Apocalypse (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #9)
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Apocalypse (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #9)

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There can be no surrender.There will be no mercy.It’s not just the future of the galaxy at stake—It’s the destiny of the Force.In the stunning finale of the epic Fate of the Jedi series, Jedi and Sith face off—with Coruscant as their battlefield. For the Sith, it’s the chance to restore their dominance over the galaxy that forgot them for so long. For Abeloth, it’s a giant...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by LucasBooks (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jon Teetsell
This could be a remark about the series itself, but since Troy Denning was a part of the team to write the series as a whole, his part in this novel also reflects my thoughts on the entire series. Apocalypse had so much in it, that I actually stopped to check what page I was on in order to wonder how the author would be able to wrap everything up in time for the conclusion. When I checked to see that I was on page 300 and absolutely nothing had been solved, I began to worry.

As a series, I think...more
Mike
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John Carter McKnight
A weak and unsatisfying ending to a two-year series. It has its moments: a heroic death, a shocking betrayal, a long-awaited social event. But mostly it's overcooked pasta. The final battle with the big bad defines anti-climactic: I hadn't even realized the fight was over until a few pages into the next chapter. A key ally in that battle is left as a deus ex machina, and not in a tantalizing way, just as a convenient excuse for help and an annoying batch of loose ends.

Perhaps the best Expanded...more
Eric Allen
Star Wars
Fate of the Jedi
Book 9
Apocalypse

By Troy Denning

A Review by Eric Allen

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . or rather, an era that many of us have a hard time imagining in this day and age called the 70s, George Lucas created the most lucrative franchise in entertainment history, and has been cashing in on it ever since. I need not go into the ridiculous amount of toys, T-shirts, posters, video games, etc. that followed, as anyone that has not spent the last 35 years living in...more
Lisa
And the crowd stands and cheers for the heroes who saved the galaxy again. Okay it sounds corny but it works in this one. After the devastating losses in the previous two large Star Wars series I was very relieved this one ended the way it did. Yes the war is not over but this battle is won. Overall this was a pretty superb series. It delves into some pretty whacky philosophy that reeks of religion but the return of the Sith was pretty cool. The battles were pretty epic and for once the Jedi wer...more
T English
I have read a few of the Star Wars books here and there, none of them really grabbed me the way this series of books did. I enjoyed the whole story. It was rich in Star Wars history/mythology from book 1 to book 9. While not every book was great, having 3 different authors tell the story through series can change the way some of the books flow and can alter their quality and effectiveness. But I can’t see one author doing the whole series of books in a 4 year period, and I know that not even the...more
Christopher Stilson
This is a fairly well-written and engaging book on its own merits, if a trifle tedious in its description of lengthy paramilitary campaigns. As a conclusion to a series that partly marketed itself as a bridge between the novel and Legacy comic continuities, however, it is an unmitigated failure that taints the otherwise excellent Fate of the Jedi series irredeemably.

This book, and by extension the entire series, does virtually NOTHING to reconcile the state of affairs between the two timelines...more
Mike
The Fate of the Jedi series has ostensibly been a trilogy drawn out over nine books. Lacking forward momentum, and somewhat unfocused it never managed to unite all of its cohesive parts into a unified whole. At least not until the final volume Apocalypse. This isn’t quite enough to save this series and doesn’t make up for the haphazard mess the series was but at least makes for an exciting tale in its own right.


The Fate of the Jedi series is part of a greater editorial initiative that by my reck...more
Kristyne Elizabeth
An ok end to the series, though a little anti-climatic. It didn't really leave me fulfilled, and left a lot of loose ends. And the victory seemed too easy.

Another adventure with all my favorite characters was definitely enjoyable. There were a lot of very powerful scenes that were beautifully written and very much affected me emotionally (especially the terrifying and cringe worthy scenes in which Abeloth is described in detail) but it did not overshadow Troy Denning's annoying habit of telling...more
Jim
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logankstewart
Cotton candy is not filling, but it is good. The same goes for Krispy Kreme donuts. Eating these things is like eating a magical ball of fluffy, sugary goodness that, when finished, leaves me satisfied/dissatisfied and hungry for more. Did I enjoy the donut? Heck yeah. Could it have been better? Definitely.

Say you've got a Krispy Kreme glazed donut in one hand and a box full of long johns from a local bakery in the other. It is universally acknowledged that a Krispy Kreme glazed donut is near pe...more
Nicholas
Finally this dreary, sorry excuse for a storyline comes to an end, and thank god it was in the hands of Troy Denning who's amazing ability to cover dangling plot holes with duels and good old fashion space operatic battles is second to none in the EU. This is capably written stylistically and there's certainly a lot of page-turning excitement, but as many other reviewers have noted, if you're looking for resolution and explanation don't hold your breath. The explanations offered up for Abeloth's...more
Russ
The end of a nine book series, I can't help but feel disappointed by both this book and the series. And the state of Star Wars novels in general. There seems to be far too much spinning of the wheels. Personally, I feel like it might be time to move on in the story to a point where Luke, Han, and Leia are no longer alive, or at least no longer major players. There are only so many situations that they can successfully extract themselves from before a reader starts losing a little interest. SW ha...more
Lisa
The final book of this series, it begins with the Sith having takenover Corusant, and the Jedi are about to begin a battle that could determine the future of the Galaxy. And all the while, they have no idea that Abeloth is not only there, but leading the enemy. And all the while, Luke's son Ben has to decide if he can really trust Vestara, the "reformed" Sith whom he is in love with. And things get so intense, you wonder who will survive it all.

