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Balance Point by Kathy Tyers
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  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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  Lunapilot | Jul 19, 2016 |
I didn't have particularly fond memories of this book, but to my surprise, it turned out to be the best installment of The New Jedi Order (barring the third volume of Invasion) since Vector Prime. Tyers's book is much more focused than Stackpole and Luceno's duologies, and all the better for it: most of the actions take place on Duro, where Leia is coordinating the refugee crisis and Han is running a resettlement camp-- except communication is so bad that they're unaware of each others' presence. The Solo kids are there, too, Jacen and Anakin dealing with the fallout of Jedi Eclipse and Jaina recovering from injuries received with Rogue Squadron. The book has a strong, central plot, but even better, it has characters: in a lot of major and minor ways, Tyers really focuses on them as people, especially in their interactions with one another. It feels like damning with faint praise to say something like this, but after two volumes of the non-writing of James Luceno, Balance Point really feels like a breath of fresh air. The Han/Leia relationship is probably the centerpiece of the book, and Tyers nails that one especially perfectly.

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  Stevil2001 | Jun 26, 2014 |
Han and Leia are reunited as they attempt to help refugees from the Yuuzhan Vong invasion settle on the planet Duro.

A solid entry in the series that focuses heavily on character development but still have enough action to keep the story moving. ( )
  sdobie | Nov 26, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345428587, Mass Market Paperback)

In the aftermath of one tragedy,
will a young Jedi’s search for redemption
lead to yet another?

There is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong but the overcrowded planet Duro, poisoned by centuries of technological excess. Fortunately a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo.

While tempers flare between the Duros and the New Republic, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro . . . and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust.

Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness–with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance . . .

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As Han and Leia struggle to help the refugees flooding in to the planet Duro from the Rim worlds invaded by the Yuushan Vong, Jacen Solo must face a crisis of conscience over how to use the Force as a tool for good while battling the evil invaders.

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