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Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Revelation (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #8)

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During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now, with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one–not eventhe Solos and the Skywalkers–knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it.

Jacen Solo’s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially t
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Tim
Okay... here is all I have to say... I love the journey that this series is taking the reader... but I really wish that they made Darth Caedus to be more of a bad ass. Its like, for the past 3 volumes he's been getting his butt kicked by every member of the Star Wars universe. Also, I don't understand how all of the people that hear that he is a dark lord are kinda like, "oh... okay." It just seems like a little bit of an understatement of the severity of the issues that are surrounding the stor ...more
Stephen Fraser
This series has been very good. Despite its slow points this book does not disappoint. It opens up more about the Boba Fett story line and you can really see how he tries to make sense of a life lived for all the wrong reasons. The story opens up with Jaina Solo leaving to find Boba Fett to ask him to train her. She learns that there is more than one way to fight and that there some secrets that are better left uncovered. In what seems like an unlikely turn of events we see Jaina realizing that ...more
Nicholas
Meh.

Some interesting twists here, but Traviss's poor dialogue writing and her portrayal of Boba Fett as a daddy's boy is too distracting. Example: "By the way Lieutenant, I have a new title, Caedus, Darth Caedus. I would like you to start calling me that now." WTF? Really? That's how someone reveals themselves to be a Sith Lord. Not to mention the philosophical conundrum of Jacen himself. Jacen adopted Sith tactics and teachings because he thinks they can help him bring peace to the galaxy. He d
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Michael Butler
Worst Star Wars book I have read. There have been a few that were slow or had some issues, but not to this magnitude. First of all this series had massive problems with consistency in pace or what they wanted to do with Jacen. They took a bad-ass Jedi with deep alternative force knowledge and they made him a weak, spoiled, pompous, irrational, wuss who does not do well in battles, tactics, or strategy. All he ever does is show proficiency for escaping after being butt kicked over and over. He de ...more
Katrin von Martin
After the minor disappointment that was Fury, I was eager to jump into Revelation, hoping that Traviss would bring the story back to its full potential. The parts of this book ended up being better than the whole. Not to say it was a bad book or was uninteresting; it was light-years better than the previous one, in my humble opinion. Spoilers follow.

This is the second longest book in the series (beaten only by Traviss's previous book, Sacrifice). Unfortunately, there isn't enough relevant plot
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Lane
Book wasn't bad, just had a lot of stuff that didn't really need to be there.

I really liked the writing during the Battle of Fondor. It was well paced, you could see what was going on, you could feel the nets closing it, well done.
The parts with Mara were great, especially the nice touch at the ending.
The Ben investigation parts were alright. Nice to see him growing up, but he's been growing up in past books, so ya.

At first (in the series) I liked the Boba Fett tie that started in book 2, but no
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Stephanie "Jedigal"
Great entry in the series. A couple very minor flaws related to continuity, but who can write in this incredibly busy universe without any mistake?

Nice plot driven adventure, good pacing. Characterizations are also well served by the portrayals here, great treatments of the Mandalorians and Jaina.

For my dime, Karen Traviss could have done a better job with some of the poorer entries in this series. Fine work! Very enjoyable.
Brendan
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William
Karen Traviss may be my least favourite Star Wars author. Besides the description of the Second Battle of Fondor, there was a whole lot of nothing going on on this book. I mean, come on guys, a new Sith Lord has appeared, and besides Jaina Solo, who happens to be this particular Sith Lord's sister, the Jedi don't seem the least bit interested in hunting this guy down and doing something about him. At one point in the book, Luke has Caedus confused, outgunned and overpowered, but let's him scramb ...more
Jen
I hate to do it, but I've got to give two stars to a Star Wars novel. I would not have finished this one if hadn't been part of the Legacy of the Force series.

First, this is what I liked about Revelation:

Ben growing up. His investigation of Jacen was the best part of this book.

