After reading the first several books of the New Jedi Order I found myself looking for a book more epic in scope, similar to Timothy Zahn’s first trilogy and the first book of the series, Vector Prime. I enjoyed the book but story did have its slow points as any book does really.
This book feels like the third book of a trilogy not the second as a lot of what I felt loose ends were tied up Han and Leia patch things up and the death of Chewbacca is now a quiet ache in both their lives. Anakin explores his relationship with Tahiri, and takes Corran Horn, who went into hiding after the Ithor disaster, along for the ride. Jacen comes to grips with his views on the Force and Luke and a very pregnant Mara are awaiting the birth of their son.
Mara’s Yuuzhan Vong disease begins to effect her again, they are forced to flee Coruscant to avoid arrest. Anakin, Tahiri, and Corran go on what should be a simple supply run for the Errant Venture, but run into the Peace Brigade and must flee into hyperspace. Kyp convinces Jaina and Rogue Squadron to help him destroy a new Vong superweapon located at Sernpidal.
Han, Leia, and Jacen are on a mission to set up a system to bring people and information out of occupied territory. And meanwhile, among the Yuuzhan Vong, Nem Yim continues her heresy. In my opinion, this was one of the best books from the New Jedi Order series. I especially enjoyed reading about Luke, Mara, and their child, and Anakin and Tahiri’s growing romance was very cute. I recommend this book to all Star Wars fans.