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Invincible (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #9)

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No war can last forever. Now, in the long and punishing battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost–and nothing less than the course of the future still at stake–there can be no turning back. No matter the consequences.

The rebel cause is losing ground under t
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ebook, 299 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Del Rey
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Heather
Jul 30, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, I LOVED this one. But, beware, spoilers abound in this review.





I had pretty much figured out that Jaina would be the one to have to kill Caedus (Jacen, her twin, if you don't know) by the time he became Caedus. The Prophecy of Jaina being the Sword of the Jedi has been around since about the middle of the NJO series; it was only a matter of time before we saw what it ultimately entailed.



A lot of people don't like the book, or the whole LotF series at all. People have brought up points like, "
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Andrés
Aug 03, 2011 Andrés rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My advice: stay away from this series altogether. It's dark, depressing, but perhaps even more important than any of those is that it makes no sense. Some characters suffer for the sake of suffering, others die in stupid ways, villains create plots that should have no chance of succeeding yet they always do due to the continuous, and I'll be borrowing a term from gaming here, "dumbing down" of the "good guys," etc., etc. This series really hits all the nails in the head.

It could've been an inter
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Jerry
Jan 15, 2017 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreaking, but still good space opera.
Bryan
Legacy of the Force left me speechless. I really can't describe the enormous impact this series has on the Star Wars continuity, and the magnificent way it was executed. We get to see the Skywalker/Solo family shattered, the galaxy thrown into turmoil when it has barely recovered from the last conflict, and several major characters are lost along the way. The series is not perfect, in particular I felt that Traviss's unhealthy obsession with Boba Fett hurt the series a bit by forcing the Mandalo ...more
Jacen
Disheartened by Invincible and its very abrupt unapologetic ending, (which I maintain is the saddest EU book of all time) I picked up Solo Command moments later to reassure myself that SW books can be fun. So that's not a great sign but I got right into Solo Command.

Invincible has problems. If it weren't the last book of a 2 year 9 book cycle it wouldn't be so bad. Not at all but...it was. And Invincible gives any Star Wars EU fan a handful of hopelessness. I invested what? $130 bucks or somethi
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Stephen Fraser
Nov 16, 2012 Stephen Fraser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fitting end to the story. In my opinion it was a little short compared to other books in the series written by Troy Denning. Going into the book I knew it was going to focus mostly on Jania and Jacen (Darth Caedus) and the epic battle that is coming. However I was disappointed that it didn't bring closure to other parts of the story that where brought into the series. The Boba Fett and the Mandalorian aspects that the other books in the series force us into caring about. What happens to Admira ...more
Juan Pablo
Dec 22, 2010 Juan Pablo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, favorites
The conclusion of the Legacy of the Force series. From the previous books in the series it was clear what was going to happen to Darth Caedus. But there are a few surprises at the end of the book for some of the other characters like the mandalorians (especially Boba Fett and Mirta), Tenel Ka, Allana, Shevu, Isolder, Jagged Fel, Zekk??? Ben Skywalker and Tahiri. This makes the book highly recommendable.
The author also presents a different view of the whole character that is Jacen Solo. It seemed
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James Ross
Dec 30, 2015 James Ross rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I had to read this book again after seeing The Force Awakens, and I still love it. If your invested in the characters it reads like a tragedy with the opening quotes at the beginning of each chapter trying to remind you who the villain used to be. It definitely has flaws. I wish they would have spent the end depicting the emotional fallout of Jaina's journey instead of spending it on setting up the next story. The overall narrative could have been a little tighter as well. There are a few sectio ...more
Chris Hawks
Nov 29, 2010 Chris Hawks rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, reviewed
I've long considered myself a Denning fan, but this book fell a bit flat for me. A lot of the characterizations seemed a bit "off", and many of the details struck me as completely ridiculous (GAG "Doomsleds", for example.)

