Vector Prime

Vector Prime

Book - 1999
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An exciting new era of Star Wars history is about to begin--as fantasy and science fiction's most acclaimed authors propel the legendary epic into the next millennium, introducing us to a rich cast of characters that features old favorites--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the next generation of Jedi and never-before seen creatures, droids, and deadly agents of darkness. In Vector Prime, the launch novel for this thrilling new saga, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes the Star Wars universe to previously unscaled heights of action and imagination, expanding the beloved story of a galaxy far, far away . . . Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic's tenuous reign. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with her daughter Jaina, her sister-in-law Mara Jade, and the loyal protocol droid C-3PO, to conduct face-to-face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia's entreaties--and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, was . . . blank space. Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to reestablish the legendary Jedi Council? As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces, unnoticed, beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca--along with the Solo children--are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself may not be enough. . . .
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c1999
ISBN: 9780345428448
0345428447
Branch Call Number: SAL
Characteristics: 387 p

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Yavin
Jul 02, 2017

Vector Prime is the first in the nineteen-book New Jedi Order series. It introduces us to the Yuuzhan Vong and shows the beginning of the Yuuzhan Vong War. The Solo children, despite their young ages (Jacen/Jaina - 16, Anakin - 15), take a primary role as the book progresses. Because the book was published eighteen years ago back in 1999, I will touch on major plot point - the death of a major character. I won't spoil who dies, but because of the amount of time that the book has been out, it's exceedingly easy to discover i one is interested. The death scene is very well written and works well to the plot of the rest of the novel and the series in general. A must read for any Star Wars fan, be aware that this novel (and series) is part of the Legends timeline and therefore will not jive with the new films from Disney.

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Chinderixx
Jan 19, 2016

It was a great start to The New Jedi Order Series. One of the best ones out of all of them.

fatback1980 Mar 17, 2014

Great book and series. If you are a fan of Star Wars or not, this book will keep you very interested and wanting more.

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adam1999
Aug 31, 2013

Great series, unfortunately i have major difficulty actually finding the books, so far i've only been able to read the books listed on this website, and have used Wookieepedia for summaries of the others.

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