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Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #1)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  5,630 Ratings  ·  245 Reviews
After a violent civil war, and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis -- and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more ...more
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jason Koivu
Is this lazy writing or a rushed production? Maybe it's both.

Aaron Allston's Outcast, in which the Jedi order is being subverted, kicks off the nine-novel "Fate of the Jedi" series for the Star Wars franchise. Allston would write three of the novels, while two other writers worked on the other six, and all this was done within three years.

That's a lot of writing in a short period. It would seem like they just wanted to pump this stuff out. I mean, nine books in three years is a lot. On the othe
Apr 06, 2017 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Since I've dedicated my book choices this year to reading what I want and avoiding all reading challenges, I'm a little shocked at how much Sci-fi I've read so far this year. It's more than I thought it would be. The Star Wars books have been my favorites....(I liked the Steelheart trilogy too). This is my 4th Star Wars novel and as long as the audios are entertaining, I'll read more. I liked this one. I've read some the reviews and some of them sound harsh. All I can say is DO THE AUDIOS!!!! Th ...more
Apr 06, 2011 Mike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Andrew Obrigewitsch
Meh. I decided to check out the Star Wars books, since I haven't read one since the 90's. And frankly the two I have read seem like fan fiction, and just are not that good. I don't think I'm going to be reading any more.
Wolf (Alpha)
Mar 02, 2017 Wolf (Alpha) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose this book based on the cover, and was not disappointed. This book was amazing. I like how Lei is taking care of the twins and how Luke is going with Ben on a mission. I really enjoyed the plot of the story and I hope this series get made into movies. 5 star rating.
Cassie Hawkings
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The Fate of the Jedi series takes place two years after the chaos and destruction caused by Darth Caedus. Chief of State Natasi Daala brings charges against Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker amounting to him failing to recognize one of his Jedi Knights was turning to the Dark Side. If Luke could have prevented the turn, then the Second Galactic Civil War could have been prevented. Within a few days, Luke Skywalker is exiled from the New Jedi Order and the Galactic Alliance for ten years, and subs ...more
Apr 11, 2009 Jacen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really looking forward to Outcast. I've been looking forward to it more than any other Star Wars event of the year. I have been dying to find out what kind of series would follow the epic story of wishy-washy Sith Lord, Darth Caedus. At first glance I will say that elements of this series are reminding me of Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix and Daala it's Professor Umbridge. But instead of the Order of the Phoenix we have, Darkmeld. This portion, plot 1, the Jedi madness/Jailbreak ...more
I did not like the book or disliked. A parts I thought it was really going to get good, it would turn into something else and 10 pages about who or what. I will read book two and see where it goes. I think Benedict Cumberbatch as Han Solo sith son will be awesome. So please Hollywood make this happen
Jan 19, 2017 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to the series; wonder what happens next!
Emjen Enla
Aug 08, 2014 Emjen Enla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like star wars
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast by Aaron Allston
Stars: 4
Rating: PG-13
Genre: sci-fi/action
Things you might want to know about before you read: violence, insanity, politics
POV: 3rd person, past tense
Viewpoint Character(s): Luke Skywalker, Ben Skywalker, Han Solo, Allana “Amelia” Solo, Jaina Solo, Jagged “Jag” Fel, Seff Hellin, Valin Horn

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I bought this book and its sequel, Omen, along with The Selection by Kiera Cass (tota
I read one of the last books in this series, first, then I made my way to this book.

that book, ascension, seems so far removed from this book. It seems like it is in a completely different series. It doesn't even seem like the seeds for that book have been planted in this one. The only thread I could see in this book, that has made it to Ascension is that the Jedi are no longer trusted by the New Republic (or whatever the hell they are calling themselves at this point, maybe the Galactic Allianc
Mogsy (MMOGC)
I had given up on the New Jedi Order books for now; it was getting too tedious and I felt like I needed another series when it comes to getting my Star Wars fix.

So I skipped ahead and picked up the first book of Fate of the Jedi, not without a bit of optimism, since I had heard good things. And I figured it's as good a time as any to start, now that the last book has come out, completing the series.

Anyway, Outcast wasn't bad. I've certainly read better SW novels (recently, like Darth Plagueis)
May 09, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, keeping
I actually had a hard time getting into this one, and I blame fanfic. I am completely obsessed with a fic and it has taken over my brain. At least the Star Wars part. So I’m not really sure I’m even qualified to review.

That said, I did enjoy it. I’m long past the days when a Star Wars novel can blow my mind (Though Mindor came close,) but Outcast offers a lot of good things. Namely, Ben and Luke. Ben was the biggest surprise of Legacy of the Force, and his development continues here. My only com
Nov 19, 2015 Bryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent introduction that has me very intrigued about the direction this series may take. But more importantly, a warm welcome back to the classic Aaron Allston humour! That, more than anything is what makes this book deserve five stars. The New Jedi Order and Legacy of the Force books written by Allston never felt as funny as his classic X-Wing novels. Most of his jokes felt forced to me. Outcast is a triumphant return to form, and the constant banter between Luke and Ben had me smiling every ...more
Apr 19, 2009 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first in the newest series. This was a pretty good read. My only problem, though, is that I am personally getting tired of having to start reading a new series. Can't George Lucas have his people just write single stories instead of forcing me to spend money...oh... wait... what am I saying... that is the whole point. It is now official, George Lucas is the new Walt Disney
David Eagle
An interesting story. It has good pacing, an involving plot, and decent action. Clearly the first of a trilogy, the author doesn't bother to resolve very much. This is irritating but not altogether unexpected.