The ending of this 9-book saga seemed slightly unsatisfying, but what else was there to do? Things played out pretty much how they had to; I can accept the events as they happened, even if I didn't like them. (Although the new choice for Chief of State is a big ol' double-you t
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Katrin von Martin
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Nom Chompsky
Jan 30, 2017 Nom Chompsky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Aside from vast stretches that read like erotic fan-fic for Ben Skywalker, this final novel in the LOTF stretch wrapped things up with a feeling of looking forward, and actually made me miss the old Jacen, giving gravity to what was at many other junctures, clumsy fall-by-numbers characterization. What carried me through NJO was that a lot of the time it felt less like a family soap opera than Star Wars invariably always comes to feel, however, we aren't offered that same buffer here with LOTF. ...more
Gutts Warutare
Jan 28, 2015 Gutts Warutare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the highlights of the entire series. The last act and final battle alone makes it worth the price of admission. Heavy Spoilers ahead btw, even though I do not know why I am even bothering with that. Everyone pretty much knows by now what happens in this novel, in the same way pretty much everyone knows what happens in book 5. It's almost impossible to not get spoiled.

But anyway, the book. It moved pretty quick for the most part, and a lot of it really was just setting up for the inevitab
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Delray Beach Public Library Public Library
In this final edition in the Legacy of the Force Series, things are about to become serious. With the assassination of Gilad Pellaeon and the death of Luke’s wife, Mara, the rebel cause is reeling. The Galactic alliance with its sith lord Darth Caedus head of state combined with its huge military power may be unstoppable. The Jedi and their allies now prepare for the final mission, perhaps the final hope for the Galaxy: Taking down Darth Caedus. They plan a task force to eliminate him with Jaina ...more
Marty
Jun 11, 2008 Marty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
The "Legacy of the Force" arc in the Star Wars universe draws to a close in this hardcover finale by Troy Denning. He and authors Karen Traviss and Aaron Allston have been cycling through the 9 books of the series, which highlight yet another galactic civil war in which the Skywalkers and Solos come to the aid of the galaxy. However, there are a few twists this time around - Luke is joined by his wife, Mara, and son Ben, while the Solos are split - Han and Leia fighting for the seceding Confeder ...more
Chad Bearden
I think that in the context of a sci-fi space opera, the "Legacy of the Force" storyline has been pretty brilliant (its not trying to cure cancer). But this last book was quite disappointing. After reading the pretty amazing "Revelation" by Karen Traviss, you kind of have to wonder what happened. Traviss spent that whole novel meticulously building great characterizations of Jacen, Ben, Luke, Niathal, Daala, Palleaon, and most impressively, Boba Fett, who has spent most of his history being a ra ...more
Danilo Obradović
Цео LotF серијал представља важан период у SW EU, данас Legends. Приказује распад породица Скајвокер и Соло и још једну велику измену у галактичкој управи (која по реду?) што је донекле и мана некадашњег проширеног универзума (и један од разлога зашто је поништен). Превише је ту превирања, монументалних промена да би могло кохезивно да се све испрати. Нешто што је започело као једноставна свемирска бајка о борби добра и зла је прерасло у нешто што је све осим једноставно.

Што се тиче овог серијал
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Kiersten
A riveting, really great book—despite a few personal qualms...
(Now, be warned - the rest of this review is packed with spoilers!)

It makes me so sad that Jacen had to die—I admit I was really holding out hope for his redemption. Jacen's end was the only thing I was really unsure of coming into this series. Nonetheless, I did see his ultimate demise coming and figured it would be inevitable, and there were so many points in earlier books when I wanted to strangle him that his death felt justifie
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Kevin G.
Jul 11, 2009 Kevin G. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Andrew
Feb 06, 2015 Andrew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
With the exception, I think, of Timothy Zahn's 'Heir to the Empire' books, I've found the Star Wars Legends (formerly known as 'extended universe') novels to be little more than fan fiction. This seems particularly pronounced the further you get into them. Having read nearly all of them in the past, including the YV war (which started out with promise, at least), I found myself particularly disappointed with this series of tales involving Jacen Solo as a Sith Lord.

Aside from the fact that his 'd
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Lane
Dec 19, 2014 Lane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sadly, this was notably the worst book in the Legacy of the Force series. I'll go into some spoilers (tagged) in a bit too. But basically the first half of this book pretty much meant nothing.
It introduces 2 Hapan women that have nothing to do with anything really.
The Boba Fett arc is really getting tiring.
It introduces some weird new things out of nowhere; ships, weapons, etc.

It was just really lacking after having all this great build up throughout the series.

