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Vector Prime: Star Wars Legends (the New Jedi Order)

byR.a. Salvatore

Mass Market Paperback | July 5, 2000

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Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread and threatens to destroy the Republic's tenuous reign.

Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. And as the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces from beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim--an enemy bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen.

Suddenly, Luke Skywalker; his wife, Mara; Han Solo; Leia Organa Solo; and Chewbacca--along with the Solo children--are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, the power of the Force itself may not be enough . . .
R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His first published novel was The Crystal Shard. He has since published more than a dozen novels, including The Demon Awakens, The Demon Spirit, The Demon Apostle, The Halfling's Gem, Sojourn, The Legacy, Starless Night, and his newest hardcover: Mortalis. He lives in Massachusetts wit...
Title:Vector Prime: Star Wars Legends (the New Jedi Order)Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.86 × 4.16 × 1.13 inPublished:July 5, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345428455

ISBN - 13:9780345428455

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent! I liked this story a lot! It was a real fun read!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very strong start to an excellent series The most controversial Star Wars book of all-time is great start to the series that leaves me wanting to pick up the next book immediately. The big death is done very well and has a profound impact on two of the EU's most interesting characters. Danni Quee is another great addition and you learn just the right amount about the Yuuzhon Vong.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Invasion: On time Well, It was a good book. I will start off with that. An isolated post, a plot for a galaxy wide invasion and a whole bunch of new comers from interstellar space! Woah! Exciting, is it not? I was happy with the return of old characters that we didn't really hear from since A New Hope along with the newest threat to this poor galaxy, the Vong; a species who's technology is based on living organisms. Just recovering form battle, the New Republic is at the mercy of this new enemy. Now, what I did not like was this: there is no "invasion-of-planet battle" that I was hoping for. I am exited to see how a planet wide siege will be depicted and analyzed. I was not a fan of how the Vong are protected by this creature, this sort of god that lives within their movable planets. It seemed so surreal but, hey, what can we expect from alien races? On the whole, it was a great beginning to a long series and I am anxious to read book two of the New Jedi Order.
Date published: 2011-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good beginning to popular series I remember when Vector Prime first came out some ten years ago, and all of the talk was about Chewbacca's death. Some fans felt betrayed, while others liked the vulnerability of the main characters. I thought Salvatore (the author) did a fantastic job in making Chewie's death both heroic and tragic, and liked the idea that "even the good guys could die" in this burgeoning series. I also enjoyed the action scenes and in particular, the fight between Mara Jade and Yomin Carr, a Yuuzhan Vong warrior. The author really gets to put a spotlight on the "technological" weaponry of the Vong, and still leave us believing that there is more to come. I have heard many complaints that the series is too long, and that some of the books are terrible, but if this start is any indication as to how the rest will go, it shouldn't be that bad.
Date published: 2010-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You've got to read this series!! I'm not a science fiction fan but this series was imposible to put down. I was curious about Star Wars books so I picked one up and 8 months later I had finished the other 18. The New Jedi Order is an absolute page turner. I average one book a week and I'm not a fast reader I just couldn't stop. Each page made drove me to see what was going to happen on the next. If you love a great story this series is for you.
Date published: 2006-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime This book is one of the most amazing Star Wars novels I have ever read! The plot is new and exciting. This book even introduces many new characters and keeps are old favourites! In the book, the Empire is gone and now a new alien race are trying to take over the New Republic. They are not force sensitive and present a clear threat to the Jedi. They try to eradicate all who stand in their way. This is one book that does not disappoint! A must read! Congrats must go to the author (R.A. Salvatore)for the great job on this novel!
Date published: 2005-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent first step into the New Jedi Order... R.A. Salvatore deserves all the credit he can possibly attain for this stellar piece of Star Wars fiction. Burdened with having to re-introduce the reader into a brand new Star Wars Universe, in what is surely the first adult-oriented, mass-volume paperback to actually continue the story of Star Wars past Return of the Jedi, Salvatore does an excellent job. Shifting plotlines, introducing new characters (including the Solo twins and Anakin, as well as Mara Jade and some of the other Jedi) whom people who only watched the movies would be unfamiliar with, and introducing the new enemy, the Yuuzhan Vong, was a difficult task, but Salvatore handled it perfectly. A great read for all science fiction and Star Wars fans, and a must if you want to have any idea what is going on in the upcoming Episodes 7, 8, and 9 from George Lucas.
Date published: 2004-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow Wow! A total new beginning. Gone is the old story of the rebellion/new republic against the galaxy's evil and the Empire. Here we have a new, ruthless enemy, one that is killing some of our very dear friends that we've held so closely and we never could have imagined leaving our SW universe... Let the journey begin!!
Date published: 2003-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Never seen a better book to start an amazing series! Keep up the good work R.A. Salvatore!
Date published: 2003-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boonta Absolutely BRILLIANT!! They've done it again, creating so many obstacles for "our heroes" to overcome over the years, this tops them all. This new direction of ultimate evil is great to get the mind working to figure out how they will get out of this one. Fantastic read, with more than a few surprises, some that might leave you a little stunned!!
Date published: 2001-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty sweet this book was good. i like the way it kept the young jedi, jacen jaina, in the story. The introduction of this new enemy was good because i like the fact that there is an enemy that the characters might lose against. With the death of chewbacca, i don't like that they killed him off, the book was ever more facinating. I wanted them to keep the other young jedi, tenel ka and lowie, in this series i don't know why they aren't there. Overall all i liked it, but i still think it needs the other young jedi. I say this because i loved the young jedi knights series.
Date published: 2001-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from vector prime If you've been reading all the star wars storylines prior to this novel then you will love this one. If it's your first time reading a Star Wars novel, this one will really impress you. Great story, with new interesting characters, and a surprising tragedy. Definitely the best Star Wars novel (and I've read them all!) Enjoy!
Date published: 2001-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!! Wow! A total new beginning. Gone is the old story of the rebellion/new republic against the galaxy's evil and the Empire. Here we have a new, ruthless enemy, one that is killing some of our very dear friends that we've held so closely and we never could have imagined leaving our SW universe... Let the journey begin!!
Date published: 2000-12-01

