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Dark Tide: Ruin (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order) (original 2000; edition 2000)

by Michael A. Stackpole

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Title:Dark Tide: Ruin (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order)
Authors:Michael A. Stackpole
Info:Ballantine Books Inc. (2000), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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Ruin (Dark Tide II) by Michael A. Stackpole (2000)


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  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Good read and a book that sets the scene for more action and political movements for the New Jedi Order. ( )
  Ben_Harnwell | Apr 26, 2015 |
Star Wars The New Jedi Order Dark Tide II: Ruin is much the same as Dark Tide 1. Again, the author delivers a pretty good Star Wars tale with plenty of action (including good X-wing action as in his X-wing novels), but all in all the story feels a little too much like the first Dark Tide. Things move slow, and though there is a decent finale, it's not like the last duel between Corran Horn and the Yuuzhan Vong in the previous volume, which I found to be quite exciting after the otherwise slow moving plot. Over all, like the first, this novel is a pretty easy read and is a worthy addition to the NJO series. ( )
  Revan97 | Sep 8, 2014 |
Ruin is a curiously diffuse book, setting up plots that seem to come out of and go nowhere: Luke tracks down a Jedi who is going to get a superweapon because the Yuuzhan Vong killed her boyfriend, but he catches her and she doesn't, no fanfare. Or the New Republic scouts the Sernpidal system and discovers the Yuuzhan Vong are building a big spaceship, and do nothing about it. Jaina makes friends with Rogue Squadron off-page, and then her friends die off-page. Meanwhile Corran Horn is kicking butt on Garqi and Elegos A'Kla (who I remember liking in I, Jedi) is trying to understand Yuuzhan Vong commander Shedao Shai. Ruin plays to Stackpole's strengths more than Onslaught, in that it's more of a military novel, and Shedao Shai is a good villain, but we've still got a slow-building story with somewhat flat characters that seems to be focusing on all the wrong things.

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  Stevil2001 | Apr 25, 2014 |
Stackpole keeps up the pace from Dark Tide I: Onslaught, keeping his heroes human (or at least humane, since some are humanoid) and his aliens alien. He handles the battle sequences pretty well. I do wonder if there's a pattern of each writer providing their own top-level bad guy for their books, but I only have two data points thus far. ( )
  slothman | Sep 27, 2008 |
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The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim.  They are merciless, without regard for life - and they stand utterly outside the Force.  Their ever-changing tactics stump the New Republic military.  Even the Jedi, once the greatest guardians of peace in the galaxy, are rendered helpless by this impervious foe - and their solidarity has begun to unravel.

While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn set off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world.  There, at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy - if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

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This new Jedi Ooder epic is a thrilling Star wars adventure in which the Jedi Knights must fight their most treacherous battle--against an unrelenting evil intent on devouring the galaxy.

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