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William
Mar 24, 2011 William rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, paperback
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Miranda Hewitt
Sep 04, 2014 Miranda Hewitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I have now concluded the Star Wars:Legacy of the Force series and I have to say I was a little disappointed by how long it went on for with most of the books in the series being quite slow and boring. I loved Betrayal and Inferno, they went at a very nice pace for Star Wars novels and helped to move the series forward. Tempest and Invincible were okay while the rest was just dislikable. Characters were just so, Star Wars:Prequel movie like. They were either too serious or too stubborn and ...more
Russ
Jun 16, 2008 Russ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the last book in a 9 book series set some 30 or 40 years after Return of the Jedi. The series as a whole has been fantastic, with quite a few plot twists and surprises. This last book proved to be a bit of a disappointment. Generally speaking, I have absolutely loved every Troy Denning book that I have read. This guy is a GREAT author! I'm not sure if he was left with too much or too little to cover in this series finale, but the book just felt a little off. Where previous books dealt wi ...more
Roberta
May 14, 2008 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Recommended to Roberta by: no one
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Dylan Gullberg
In an otherwise excellent nine-book series, this final entry is somewhat anti-climactic and serves as more of a setup for the next big series. Important areas of the book lacked attention to detail and emotional resonance. Most of the characters are well written, while a few are oddly written with strange dialogue and motivations that don't match up with previous versions of themselves. Plot threads are left unresolved, although, this was to be expected based on the series that follows. However, ...more
Jazzie
Mar 01, 2012 Jazzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay to start with, I really didn’t understand why this book was called Invincible. Caedus wasn’t really that much of a bad-ass. He kept failing and being an idiot in every book. He was more like the whiney ani, that never really became cool like Darth Vader. Having said that… This book was fantastic. I really enjoyed the story lines, Mirta’s capture. Tahiri Veila’s parts in the story and even the ending with Ben helping Tahiri “escape.” Although her trying to “seduce” Ben was creepy beyond beli ...more
Ellie
May 16, 2014 Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, star-wars, own
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!! To finish off Legacy of the Force was pretty great! Jaina and Jacen finally had their fight and Jaina won. But if know Caedus you know even if he was hurt he would never let himself be killed. A nanokiller had been sent out to the Dragon Queen on which had Tenel Ka and Allana on it was sent to kill Allana and even though she had broken Caedus's heart by running off with his parents when they came to get her in Fury he still loved her and Tenel Ka an ...more
Jared
Mar 17, 2013 Jared rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
SPOILERS! This was perhaps one of the worst Star Wars books I have read since Darksaber. I have like Denning's other books in the past, but this was seriously phoned in. Barely better than fan fiction, and in some cases worse.

Caedus is uninteresting, the main characters from the movies continue to make bad jokes about events that happened 40 years prior at this point and which are pretty blatant fan service.

The prince, while never a major character after CoPL, was killed off in the most pathet
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Christopher
A great end to a great Star Wars series. This series pushed the ethical, moral, and thematic boundaries of the Star War universe, and this book in particular lived up to the rest of the series. The final battle between Jacen and Jaina was great and the aftermath will leave both the readers and the characters asking questions that will surely permeate future Star Wars novels beyond the Legacy of the Force series. I gave it only 4 stars though for one simple reason: too short. t 299 pages, Troy De ...more
Yves
Jul 25, 2011 Yves rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, usa
Voici la conclusion de la série Legacy of The Force. C'est une série que j'ai trouvé plutôt ordinaire. La série manquait beaucoup d'originalité. Elle me faisait beaucoup trop penser à Clone Wars. Cette fois, au lieu d'être Vador, c'est son petit fils, Jacen Solo. Encore une fois, c'est une histoire où le héros devient méchant en voulant protéger ceux qu'il aime. On ne réinvente donc pas la roue avec cette histoire. Je dois avouer que mes attentes étaient grande après le superbe New Jedi Order.

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Star Wars: Legacy of the Force (9 books)
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  • 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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“Han?”
“Yeah, sweetie.”
“How do you teach a man not to be a noble, long-suffering, self-sacrificing idiot?”
“I don’t know, sweetie. Mostly I shoot them.”
“I’ll consider that.”
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“Your brother kills you." Fett hopped tpo his feet as lightly as any unarmoured jedi apprentice, the n added," Some things are worsse thean death. I know that better than anyone, except maybe Sintas-and Han Solo. Send your father my sympathies.” 6 likes
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