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Rebel Stand (Enemy Lines, #2)

(Star Wars: The New Jedi Order #12)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  6,508 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Not since Emperor Palpatine have the Jedi battled such monstrous evil. Unless they succeed against staggering odds, the galaxy is doomed.

Luke Skywalker’s daring mission to halt the Yuuzhan Vong’s nefarious plot to overthrow the New Republic is struggling on all fronts. And time is slipping away for Han and Leia Organa Solo, trapped on a small planet whose rulers are ab
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 2002 by Del Rey (first published May 28th 2002)
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Scott Rhee
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Rebel Stand” is the exciting second book in Aaron Allston’s Enemy Lines duology, and it is as action-packed as the first book, “Rebel Dream”.

Without giving too many spoilers away, the good guys win in this one. For the most part.

The Yuuzhan Vong has successfully taken Coruscant and begun their violent terra-forming. Millions of survivors, however, are still stuck on the planet’s surface without any chance of escape, so Master Jedi Luke Skywalker, his wife Mara Jade, young Jedi Knight Tahiri, an
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Crystal Starr Light
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
"I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die."

When we last checked into our favorite galaxy far, far away under fire from an alien invasion force, Luke and Mara were on Coruscant for a recon mission and Borleias was hunkering down for war. In Rebel Stand, Luke and Mara find someone on Coruscant who is even more scary than the Yuuzhan Vong and Jaina the Trickster Goddess helps secure a great big vict
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Adam
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
As a whole, the Duology that is Enemy Lines I & II acts a pivot point in the narrative of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order. Considering the steps that Aaron Allston took in Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream to give the reader the indication that hope was still to be found, Rebel Stand does not fail to deliver an intriguing story.

Following the mold of the first book in the Duology, Rebel Stand sticks very close to some of the less Force-Sensitive Characters while still allowing the Jedi who are present in
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William
Feb 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback, star-wars
This second book in the Enemy Lines mini-arc was better than the first. It had more action, was more straightforward than its predecessor, and was even funny at times. Without trying to spoil the ending, I really enjoyed the final sequence when the Yuuzhan Vong make their last ditch effort to take Borleias, and Wedge Antilles and his small but determined band of soldiers & pilots fight back. I also started to really get a sense for Warmasters Tzulkang Lah and his son, Tsavong Lah. Both could be ...more
Daniel
Mar 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So good. And what a finale.
Mark Oppenlander
Here's another time when I wish Goodreads allowed half-star ratings. Because three stars is probably too good for this book, but two stars seems a little harsh. Nonetheless, I know this book is not as good as the previous entry, Rebel Dream so I'm sticking with two stars.

For those who have been playing along at home, you may recall that Luke, Mara and Tahiri Veila, along with members of Wraith Squadron have gone on a covert mission to the Yuuzhan Vong controlled Coruscant. Meanwhile, Han and Lei
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Candice
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-wars
This is the weakest of Aaron Allston's Star Wars novels so far, but that criticism isn't as harsh as it sounds since he's still one of the best of all the Star Wars authors. There are three main concurrent storylines going on: the defense of Borleias, Han and Leia's mission to set up rebel cells, and Luke's mission to Coruscant.

