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Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1) (edition 2009)

by Aaron Allston

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Title:Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1)
Authors:Aaron Allston
Info:LucasBooks (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 336 pages
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I've been trying to get back into my Star Wars reading for some time now. This appears to have been a good place to pick things back up, a well-written tale in the classic Star Wars sense. The main plot centers around Luke's arrest for negligence in Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side. Luke then negotiates a self-imposed exile while secretly traveling to other worlds to investigate what caused Jacen to go bad. Other side tales, but somewhat loosely related, follow Han and Leia on a journey to Kessel to help Lando investigate the cause of earthquakes there. Jaina sets out to capture another Jedi who has fallen to an affliction that makes everyone appear "switched" with an imposter who looks like them (Body Snatchers reference?). Jaina and the Jedi wonder if examining this person will reveal clues about Jacen as well.

The book flows really well, bringing a sense of urgency along side already famous characters. This is the first of the Fate Of The Jedi series, so I am looking forward to moving on to other books in this series. ( )
  utbw42 | Oct 17, 2016 |
I really liked this book. I will say however that, unlike me, you should probably be at least passingly familiar with the whole Jacen Solo arc of previous books. I went into the book cold, without knowing anything. The books assumes you know who all these people are, what their relationship is to each other and the backstories involved.

Despite that, I still found myself really involved in the storylines of each person, and it kept me engaged until the end.

I had a fun time with it so four stars it is! ( )
  Sarah_Buckley | Sep 17, 2016 |
I am not positive how I feel about Outcast. I am not sure if I liked Aaron Allston's writing style. I know there was a lot that needed setting up for the Fate of the Jedi series, and he got the job done which, to me, shows extreme talent.

There is plenty of action, and while I enjoyed the portions of the book dealing with Luke and Ben, and Han and Leia best, some of the other story lines were nearly as equally as intriguing. Nearly.

However, I am anxious to begin Omen, the next in the series.

Phillip Tomasso
Author of Wizard's Rise and Wizard's War ( )
  ptom3 | Aug 7, 2016 |
Not bad

I like that we got to see more of Jaina, Jag, and Tahiti As well as Luke and Ben and the Solos and Allana. The consequences of Jacen's fall are interesting, logical, and not abandoned.
  acf151 | Jun 18, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. There was still a sense of urgency and foreboding as is normal of the Star Wars universe, but it was also light-hearted. It was also nice to see the whole anti-Jedi feelings that had been hanging around for quite a long time finally coming to fruitation and causing long term issues for the Jedi.

Then there was the chance to see Luke and Ben together. Mara will always be my favorite character but due to the massive events of the previous novels we rarely got to see Luke and Ben together, their relationship is brilliant to read and very amusing at times. I loved the witty banter, and especially the scene where Ben starts singing an ewok song to Luke :D ( )
  jadedlioness | Dec 29, 2015 |
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Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest--and life as he knows it--to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Jedi Knight Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order...and devastate the entire galaxy.… (more)

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