Mara visiting Ben and Luke was a great touch.

Next, what I disliked about the book. And there is a lot.

Jaina, a jedi and daughter of Han and Leia, going to Boba Fett to figure out how to defeat Jacen. Not only that, but Han
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Jazzie
MAY --- CONTAIN SPOILERS!

Can you marry a book?

As in the cheesy words from AOTC I truly, deeply, loved this book. Yes, it has a lot to do with my partiality towards Mandalorians and Boba Fett in general (and that I am quite easy to please) but this book and the “training session” were pretty kick ass. This book has great lines, great flow and story line and dialogue are entertaining. The action scenes don’t bore me, like they did in the Troy Denning books. (Big secret..not really: I love Karen T
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Brandon
Before I finished Revelation, Karen Traviss announced she'd be leaving the Star Wars universe to tackle other projects. Which is a damned shame, because she's hands-down the best thing the franchise has going for it these days (and no, I don't think that's a gross overstatement--have you seen the Clone Wars series?)

I've found this series an increasingly hard road to slog down, mainly because I've realized I just don't care if the Jedi are being persecuted by the rest of the galaxy anymore. Travi
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Rosemary
Karen Traviss is moving towards the top of the list of tie-in authors I enjoy.

This pentultimate volume in the Legacy of the Force series has battle scenes written in such a way that I kept responding almost as one does watching an athletic contest, with little involuntary gasps, head ducks, exclamations of "Yes!" or "Duck!" and cheers of triumph as well-placed shots careened down the nozzle of plasma cannons provoking massive explosions obliterating whole Star Destroyers. Just thinking about it
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Jarrod
"We don't have a word for hero. Being prepared to die for your family and friends, or what you hold dear, is a basic requirement for a Mando, so it's not worth a separate word. It's only cowards we had to find a special word for."

"It was just three words. But it was three too many for Boba Fett."

Karen Traviss has done it again. She has never failed me yet when she writes about Mandalorians and more precisely Boba Fett. This book is rich with how the gears in Mandalorians beliefs/culture works.
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Isaac Gallaway
As always, enjoyed reading Karen Traviss' work. Traviss brings a balance to the lives, consequences, and actions that each life brings in the Star Wars Universe. Like a stone cast into a pool, Traviss captures the effects of the life of Jacen Solo and the impact his turn to the Dark Side takes on his life and the lives of those around him.
Matt Nielsen
Book 8 of 9...

Jacen is reeling. The galaxy is in turmoil and alliances are being forged and broken on a daily basis. The Empire Remnant is brought into the story and another one of my favorite characters is killed in a way that just wasn't fitting in my mind.

Jacen finds himself in the middle of a 3 way war where the sides are constantly shifting. The mandalores are in the thick of it, showing us why they are such feared warriors. Yet another one of my favorite characters from the past (I won't s
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Jon Barber
I really enjoyed how they opened up the Mandalore storyline in this installment. I continue to be perplexed at the main characters' inaction, and Traviss addresses this with Boba Fett, Jaina, and some of the Mandalorians echoing my wonder. A quick read, and I'm interested to see how it all wraps up in Book 9!
Garrett
I couldn't get through Traviss' other two books in the series because, as apparently many others feel, the incessant focus on Boba Fett just stalls the story. I started, stopped, and skipped ahead with the others but stuck with one because I really wanted to see how Jacen's devolution would play out. I guess I'm glad I did because I now feel more than ready for the conclusion of this story arc, but it was a bit of a letdown that even after Caedus' public coming out, there was so little meaningfu ...more
Roberta
Mar 17, 2008 Roberta rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans, Boba Fett fans
Some spoilers

This book I think may have saved the series.

Basically, the Skywalker/Solo clan finally realizes that Jacen has to be dealt with. This book shows that Revelation, and how they come to it. The subplot is really an explanation about why Boba Fett is the way he is. Pretty well done. Also, a tertiary plot about the child of two of the characters from the Republic Commando series and one of the main supporting characters from the same series.