I really enjoyed this, as it was intense and full o...more
Shawn Camp
Mar 20, 2012 Shawn Camp rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars Loyalists
Shelves: read-2012, itunes
This review is quite uninspired just as I felt this series continued and ended. If Fate of the Jedi was what they envisioned the Star Wars expanded universe heading towards from as far back as The Dark Nest or even the New Jedi Order then I give them credit for envisioning such a huge endeavor. But in the end I felt like this was an end that should have come sooner than now and is it an end? Some of the new characters that have came from Fate of the Jedi have been fun to discover it was just the...more
Doug
I really enjoyed reading this book but there were a couple of things keeping it from being 5-stars.

Liked: The relationship between Vestara and Ben and the other Jedi was interesting to read and the action parts were well done.

Disliked: The ending seemed to be rushed a bit. I understand the enemy needs to be powerful but I hate it when there powers seem over the top like Abeloth's. Also, I couldn't stand that Allana girl, she annoyed the heck out of me every time the focus shifted to her.
Steven Shinder
This novel is the epic conclusion to the Fate of the Jedi series. As such, it includes war between Jedi, Sith, and Abeloth. We even get to see more of Boba Fett than we did in the previous two novels.

This story does a great job of connecting itself to the Mortis mythology in The Clone Wars (shown in the season 3 episodes "Overlords," "Altar of Mortis," and "Ghosts of Mortis") as well as the events that take place in the Legacy comics that take place in the future. In regard to the former, it is...more
Nicole
Vestara Khai is by far the best character since Mara Jade, and I'm indescribably upset with how this ended. Don't get me wrong, I loved the series, and I'm mostly okay with how it all ended. But that was screwed up. Vestara would have been a great Jedi, and I loved her connection with Ben, loved how they'd changed each other. So to have things go so south...I'm just very not happy. First time I've ever given Star Wars less than 5 stars.
Angela Misri
Actually, I was dissatisfied with this finale book in what has been a really heart-pounding series. It's a shame, but without giving away the ending, I can tell that the authors were told to leave the whole Jedi+Sith-love thing unresolved, and I feel after 9 books that I deserved some resolution. So that's why this is the only book in the Fate of the Jedi series that gets a 3/5.

Danielle Morency
This is the final book of the Fate of the Jedi series, and it is thrillingly packed with excitement that encompasses almost the entire galaxy. The Lost Tribe has infiltrated Coruscant and the Senate. Absaloth is Everywhere! Jagged Fel struggles to outwit the Moffs and Daala and stay alive to marry Jaina Solo. Granted, this series will appeal to the hard core Star Wars fans, but you don't necessarily need to be one in order to appreciate the action and many-thread plot of this series. So far, of...more
Mike Smith
I gave this final book in the Fate of the Jedi series four stars as much because it finally brings this over-long series to an end as it is a good book. There is a lot of action in this book as the Jedi, the Sith, and the ancient Force entity Abeloth square off against each other for the last time. I did have the feeling that some details about Abeloth and the Sith were pulled out of nowhere, although I did appreciate the linkage to some episodes for the Clone Wars TV series. I also feel sorry f...more
Erin
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Jean Wiese
Troy Denning has done a great job with this series. This book was worth the wait. I could hardly put it down. Great ending and the door is still open for more books.
Kent
The story had a lot of action, but instead of closing the fate of the Jedi series out all it did was leave enough questions to start a new set of books.
Emily S.
I. LOVE. This. Series.

Perfect ending. Loved.
Matthew Siemers
This series took a mystical turn in this book. Maybe a little too mystical. The force has always been rather philosophical but this was the first SW book I have read that incorporated things that aren't really understandable. This series also focused a lot on public reaction to government and Jedi actions, but in this book there was a complete absence of it. The public was just removed and we never saw them. Another completely different turn for this series. The events were wrapped up a little t...more
Tania
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I think I'm at a disadvantage because I actually haven't read the other books in the Fate of the Jedi series. I love Star Wars and I've read a few of the books, but not enough to feel I'm any sort of expert on the Expanded Universe. A few good points about this book from that standpoint - 1) If you do love Star Wars and haven't been fully involved in the books, this book is good enough to make you want to read more, 2) The author did a...more
Robb
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Ben Arispe
This was a great wrap-up to the Fate of the Jedi series. At first I really thought we were going to see the "death" of Luke Skywalker by the end of the book. But in all honesty, true to form, we see the typical "happy" ending we've seen in Expanded Universe novels for years. Troy Denning did a great job of tying up the majority of dangling plot threads. Granted, there are a few still out there waiting for a new series to be written, but nothing that leaves the current series feeling incomplete....more
Tyler
After several lackluster installments earlier in the series I am proud to report that Troy Denning delivered a smashing finale to the Fate of the Jedi series that was fast paced and packed with energy and conflict. The Jedi, Sith, and Abeloth engage in all out war on Coruscant and in the Jedi Temple itself. This book had some of the best fight scenes of the entire series (in my mind second only to Luke's Zero-G duel on sinkhole station way back in book 3 I think). Other than a little bit of poli...more
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