Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #8: Ascension

Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #8: Ascension

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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #8: Ascension by Christie Golden, Marc Thompson

How long can the Jedi remain in power?
How far will the Sith go to rule supreme?
What chance do both stand against Abeloth?

As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power—which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood.

On Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Suddenly surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must struggle to keep the GA government from collapsing into anarchy.

The Jedi are committed to maintaining peace and ensuring just rule, but even they are not prepared to take on the combined threats of Sith power, a deposed dictator bent on galaxywide vengeance, and an entity of pure cunning and profound evil hungry to become a god.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739376751
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2011
Series: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi Series , #8
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 5.14(h) x 1.64(d)

About the Author

Christie Golden is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Her media tie-in works include launching the Ravenloft line in 1991 with Vampire of the Mists, more than a dozen Star Trek novels, and the Warcraft novel Lord of the Clans.

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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #8: Ascension 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 147 reviews.
Kyp_Constance More than 1 year ago
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.
Michael Steinbach More than 1 year ago
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:{
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Porfinicle More than 1 year ago
Good news, this series finally takes off and sets up nicely for the series finale. While much more interesting than most of the books in the series so far the main plot points are hard to buy into. Without trying to spoil to much; the transition of government that takes place, and the position Abeloth and the Lost Tribe end up in are not very believable. If you take into account the Star Wars Saga and how it took the Sith 1,000 years to take control of the galaxy, it makes this series look like just another EU book that does little to convince me that it is part of that same universe.  I have always been a advocate for consistency and continuity between the various Star Wars media, but the way things have been going with the last two series makes me reconsider. Maybe it will be ok if the new movies overwrite some of this stuff. I don't understand the need for these long multi-book series. There is something to be said about subtlety and quality over quantity. If you are going to have a nine book series then why aren't these major galaxy changing events given an appropriate amount of time to develop, rather than happening over the course of two books.  Highlights in this book are the relationship between Ben and Vestara, and the conflict in the Imperial Remnant, which I really hope settles things once and for all. I don't know how much more moff scheming against other imperials or the New Republic/GA I can take. I haven't read the Legacy comics but I don't think the Empire needs to continue to be a major plot point for the sake of tie-ins.
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i read the others and this is good
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This area is the most ceremonious place of Sith worship, although it is the most open to attack by the Hssiss and Shyrack. Among the 4 tombs lie the tomb of Naga Sadow, the tomb of Tulak Hord, the tomb of Marko Ragnos, and the tomb of Ajunta Pall. These four are the greatest of the Sith lords.
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JDDavis More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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