By James Luceno
A string of smashing victories through the forces of the sinister extraterrestrial beings often called the Yuuzhan Vong has left New Republic assets and morale stretched to the verge of collapse. Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets within the course of the cruel invaders. Luke Skywalker struggles to carry the fractious Jedi Knights jointly, even whereas considered one of them undertakes a daring yet reckless undercover undertaking.
Manipulating their alliance with the amoral Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong depart a crafty path of important info the place New Republic brokers are certain to locate it--information the determined defenders can't manage to pay for to disregard: the positioning of the aliens' subsequent target.
Then Han Solo stumbles into the darkish middle of raging conflict, hence starting a livid race opposed to time that would require each ability and trick in his arsenal to win...
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