I'm still ticked about how this series dealt w
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K
Decent follow up to Fury. I enjoyed learning more about Boba Fett and have a new found appreciation for him. There was a lot going on in this book, however Traviss did a great job linking everything together. Revelation definitely makes me want to read the next book of the series.
Fernando Aguirre
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Craig
At first I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the get parts of the story as I've never been that interested in the character in general, but it really want so bad. I liked it. I'm loving that Jaina solo is getting more time now! Another great Star Wars novel! Can't wait to read the conclusion!
Zxielle
Jacen has command of the Gallactic Alliance and uses it to attack Fondor. But surprises await him. The Jedi are there. Jacen has a new apprentice and sends her to seek help from the Imperial Remnant. But there are more surprises in store for Jacen or is he now Darth Caedus?
Russ
This book has a lot going for it. You find out some interesting things about Boba Fett's past. A significant character from past series returns and plays a large role. Jacen continues his descent in mind boggling ways. That being said, this is the second-to-last book in a phenomenal series and I felt like it should have brought me to the mother of all cliff hangers that the final book would then resolve. Instead, it sort of limps through the last couple chapters, focusing on character developmen ...more
Shaun
A fantastic journey from the fields of Mandalore to the decks of Star Destroyers. I enjoyed Traviss' writing especially her take on Mandalorian culture and the Fetts. She makes Fett seem less like a cold blooded murderer to a man with a complex past and emotions hidden under his armor. It was hard for me see Jacen as a dark lord of the Sith especially after reading several Young Jedi Knights books earlier in the year. I have not seen his transition from Jedi to Sith, so to me he went from a cari ...more
Yves
Lorsque j'ai lu ce livre, j'avais besoin de quelque chose de léger. C'était après avoir lu du Balzac et avant de lire du Dostoïevski. En plus, ça faisait deux ans que j'étais sur cette série et fallait la finir un jour. J'aime bien le style de Karen Traviss et ses Mandaloriens. Elle a développé très bien leur culture de cette race mythique dans l'univers de Star Wars.

Dans ce livre, Jacen Solo s'enfonce de plus en plus dans le côté obscur de la Force et devient de plus en plus comme Darth Vader,
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Keith Shaver
Good action and plot. I would have liked it to have a different point of view character. I also would have perfered more substance and less politics.
Christopher
It seems that as this series progresses along it keeps getting better and better. Jacen finally reveals his true colors to the galaxy and Jaina fully embraces her destiny paving the way for the biggest showdown in Star Wars history since the Anakin Skywalker/Obi-Wan Kenobi showdown in Episode III. But the most satisfying part of this addition to an incredible series is to finally see Ben Skywalker fully grow into his role as a Jedi. He may possess a great deal of self-doubt about his own abiliti ...more
Mphecker
Traviss has done the impossible.. for the first time in years, I actually found myself liking Jaina Solo. I've always seen her as the lost Solo kid, the one that no one really knew how to write. I've been so tired of her aggravating love triangle with Jag and Zekk. But now, I actually find myself wanting to see more of her in the novel. As much as I liked the idea of her training under Boba Fett, I just wish there had actually been more than a scene or two of her training. I understand a lot is ...more
Grant
The series continues to maintain interest, but nine books was probably excessive. It's taking too long to get to the big finish.
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Star Wars: Legacy of the Force (9 books)
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  • Bloodlines (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #2)
  • Tempest (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #3)
  • Exile (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #4)
  • Sacrifice (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #5)
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“All ships... we are now at battle stations. I expect this will now be known as the Second Battle of Fondor.” 3 likes
“I shouldn't have to do the foot-soldier work, Tahiri. Be my eyes and ears. I'd hate to have to use ch'hala trees. You're smarter than a tree--aren't you?
--Darth Caedus to Tahiri Veila”
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