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Tempest (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  4,418 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins– the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere.

As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the reb
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ebook, 417 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by LucasBooks (first published November 28th 2006)
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Alix
I enjoyed Star Wars "Tempest" because there is always something that can catch your attention. If you have not read the first two books, you will not understand everything that is happening. The story line continues on throughout the series. There are a lot of controversial situations. The further you get into the book some of the characters start to have bad judgment calls. This makes for a very interesting story line. There are so many unexpected things that happen throughout the last book of ...more
Priya
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William
Troy Denning usually produces a top notch Star Wars adventure, and this one is no exception. Readers will enjoy the ever widening gap of mistrust between the Skywalkers and the Solos, the Skywalkers and their son & nephew, the Solos and their son, Jacen. It all looks to be leading to a new Darth, but will it be Jacen or Ben? At this point it is hard to tell if one or both become Sith Lords. Add to the action and suspense is the introduction (or is that return) of a bounty hunter from the dis ...more
Katrin von Martin
Tempest, the third book in the Legacy of the Force series, wasn't quite as good as the previous book (Bloodlines), in my opinion, but was still an exceptionally good read and a good contribution to the series. Spoilers follow.

The main focus of the plot is an assassination attempt on Tenel Ka, the Queen Mother of the Hapan Consortium. The story begins with Han and Leia being sent to Hapes to gain the Consortium's support in the civil war. However, upon arriving, the Solos realize that they're m
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Simen Orlin
As with Betrayal and Bloodlines, Tempest combines two plots: one following Han Solo and Leia as they navigate between the shifting factions of a Galaxy slowly finding itself in a state of civil war. The other focuses on their son Jacen, as he transforms from a Jedi Knight into a Sith Lord, believing that he alone can now bring order and justice to a divided Galaxy.

Luke and Mara are worried by Jacen’s role as leader of the government’s anti-terrorist paramilitaries, and also by the unorthodox way
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Rob Taylor

SPOILERS

Best of the series so far. But what of consequence really happened? Some showdowns between forces that resulted in 0 deaths? Heroes ended up worse for wear, but I'd like more plot development than this book gave me.

Troy Denning continued the personal shoehorning of past books into new stuff. Karen Traviss did it with Boba, now Troy's doing it with the "Dark Nest" trilogy characters. Though the Dark Nest trilogy makes more sense, because at least that happened recently. Boba shoehorn was
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Lane
Man... I really am starting to feel bad for Han and Leia... haha.

Anyways, I really enjoyed this book (was thinking around the 3.5 stars rating, but this is one of those times when I'll move up to 4 as opposed to down to 3). As much as I'm fairly "meh" about Alema Rar I was actually a bit fond of her use in this book. It was also great to see more of Jag (you can probably guess how all that will be going down :D).

Keeping spoilers away, it's a very decent book. There are some scenes that drag on,
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Jenny Rebecca
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Tempest by Troy Denning
"Jacen Solo, apprenticing with a Sith.
Had the galaxy gone mad?" --Alema Rar, Prologue

Stars: 5 (it was amazing) (this was originally 4 stars but I raised the stars because it really grew on me)
Rating: PG-13
# in Series: 3
Genre: Sci-fi (Star Wars)
Things you might want to know about before you read: violence, drugged characters, more family problems (this time involving Star Destroyer Turbolasers)
POV: 3rd person, past tense
Viewpoint Character:
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Jim
Just finished the audio version of the book. it was enjoyable but there is one thing I noticed about this series and it being written by three different authors. Because it is written by three different authors, each book has a complete different feel and emphasis based on the authors personal likes and interests. For instance, the first book in the series is written by Aaron Allston who wrote several X-Wing novels and used Wedge Antilles frequently. As such, his book made ample use of Wedge and ...more
Jacob
Synopsis: Jacen Solo has followed the path of his grandfather and is now far down his path to becoming a Sith Lord. Now all that is in his way are two things. One His final step (he will immortalize his love) and two, Luke and the Jedi. Queen Mother of the Hapes cluster Tenel Ka is in trouble, there is a assasian on her and her daughter's tail and her name, the jedi killer Aurra Sing. Han and Leia Solo are in trouble, they are thought to have been in a assassanation atemp and are now wanted fugi ...more
Mike Smith
I've been reading these Star Wars novels for nearly 20 years and I'm wondering how much longer they can keep on writing about Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. This novel is set 40 years after the events of the movie Return of the Jedi. Han Solo is about 70 years old and still engaging in running laser gun battles and violent starship chases. There is even a line in the book about how Han is now older than Obi-Wan Kenobi was when he went up against Darth Vader and lost. Luke and Leia ...more
Jules
I read the German edition of this which had quite a lot of spelling/punctuation mistakes in it, which totally took away a lot of my enjoyment. But even overlooking that, I don't find this book more than average; Jacen Solo continues to be an idiot; I can't quite get in the groove of liking Ben; the political complications were way over the top when compared to what it boiled down to. I must confess I favour the action/character development stuff always over actual involved plot because it does g ...more
Scott
The kid in me never dies and neither does my love of Star Wars. While I was unemployed for eight months, I needed some fluff reading to pass the time with. I went back through my book shelves and reread the Timothy Zahn series Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (Thrwan Trilogy), which I discovered I rather enjoyed. After, reading all the Zahn Star Wars books, rather quickly I might add, I moved onto other titles in the Star Wars series of books.

