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Troy Denning

Cover artist

Ian Keltie

Publication information

Del Rey

Release date

August 18, 2009

Media type







Legacy era


43.5 ABY


Fate of the Jedi

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Followed by


Abyss is the third novel in the Fate of the Jedi 9-book series set two years after Legacy of the Force by Troy Denning and was released on August 18, 2009. At the end of the book, it has an introduction to Backlash.[1] The audio version is narrated by Marc Thompson. The paperback is set to be released on June 22, 2010.[2]


Publisher's summary



Back cover

Peace is the way of the Jedi. But with deadly enemies on every side, war may be the only way out.

Internal flap

Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal. But it may be Luke’s only path to the truth.

Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating. Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns, the Jedi are determined to defy Daala’s martial tactics, override Council Master Kenth Hamner’s wavering leadership, and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger.

Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are–to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers, to a nexus of dark–side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger, and to an explosive confrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master–good or evil–can emerge alive.

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Behind the scenes

  • The phrase "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." is accidentally changed to "In a galaxy long, long ago..."
  • In the Dramatis Personae, "apprentice" is misspelled as "appentice."
  • The novel incorrectly states that Ben Skywalker was five when he met the Killiks, when in fact he was eight.[3]

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