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Continuation of an excellent series
on 3 December 2000
The second hardcover of the New Jedi Order series significantly advances the series, whilst keeping up the high standard which had been shown in previous novels.
Balance Point follows in the style of Vector Prime and the Agents of Chaos series than the novels by Michael A Stackpole. Balance Point concerns itself more with the actual characters than action; we see the natures of the Solo children particularly surface, showing three very separate natures, compared to the unifomly wellbehaved, innocent children of the original books and earlier in the series. Jaina appears as a young warrior, consumed and changed by her time with Rogue Squadron, whilst her twin, Jacen, is portrayed as a procrastinating philosopher-prince, sharing his mother's diplomatic skills. Anakin seems the most like their father, as a hot-headed and impatient youth.
The plot of the series is significantly advanced by Tyers, without using too much actual action. It is still a very revealing novel, and well worth reading by those who have read the other novels of the series.