Allegiance: Star Wars Legends by Timothy Zahn

Allegiance: Star Wars Legends

byTimothy Zahn

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2011

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Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been mmore evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion–fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge–must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.

The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war–and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector–agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade–all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke–is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places–while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.

But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.

Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1951. He received a B.S. degree in physics from Michigan State University in East Lansing in 1973 and a M.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1975. In 1975, Zahn began writing science fiction as a hobby. When his thesis advisor died in 19...
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Title:Allegiance: Star Wars LegendsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307795837

ISBN - 13:9780307795830

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Zahn has done better The second half of the book is strong but the first half is a slog. The Mara Jade focused chapters are very good but Luke and Han feel like they don't belong in the story. The story would have worked better if the main characters weren't shoehorned in.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deserters or loyalists? A groop of stormtroopers flee from their barracs after acidentaly killing an officer. Going on the run and escaping the attention fo the empire, they seek to bring justice to the galaxy.... while still being loyal to the Empire. With no second thought about joining the Rebellion, they bring justice to the galaxy... in their own five-way fashion. Meanwhile, the Rebellion is trying to find them and enlist them while still mainting a low profile in their smuggleing dealings. Mara Jade is hunting out the deserters and stumbles into a big deal between soem locals and a blank gang. Infiltrating their ranks to get the information she needs will not proove to be an easy task. Timothy Zahn is a master Star Wars writer but this is not one of my favorites from him. enjoy!
Date published: 2011-05-08