In the aftermath of one tragedy, will a
young Jedi's search for redemption lead
to yet another?
There is no place else to cannel the flood of
refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong but
the overcrowded planet Duro poisoned by
centuries of technological excess. Fortunately a
deal struck: In exchange for a new home, the
refugees will work to restore the planet to health
under the watchful eye of Lei Organa Solo.
While tempers flare between the Duros and the
New republic, Han Solo, his son, Jacen and the
Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They
are unaware that Leia is on Duro...and that Luke,
Mara and Anakin are on their way, searching for a
missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the
Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet
as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust.
Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to
collapse into violence, Jaen Solo must face his
greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of
power become aggression? Whatever he decides,
his next step could tip the galaxy's destiny toward
the light or toward the darkness-with the life of
someone he loves hanging in the balance...
Kathy Tyers is a New York Times bestselling novelist and has contributed several novels to the STAR WARS series in the past. She is also the author of the Firebird series. She is married and has one son.