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Sacrifice (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #5)

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Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance–led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker–battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, w ...more
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Published (first published May 29th 2007)
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Mason
Jan 10, 2016 Mason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In every sense of the word this book is an improvement over the last. The writing is better, the story (for the most part) is better, the characters are better, and even their interactions are better here. I loved the stuff we had going on between Mara and Ben.

Father's are the central theme in Star Wars (at least in stories involving the Skywalkers). So it's nice to have a mother/son relationship being more developed. Of course Luke is still here, but it's made abundantly clear that Ben has a m
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Chris Leon
Jul 23, 2007 Chris Leon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, that was unexpected.
Priya
Apr 07, 2008 Priya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah
Nov 01, 2007 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Roberta
Nov 30, 2007 Roberta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Not Mara Jade fans and the series not to anyone
I don't like this series very much. I think they don't have a good feel for the character Mara Jade, and I frankly don't feel that what happened to her character in this book would have happened as the author portrayed it. If her writing hadn't been so well done outside of that particular scene, I'd have given her 0 stars.
Michael
Jul 10, 2007 Michael rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The cardinal sin for a Star Wars novel should be that it is BORING. This one was boring, despite the fact that significant in-world events occurred. Thankfully I didn't buy it.
Janna
Not one of my favorite Star Wars adventures. I don't like when they make Luke mambi pambi, and yes that is a technical term = )
Nicholas
Mar 30, 2009 Nicholas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Meh.

On the plus side, someone finally decides to do something about Jacen.
Jenny Rebecca
Nov 24, 2015 Jenny Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who read the first 4 books
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice by Karen Traviss
"He will immortalize his love." --Chapter One
Stars: 5
Rating: PG-13
# in Series: 5
Genre: Sci-fi (Star Wars)
Things you might want to know about before you read: violence, cruelty, assassinations, twisted reasoning, murder, plotting of murder, political manipulation, MASSIVE character death
POV: 3rd person, past tense
Viewpoint Characters: Mara Jade Skywalker, Jacen Solo, Ben Skywalker, Boba Fett, Mirta Gev, Lumiya, Cha Niathal, Luke Skywalke
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Scott
Jul 18, 2008 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rob Taylor
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Katrin von Martin
Jun 18, 2015 Katrin von Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brendan
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Pete Kelly
Jan 29, 2010 Pete Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read star wars books for a while but stopped. I picked them up again and was so taken in by the storyline. Sacrifice reminded me so much of the first time I saw empire strikes back. It so perfectly showed how easy it was for a good man to turn from everything he knew since childhood. It reminded me of an old expression "The path to hell is paved with good intentions" Jacen chosing to take the role of sith for his reasons so perfectly suits this saying.
Amethyst
Sep 27, 2007 Amethyst rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars junkies
It's hard to separate my dislike of this storyline from the actual book. If you're reading the Star Wars New Jedi Order books you obviously must read this but many plot points are disappointing. The book itself I thought was well done, characterizations were accurate, dialogue was fine. But overall, I just don't like where this whole series (Legacy of the Force) is going and the particular plot points in this book were just not what I wanted to read about.
Jared Mayes
Nov 20, 2014 Jared Mayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sacrifice is a solid entry in the Legacy of the Force series. Karen Traviss is an excellent writer within the Star Wars universe – I really hope she’ll be writing more soon! This novel gave us an element that’s been lacking in every Star Wars book in the timeline since the NJO began, with the exception of Denning’s Dark Nest series – good lightsaber fights! I found the battles at the end deeply satisfying, although heartbreaking. The heartbreaking element of this series isn’t new though, and per ...more
Shaun
Apr 23, 2014 Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Matt
Apr 28, 2008 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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To be such a pivotal book in the EU I found this one a little disappointing. The story just wasn't there.
Jarrod
Aug 19, 2014 Jarrod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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'A sign above the door said, WELCOME TO THE PARADISE CANTINA. It also said, NO HELMETS.
"I'm offended that they don't respect cultural diversity," Fett muttered.


