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

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  3,163 ratings  ·  188 reviews
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
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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
Eric Allen
Star Wars
Fate of the Jedi
Book 9

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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Ryan Bailey
This represents my reading of the nine books in this series.
I was hoping that, as the last series chronologically in the Star Wars novels, it would wrap up all the life stories of the main seven characters. Maybe even kill off a couple of them.
It didn't. It just extended the story of the now-old people. I got to know and like Ben and Jaina a lot more, and got introduced to and liked the Sith girl Vestara.
It set up the seeds of a number of other potential plot threads, for future series that wi
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
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.
Krystal Hickam
I really liked the Fate of the Jedi series of books. It has been a great up and down ride that has had great characters, a compelling plot, a fresh look on an existing world and a good balance of light and dark. Adding Boba Fett was a smart move even if he had a minor role. I liked that the way the Sith brought the fight to the Jedi and Abeloth was a good main villain.I felt Allana had become one of the more compelling characters who has the potential of becoming a great story on her own The imp ...more
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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
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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.
Emily S.
I. LOVE. This. Series.

Perfect ending. Loved.
Matthew Ashby
What a waste of a nine book arc. Almost nothing is actually resolved and most of the book is spent on action sequences that don't end up amounting to much. Did we really need nine books for this? What makes it worse is that these unresolved plot points will never come up again in the remaining two "Legends" books.

Good points: Abeloth's origins and true motivation are actually pretty interesting and the wedding at the end was well done. Other good point: no more long sprawling sagas and just two
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
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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
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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
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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