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on 1 October 2003
This latest Star Wars novel and penultimate in the "New Jedi Order" series, is, in my opinion, one of the best so far. The story deals with *SPOILERS* Nom Anor (in the guise of the Prophet), Harrar and a shaper (I forget her name - Nen Yim perhaps) who try to get to Zonama Sekot. After Tahiri promises a Shamed One that she will tell their leader where Zonama Sekot is, she sets out with Corran Horn to "rescue" a Sekotan living ship captured by the Vong and return it to Zonama Sekot. Meanwhile Antilles leads part of an attack to reclaim the Bilbringi shipyards. Naturally things don't go to plan...
The book is excellent and serves as a brilliant continuation of the unofficial "Edge of Victory" trilogy dealing primarily with Tahiri and her new acceptance of her "Vong self".
However, it has to be said that, in my opinion, while the book is excellent as a stand alone novel, it seems to be building up to the NJO finale, "The Unifying Force" quite a bit. Not so much in the story itself but in the way it is written; little hints here and there, that sort of thing.
Well, all in all, one of the best NJO books out there and a vital part of the series. Very highly recommended!!! A*!