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Exile (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #4)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,915 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
In the Star Wars galaxy, evil is on the move as the Galactic Alliance and Jedi order battle forces seen and unseen, from rampant internal treachery to the nightmare of all-out war.

With each victory against the Corellian rebels, Jacen Solo becomes more admired, more powerful, and more certain of achieving galactic peace. But that peace may come with a price. Despite straine
Published (first published February 27th 2007)
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Jan 05, 2016 Mason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, audiobooks
Unfortunately it seems like book 4 is the weakest link in this chain so far. Of course this is a nine book series, so there'll definitely be filler books, but really... Hardly anything happened here. Okay, so we get some character development, but other than that, not much story goes on here.

Firstly the characters. They were fine, except for Ben and oddly enough Lando. Something about Allston's Lando feels off, like he's more or a caricature than an actual character. And Love Commander? Seriousl
Feb 05, 2015 Cale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh look, it's another volume of people running around frantically and a whole lot of forward motion not really happening. Granted, we see some fallout from the climax of the last volume, and the book ends with another similar climax which even the book describes as a minor incursion in the overall theme of war. Characters run around randomly pushing plot threads, and going off on tangents, but almost everyone somehow manages to end up at the same place for the 'climactic' battle. I think nine vo ...more
Apr 24, 2014 Alix rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book Star Wars “Exile” because of the non stop action throughout the whole book. The further you get into the series the more characters start to change. There are always new and exciting characters introduced into the book Star Wars “Exile.”

This book is told by many different characters. There are a lot of different events that happen throughout the book. In the Star War series there are different setting and new characters introduce in every book. Main characters are always chang
Dec 19, 2013 William rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, paperback
I like to call these novels "bridge" novels. They are the novels in a long series that wrap up some ideas previously suggested in earlier books and introduce new plot lines for forthcoming endeavours. That is what this book does as we see Jacen continue to evolve into a Sith Lord, Luke & Mara continue to suspect he is becoming a baddie, and young Ben Skywalker continue to follow his cousin orders. Han & Leia find themselves being hounded by both the Galactic Alliance and Corellian forces ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Lane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lando Calrissian with a ship called the "Love Commander".... need I say more? :) haha

Anyways, this book had some great moments (loved seeing a bit of Ben growth), but I found that it jumped around a little bit more than I would have liked between "important" parts and "political" parts (you'll see).

Would like to have seen a little bit more of Jacen and his parents flushed out and developed... felt a bit "Episode III Anakin Skywalker-y" and abrupt.

Love the Jag, Zekk, and Jaina moments as always,
Katrin von Martin
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Jenny Rebecca
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile by Aaron Allston
"It wasn't exactly guilt that kept Jacen awake night after night. Rather it was an awareness that he should feel guilty, but didn't, quite." -Chapter One
Stars: 4 (really liked it)
Rating: PG-13
# in Series: 4
Genre: Sci-fi (Star Wars)
Things you might want to know about before you read: drinking, crazy people, Sith planets, some twisted reasoning
POV: 3rd person, past tense
Viewpoint Characters: Jacen Solo, Wedge Antilles, Uran Lavint, Luke Skywa
Feb 14, 2009 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always been a reader of the Star Wars books since I was 10 years old. Every time I read the book I can almost see myself in that person's eyes seeing everything they are seeing with any book I read from the Star Wars series. I can't put it down when I read.
This book picks up where the last book left off with Jacen firing on his own parents and whether or not they made the jump to hyper space. Tensions keep building between the Galactic Alliance and Corellia and whether or not the war wil
Exile by Aaron Allston is the fourth book in the Legacy of the Force series, and the second by Allston in this nine-volume arc. In Exile, Allston continues the events chronicling Jacen Solo's journey to becoming a Lord of the Sith.

Unfortunately, Exile does little to excite readers, or surprise anyone within the story. In fact, most of the characters feel emotionally detached, as if even they were bored with the story. In the past, Allston has written highly engaging, entertaining and detaile
Jan 27, 2009 Nicholas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good book, but ultimately falling short of the previous in the series. Allston does a much better job than Traviss with the dialogue in particular, but this particular novel felt like it lost focus. The action was good, the plot developments made sense, and Jacen's transformation into a galactic douchebag is nearing completion. The war between the Alliance and the Confederation is reaching fever pitch and Allston does a very good job at playing up the tensions. However, unlike most books in th ...more
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Apr 06, 2014 Shaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun read. I really enjoyed the character development of Ben Skywalkers. He seems to disappoint you, but then he redeems himself. As a child of Luke and Mara, I would hope it would be harder for him to succumb to the dark side. A. It a filler novel in my opinion, but Allston is getting ready for fire works as the Galactic Civil War comes to the front. It is always fun to see a Lando appearanc!
Tama Wise
It's really hard to review a book that is just a single volume in a long series. Nine in this case, and this is book four. It really comes down to whether or not you like the particular writing style, and they have varied in pace more than anything between the books.

