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Well, I’m not sure if it’s been deemed “official” yet, but apparently part of the synopsis (the summary of the story on the back of the book) of Revelation has been leaked onto the Internet. It’s already on all the major fan sites, so I decided to post it. Take it with a grain of salt.

In his new mantle as Sith Lord, Jacen Solo’s dark powers reach a peak as he
continues to crush opposition across the warring galaxy and bring his dream
of a new order closer to fruition. But those who once fought at his side now
turn against him, and as his unexpected enemies rally to the confederacy,
Ben Skywalker discovers the full and terrible truth of how his mother died.

Remember: this was leaked on a forum. Not always the most solid source of information. Also, with this being the second to last book in the series, why is Ben  just now coming to terms with the death of his mother? It seems as if the synopsis of Revelation would be a little more… revealing then this. Also, this is only part of a synopsis, judging by it’s size.

Also this week, the cover art of Drew Karpyshyn’s sequel to Darth Bane: Path of Destruction was released this week. It looks like Rule of Two will be the official title of this one, removing suspicion that it was a temporary title.


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Story: ****

As always, my reviews are full of spoilers. There is no real way I could express my opinion without talking about events going on in this book. Feel free to come back once you have read the book. I will be adding it to the Review Directory, which can be found on the Menu, located in the sidebar.

The fourth book in the Legacy of the Force nine-part series, Exile, was written by Aaron Allston. While I enjoyed this book, and the story, plot and characters are all interesting, there did not seem to be a big event happening in this book. It sort of felt like the book in the middle of a series, with not beginning and no end.

The basic plot of this book was about the summit at which all the leaders of the Correlian Confederacy would meet and elect their Supreme Commander. As that story played out, Ben is sent on a mission to retrieve a dark side amulet from the sith planet of Ziost, Jacen is trying to figure out who he should sacrifice to become a Sith, and Jag Fell, along with the Jedi duo of Jainia Solo and Zekk, are hunting the fallen Jedi Alema Ra.

To me, it seemed as if Jag, Zekk and Jaina’s hunt for Alema Ra was a filler. Almost the story consisted of Jag and Zekk being jealous of each other, both being in formerly romantic relationships with Jaina. Then, with about fifty pages left in the book, they finally find her, only for Alema to escape, again.

I did really enjoy the story with Ben, with him traveling alone across the galaxy trying to find this mysterious Amulate that Jacen said to retrieve at all costs. His search leads him to the Sith world of Ziost, where all sort of crazy things happen. Parts of that were actually pretty creepy, with Sith ghosts seducing Ben to use dark powers to survive on his trek across the tundra.

Jacen played a very minor roll in this book, an odd choice by Allston due to the fact that this series is primarily about Jacen becoming a Sith. I was delighted to see Allston bring back characters such as Corran Horn, Mirax Terrick and Iella Antilles, all who he writes fantastically well.

All in all, I think this book (as I beleive I’ve said for all of them) contains vital info for readers of Legacy. I eispecially enjoy Aaron Allston’s writing, and this is also a must for fans of his work in the X-Wing series.

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