By Walter Jon Williams
The time of reckoning is shut to hand. occasions in the manhattan Times bestselling Star Wars the recent Jedi Order sequence take a decisive flip, because the heroes of the recent Republic arrange for his or her so much unstable conflict but with the enemy—from with out and within.
In the struggle opposed to the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the autumn of Coruscant leaves the recent Republic divided by way of inner strife, and at the verge of bowing to conquest. yet those that steadfastly refuse to think about surrender—Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their teenagers and comrades-in-arms—are made up our minds to grab victory opposed to overwhelming odds. And now, eventually, there are symptoms that the tide might be handing over the recent Republic’s favor.
After taking pictures an important Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter-pilot Jaina Solo prepares to guide a bold shock strike opposed to an enemy flagship. in the meantime, Jaina’s brother Jacen—liberated from the arms of the enemy and newly schooled in an excellent higher mastery of the strength through the Jedi Knight Vergere—is eagerly poised to deliver his designated abilities to undergo opposed to the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the hot Republic’s provisional capital, the retired, sick hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a tremendous tactical plan which may spell the start of a speedy finish for the Yuuzhan Vong.
Yet whilst opposing squadrons face off within the depths of area, intrigue runs rampant: within the heated political race for leader of country . . . within the shadows the place Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations . . . and within the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi Knight whose allegiance is very unlikely to foretell. And as Luke Skywalker units approximately reestablishing the Jedi Council, the turning out to be faction against the methods of the strength unveil a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. yet in doing so, they're dooming the hot Republic to changing into the very factor it has sworn to struggle against—and unleashing the facility of the darkish side.
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I do not know. We live in a world in which the only utopian visions arrive in commercial breaks: magical visions of an impossibly hospitable world, peopled by bright-eyed attractive men, women, children… Where nobody dies… Where all it takes is cheap, easily available product - a packet of salted peanuts or a new type of carpet cleaner to bring immediate, undiluted joy… And I thought that was honest. I thought I was being honest. In my worlds people died. I thought I was telling the truth, I thought… They were actors.
Anger because nothing I ever created was as good as it could have been, should have been. Was in my head. Everything I did. Everything was leading up to this next film. That would have been the one I got right. If I’d only had the time. Where is it? What was it I said in the treatment? “It will be a celebration of humanity, of the continuance of life, of human folly”. Human folly? Sure... I leave a paper-trail behind me, like a child lost in the woods, Pacing, and pacing, and pacing. Trying to find something to hold onto.
When it goes, I turn on the television. What does Chernobyl mean in English? That's right. Wormwood. All there, in the Revelation of St. John the Divine, on Patmos. It’s one of the symbols. Signs and portents. We’re living in the last days. I mean, take credit cards. Revelation, chapter 13 verse 17, that no man might buy or sell, save he had the mark, of the name of the beast, or the number of his name. It's hard to believe, isn’t it? A man, two thousand years ago, predicting credit cards. But he wasn’t a mere man.
Destiny's Way (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 14) by Walter Jon Williams