The Truce At Bakura: Star Wars Legends by Kathy TyersThe Truce At Bakura: Star Wars Legends by Kathy Tyers

The Truce At Bakura: Star Wars Legends

byKathy Tyers

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 1994

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No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned  to ashes on Endor than the Alliance intercepts a  call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost.  Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to  meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptilian invaders  who, once allied with the now dead Emperor, are  approaching Imperial space with only one goal; total  domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as an  opportunity to achieve a diplomatic victory for the  Alliance. But it assumes even greater importance  when a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke  Skywalker with the message that he must go to  Bakura-or risk losing everything the Rebels have fought  so desperately to achieve.
Kathy Tyers is the author of the Firebird series (Firebird, Fusion Fire, Crown of Fire, and Daystar) and stand-alone science fiction (Shivering World, Crystal Witness, and One Mind’s Eye). She has also written several original Star Wars stories, including the New York Times bestselling novel The Truce at Bakura. She lives in southweste...
Title:The Truce At Bakura: Star Wars LegendsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.87 × 4.18 × 0.94 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553568728

ISBN - 13:9780553568721

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Adventure Continues after Endor It’s always fun to read an author’s work when they are building their story from an already created universe. Set in just a day after the Battle over Endor, the Truce at Bakura was an entertaining read. When an alien force invades the galaxy, Rebels and Imperials alike must overcome their differences and fight together to push out the invading Ssi-Ruuk. The idea was truly original and it was fun as well as thrilling to see two opposites join as one, but of course, there are a couple disadvantages. For one, Governor Nereus is far too ambitious; of course, he had an interesting light to the story. He becomes a little crazed nearing the end as he sees that his plans and faith in the Empire, dies out. Also, the novel revolves around a lot of political views, which, I admit, can become tiresome at times. But, seeing our favorite characters from the Original Trilogy and meeting new one sis always a good time spent reading. Mrs Tyers keeps true to the characters and also adds to them as well. Government intrigue and conspiracy are key themes and are they ever exciting. The events that have unfolded on Bakura will surely stay with us and the Expanded Universe for a very long time indeed. On the whole, it was an enjoyable novel and I would recommend it.
Date published: 2011-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good, not the best... This was a pretty good novel, though not the best. It doesn't have much action. But the idea of Rebels and Empire joinning up was a good one, and the story was excellent, but the Si-Ruuk (I think that's what the aliens are called,) threat never amounts to what it's made out to be.
Date published: 2001-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wicked Book This was truly a great Star Wars novel. It took me only 2 days to read the entire thing!!! However, in the end I wondered... (I'll try not to ruin the end) if he tries to mentor someone then, why does he wait another 7 years to do the same, with the Jedi Acadamy and all?
Date published: 1999-08-18

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On an outer deck of a vast battle cruiser called the Shriwirr, Dev Sibwarra rested his slim brown hand on a pioneer's left shoulder. "It'll be all right," he said softly.  The other human's fear beat at his mind like a three-tailed lash.  "There's no pain. You have a wonderful surprise ahead of you."  Wonderful indeed, a life without hunger, cold, or selfish desire. The prisoner, an Imperial of much lighter complexion than Dev, slumped in the entechment chair.  He'd given up protesting, and his breath came in gasps. Pliable bands secured his forelimbs, neck, and knees--but only for balance. With his nervous system deionized at the shoulders, he couldn't struggle.  A slender intravenous tube dripped pale blue magnetizing solution into each of his carotid arteries while tiny servopumps hummed. It only took a few mils of magsol to attune the tiny, fluctuating electromagnetic fields of human brain waves to the Ssi-ruuvi entechment apparatus.Behind Dev, Master Filwirrung trilled a question in Ssi-ruuvi. "Is it calmed yet?"Dev sketched a bow to his master and switched from human speech to Ssi-ruuvi. "Calm enough," he sang back.  "He's almost ready."Sleek, russet scales protected Firwirrung's two-meter length from beaked muzzle to muscular tail tip, and a prominent black V crest marked his forehead.  Not large for a Ssi-ruu, he was still growing, with only a few age-scores where scales had begun to separate on his handsome chest.  Firwirrung swung a broad, glowing white metal catchment arc down to cover the prisoner from midchest to nose. Dev could just peer over it and watch the man's pupils dilate. At any moment . . ."Now," Dev announced.Firwirrung touched a control. His muscular tail twitched with pleasure. The fleet's capture had been good today. Alongside his master, Dev would work far into the night. Before entechment, prisoners were noisy and dangerous. Afterward, their life energies powered droids of Ssi-ruuvi choosing.The catchment arc hummed up to pitch Dev backed away. Inside that round human skull, a magsol-drugged brain was losing control. Though Master Firwirrung assured him that the transfer of incorporeal energy was pxunless, every prisoner screamed.As did this one, when Firwirrung threw the catchment arc switch. The arc boomed out a sympathetic vibration, as brain energy leaped to an electromagnet perfectly attuned to magsol. Through the Force rippled an ululation of indescribable anguish.Dev staggered and clung to the knowledge his masters had given him: The prisoners only thought they felt pain. He only thought he sensed their pain. By the time the body screamed, all of a subject's energies had jumped to the catchment arc. The screaming body already was dead.

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Set immediately following the Rebel victory over the Empire, Kathy Tyers's novel tells of the desperate efforts by Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia to protect the New Republic from a potential invasion by a race of reptilian creatures bent on dominating the galaxy. Simultaneous publication with a new Star Wars hardcover, The Crystal Star