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Fifty-seven years have passed since the events of Phantom Menace, 25 since A New Hope, and 21 since the Empire's final defeat over Endor. The still-fragile New Republic, rocked by internal conflict, now faces a potentially overwhelming challenge from beyond the known galaxy: the Yuuzhan Vong, a sinister race of warriors using highly advanced (and creepy) organic "devices" and vehicles, whose immense strength and technological edge lets them fight toe to toe with Jedi. And who better to flesh out these powerful and malevolent aliens, so dismissive and disdainful of humanity, than R.A. Salvatore, the author who almost single-handedly popularized Dungeons and Dragons' equally awful bad guys, the Drow, with his Drizzt Do'Urden books.
In kicking off Del Rey's five-year New Jedi Order story arc, Salvatore must endure the predictable hazing of any new Star Wars author. But an accomplished storyteller backed by legions of fans, the Dark Elf author proves to be up to the task and thankfully sensitive to the well-loved characters he's borrowing time with. Vector Prime sets up the early stages of the covert Praetorite Vong invasion, giving us a closeup glimpse of this nefarious new race and following our heroes' attempts to combat them. Luke struggles with whether to revive the Jedi Council; Mara still fights her deadly disease; Lando is back helping Han, Chewie, and Leia; and Leia and Solo's kids finally come into their own. Prepare yourself, though, for when a major, beloved character gets ceremoniously smushed. (Although we've seen Boba Fett come back from worse.... ) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. His first published novel was The Crystal Shard. He has since published more than a dozen novels, including The Demon Awakens, The Demon Spirit, The Demon Apostle, The Halfling's Gem, Sojourn, The Legacy, and Starless Night. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.
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Really liked the book. Full of action and very well written. Gets your blood pumping for the next books in the series.Published 14 days ago by Phil
I was impressed after reading this story. For sure I'm going to get the next book.
This new chapter is a must have to all sw fans. Read more
The New Jedi Order Series is by far my favorite series of Star Wars books and I've read a few. This introduction to a completely new storyline is slow to start and not always the... Read morePublished on July 9 2011 by J Reader
Unrest within the galaxy rears its head again. And, thus, yet another thrilling space opera adventure at its finest begins, sweeping us all away to "long ago in a galaxy far,... Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by Eric
This is the first time Star Wars has resembled fanfiction. That is what it seems like. A strange, demented, odd fanfiction.
Salvatore does not understand Star Wars.
Although Star Wars fans will want to read this book as it is the kickoff of the New Jedi Order series, they shouldn't expect much out of it quality-wise. Read morePublished on May 17 2004
R.A. Salvatore is my favorite author and to see him writing in one of the most beloved franchises ever is already amazing in itself. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Eric
I think this book was a very good book to start out the series but i think it was weak compaired to the Dark tide Duology. But over R.A. Salvatore did a good jobPublished on Jan. 24 2004
*I thought that I would start off with that phrase because it is the one most repeated throughout the book*
I hadn't read any of the Star Wars novels before I read this book,... Read more