Sacrifice: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force) by Karen Traviss

Sacrifice: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)

byKaren Traviss

Kobo ebook | April 29, 2008

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Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance–led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker–battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side.

But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all–and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy–but at a price.

For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn’t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be.

As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families . . . and cast a grim shadow over the future.

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!
Karen Traviss is a science fiction author and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England. Traviss worked as both a journalist and defence correspondent before becoming a writer of fiction. She also served in both the Territorial Army and the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service. Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy...
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Title:Sacrifice: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345510526

ISBN - 13:9780345510525

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Pretty good,.. what's there to not like, its star wars..
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good, but predictable The story and writing is well done, but painfully predictable. You know that a major character is going to die, and half-way through the book it is glaringly obvious who that character is. I kept hoping that the author would throw in a twist about the identity of the sacrificial character and surprise me, but no dice. I hope the rest of the books in this series are not this predictable.
Date published: 2007-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! Great job on this book. I think that these series have come a long way, and have yet to reach their full potential. I can't wait until they get that far! I know that I'll be waiting for those books to be released! I hope that the series will continue past Legacy of the Force. That would be delightfull.
Date published: 2007-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One of the worst Star Wars yet This series is going downhill fast. Far too much filler about Bobba Fett; who cares what happens to him! For those of us who have read all the books from "The Truce at Bakura" on, we know our characters and this takes them totally out of character. It is poorly written and the story sucks. At least Timothy Zahn writes with a touch of humour but I fail to see how even he can revive this series.
Date published: 2007-06-09