As the stand-off between the Galactic Alliance and its rebellious member states erupts into full-blown battle, the new Corellian leadership develops a desperate plan to draw the Hapan Consortium into the war on their side. But the plot poses a moral quandry for Han and Leia Solo, who cannot abide deliberately spreading the war any more than they can the murder of the Hapan Queen Mother, ex-Jedi Knight Tenel Ka. Taking it upon themselves to save her life - and that of her young daughter, Allana - the Solos set in motion a firestorm of confusion and mayhem that will pit children against parents, bring Luke Skywalker into battle with his foremost nemesis, and leave them at the mercy of one of the Jedi's oldest and most deadly enemies.
Troy Denning is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star, as well as Waterdeep (under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson) and nineteen other novels, including Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, and The Summoning. His most recent Star Wars novels are the three books of the trilogy, Star Wars Dark Nest. A former games designer and editor, he enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, judo and any sport that involves going fast with boards strapped to his feet. He lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Andria.