Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #4: Backlash

Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #4: Backlash

by Aaron Allston
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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #4: Backlash 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 259 reviews.
FirstGeer More than 1 year ago
With Fate of the Jedi starting to get into the middle part of the storyline, it was good to see in this book that we got back to some locales that held some promise and saw the characters doing some of the behaviors they are famous for. Han cracking wise and showing off his piloting skills, Luke showing what truly makes him the Grand Master, and Ben being the eager, growing, but still making mistakes jedi Knight/apprentice. And done in a way with some humor in the nods to the "expected" lines, but also in some new ways where it wasn't just a regurgitation of items that had appeared in the movies or previous books. This book seemed to move along at a faster pace than the previous books in this series, and the fights seemed very well paced. I liked how this booked moved the storylines along a little more than had been in the last couple books. I am excited to read the next book in the series again!
geoffro2011 More than 1 year ago
This is Allston's second book in the Fate of the Jedi series and is a great continuation of the series. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any Star Wars fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read the book "Backlash" by Aaron Allston and found that I was quite impressed. The plot line was a continuation of the previous novels of this series as well as The New Jedi Order and Legacy of the Force series'. Two of the main characters Luke and Ben Skywalker, after having been exiled from Coruscant and the Gallactic Alliance, have fought their way through many obstacles to find the cause of Luke's nephew, Jacen Solo's fall to darkness. Which subsequently plunged the Star Wars galaxy into a bloody and devastating civil war. The ruthless and dangerous Jacen Solo, trnsformed into the sith lord Darth Caedus, ruled with an iron fist and cause irreparable damage to the image of the jedi order and the stability of the damaged citizens of the galaxy so soon after the invasion of an alien species bent on extermination and enslavement. They were the Yhuzhan Vhong and were defeated, but the cost was billions of lives and some of which were Jacen's brother Anakin Solo and the ever famous Chewbacca. If not for Jacen the Gallactic Alliance would not have found an end to the war that did not involve genocide and the root cause of the invasion, Onimi, would never have been defeatd. This story finds us at the planet of Dathomir in the Hapes Consortium years after Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus(son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo) was killed by his own twin sister Jaina Solo, also a main character in the novel. Father and son Skywalker have tracked a sith apprentice to this planet after a fierce battle in the previous story in which they won but this apprentice escaped. This sith, Vestara Khai, is part of an ancient sith tribe that crash landed on a remote low-tech planet thousands of years before and have recently made a push to gain more resources and try to take on the galaxy to create a sith ruled galaxy. This book is action packed and full of surprises and i highly recommend reading it, but i would like to suggest starting at the beginning of this series. I also recommend that you my want to take a look ot the Legacy of the Force and New Jedi Order series' if you like Star Wars and you like this book as I do.
Rogueld007 More than 1 year ago
Backlash and the whole Fate of the Jedi series so far has been a great addition to the Star Wars legacy. Backlash is a good story of two societies coming together for a common goal. The interaction between Luke and Ben is what every good father would want. I also love the trouble that the Solo clan always seems to get into, they always find a way to get the job done. I'm not entirely fond of the Jaina/Jag portion but I'm glad that there is a little danger/romance for her. I can't wait to see what happens with the Sith and learn more about how they have been able to hid their existence from the Jedi all this time. I am a huge Star Wars fan and I can't wait to get the next book to keep the legacy going.
DannyDA More than 1 year ago
this book is part of a series that I suggest you read in order to fully understand it. it is a book that you never want to put down, it is exciteing, thrilling, mysterious and action packed! i suggest this book to any starwars fans out there just like me!!!!!!!
Amp_Lightfisher More than 1 year ago
"Backlash," by Aaron Allston, is the fourth book in the Fate of the Jedi series, and is a delightful addition to this ongoing story arc. Although this book is highly entertaining and a good read on its own, this reviewer recommends reading the preceding excellent books of the series first, before picking up this one, just so the reader does not miss a single ounce of context or setting before embarking on this latest part of the story. Allston does a commendable job of not only capturing the flavor of the well-known characters from Star Wars lore, such as Han and Leia, C3PO and R2, Luke and Ben, Jaina and Jag (among others), but of also introducing (in some cases re-introducing) the reader to a delicious array of supporting characters to cheer or jeer, while moving the interesting plot threads along at a sprightly clip. One of this reviewer's favorite plot tangents is the development of the young "Amelia" Solo, in this book a now 8-year-old girl with whom readers of other recent Star Wars novels may be familiar, who plays an integral part in this volume's contribution to the storyline. The way Amelia handles her piece of the story brought smiles and even giggles to this reader, and it was never too soon when Allston returned the focus to her part of the plot. Readers of this latest novel will be treated to astounding uses of the force, close encounters with the dark-side, nicely spaced displays of wry wit coupled with heartbreak and suspense, all mixed and delivered with crisp dialogue and intriguing exposition; it could truly be said there is something here for almost everyone who enjoys the Star Wars universe. The biggest problem readers may encounter with this book is that once the last page is turned the next part of this series won't be out for likely a few months, so read slowly . . . if you can.
Jedidude More than 1 year ago
I really feel this series started with Omen. Omen introduced the Lost Sith Tribe a new threat to the Skywalker family and the New Jedi Order and a possible rival for Darth Krayt's One Sith Order from Star Wars Legacy. To put in plainly Abyss was the best Star Wars book released last year and Backlash builds off it perfectly. The book is divided between two storylines the Coruscant storyline with Jaina Solo and the New Jedi Order Daala and the GA and Jagged Fel and the Empire and the other storyline on Dathomir with the surviving Skywalker family and the now masterless Sith Apprentice of the Lost Sith Tribe Vestara Khai. Dathomir is a strange planet populated by Force wielding witches that have not been seen since the Courtship of Princess Leia. The Couscant storyline continues to be the weak link in this series. As in the last two books the story surrounding the Skywalkers and Vestara makes up for it, just about everybody gets to shine in this book Han and Leia as in Abyss get a decent part and are not just a waste of page space unlike the first two books in this series which is good. Jagged Fel gets some good action scenes. Jaina Solo and the New Jedi Order get a great action scene against some Mandilorians even Allana Solo gets to shine in this book. Luke Skywalker is awesome as always. Vestara Khai continues to grow as a character. Sith fans will love her here. She shows her darker side and it is difficult to figure out whose side she is on and that makes her interesting and a Sith in truth and not just in name. The best character in this book however is the one who is on the cover of this book Ben Skywalker. Ben Skywalker has been developing into an awesome character in the last several books and that does not change here. Ben shows those great detective skills from the last series as well as great leadership and this is easily my favorite of Ben's appearances so far and it is nice that Ben is becoming a great character in his own right which is nice considering he is likely the future of the Star Wars EU. The plot on Dathomir is the best part of the book as Luke Ben and Vestara get caught in the middle of a war between the Dathomir Witches and the Night Sisters. These battles are easily the best action scenes in the book. Ben's interaction with Vestara is interesting as he tries to figure out why she is on Dathomir. I will be curious to see how their relationship develops over the course of this series especially considering what is revealed in the teaser for Allies the next book in the series. Backlash is an action packed story with enough mystery in the plot to keep readers guessing until the very end. FOTJ fans and Star Wars fans in general should check out Backlash and prepare for Allies which should be very interesting
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