Star Wars: the Legacy of the Force – Tempest by Troy Den
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Samantha
Well I will say that I did enjoy this installment in the Legacy of the Force series. However, when you go into this book you must realize that it's a middle book. The Legacy of the Force is a 9 book series and this is a middle book. There's not going to be a lot solved. It is however going to give a lot of backstory and future plot elements.

I really loved to read about the triangle that is forming between Jacen vs. Luke vs. Ben. Who is going to win Ben over to their side? Jacen trying to make h
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Nicholas
A dramatic improvement over it's predecessor, Tempest actually does a much better job at explaining exactly what's happening to Jacen, and how he could legitimately fall prey to the dark side. Ultimately what makes this book succeed is the rather poignant moments Denning creates as Jacen continues to break the hearts of his friends and family. He makes some rather serious errors in judgement that lead to a terrible mistake that I don't see anyone forgiving. The shame he feels isolates him furthe ...more
Shaun
The third book in the Legacy of the Force series. I enjoyed the return to Hapes and the characters that it includes. Jacen is slowly falling down the path of becoming a Sith and he seems to want to take Ben with him. Luke and Leia prove to be an awesome set of characters. Both taking their respective spouses out into the universe, busting heads and taking names. Leia has really improved her piloting and force skills, it was fun seeing her outside her normal diplomatic role as in earlier Star War ...more
Mphecker
The more I read the Legacy of the Force books again, the more I'm glad I decided to do so. When I read them the first time, I was tired of "dark and gritty" Star Wars novels, which seems to have been the theme since Salvatore's "Vector Prime" and the killing off of a major character (yes, it's been 13 years since that book was released, but I still don't feel like marking this review as "spoiler alert").

Since I fell out of love with the Star Wars novels, I've read a fair bit of fantasy and sci-f
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Zxielle
Han and Leia find themselves in an awkward position--one that could cost them their lives. Corellia is blockaded by the Gallactic Alliance and need help. Han and Leia are sent to Hapes to confer with old friend, Queen Mother Tenel Ka. But she has no idea they are coming. An attempt is made to assassinate Tenel Ka and her daughter. Han and Leia are smack in the middle of it---but on which side?
Cale
Mar 08, 2015 Cale marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a definite step up from the previous Legacy books. It's more focused (with almost all of the story taking place across the admittedly sprawling Hapes cluster), with significant conflict and action where I even had concerns for the main characters. The battles, both lightsaber and space battles, are some of the most visceral I've read in Star Wars books in a long while. Other than an odd fascination with Caf Dispensers, and a bit too much reliance on his previous Dark Nest trilogy (w ...more
Mortira
I have listened to a lot of audiobooks, and while most of them where better than Tempest, none of them had performances that were quite so entertaining.

I didn't actually pick this book for myself. I wanted something to listen to while working, and my son spotted it at the library. Since he would be overhearing whatever I picked, I decided to humor him. It turned out to be a lot of fun. Not only does the narrator do an excellent Han Solo, but the tracks include plenty of atmosphere like Star Wars
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Brendan
I still don't like the larger story premise of this story putting the main characters on different sides of a conflict that seemed fairly forced. The progression of characters in this story is intriguing and heartbreaking. I almost wish I had stopped reading the books before getting to this saga, but also know that I'm not going to stop at this point.
Laura
A lot better than "Bloodlines." The third book had more development than the second. The storyline flowed better and the characters seemed to track better than "Bloodlines." Troy Denning did a good job recapturing the style and mood back in the first book. I hope the fourth book is just as good.
K
Interesting story. Denning did a great job showing Jacen's decent into the dark side. My only complaint would be some of the characters such as Aurra Sing and Han Solo are pretty old to be doing the things they did in the book, but it was still every enjoyable.
Travis
You can always count on Troy Denning to bring some action to any series he is involved in. This definitely the best book in the series so far. It's really obvious that Jacen is following his grandfather's path at this point. My only problem is that Jacen just doesn't seem like a real Sith. He just doesn't have the mean streak like Palpatine or Darth Bane. However, for the story being told his descent seems logical. Anywho, as civil unrest continues to build, so does the tension between Luke and ...more
Jarrod
' "Thanks," Han grumbled. "I'd rather kiss a Hutt."
"No, you wouldn't," Leia replied quickly. "Take it from me." '

This was a great book, and the fact that I've only read one Young Jedi Knights book didn't impair the story line at all, (which I was afraid of going in).
Omega Khaos
Apr 26, 2013 Omega Khaos rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars EU fans
3rd book in the Legacy of the Force series,Tempest is a great book,and much better than I expected....I expected this book to be mediocre at best,since I even hear some say it,s the worst Star Wars book ever...but imo they were wrong....and this book is actually really good...in this book Jacen is going further into the dark side and things are starting to heat up....it also focuses mostly on Hapes Consortium,Queen Mother and her daughter...only negative thing I can say about this book is that I ...more
Andria
I like this story arc so much better than the killix or the yuzonvong story arcs. Although I had hoped that Jacen wasn't going in the direction that he is going in. Lots of action, lots of Han and Leia too.
Ryan
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Tama Wise
I didn't finish this book first time around, I had to give it a second shot. Second time around, I remembered why I had trouble sticking with it. The writers prose is heavy and long, and not at all like the first two books of the series.

To compound that, the plotline is somewhat overly complicated (especially what it all boils down to in the end). Nothing much more than filler I think. I didn't think there was anything that happened here that couldn't have happened more susinctly elsewhere in th
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Anthony Phillips
Great book would recommend to any star wars fan.
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