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Ummm, this finished a bit abruptly
on 5 February 2006
The first book in the series (Joiner King) introduced us to a new enemy in the form of a swarm of bugs under the control of a demented Jedi. The second book (Unseen Queen) explored the psyche of such an enemy and how a manipulative Force-wielder could control the subconcious of the nest. This looked like building to a powerful finale in book three, where great deeds would be needed and where major revalations regarding the future of the Jedi would be made. Sadly, this was not managed. The final confrontation between Luke (why by the way now appears to be in command of powers so excessive that he could single-handedly have taken out Darths Vader and Sidious with a mere wave of his hand) and Raynar and Lomi was very poorly done, and I was left wondering why, if it was such an apparently easy task, he had not undertaken it earlier and saved everyone the stress. Too many unresolved plot points - is Jagged Fel alive?, what happened to the link between Jaina and Zekk?, what consequence is there for Jacen now that he has decided to use his anger to fuel his power?, what happens now that Luke knows C3PO and R2D2 were involved with his parents fates? Too many things left hanging.....not accustomed to this from the Star Wars books...pretty disappointed.