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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 28, 2011

    Page Turning

    Loved the intrigue hated that Vestara couldn't overcome her upbringing her path is now set.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Ebook is horrible

    There are no quotation marks, which makes the book difficult to read.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

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    Great book by the relatively new Star Wars author

    This book was pretty good and is starting to wrap up the Fate of the Jedi series. I did not like how one character is progressing in the book and how it plays out in Apocalypse, but others might like the darker (and possibly more realistic) way things work out. Despite that, Mrs. Golden's work in the Star Wars universe is good so far and I look forward to any more titles she writes. For anyone who loves the Expanded Universe and this time era, I would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    To the review 20 below mine

    This isn't "glorifying" domestic violence at all. First, domestic violence as we think of it is never a two-way fight between people with more or less equal strength, weaponry, or, in this case, telekinetic strength. And second, that situation certainly wasn't promoting it, since the entire battle was over Ben's mistaken assumption over her private messages. In fact, it's exactly the opposite: That scene made Ben look like a complete idiot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Where to go from here?

    Overall, a good book & decent ending to this series-arc.

    However, I'm not sure where the SW universe can go from here, after the Vong, Civil War, and Sith infiltration.

    As much as I love the characters we've grown to love from the movies, it's time to make them background/secondary characters & pass the torch to Jaina, Ben, Jag & co.

    Being only casually aware of the SW Legacy comics, I liked the hints of what could become some organizations & lineages that are in those comics.

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