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  MilesVor | Apr 4, 2014 |
There really should have been more Boba Fett stuff in this series as this book is immesurable better due to the scenes on Mandalore.

I have preferred the Karen Travis books to the other writers in this series.

Overall it was another exciting addition to the series and sets up the finale pretty well. ( )
  Lucien21 | Jul 31, 2009 |
The Mandalorian and Jedi plotlines of the series finally meet up as Jaina Solo realizes that she needs to learn new tactics in order to defeat her brother, who has now come out as a Sith Lord, and she goes to Mandalore to learn from Boba Fett himself. The character development between the two is some of the best in this series; it’s tricky to pack that much into a story with such a large ensemble cast. As usual, lots of big space battles and continuing ratcheting up of the tension; I just hope the conclusion lives up to the buildup. ( )
  slothman | Jul 12, 2009 |
This is the perfect book for my 1,000th addition to my library! I feel this series is set up to conclude more believably than, say, the New Jedi Order - which, while I loved, seemed to end abruptly. While Jacen feels that he is invincible, on the other side those who are lined up to take him down seem well prepared to do so. I really liked seeing Boba Fett and Jaina interact. There is the on-going exploration of light vs. dark force - what makes the difference? Where is the line drawn? I find that an interesting theme - it has application in almost every life as we make decisions that affect others and that make our character. ( )
  tjsjohanna | May 14, 2008 |
I've read Revelation twice, and it still confuses me.

There's one major point where the actions of characters simply don't make sense. Jacen could—should—have died during this book. And yet he didn't; the only reason I can see for him being spared is because then Troy Denning would have nothing to write about.

Ignoring that moment of nonsensicalness, Revelation does a good job of picking up where Fury left off, and setting up Invincible. While Traviss relies on her own characters (like Lon Shevu) and not Allston/Denning's, she manages to resolve most of the hanging plot threads. (She also does an excellent job with the Imperials from the Bantam era, especially Pellaeon.)

Revelation turns everybody against Jacen (not just the Jedi and Confederation, but also the Galactic Alliance military, his fellow JCOS, and the Imperial Remnant), setting up what promises to be a rather painful fall in Invincible.

So Revelation was an enjoyable read, and does what it should do in terms of the series… but. But it has that one not-so-tiny moment of fiat, one that worked at the time, but when coming back to write this review has bugged me after both readings.

The book works, and is worth reading, as long as you're willing to overlook that loose thread. ( )
  ATimson | Apr 7, 2008 |
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During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one–not even the Solos and the Skywalkers–knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it.

Jacen Solo’s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life. And as Luke Skywalker contemplates once unthinkable strategies to dethrone his nephew, the hour of reckoning for those on both sides draws near. The galaxy becomes a battlefield where all must face their true nature and darkest secrets, and live–or die–with the consequences.

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Jacen Solo's shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life. And as Luke Skywalker contemplates once unthinkable strategies to dethrone his nephew, the hour of reckoning for those on both sides draws near.--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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