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Against the Empire (Star Wars: Last of the Jedi) Library Binding – Aug 2007

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  • Library Binding: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books (Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1417792019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417792016
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,552,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jedi Ferus Olin prepares for a confrontation with his former fellow student Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, the deadly enemy of the Jedi Order, even as he faces the possibility that he himself has been corrupted by the Emperor. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The is average story with everyone suddenly appearing in the right place at the right time. For all it's promise the book was a little dissapointing.

Ferus takes the Emperor up on his offer to be trained in the Dark side, he has his first lesson in anger management dark side style. From here Ferus actually manages to vet some useful inforation to his friends. The coordinates of the prisoner transfer from the last issue. However the touch of the dark side on him is evident to other force users.

The thing I found disappointing was the story seems to be a little slow moving, then it has a couple of fast paced but confusing action/escape scenes in between. Also anyone with any sense can see the Emperor is just playing with Ferus using his revenge on Vader to string him along. The only thing that improved this book from 3 to 4 stars for me is the effects ofvthe dark side on Ferus, and the choices he has to face. Also Clive's investigation into Flame.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Last of the Jedi series 5 May 2008
By Adrienne Neary - Published on
Format: Paperback
This has been the best series. It takes me about a day to whip through these books. I love them, and I really love the Star Wars saga. Jude Watson has a fantastic style of writing, and even though the age group targeted is much (much) younger than I am, it doesn't stop me from total enjoyment. I am never dissatisfied with the plot, character development, or the writing. I would love a longer book...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars - spoilers follow 26 April 2008
By Andromeda - Published on
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Another excellent installment of the Last of the Jedi series. This series is so wonderful. It packs so much into each books emotion, action and keeps you turning pages (unlike Legacy of the Jedi) and wishing the books would come faster and keep hoping there will be more after book ten. Ferus finally returns to his orginial mission which is locating any Jedi who may have survived the Purge. I'm glad since this was his orginial plan before he came up on Palpatine and Vader's radar. The last book and this one Ferus has been waiving. Struggling to remain a Jedi but its been getting harder and harder with Vader out to get him and Palpatine messing with him. You can feel Ferus waiving and then Obi Wan contacts him and that gets him back on track. You can almost feel Obi Wan knew Ferus was waiving and needed someone to remind him why he was in the middle all this in the first place. Obi Wan gives him what he needs to contiune his mission and even discusses with Obi Wan possiblities of Jedi who survived through reports that were put together about any people doing any unusual or Jedi like things including a toddler on Alderaan which Ferus dismisses out hand and natural worries Obi Wan enough to send Ferus right to Alderaan. It of course ends right there leading us to wait and wonder what's going to happen next. I love this series.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I cried and cried until all the tears in my eyes dried up . . . . ; _ ; 7 Aug. 2008
By Yukako Muller - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Now . . . having read all 10 books of Last of the Jedi, I have come to the conclusion that THIS is the best work Jude Watson-san has ever done, really ! ( Um . . . my second favourite is Jedi Quest, by the way. )

Well . . . to be frank, I was already on the verge of tears when I was only half way through the story . . . and . . . I was really crying ( silently ) while I was reading the last 1/3 of it because I vaguely knew exactly what was coming which was inevitable ! *sniffles*

Hmm, I believe this "Reckoning" IS filled to the brim with unconditional love, friendship, hope, betrayal, sacrifice and TRULY unexpected turn of events ! *sobs, facedesky* And I couldn't help but read the very last chapter, playing Princess Leia's Theme in my head because they really do match.

Anyways, I really loved the ways Ferus chose to show his affection and love for Trever at the very end of the story and THAT made me cry some more and more until my nose got completely stuffy !! ; _ ;

Arigatoh SO MUCH for creating all these wonderful characters of LotJ, Watson-san !! *bows*
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Great Series Comes to a Great Ending 11 May 2008
By George Buttner - Published on
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, two strong-willed powerful boys began training at the Jedi temple and found themselves destined for rivalry. Anakin Skywalker -- destined to become Darth Vader and Ferus Olin, destined to leave the Jedi Order in search of other things. The Jedi Temple is gone now -- the Jedi themselves are all but extinct. The rivalry, however, remains -- for Ferus Olin has learned the truth of Darth Vader and is determined to bring him down. Meanwhile, the quest to bring together a galactic resistance to the Empire continues, but there's a spy in the midst threatening to destroy everything.

We've all been waiting for that final confrontation between Ferus Olin and Darth Vader, and let me just say -- Jude Watson has some surprises in hand! Who will end up where when everything shakes out? You'll have to read to find out, but I guarantee it's going to be a fun ride.

If you've been following "The Last of the Jedi" series, then this is exactly what you've been waiting for. And you haven't yet joined in on the fun, now is the time, as you can now read the full series, from beginning to end. Find out why these novels -- seemingly targeted at kids -- are so much more than they seem on the surface.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A fitting end to one of the best Star Wars series 9 Jun. 2009
By S. A. W. - Published on
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Years ago Ferus Olin and Anakin Skywalker were rival Padawans. Now they are competing for Emperor Palpatine's favour.

Ferus is playing a dangerous game of deception. While serving the Emperor he is also secretly trying to locate survivors of the Jedi purge and assist the fledging resistance moment. Rebel leaders from several planets have agreed to meet together, but as Ferus transports them to a secret base, he discovers a traitor in their midst.

To save the rebellion, Ferrus must confront Vader in one final duel.

Jude Watson pulls out all the stops and ends the Last of the Jedi series with a bang. Ferus is given a fitting send off and the supporting characters are given closure. Fair warning: don't expect "happily ever after". However it is this emotional sophistication and depth of characterisation, combined with well-paced action-filled plots, that made this series so enjoyable for Star Wars fans of all ages.
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