Characters are paper thin, dialogue is not great, writing is mediocre. If you like star wars, it's a quick, nice read. Nothing to write home about.
Nov 11, 2009 Merida rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I made it halfway through the book and realised nothing had happened yet. Good premise, although I'm tired of the "Jedi are here to take over!" plotlines, and I'm still sore over the whole Jacen thing. Daala as HOS doesn't make any sense (isn't she insane?) and the whole thing feels really stilted. I think I'll reread the first half of the LotF to make myself feel better.
This is the first Star Wars book I've ever read, but I'm sure it won't be the last. It's hard to have an opinion on it since I have nothing to compare it to. There was a lot of setup for the rest of the series. We'll see how it goes.
Mar 26, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
listened to the audio book with my husband over 2 days.
Completely silly, but the audio has sound effects so it's still pretty fun at least.
Mar 26, 2009 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Outcast begins two years after the events of Invincible,the last Legacy of the Force book which left the galaxy far, far away in the capable hands of Admiral Natasi Daala. Or something like that. The war is over and the universe is divided into three parts: the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances--overseen by Chief of State Daala--the Galactic Empire (Imperial Remnant), and the Confederation states--those planets unwilling to rejoin the Alliance. The Unification Summit has been called together ...more
Jan 24, 2017 Eldon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Almost every complaint anyone has brought up against this book, I strongly re-afirm. I will cut Mr. Allston some slack, because he suffered a heart attack shortly after this book's completion. The man was in his nineties when he wrote this book.

This book's plot is not quite as bad as many other reviewers say, but the dialogue is at times beyond questionable. Luke is sometimes the main character, but this book struggles in the same way Legacy of the Force did with a clear-cut main character. Tha
Nom Chompsky
Feb 06, 2017 Nom Chompsky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
This book has so much of what I long for in the SW universe:the quotidian. The Jedi order dealing with day to day oversight and bureaucratic troubles, Luke insisting on taking Ben for a fancy supper before they pursue a mission, safety procedures for mining, etc.. Topics like these can be totally boring and awful, but in Outcast they are working to give the world depth. In NJO the governmental opposition to the Jedi felt diluted and contrived, but here we see its implications and where it's orig ...more
Jesse Colton
I was hoping for an adventure with this book and I was somewhat satisfied by the end. The novel begins a new series within the Star Wars expanded universe that follows up the events of the last sub-series, called Legacy of the Force, which focused on Han and Leia Solo’s son Jacen becoming the Sith lord Darth Caedus and attempting to take over the galaxy, and Fate of the Jedi centers around the aftermath of the civil war fought to protect the galaxy from Darth Caedus.

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Apr 06, 2012 Abhinav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
You can read the full review over at my blog:

When I began my “25 Series To Read In 2014” reading challenge this year, I was intending to cover Lost Tribe of The Sith. And then just last week, or the week before that, I discovered that it wasn’t a series as much as it was a collection of short stories and I was like, uhm… well…., so I rethought the whole thing and added the Fate of The Jedi series to the challenge instead. From what I’ve heard from a lot of
Patrick W
Mar 25, 2009 Patrick W rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in, 2009, wars, the, of, star, jedi, fate
WARNING: SPOILER REVIEW BELOW[return][return]I just finished the novel and I was not impressed. If this wasn't a Star Wars novel, I don't think I would have any incentive to pick up the next release.[return][return]I was interested in all of the three significant storylines, but only the Coruscant based Valin/Jaina/Seff storyline ended up paying off. The others were so lightly developed that they felt rushed and wasted.[return][return]The Ben/Luke storyline was paced poorly and really fell flat. ...more
Shane Amazon
Jul 29, 2013 Shane Amazon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
]]]Vague Spoilers Ahead[[[

Darth Caedus and his sympathizers have left a terrible scar upon the galaxy as a whole and in the wake of the second galactic civil war the military and civilian leaders of several planetary powers have decided to converge on Coruscant in order to restore peace and order to a war torn galaxy.

In a play for power wrapped in a cloak of justice, Chief of State Daala sets her sights on Luke Skywalker in an attempt to point fingers and place blame for the actions of Jacen Sol
Mar 13, 2009 Nicholas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Not a bad start to a new series. Allston is one of the better writers of the expanded universe and seems to be able to manage campy dialogue without it being too....well, campy. There's a lot of wry humor in some of the pairings for the simultaneously unfolding subplots that produce some witty banter in the usual enjoyable Star Wars vein, if you're into that sort of thing (and I most definitely am). There's nothing entirely complex about this novel and in general, the mysteries in even the longe ...more
Feb 23, 2017 Daryl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This could have been a fantastic start to a new series, but the slow pacing, predictable conclusion and general lack of energy makes it more than a little disappointing.

The Luke Skywalker/Jedi Order plot is great. It's a very nice drive away from the status quo, it demonstrates some consequences from previous books and it starts some great mysteries for the following series to explore. Unfortunately it's let down by the end which is quite lacklustre.

It's the other half of the plot which follows
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