The fighting at Borleias is by far the best of these plotlines, as we get to see a fair amount of military genius and trickery at work, plus some of the most humorous mo
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Zachary Sell
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent legends book(non cannon)! I gave up on the new Jedi order and the legends books as a whole when Disney first announced their non canonical status, but recently in my lack of available Star Wars books to read I've decided to give it another shot. This is the second book I've read since delving back in and I have to say it was a great decision. So far most of the cannon novels have been average for me except Lost Stars and Thrawn, and some of it has been downright bad on occasion ...more
Gordon Summers
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Arlene Kellas
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Adil
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 9-grade, 2018-g9-g10
AWESOME BOOK. Just awesome. Definitely one of the best books in the New Jedi Order series so far!
This book covers some of the best plots in the NJO series, and is simply extremely well written. I particularly liked Jaina's portrayal, Wedge's battle plans and the battles in general, Czulkang Lah, and the phenomenal ending, both the 'emotional' and majestic parts.
All-in-all, a definite read. Also apart from all of these factors, this book sets up the stage and background for something that is prob
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Darryl Dobbs
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the battle scenes and fun tactics employed by Wedge here in the defense of Borleias, as well as the growing friendship between Kyp, Jaina and Jag. And I even enjoyed the Lord Nyax arc. However, I didn't see the point of the latter within the context of this book. Just an interesting side story that they felt they must throw into one of the books, I guess. ...more
Dalen
A fun conclusion to the duology of books written by Allston for the NJO. Has the characteristic humor and starfighter combat that Allston used in the X-Wing series while also bringing in the Jedi and the Force. I wish the Coruscant subplot had been a bit more satisfying, but overall I definitely enjoyed these two books. Good airplane reads.
Ronald Kelland
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
A reasonably solid entry in the Star Wars EU novels. The New Republic finally seems to win one against the Vong. The Borelieas chapters are really good, continuing the flavour of the immediately preceding book. However, the chapters with Luke, Mara Jade and their exploratory party seem really extraneous. I do t see what those chapters have added to the overall narrative.
Michael Wiggins
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This was a great improvement over Dark Journey. The action was almost nonstop, with Luke, Mara and Tahiri traveling to Coruscant; Han and Leia engaged in surreptitious missions to distant systems; and Jaina continuing her role as the trickster goddess in the conflict surrounding Borleias.
Matt Bergevin
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
This one in the series read a lot like one of the Rogue Squadron books. Heavily focused on military space tactics, it was a fun, fast read. Sets up hope for the redemption of the New Republic against the Yuuzhan Vong.
Wade Schacht
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Andrea
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOOOOOOOVE his writing! Thank you for this book!

Ben Briles
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Vic1245
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well written, easy to read and fun!
Beth
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Joe Alt
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. The strategy and planning where fun with insights as to what would happen, but also not giving the whole story away.
Zan
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Rachael2
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I laughed at so many parts!
Bernard
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wookieerrific
Masterpiece! As I read this expertly executed adventure in space, on planet and underground, I couldn't help but ponder the author, no longer alive to appreciate my excitement of his novel, the six literary Star Wars journeys he's given me so far, and the many more sitting on my shelf waiting their turn in my queue of the Star Wars expanded, now "Legends," universe. Certainly Allston's legacy will only grow more legendary with each installation I will read in turn, but it is hard to imagine how ...more
Daniel
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Allston does a great job of bringing back fun to the New Jedi Order series. Where Troy Denning's Star By Star brought immense gravity, scope, and emotion to NJO, Allston's entries are a fun romp with some great military tactics, humor, and Wedge Antilles. It's somewhat at the expense of emotion and character development, but we've got action-packed fun that makes up for it.

Rebel Stand's major flaw is far too many characters. We don't get to see them develop and grow. They're not two-dimensional
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Jaime K
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Dramatis Personae gives more info than in the previous book, and more people. One of these is Tam, letting us know that he survived the former events.

I like Luke and Mara on Coruscant. It's about time that we see how those on planet dealt with the Yuuzhan Vong...and how Luke determines to best go against them.
With that, I adore the Wraiths, and that Danni and Tahiri were on planet with the Skywalkers. I feel bad because Luke understands the pain and guilt of sending youth to their deaths -
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Justin
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rebel Stand, the second volume in Aaron Allston's Enemy Lines "duology" finds the author in a very familiar setting, namely alternating storylines featuring both starfighter battles and covert action teams. Both of which should come as no surprise to fans of Allston's previous work on the X-Wing: Wraith Squadron series.

In Rebel Stand we finally get a chance to see what has become of Coruscant since the Yuuzhan Vong's takeover of the planet. The former capitol of the New Republic is now a toxic,
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Jonathan Nonnemacher
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-jedi-order
I was quite excited by the first entry in this duology, Rebel Dream. I liked the "insurgent" plotline, Luke and Mara leading a resistance cell to Coruscant, etc. I liked the defense of Borleias.

I was slightly less impressed with Rebel Stand.

I was expecting Luke and Mara to meet survivors, invite a group of spies into Coruscant. Instead, that didn't happen. Overall, a decent read, especially saved by the ending battle sequence between the Borleias defenders and the Yuuzhan Vong.

*SPOILERS BELOW*
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Lindsey
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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