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Star Wars: Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen: The Dark Nest, Book Two (Star Wars: Dark Nest #2)

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The epic Star Wars odyssey enters a new frontier as the heroes of the New Jedi Order confront a monstrous evil–insidious, unseen, and insatiable. . . .

Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An unknown enemy has been attacking the new nests–and the Killiks hold the Jedi responsible. Traveling back to the Unknown Regions to u
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Published February 20th 2007 by Random House Audio (first published September 27th 2005)
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Scott Rhee
Everyone who is a huge fan of something, anything---The Simpsons, "Fast and the Furious" movies, U2, McDonalds cheeseburgers, Internet porn, books by Stephen King, etc.---at some point experiences it: the point at which one realizes that there truly is too much of a good thing.

Even sex can lose its luster and excitement if one engages in it too much. For the record: I have no idea what that would be like anyway, as my wife and I have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and two full time jobs. 'Nu
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Crystal Starr Light
"How am I to know what the Jedi would or would not do?"

A year has passed since our Star Wars heroes have found the Killiks and relocated them to the planet, Woteba. But now, it seems a substance is destroying their world, and the Killiks once again are advancing into Chiss space. Han, Luke, Leia, and Mara believe that this is the work of the Dark Nest and must figure out how to destroy this Nest, led by Alema Rar and Lomi Plo, once and for all. As if that isn't enough to keep our heroes on their
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Standardtoaster
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I'm gonna have to defend this one. I attempted to read The Joiner King, part 1 of the Dark Nest Trilogy, and had to put it down. I never finished it. The Joiner King didn't "feel" like Star Wars. There were no steady action beats, it tried to put focus on too many characters, and it was generally very dull and confusing. This book, however, was a good step in the right direction! As I read it, I felt like I didn't even need to read The Joiner King; The Unseen Queen basically summarizes the ...more
Stephanie "Jedigal"
If you liked The Joiner King, you'll like The Unseen Queen. Similar in quality to The Joiner King (see my review), it continues to have some of the same benefits (ie. good sense of mystery/intrigue) and some of the same problems (ie. less than satisfying treatment of the "foundation" characters).

On plot points, the development of Leia as a Jedi is an "about-time" for many Star Wars fans. And the interaction between Jacen Solo and Queen Mother Tenel Ka is compelling.

This trilogy is a must read
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Matthew Ashby
May 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Better than the first book in the series, but still nothing special.
Katrin von Martin
This was, in many aspects, better than the previous book in the trilogy, The Joiner King. The pacing of the book was a bit faster and didn't drag so much in places (like the first book tended to). While it was the second book of the trilogy, it held its own and offered up an intriguing plot that both advanced the Star Wars timeline and kept the reader entertained. Spoilers follow.

A year has passed since The Joiner King and although it seemed as if peace was achieved (at least temporarily), the
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Jaime Krause
This takes place a year after The Joiner King, and it's amazing what changes in a year.

No one trusts the Killiks, except those already influenced by them.

Sullustan funerals are interesting. People talking of the deceased can only give a comment of exactly as many words as the dead had lived. Giving an account of their life is an affront to others, implying the mourners hadn't known the deceased. (p 52-53).

We find out that the Dark Nest was REALLY created by two people who ran from and hate Mara
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Shara
Dec 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise: ganked from BN.com: The epic Star Wars odyssey enters a new frontier as the heroes of the New Jedi Order confront a monstrous evil–insidious, unseen, and insatiable. . . .

Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An unknown enemy has been attacking the new nests–and the Killiks hold the Jedi responsible. Traveling back to the Unknown Regions to unravel the mystery, the Skywalkers and Solos discover an evil far more familiar than they eve
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William
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, paperback
Troy Denning is quickly becoming a favorite Star Wars author of mine as both this series of books and his contributions to the NJO series were full of action, suspense and surprises. The Unseen Queen takes us back to the frontier between Chiss and Killick space where the insectoid race is afflicted with a mysterious disease that they believe has something to do with the Chiss or the Galactic Alliance. In response to their pleas for help, the usual gang of heroes (Luke, Leia & Han) come to se ...more
Lane
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you liked The Joiner King, you'll like this book..... but that's not a good thing because Joiner King was nothing special. Honestly, I found this book more difficult to get through than the first in this series for a multitude of reasons. I just feel that Denning really missed the mark and wasn't able to grasp the actual essence of any of the main characters, so it just feels... disjointed... after reading New Jedi Order... like the expanded universe just went in a different direction.

Anyways
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Aaron
Feb 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans.
Shelves: starwars
Yes, I'm reading a Star Wars book. In other words: I'm back, and the Force is with me.

