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(Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  6,521 ratings  ·  287 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
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Lucas Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jason Koivu
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, sci-fi
Ah the joy of reliving Star Wars in new ways! You know you're a junkie for the stuff when you dive into SW universe fiction just to get a hit off that good good shizz.

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
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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!!!! ...more
BAM The Bibliomaniac
General Akbar is actually called a fish head
I can't deal
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A new era for Star Wars. The imperials are in charge, the Jedi are hated/feared Luke Skywalker is public enemy number 1. How things have changed. This was an enjoyable continuation from the Millinium Falcon. It is slightly shorter that the than average Star Wars book. As stated a lot of changes and promise of things to come.

This era is the dealing with the fallout from Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side. His short by brutal rule as reign as Darth Caedus has left the universe reeling. Admiral
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 ...more
Apr 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Andrew Obrigewitsch
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
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.
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great start to the series; wonder what happens next!
Wolf (Alpha)
Mar 02, 2017 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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Apr 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
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
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I prefer this storyline much more than the Disney storyline... Very entertaining but be warned, you will dislike what Disney has done with Star Wars if you continue this path. Just off to book 2 in this series!
So, I am finally embarking on Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, my last great unread sequence of Star Wars Legends novels. I’ve been putting these off for a while—partially because I was suffering from Star Wars: Legacy of the Force fatigue when these were first published—and partially because I wanted to save some of the Legends material unread, so it didn’t feel ‘finished’, with nothing more new for me to read (except for Crucible).

Outcast is the first in the sequence of nine books that comprise
Emily J.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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

Shelves this book made:
Star Wars-star wars books (obviously)

I bought this book and its sequel, Omen, along with The Selection by Kiera Cass
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought some pure science fiction would be a nice change. I guess I'm just not enough of a Star Wars junkie to really appreciate this book. I had thought I would mark it as 2 stars and even thought of not finishing the book and going to a different one, but decided to finish it. It got better and the ending provided some satisfaction to the three on-going story lines, but I still didn't know all the backstory behind the book only really knowing about what was covered in the movies. And even ...more
Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it
This one was a lot of fun! It was nice to be back in the SW world. I found that Luke's parts were the ones I found the most interesting. The scenes with Leia and Han on Kessel kind of felt like it was just something for them to do, not really of any sort of necessity. However, I still enjoyed it! I'm excited start the next one!
Jaime K
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
FOTJ ends poorly, but begins very strong.
4.5 stars, but better as 5 over 4

Valin Horn is the first young Jedi to go crazy and see imposters among his family and fellow Jedi.
But he won't be the only one.

Meanwhile, Luke is tried for being negligent about forcing out Jacen, from preventing his destruction. This leads to a 10-year banishment from Coruscant. But it works for him (and Ben), as the main goal is to learn about what broke Jacen.
Where he learned his abilities.

If Luke does so, he can earn
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
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
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 rated it liked it
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
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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 rated it liked it
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.
Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Completely silly, but the audio has sound effects so it's still pretty fun at least.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
listened to the audio book with my husband over 2 days.
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
So I am finishing up the last of the old cannon for Star Wars. The Fate of the Jedi will be it...probably... I don't think I have much more to read and I think the ones that I haven't aren't good.
I will have to double check, but this series is on my list for 2019 to finsih up.

And like some many of the SW books it starts out great and slowly goes downhill...

First off the front cover. This is set 40+ years after New Hope, so Luke would be like 60...why does he look so young? Cool cover, just not
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