First off, I dog-ear and highlight pages, (a crime to some - I know), that have lines that I know I want to come back to later in my life and when KAREN TRAVISS writes about Boba Fett, I dog-ear a lot of pages. Her writing captures the outer-shell-toughness and his butchered psyche, that only witnessing your Dad being beheaded, could cr
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Lane
Nov 22, 2014 Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book of the series so far. Admittedly it was a little slow to get going but it was very hard to put down at the end.

It was great to hear from Jaina a bit too... again.... why is she such a side character in this series?!? Like really, come on. Getting to learn and see more character growth in Ben and Mara was great though. Han and Leia were fairly non-existent really, which is never great. Boba Fett dealing with his stuff was an alright interlude to lower the tension a bit too.

Anyways, very
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Jen
Jun 20, 2010 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, 2010
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C.
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Mike Smith
Nov 17, 2011 Mike Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the middle book in the nine-book Legacy of the Force series, set about 40 years after the original Star Wars movies. As such, this is the book where the key event of the series takes place. A major character turns to the Dark side of the Force, becoming a Sith Lord, and killing another major character in the process.

The backdrop for this is the war between the Galactic Alliance and the Corellian-led Confederation. There's also a sub-plot involving Boba Fett and the Mandalorians. Written
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Den
Jan 05, 2011 Den rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(Jen) The Artist Librarian
May 17, 2011 (Jen) The Artist Librarian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans
Shelves: my-books, star-wars
*Not a review, just some brief thoughts* When I first started reading Star Wars novels, the "New Jedi Order" series had ended and the "Dark Nest Trilogy" was about to be or was being published, so I was spoiled in the fact that I didn't have to wait for the books (and I had a vague idea of some of the "NJO" plot was since I had read "The Star Wars New Essential Guide to Characters" (naive as I was about spoilers).

Sentimentally speaking, this was my first Star Wars series that I followed from th
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Lindsey
Jun 27, 2010 Lindsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**LONG & SPOILERS INCLUDED**
I've been impressed with this series, especially as compared to the last few years of SW writing. A few books have stood out, but not many. Thus far, this series has managed to convey action and character and a serious threat without too many snafus.

Now that there are enough books to form a pattern for the rest of the series, a decent review can be compiled. Overall, Jacen doesn't seem too evil in this book. Yes, he orders Ben to assassinate a head of state, but
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Lindsey
Jun 21, 2010 Lindsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephen Fraser
Dec 14, 2012 Stephen Fraser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Having bounced a round the Star Wars books some I knew that some one was going to die, and I also had a idea who it would be. I was surprised that it wasn't who I thought it would have been and that it wasn't just a rehash of the Darth Vader story. The characters are well done and I am relieved to find that despite this series is written by 3 or 4 different authors that everything ties in cleanly throughout the books. Han and Leia make spot appearances in the book but this tends to focus mostly ...more
Jesse Slater
I have mixed feelings about Sacrifice.
On the one hand, it was painful because I already knew the titular sacrifice that was going to occur. But the actual execution of that event was very well done, and I think that Traviss handled it very well.

My mixed feelings boil down to this: I'm not a Traviss hater, but I can see, to a degree, where some of their points come from. I feel that she did a very good job on the sections of the story which directly related to the overarching plot of Legacy of
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Kk
Oct 02, 2007 Kk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, sci-fi
Was hooked with the first book in this series and this book, though it tears at the heart strings, has been the high point thus far for me.
The series is trying hard to show how natural the journey to the dark/sith side can be. It's a journey that started with Vergere's comment during the New Jedi Order (NJO) series--paraphrasing, there is no dark or light side just one force.

The fine line that the authors have been walking trying to show how a bright, talented and good hearted person (Jacen) can
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#1 New York Times best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, and her work on Halo, Gears of War, Batman, G.I. Joe, and other major franchises has earned her a broad range of fans. She's best known for military science fiction, but GOING GREY, the first of her new techno-thriller series, is set in the re ...more
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