Read from the Book

It was too peaceful out here, surrounded by the vacuum of space and with only the continual hum of the twin ion drives breaking the silence. While she loved these moments of peace, Leia Organa Solo also viewed them as an emotional trap, for she had been around long enough to understand the turmoil she would find at the end of this ride. Like the end of every ride, lately. Leia paused a moment before she entered the bridge of the Jade Sabre, the new shuttle her brother, Luke, had built for his wife, Mara Jade. Before her, and apparently oblivious to her, Mara and Jaina sat comfortably, side by side at the controls, talking and smiling. Leia focused on her daughter, Jaina, sixteen years old, but with the mature and calm demeanor of a veteran pilot. Jaina looked a lot like Leia, with long dark hair and brown eyes contrasting sharply with her smooth and creamy skin. Indeed, Leia saw much of herself in the girl--no, not girl, Leia corrected her own thoughts, but young woman. That same sparkle behind the brown eyes, mischievous, adventurous, determined. That notion set Leia back a bit, for she recognized then that when she looked at Jaina, she was seeing not a reflection of herself but an image of the girl she had once been. A twinge of sadness caught her as she considered her own life now: a diplomat, a bureaucrat, a mediator, always trying to calm things down, always working for the peace and prosperity of the New Republic. Did she miss the days when the most common noise around her had been the sharp blare of a blaster or the hiss of a lightsaber? Was she sorry that those wild times had been replaced by the droning of the ion drives and the sharp bickering of one pride-wounded emissary after another? Perhaps, Leia had to admit, but in looking at Jaina and those simmering dark eyes, she could take vicarious pleasure. Another twinge--jealousy?--caught her by surprise, as Mara and Jaina erupted into laughter over some joke Leia had not overheard. But she pushed the absurd notion far from her mind as she considered her sister-in-law, Luke's wife and Jaina's tutor--at Jaina's own request--in the ways of the Jedi. Mara was not a substitute mother for Jaina, but rather, a big sister, and when Leia considered the fires that constantly burned in Mara's green eyes, she understood that the woman could give to Jaina things that Leia could not, and that those lessons and that friendship would prove valuable indeed to her daughter. And so she forced aside her jealousy and was merely glad that Jaina had found such a friend. She started onto the bridge, but paused again, sensing movement behind her. She knew before looking that it was Bolpuhr, her Noghri bodyguard, and barely gave him a glance as he glided to the side, moving so easily and gracefully that he reminded her of a lace curtain drifting lazily in a gentle breeze. She had accepted young Bolpuhr as her shadow for just that reason, for he was as unobtrusive as any bodyguard could be. Leia marveled at the young Noghri, at how his grace and silence covered a perfectly deadly fighting ability. She held up her hand, indicating that Bolpuhr should remain out here, and though his usually emotionless face did flash Leia a quick expression of disappointment, she knew he would obey. Bolpuhr, and all the Noghri, would do anything Leia asked of them. He would jump off a cliff or dive into the hot end of an ion engine for her, and the only time she ever saw any sign of discontentment with her orders was when Bolpuhr thought she might be placing him in a difficult position to properly defend her. As he was thinking now, Leia understood, though why in the world Bolpuhr would fear for her safety on her sister-in-law's private shuttle was beyond her. Sometimes dedication could be taken a bit too far. With a nod to Bolpuhr, she turned back to the bridge and crossed through the open doorway. "How much longer?" she asked, and was amused to see both Jaina and Mara jump in surprise at her sudden appearance. In answer, Jaina increased the magnification on the forward screen, and instead of the unremarkable dots of light, there appeared an image of two planets, one mostly blue and white, the other reddish in hue, seemingly so close together that Leia wondered how it was that the blue-and-white one, the larger of the pair, had not grasped the other in its gravity and turned it into a moon. Parked halfway between them, perhaps a half a million kilometers from either, deck lights glittering in the shadows of the blue-and-white planet, loomed a Mon Calamari battle cruiser, the Mediator, one of the newest ships in the New Republic fleet. "They're at their closest," Mara observed, referring to the planets. "I beg your indulgence," came a melodic voice from the doorway, and the protocol droid C-3PO walked into the room. "But I do not believe that is correct." "Close enough," Mara said. She turned to Jaina. "Both Rhommamool and Osarian are ground based, technologically--" "Rhommamool almost exclusively so!" C-3PO quickly added, drawing a scowl from all three of the women. Oblivious, he rambled on. "Even Osarian's fleet must be considered marginal, at best. Unless, of course, one is using the Pantang Scale of Aero-techno Advancement, which counts even a simple landspeeder as highly as it would a Star Destroyer. Perfectly ridiculous scale." "Thank you, Threepio," Leia said, her tone indicating that she had heard more than enough. "They've both got missiles that can hit each other from this close distance, though," Mara continued. "Oh, yes!" the droid exclaimed. "And given the proximity of their relative elliptical orbits--"

From Our Editors

Even though the power of the Emperor has been broken for more than 20 years, a new threat has emerged upon the galaxy and this time, the Force itself may not be enough. Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime is a fast-paced, riveting adventure that has Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, their wives, the Solo children and Chewbacca up against their ultimate challenge. When a new threat surfaces from beyond the Outer Rim, bearing weapons and technology far above the scope of the New Republic scientists, Luke and his crew are thrust into battle, this time in a fight for freedom that threatens more than just their lives.