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Conviction: Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi) (edition 2011)

by Aaron Allston

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Title:Conviction: Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi)
Authors:Aaron Allston
Info:LucasBooks (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 400 pages
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Tags:Fiction, Sci-Fi, Star Wars

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I was tempted to give this book 4 stars, but then I realized it was because the previous books [by Denning and Golden] were so mediocre.However, Allston does a good job of writing an action novel here. I enjoyed almost every chapter.

My only gripe was when Boba Fett rescues Daala. It just didn't seem to make sense. Mando's rescuing her, I could see. She had sent them a lot of work recently. But Fett personally rescuing her just smacked of Name Dropping

The idea of Abeloth hasn't gotten any more palatable. It is still a big made up boojum that is a dumb literary device employed by Lucas Books. I still think a WHOLE FRAKKING PLANET FULL of Sith is more than enough for a series of this length [but I've said that in earlier reviews, so I'll try to not say it anymore] ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Aaron Allston is not one of my favorite Star Wars Authors. In fact if it wasn't for the other books written by Troy Dennling, I probably would have given up on this series by now.

Allston really drags this story on, he makes it difficult to stay focused on the plot, to the point that at one time I had returned to the beginning of a CD and didn't' realize it till almost half way through it.

This story continues to follow the several story lines around the galaxy. The one high point along in this book is "Amelia Solo" learning to use her force abilities whether they want to or not. We also meet Alana's mother for the first time in the Fate of the Jedi series (my understanding is she is well known in earlier Star Wars series that I have not met). There is also so humerous scenes involving a Droid "preacher" discussing the needs of Droid liberation and Amelia's interaction there with.

As far as the main plat against abolov the idea of the sentioned computer chips is a bore.

I cannot recommend this book on its own, and Until I read the rest of the series I'm not even sure I can recommend getting through this to get to the rest or not. ( )
  fulner | Dec 14, 2015 |
Took me awhile to finish this one. It was actually interesting towards the end of the book, but it just took awhile to get there. The outcome of the Luke/Ben/Vestara mission was very unsatisfactory considering how much of the book was spent setting up this major plot point. The book even points this out.

This book did contain some important character resolutions and appearances for this series and for the EU in general. Daala and Tahiri both find themselves in very different positions compared to where they were at the beginning of this series. We get an appearance from Boba Fett, or do we? Oh yeah we do, but Boba is playing politics now and has to wear fake costumes and such. After the Legacy series he really did not need to come back. Callista makes an important appearance in this novel as well.

Of the three authors of this series, Aaron Allston always does the best. Allston does well writing characters like C-3PO and Allana in this book, something other authors seem to have trouble doing. He avoids writing Allana into another kidnapping scenario and shows her following her destiny that was foreshadowed in the last series. While she played an important role that showed her potential as a powerful force user it would have been good to see her stand on her own a little more, and not have to have others lend a helping hand.

I must have missed what happened to Vestara after the final confrontation, but I suppose you find out in the next book. I would rather find out what happened to her at the end of this book than Tahiri. ( )
  Porfinicle | Nov 4, 2014 |
Not as boring as the previous books in the series. Starts out blah, but picks up about half-way through and becomes an okay book. This particular Star Wars series is just not that great. Too many characters to try to fit into each book. Seems like they should make stories that focus on a smaller group of characters. ( )
  kevbayer | Jun 20, 2014 |
fun. ( )
  MilesVor | Apr 4, 2014 |
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The medical readout board on the corbonite pod flickered, then went dark, announcing that the young man just being thawed from suspended animation - Valin Horn, Jedi Knight - was dead.
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Follows the efforts of Luke and Ben Skywalker to investigate the mysterious Abeloth with unlikely Sith allies while the exiled Grand Master and the Republic clash over the fate of the afflicted Jedi Order during the trial of Tahiri Veila.

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