Release Date: 21/07/11
The fate of the Rebellion rests on Luke Skywalker’s next move.
But have the rebels entered a safe harbor or a death trap?
Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal.
Mara Jade, the Emperor’s Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz’s treason and smash the Rebels for good.
But in this treacherous game of betrayals within betrayals, a wild card is waiting to be played.
Fans of the Star Wars Universe will be more than familiar with the writing of Timothy Zahn as his titles have become ones to set the standards by. Whilst there will always be new readers looking to get into the world the vast majority are ones that are already more than familiar with everything that’s happening in this inventive universe.
As with his other titles, this one has decent pace, some great prose and of course a more than familiar feel with the characters. That said however if you’re not up with all the details of this authors previous work this won’t be the best one to start with as it will leave you wondering what you’re missing. Not that you won’t get a good story, of course you will, but when you’re left with a feeling of unfamiliarity it makes it hard to get into.