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

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  4,029 ratings  ·  133 reviews
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
ebook, 299 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by LucasBooks
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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
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, "
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 was. And Invincible gives any Star Wars EU fan a handful of hopelessness. I invested what? $130 bucks or somethi
Stephen Fraser
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
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
Chris Hawks
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
Katrin von Martin
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Gutts Warutare
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
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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Miranda Hewitt
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
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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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
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
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
Kevin G.
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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
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
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
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
Jun 19, 2008 Marty rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
May 15, 2008 Roberta rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Recommended to Roberta by: no one
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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
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
Gutted. stop reading star wars books after this one. finished somewhere around a hundred read, but the way the poor service Jacen received here , who over the years had slowly developed into one of my favorite characters, left me with little desire to return to the genre. Great series but the way they wrapped up was so simple , obvious and abrupt , and too be honest fairly unbelievable (yes I know it's starwars EU ;) ) lol
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.

This is the last of a series of 9 new books set a good ways after the "holy trinity" of movies in the Star Wars timeline. It's after the Yuuzhan Vong invasion and war, and the Galactic Alliance formed from the remains of the beaten and battered New Republic is having no less than a civil war.

Those crazy Corellians have split off from the GA for more autonomy, and in the midst of it all, a new Sith Lord is in the making.

Very well written - three authors rotated writing duties through the 9 books,
I loved the final volume of the Legacy of the Force series. For the last couple of volumes, Jaina had been training to face Caedus and it finally comes to fruition. Luke takes on a less active role than what I would have liked, but Jaina and Caedus's overall involvement in the story was great. I loved the two duels between them and Jaina's eventual victory over her brother was rather touching. A fitting end to the series.
Excellent conclusion to the LotF series. Invincible deals with the final battle between Jaina and Jacen, as well as the battle within the Galactic Alliance. Denning does a superb job as usual with his writings, describing what happens in vivid detail. Invincible was filled with action, and in my opinion is one of the most action packed LotF books. However, I was slightly disappointed in how it ended. I felt the twins duel could have been better.
The title of this book should be Redemption, because that's what it does for the Legacy of the Force series. Denning is the best of the new Star Wars writers and while he's no Tim Zahn, he certainly does a much better job capturing not only illustrating the characters of the Star Wars universe in proper form, but capture the elements of adventure and action that made the franchise so popular to begin with. His dialogue is witty and sharp, and he doesn't feel compelled to give explanations for ev ...more
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