Traitor: Star Wars Legends (The New Jedi Order) by Matthew Stover

Traitor: Star Wars Legends (The New Jedi Order)

byMatthew Stover

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2011

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From the depths of catastrophe, a glimmer of hope

After the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances.

The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi . . . for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level—dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly.

In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen’s process closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen’s newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again. . . .

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!

Title:Traitor: Star Wars Legends (The New Jedi Order)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307795551

ISBN - 13:9780307795557

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch science fiction This book is outstanding. Not only is it on the shortlist of best Star Wars books ever written, but it more than holds its own when compared to other science fiction novels. Stover takes a previously bland Jacen and gives him more character development than he had received in 20+ books. The action scenes, especially the brutal and surprisingly bloody for a Star Wars book, in the first third of the book is one of the highlights of the NJO. The finale does the rest of this incredible read justice. The NJO is at it's best when it shrinks it's scope. This and the Anakin Solo focused "Conquest" and arguably the two best books in the series.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing This was a bit like see fight club or the matrix for the first time with now background. It is a little hard to follow. But the destination is worth the trip.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jacen returns While this book from the NJO arc was not as action packed as some of the earlier entries in the series, it was still quite enjoyable. In it, we saw the "return" of Jacen Solo. We learn that he is not dead, but instead under the tutelage of the strange and exotic Force sensitive alien known as Vergere. She teaches him that the Force is neither light nor dark, and Jacen, seemingly accepts this, and becomes more powerful with the knowledge that a little bit of "dark" attitude is not always bad. I especially liked the scene involving "Ganner's Last Stand" which showed us that Jacen Solo was not the only Jedi maturing and changing as the Yuuzhan Vong invasion continues.
Date published: 2011-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting stuff The New Jedi Order is a very exciting series and it's hard not to go online to find out how it concludes. Since being introduced to the Expanded Universe novels a few years back, I have been reading these novels non-stop. Traitor is a bit like the "Karate Kid", a master using unconventional methods to train the grasshopper.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best in the series If you're enjoying the New Jedi Order, definitely don't skip this one. Matthew Stover has only written a few novels in the Star Wars universe, but he already has a reputation for being talented at writing complex, conflicted heroes (he managed Anakin Skywalker), and he does a great job here with Jacen Solo. My favourite out of all nineteen books in the series.
Date published: 2006-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Depth Force Exploration Traitor is, in my opinion, one of the very best New Jedi Order books. In no other book is the philosophy behind the Jedi explored to such a great depth. This book explains more about the Force than Zhan, Hambly, Stackpole and Anderson ever could. A definite read.
Date published: 2003-07-22