on August 31, 2011

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Left Wanting...

    As an avid Star Wars fan who LOVES the classic characters, I was left wanting with this book. I felt as though all the characters were a bit naive and juvenile, and that the themes/plot lines discussed should have been included much, much earlier in the series.

    That aside, Christie Golden has never really captured my attention in any of her other books, but this book sucked me in. Every day, I couldn't wait to read it because it had enough action to keep me coming back. For most of the book, I felt as though I was waiting in line at an amusement park for the best ride. Sadly I was left disappointed at the end.

    Each of the other books in the series has had a semblance of closure, but this is not the case with Ascension. When I reached the last page, I wanted to throw my Nook across the room (which would have been bad since I live in China). Instead I woke my wife with my screams of frustration.

    Overall, this is an average SW book that every Classic character fan must read. Enjoy it for what it is, keep up with the series, but wait to read it until Denning's Apocalypse comes out.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    It has a place in the Star Wars universe

    Not a bad read and enough action just enough to keep you interested, But to often you are left wanting and not getting. As with every book in this set you jump from one side of the galaxy to the next just as the action begins but in this one it almost feels like by the time you get back its over.

    This book has its place and that is a connection between Conviction and Apocalypse and thank the Lord that latter is to be released soon. If you have not all ready picked this book up do yourself a favor and what for Apocalypse to be released before you start on this one. You will feel much better having the next book ready at hand when this one is over. It just leaves you wanting and some times not in a good way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

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    Not enough action for a Star Wars novel.

    This particular novel in the series was a lot of political maneuvering between minor characters and that dragged down the pace of the story. It did have a few exciting moments, but a lot of this book was just set up for the final book in the series. I would urge any Star Wars readers to just get through the book, take notes on the events in the story, and then move on to the last book in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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