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Sacrifice
Attribution
Author(s)

Karen Traviss

Cover artist

Jason Felix, David Stevenson

Publication information
Publisher

Del Rey

Release date

May 29, 2007

Media type

Hardcover

Pages

367

ISBN

0345477405

Chronology
Era

Legacy era

Timeline

40 ABY

Series

Legacy of the Force

Preceded by

Exile

Followed by

Inferno

Sacrifice is the fifth novel in the Legacy of the Force series. It is a hardcover by Karen Traviss. Jacen Solo received his 'official' Sith name in this book, after the name had been chosen from the Darth Who Contest. According to Sue Rostoni, Sacrifice begins "a day or two after Exile ends and covers 30 to 40 days." The audio version was narrated by Marc Thompson.

Released on May 29, 2007, the book is 367 pages long. The front cover features a youthful-looking Mara Jade Skywalker, while the back cover displays an older Luke Skywalker. The image of Mara, who at the time of Sacrifice would be 58 years old, has proved controversial among fans who believe that it depicts her inaccurately, although some authors depict Mara as "eternally youthful." The paperback edition includes Boba Fett: A Practical Man. The paperback version was put into mass production on April 29, 2008.

Contents

Editions

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Hardcover

Back cover

To bring peace and order to a galaxy at war, Jacen Solo will sacrifice anything—or anyone. Now the moment of choice is at hand.

Internal flap

Civil War rages as the Galactic Alliance—led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker—battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side. But all Jacen wants is safety and stability for all—and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all–and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy–but at a price.

For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn’t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be.

As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking conclusion will shatter two families... and cast a grim shadow over the future.

Paperback

To bring peace and order to a galaxy at war, Jacen Solo will sacrifice anything-or anyone. Now the moment of choice is at hand.

Suspected of treason, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen. But though his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior in a galaxy torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all-and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal... even if it means embracing the teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith. But there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn't whether he has the strength to commit murder, but who the sacrifice should be.

Appearances

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Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

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Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea

Behind the scenes

  • On page 249, Bothawui is misspelled as Bothuwai.
  • On page 345, Terephon is misspelled as Tepheron.
  • There is a reference to the Original Star Wars Trilogy in the book. After Boba Fett and Mirta Gev disarm the bartender, in the Paradise cantina on Bador, Fett picks up the bartender's DX-2 disruptor pistol and says "Remember—no disintegrations," a line that Darth Vader had said to Boba Fett himself in The Empire Strikes Back.

Cover gallery

This is a gallery of the different cover variations of Sacrifice.

External links

  • StarWars.com First Look: Sacrifice on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  • StarWars.com Darth Who? Contest Information Page on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  • Sacrifice at RandomHouse.com
  • Sacrifice Audio book at RandomHouse.com – contains audio exerpt.
  • EU Cantina.net's Sacrifice Review

This article uses material from the "Sacrifice" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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