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If you stare into the Abyss for long enough the Abyss stares back
on 10 March 2014
I great addition to the series. This book pretty much has it all. Troy Denning does a great job of balancing the different element of this book. There is a horror element to the book, personally I don't like horror stories, but Denning manages to keep it on the tipping point of Sci-fi which I greatly appreciated. Denning also manages to resurrect a couple of his odd characters. I like the way this series is moving on and especially the way the Jedi are adapting to the situation using weapons like the media and public opinion back on the GA. The great thing about this series is it is moving along at the right pace there are a number of things going on and they are not going to be solved in a single book. It has been extremely well planned.
The story. More Jedi are falling victims to the strange paranoid delusions that everyone has been replaced by an imposter. However having all these extra Jedi patients to observe, has allowed them to find a common thread that links them together that could be the source or the cause of the madness. Luke and Ben following Jacen's trail comes to the same conclusion from a different angle. Han and Leia are not exiled but are seen as loose cannons by the acting Grand Jedi master Kenth Hamner and are excluded from council meeting to discuss the future of the order. Public opinion for the Jedi is at an all-time low and even moral among the younger students is falling. Jaina also has her loyalties to her fiancée Jagged Fel (Imperial head of state) tested, against her obligation to her family and the Jedi order. The Lost tribe of the Sith also meet their first obstacle on a jungle world while trying to retrieve "Ship" the Sith meditation sphere. They also have their first meeting with a couple of Jedi.
A very well balanced book. Slow to begin with, with a lot of political manoeuvring, and a few I know but they don't know that I know games. The Jedi hitting back at the GA. People and Jedi in Force mediations, force ghosts and Dark powerful being. Also more elements and enemies introduced to keep the series going for a good long time. Even Han makes another mystery enemy of the GA army/navy. All this and the Jedi Vs. Sith as a big finally. Leading to more in the next book I hope.