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The Joiner King

Novels > Post Original Trilogy Novels > Dark Nest Trilogy

The Joiner King

Author:
Troy Denning

Publisher:
Del Rey

Release date:
July 26, 2005

Series:
Dark Nest Trilogy

Star Wars Saga Timeline:
35 ABY

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PLOT

After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure!

Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor.

Luke has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions for serious damage control. Han and Leia follow, intent on protecting their children from what could be grave danger. But none of them are prepared for what they find when they reach their destination.

A colony of mysterious aliens is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space. The leader of the alien nest is resolute. Adept in the Force, he is drawing old friends to his side, compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to all-out war...

SUMMARY

Luke Skywalker is worried because a group of Jedi Knights, including his niece and nephew, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. The Chiss Ascendancy has angrily lodged complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of interfering in a border dispute between them and an unknown aggressor. Luke Skywalker has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions along with Han Solo and his wife Leia in an attempt to stop the growing tensions before they spill out of control. But not one of them is prepared for what they discover when they reach their destination.

They discover that a colony of mysterious aliens called the Killiks, or Kind, is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space. The leader of the alien nest is resolute and adept in the Force. He is drawing old friends to his camp, making them join the colony and combine their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to war. R2-D2 has been getting "old", and while trying to fix him, Luke discovers a recording that R2-D2 made 54 years ago which consisted of his father, Anakin Skywalker and the unknown identity that was his mother, Padmé Amidala, discussing Anakin's prophetic dream of Padmé's childbirth death. (A scene from Revenge of the Sith).

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