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Fury (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #7)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  5,211 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
Fighting alongside the Corellian rebels, Han and Leia are locked in a war against their son Jacen, who grows more powerful and more dangerous with each passing day. Nothing can stop Jacen’s determination to bring peace with a glorious Galactic Alliance victory–whatever the price.

While Luke grieves the loss of his beloved wife and deals with his guilt over killing the wron
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Del Rey
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Jerry
Dec 23, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
Exciting and fun; can't wait for the epic conclusion!
Briny
Jun 07, 2015 Briny rated it it was amazing
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Katrin von Martin
Jun 18, 2015 Katrin von Martin rated it liked it
After the fast paced, decisive read the previous novel (Inferno) ended up being, I was hoping that Fury would follow suit by being equally exciting and significant. Unfortunately, this novel ended up being mostly filler material, hardly advancing the series and providing little in the way of significant events. Spoilers follow.

As with many of Allston's novels, the finale of Fury is a fast paced and exciting space battle. Allston excels in that field of writing; he's just really good at writing
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andrew looker
Jan 06, 2017 andrew looker rated it it was amazing
Personal Response

I liked this book because you think someone has to live to keep the series going but they make it be unexpected like the main villain dies something not possible right no they made a new villain with new and unique powers. Also I like it for the tense moments which it has a lot of.

Plot

First the Hapes Consortium withdraws from the Galactic Alliance which then Jacen decides to kidnap the Queens daughter in exchange for the Hapes fleets back. After this Commenor was hit by an aster
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Ellie
May 16, 2014 Ellie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, star-wars, own
OMW!!!!! This has got to be the BEST Stat Wars book out there!!! I have been reading on line about Tenel Ka, Jacen, Jaina, Ben, Luke..... ect and I have been able to pin-point the parts in their lives that are in the books and I am really hooked on to Allana. In this book it talks about how much Jacen loves her and Tenel Ka even thought he will kill anyone that stands in his way from him and Allana, he loves her at heart. HE is able to sneak into the palace, kidnap Allana, and threaten to kill h ...more
Stephen Fraser
Nov 16, 2012 Stephen Fraser rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans
Author Aaron Allston delivers a good continuation of the plot while tying up some sub-plots. The book begins with Jacen kidnapping his daughter and using her as a pawn to force the Hapans back into GA. It is nice to see how with many actions that Jacen takes he struggles with the moral issues of each one. Despite the fact that he chooses the dark side decisions you still see how it tears at him internally. The Highlight of the story is the revelation that Allana is Jacens Daughter and that Leia ...more
Roberta
Oct 11, 2007 Roberta rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Only those who are really avid Star Wars fans
I gave it a three because it was a well-written book, but I just don't like the Jacen is evil story. It doesn't work for me. My real problem in the series is the previous novel Sacrifice.

Jacen isn't supposed to be the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy or even close. Yes, he's master level, but he shouldn't be able to take out every master out there. Luke should whup his butt like a red-headed step child as he is stronger in the Force and much wiser than Jacen.

This book and series (the Legacy of
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Edgar Guedez
Feb 14, 2017 Edgar Guedez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non-stop action

Pack with action from beginning to end. All the main starwars characters working together trying to stop Jacen Solo , a reborn Darth Vader.
Erik Akre
Jan 31, 2016 Erik Akre rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars enthusiasts, or those who can muster enthusiasm for a little distracted reading
Shelves: science-fiction
One would probably give all Star Wars books three stars, although one will never know: There are too many. My approach, when I need such distraction, is to just dive into any book I can get my hands on; I don't fuss with the order or sequence. It doesn't seem to matter much.

This one was predictably written, and predictably good. Plenty of jargon that eludes even the Star Wars enthusiast, but plenty also of action and character and color. I plowed through it in a week, avoiding many other things
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Fernando Aguirre
Feb 17, 2015 Fernando Aguirre rated it it was amazing
One of Aaron Allson's best Star Wars novels & his last contribution to the Legacy of the Force series. (Thankfully not his last Star Wars novel) It's sad that we'll never get new work of science fiction from such a talented writer. He knew just what fans want in a Star Wars book, which is the old gang of Luke, Leia, and Han working together. This chapter, of the the Legacy of the Force, really moves the overall story closer to it's conclusion in a fast and action packed way. This story deliv ...more
Mphecker
Jan 14, 2013 Mphecker rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series thus far. I had a lot of difficulty getting in to aspects of this series, because a lot of it did not feel like 'Star Wars' to me. This is the first boom that I can say really captured the feel of the movies that made me want to be a Jedi as a kid. While there isn't as much in-depth character development as a Traviss novel, this book helps resolve so many floating plot lines, like the always aggravating Alema Rar and Jaina's aggravating "I don't want you to love me but ...more
William
Feb 26, 2011 William rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, paperback
Ho hum...