I finished this one without too much effort. They are a quick and enjoyable read, but I feel like theres not enough story, and a lot of padding to fill out what are obviously the major events. Building itself up, perhaps? Even then i
Aug 29, 2014 Zxielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Han and Leia must find out who or what was behind the assassination attempt on Tenel Ka. Jagged Fel offers to help Luke track down Alema Rar and thus find Lumiya. Jacen sends Ben on a quest. If Ben fails will Jacen be forced to kill him? And how far will Jacen slide into the Dark Side? Everything is leading to a showdown!!
Aug 06, 2014 Jarrod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: starwars
"Hi, Mom," he said. "Hi, Dad. For my fourteenth birthday, I killed a little girl."
-Ben Skywalker

This book dragged in a couple of places, but only in comparison to the first three books in this series. That being said, the ending saved this fourth book was amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Timothy Browning
Time to balance out all the heavy reading I am doing by falling back on my old favorite, star wars expanded universe. If your disappointed in me for reading this, just wait until you see what's next on my to-read list.
Mar 21, 2014 K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Allston (RIP) does a great job, as usual with the characters He also did a great job with Ben and flittering with darkside. I would have liked to see more detail of Jaina/Zekk/Jag and them trying to capture Alema. 4.5/5
Jesse Slater
Aug 23, 2013 Jesse Slater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, owned
This is my favorite book in the Legacy of the Force series so far, and the best overall SW book I've read in a long time. I think the last one that grabbed me as thoroughly as this one was Darth Bane: Path of Destruction.
Allston does an amazing job of characterization and gives some wonderful dialogue. Something I noticed used to great effect toward the end of the book which I hadn't noticed earlier (and rarely see in SW fiction) was minimalism. Blessed minimalism. Its sudden appearance throws
Iain Parkes
Jan 29, 2016 Iain Parkes marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 05, 2014 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Star Wars novel! This series is getting more interesting although I'm not so sure how I feel about haven becoming a sith... But can't wait to read the next one!
Dec 03, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am starting to like Aaron Allson's way of writing. Another great installment into the Legacy series. Exile had a good balance of well written dialogue and actions scenes which, kept the book moving quiet well.
Mike Smith
The fourth entry in the Legacy of the Force series, this book is a decent page-turner. With multiple plot lines and a large cast of characters, it's easier to read in a few long sittings than in many short sessions. Jacen Solo continues his descent to the dark side, though it seems to be taking a really long time - four books and still not there. The most interesting sub-plot for me involved Luke Skywalker's son Ben, whom Jacen sent on a dangerous solo mission to retrieve a Sith artifact. He und ...more
Sean Lambert
Sep 24, 2015 Sean Lambert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good Addition to the series

I'll be honest. I read Star Wars books because they are fun. Therefore as long as it is Star Wars it is fun.
Oct 25, 2015 Johan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, gettting more and more complicated

Ben is seeing a better pperspective
Luke is struggling
Han and Leia are being themselves
Jacen is getting worse

Peace out
Aug 15, 2014 Cori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! SO many elements fell into place in this fabulous book! Can't wait for the next one!
Jan 27, 2011 Ryan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-opera
I think I've been cured of my Star Wars tie-in fiction reading habit.

It's more the fault of the series rather than just this book specifically, there's nothing believable here, not the general plot or the actions of specific characters. Characterizations differ wildly from book to book, and thematically it works to undermine not only the New Jedi Order but other novels going back as far the Courtship of Princess Leia, if I'm remembering things correctly. All in the service of covering the same
Jul 17, 2014 Andria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, 2014-adult
I like reading about the old familiar characters. They made this story worth reading, wish lando had been in it a little more. He was pretty funny.
Anthony Phillips
Great book would recommend to any star wars fan.
Feb 03, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brian Johnson
Pretty good entry in the series. I can already kind of see some of the complaints I've heard about Jacen's dark side descent in being unable to really connect with him and see his side of things. I felt like when the series started that was pretty easy and I sympathized and understood his motivations. Since then, he has become untenable, but I suppose it could always be said that the dark side just made him crazy or something. Still worth reading, however.
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