And what a ride it was. Serialized fiction, a tradtion at least as old as the 19th century (and perhaps older, but I really don't know) finds its home in many places these days, but none better than that galaxy far, far away. Excellent characterization of the Big Three, and well-done perspectives of them as well. Also: battle scenes that are actually exciting, rather than confusing! Combine that with a cliffha
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Brendan
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Russell
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a great 2nd book in this trilogy. It follows more fun antics of the characters in this universe.

It definitely feels apart of a miniseries. Like there are things going on that by the end of the trilogy I feel like will be reversed, or at least not as permanent.

Still though, it's real fun.

Probably only because I've read Other Star Wars books, but Denning does a great job writing this one too.

Jacen Solo is the best.
RumBelle
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
The second in the trilogy sees the war with the Killiks intensifying. Raynar and the two Dark Jedi are at opposite ends of a conflict involving the Killik nests they are joined too. Jaina and some of her friends become caught up with the Killiks and could be in great danger. Also, on another level, Luke and Leia learn more about their mother Padme and Anakin as they try to uncover the information R2 tries to keep hiding from them.
Brian
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star Wars, with bugs. I'm pretty much a Star Wars nerd so I enjoyed these, but they were definitely a little outside the box. They were not my favorite. If you are a serious fan I would pick them up because the next series (Legacy of the Force) builds off of what happens here. If you are a casual fan, just find a summary on Wikipedia before moving on. Troy Denning, of course, is a wonderful author and everything here is well written, paced expertly, etc. I'm just not a fan of the story itself.
Rachel
Jun 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting, the start of another war. I'm enjoying seeing Leia grow as a Jedi. I am finding Jacen's slow fall to the darkside very interesting. As I said before, his actions are very much like his grandfather's. Also like Anakin Skywalker, he doesn't see his own descent into darkness, only the logic of his own actions.
Jesse
Feb 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, starwars
This series took the New Jedi Order cast to an all to familiar level. I felt that the story was engaging, the characters well developed and the story line quick, but it fell into the same Starwars trap. While a New Jedi Order challenged the status quo and soared to new heights, this story failed to live up to the gigantic bar that its predecessor set.
Ellie
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, star-wars, own
It was ok. I was only reading it because I really wanted to see where Allana came in and I found the part which was my favorite though out he book but Jacen and Tenel Ka didn't name her in this book but I'm sure in the next one they will. Also, it had some really great lines and funny moments that I just love. Mostly with Han and Luke and those 2 are hoots!
Priya
Nov 28, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. What did they do to Corran Horn. This whole series annoys me--but I have one more to get through. I'm not sure I like the direction Jacen is going in and knowing what I know about later books--i'm even more disturbed.

I'm also not a big fan of the cover--and bugs (so at least i'm with Han in this one).
Ian McGaffey
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed the way part two of this trilogy continues the struggle of the jedi and galactic alliance to confront the killik problem. Its interesting to see the jedi order struggle to identify itself and to format itself so that it is effective. Lots of fun and I look forward to the conclusion.
Nom Chompsky
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Great action! And sort of muffled political and philosophical stuff tucked in there to balance everything. There's also a scene with a badass Ewok who isn't force sensitive wielding a lightsaber in low gravity, so, I don't think I could ask much more from this book. I'm really enjoying this trilogy so far!
Zeta Syanthis
Mar 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Star by Star, but this trilogy just didn't work. Felt very disconnected from the main storyline, and I felt the characters were making decisions that were not really sensible given their pasts.
Lindsey
Jun 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ashley
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I don't like Jaina and Zekk's mind meld, really hoping it goes away at the end of this series.
Jacen has gone from whiny idealistic brat to straight up asshole. I hated him throughout the New Jedi Order and even now that he's changed and grown so much I still can't stand Jacen Solo.
Marcus
Sep 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Volume two was immensely better than the first one, which was mired in boring exposition, but that's still not saying much. I just simply don't find the Killiks to be a compelling enemy. They're too reminiscent of Aliens.

I'm merely reading this series just to get through to the next series.
Gary Varga
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the first in this trilogy, this has a true Star Wars feel. Although it lacks a seriously evil adversary who makes you root for any of their opponents.

More fun for Star Wars fans.

For everyone else move along, move along...
Theresa
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
The Unseen Queen (Star Wars: Dark Nest, #2)
Denning, Troy *
an odd tale of betrayal and triumph
Heather
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good. :D
Marci
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it, but then again, I love all Star Wars books.
Tony Smith
This was a great seaqual to the Joiner King.
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