The Galaxy is at war.

The Jedi are at odds with an evil Sith Lord (Darth Caedus, aka Jacen Solo)

Lots of far fetched scheming and plans...some go awry, some work out.

Aerial battles involving hundreds of ships (all shapes and sizes). Many killed, but not anyone of consequence.

It is a good thing I love Star Wars so much, but I do think I am going to take an extended break from reading anymore SW fiction for a bit as it all seems like the same issues and problems are rehashed over and over
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Christopher
Dec 06, 2011 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Another great book in an already great Star Wars series. This entire "Legacy of the Force" series has been breaking new ground in the emotional struggles that is central to the whole theme of Star Wars: love, loss, betrayal, and possible redemption. This book also begins the first in the three books that will be the climax to this series. I can't wait to have some closure on some of these plot lines: Will Jacen be redeemed? Will Jaina be forced to kill him? What about the revelation that there i ...more
Anja Braun
Jan 06, 2016 Anja Braun rated it did not like it
Where shall I start this book just wasn't that great to me..It was depressing actually..As if Chewie's death wasn't enough and Now Mara's. Luke is grieving over his wife, and Jacen solo aka Darth Caedus causes destruction to the Wookie planet Kashyyk..and Jacen abducts his own child Allana and puts her in harms way..It was just too much..Even the characters didn't sound like themselves..I don't think I will read anymore from this author.. To me this was the worst Star wars book I have read this ...more
(Jen) The Artist Librarian
May 12, 2013 (Jen) The Artist Librarian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books, star-wars
*not a review, just some thoughts* I never was a huge fan of the storyline in "The Legacy of the Force," but I will say this was one of my favorite books in the series, if only because Jaina, Zekk, Jag, etc. are *almost* main characters ... My only complaint is that the movement of the plot in this novel should have come earlier in the series.
I also enjoyed the characterization of Ben, Allana, and (if I remember correctly) Tenel Ka's brief appearance ... the story has been especially heartwrenc
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Tracy
Jan 06, 2008 Tracy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans who've read the other books
I may have mentioned before, I am liking this series of books much better than the Y-V books.
I like that we actually get to see more of the characters with which Star Wars started.
Parts of what the characters did in this book were frustrating to me, but I'm pretty sure that was in character for them, as annoying as it may be, or as much as it makes me want to shake sense into them and scream at them.
Overall, enjoyable enough, as long as you are not so far behind in reading Star Wars that this
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Tim
Dec 31, 2007 Tim rated it really liked it
This installment of the Legacy of the Force series was pretty good. I did enjoy it much more then the first 3 to 4 volumes... seeing as how major characters (Allema Rar) died and secrets (Jacen Solo is the father of Allana) are all revealed. Additionally, I loved how the story ended with the total destruction of Centerpoint Station (a problem that should have been resolved back in volume 1) and a cliffhanger where Jaina Solo decides to seek help from an un-likely source in stopping her brother. ...more
Tama Wise
Jan 10, 2009 Tama Wise rated it liked it
Certainly a hell of a lot better than Mr Dennings previous, slim addition to the series, I certainly prefer Allston's writing style. At least Ben feels like hes a teenager, unlike how he felt in the previous book.

I started rather excited about this series, but that was when I was discovering the fun of reading about Luke and Han and everyone else again. Now I read it for an entirely different reason. It's pulp. An easy read. Having said that, I'm sure this story could be told better with less b
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Stephanie "Jedigal"
Dec 27, 2007 Stephanie "Jedigal" rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans only
Shelves: star-wars
Only reason I didn't give this book 4 stars it that it really needs to be read in its place as part of the "Legacy of the Force" series, and I am not fond of that overall story arc at all. This Allston entry into the series, though, is superb. The beginning was a bit 'off' in some way I couldn't define, and I was afraid I would not enjoy the whole book, but the 'off-ness' turned out to be part of the story. Overall this is a fast-paced plotline, with a lot of action.

PS - If you haven't read any
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Mike Smith
Jan 30, 2012 Mike Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
The seventh book in the Legacy of the Force series, this was a pretty good story, although it feels like the plot of the series didn't advance much. Darth Caedus is consolidating his power and is more overt in his use of force and the Force to have his way. The Jedi have finally begun to work together to combat Caedus and spend the novel probing his defences and capabilities. One thing I found odd was Caedus's attachment to his daughter (who doesn't know that he's her father). For a Sith, this s ...more
Adam
Jul 25, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed this series so far, and 'Fury' is no exception. The plot moved forward more in this one with more and more being revealed to the primary characters. This one does give the pacing and feeling that it is heading towards the climax with decisions being made on both sides that will change the galaxy forever. It's good that it's all coming together even if it does reflect the prequel films quite a lot, and it was nice to see more of Wedge and Tycho after not having featured them m ...more
Rosemary
Mar 13, 2011 Rosemary rated it really liked it
Frankly, I had to read the publisher's synopsis to remember which book this was.

That's not necessarily a problem--I read it while I was at a conference, and it's a crucial 7th volume in a 9 volume work, and I was engaged enough in what happened in this book to immediately start the next (I remember having to go down the hotel's wireless hotspot to download the 8th volume).

Things happen. People die. Jacen is clearly his grandfather's child. And there's a really, REALLY B-I-G explosion.

Then I rush
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Shaun
Jul 01, 2014 Shaun rated it really liked it
Jacen's decent to the Dark Side continues. Several loose ends from the last novel are tied up. Jacen in desperation and overconfidence kidnaps his daughter from Hapes to persuade Tenel Ka to side with the GA. I like that Ben has obviously matured and that his and Luke's relationship has strengthened. Luke finally comes out of his funk and he is able to actually be a positive force within the Jedi Order. Honestly, my favorite parts of the novel come from the dialogue between Han and Leia and some ...more
Matt Nielsen
Mar 21, 2008 Matt Nielsen rated it really liked it
Jacen is reeling, down but not out. The forces against him are growing but he is so convinced of his destiny to rule the galaxy that he refuses to see it and keeps on fighting. Through this he continues to survive against impossible odds and manages to dodge death several times. Yet somehow, in the end, he is still winning.

This book kept me wondering who was going to be the one to finally kill him; Luke, Boba Fett, Ben Skywalker, Jaina, Tenel Ka, or any other number of people who are openly gunn
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Lane
Dec 04, 2014 Lane rated it liked it
Found that while this book had some excellent parts and arcs (Alema, Ben/Luke, Allana/Jacen) it didn't feel quite like it delivered as much as the previous books. Perhaps I'm getting to the point where I'm comparing this single book to the others in the series (which is a fantastic series by the way with only 2 books left to go).

I felt the Alema/Sith arc was a little bit odd and didn't quite hit the mark. Would have loved a bit more darkness with Jacen/Allana (although he's still a jerk, haha).
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Chompa
Jun 10, 2008 Chompa rated it really liked it
I had started kind of floundering on this series, but this one picked it up for me again. The story was pretty solid and the characters were well portrayed.

There were some very entertaining humorous jabs between the characters and a lot of good action. It was also quite entertaining watching Jacen sink further into the dark side. His killing of a once favorite subordinate was exceptionally well done.
Priya
Mar 27, 2008 Priya rated it it was amazing
Having come to terms, by now, with the events of the previous books, I have to say that the five stars is mostly in comparison with what came before. I feel that the series picks up here, and having fully transitioned my compassion for Jacen Solo into full blown out irritation with his continued existence I am willing to go to the end. Nice and action packed, with some excellent one liners and descriptions.
Nom Chompsky
Jan 22, 2017 Nom Chompsky rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
Lots of stuff going on. This one moved pretty quick, felt like. I'm actually starting to feel a smidgen bad for Jacen, which I wouldn't've thought possible. Can't wait for Luke or someone else to wiggle out some sort of middling pacifist victory somehow, tho maybe Caedus has gone too far and will actually get cut down? Can't tell yet. Excited to get to the end of LOTF soon tho.
Omega Khaos
Dec 09, 2012 Omega Khaos rated it it was amazing
Wow....this was epic and very suprisingly good...it,s definitely Aaron Allston's best book in this series...great storyline,action and character development are all in this book.....and in the end of the book,I almost cried....because of Allana...and the burden she has to carry in the future....I hope the last 2 books in this series are as good as this book or even better...
Jesse
Feb 14, 2009 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, starwars
This series took the New Jedi Order cast to an all to familiar level. I felt that the story was engaging, the characters well developed and the story line quick, but it fell into the same Starwars trap. While a New Jedi Order challenged the status quo and soared to new heights, this story failed to live up to the gigantic bar that its predecessor set.
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“I was years older than you when I became an ambassador for the first time. Remember that, Tycho? How did we get through that assignment, anyway?”
“Pretty much, we opened fire on everyone who disagreed with us.”
Wedge nodded and turned to his daughter. “When all else fails, just do that.”
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“I hope you’re rushing to tell me that the chef has acquired Jacen Solo’s entrails and is braising them for dinner.”
“Not quite, Admiral.”
“Life is full of disappointments.”
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