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"Edge of Victory II: Rebirth," by Greg Keyes [Del Ray, 2001]

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"Edge of Victory II: Rebirth," by Greg Keyes [Del Ray, 2001]

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  1. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 21, 2002
  2. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 21, 2002
    <b><i><font color=red>Edge of Victory II: Rebirth </b></i></font> by Greg Keyes

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    <b><font color=green>Synoposis</b></font>

    The brutal Yuuzhan Vong are scouring the universe for Jedi to slaughter. With no help from the divided New Republic, the Jedi stand alone against their seemingly invincible foe. Han and Leia Organa Solo risk deadly consequences with their controversial tactics to bolster the Jedi resistance. After uncovering a new Yuuzhan Vong menace, Anakin and Tahiri find themselves wanted for murder by the Peace Brigade. To avoid capture, they jump into hyperspace... and into trouble far graver.

    Hunted by the Yuuzhan Vong, wanted as criminals by the New Republic, and with unrest stirring within their own ranks, the Jedi find peril everywhere they turn. But even in the midst of despair, while the fiercest battle of all looms on the horizon, hope arises with the birth of one very special child....</i>
  3. NorCalBirdz

    NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 28, 2004
    I really, really enjoyed this one and is possibly my favorite NJO thus far.

    Ever since I started the NJO I couldn't wait to get to Star by Star because everyone says it's so great. Now I'm dreading it, because Anakin's character is really starting to grow and it's terrible that he's doing to die. Why not one of the twins instead? My vote would be for Jacen.

    I was glad to see Kyp in action finally since he's been pretty much MIA in the NJO other than Luke and the Solo kids complaining about him. It's too bad he deceived Jaina though, I was hoping to see Kyp and Luke finally smooth out their problems and work together, that doesn't seem likely now.

    Han and Leia's plot was pretty much fluff. Is it really neccesary to put Han in there just for the heck of it? At least when Luceno writes multiple plotlines in one book they all end up affecting the overall arc of the story, however boring that may be (Agents of Chaos II)

    I already know more about Star by Star than I would like to(major character deaths, fall of Coruscant) but I'm guessing it's going to severely effect the direction of the series from that point on. At least I hope so. The "defend the next planet on the invasion trail from the Vong" stories are starting to wear a bit thin.

    Anyway, I'm giving it 8.
  4. darthmohican

    darthmohican Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 5, 2005
    I thought it was great....both books in this series are possible some of the best books in the series....a 9
  5. DeltaVX

    DeltaVX Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 28, 2005
    I liked it. Two words: Ben Skywalker
  6. PerfectCell

    PerfectCell Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 3, 2005

    It was there, it had its moments, there was some good, some bad, but most importantly nothing about the book really stood out to me.
  7. Corellian_Cutie

    Corellian_Cutie Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 13, 2005
    Anakin and Tahiri forever!
  8. 1_4_Jedi

    1_4_Jedi Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 13, 2006

    With the exception of the one obvious and notable standout event, this book was pretty dull. As if the whole book was written for one purpose, and the rest was just window dressing. This book wasn't awful, it just wasn't anything special.
  9. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

    Nov 8, 2001
    Unlocked by request.
  10. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 20, 2006
    Thanks again.

    Well, I had a nice long review written up, but accidentally deleted it.

    In a nutshell, book felt longer than its 290 pages (in a bad way), took to long to get to the parts that seemed interesting to me, good to see return of characters like Kyp, Corran, and Wedge, Ben's birth and the possible Force cameo of his namesake were wonderful, Nen Yim's storyline seemed unnecessary except that it appears to set up future storylines, Shimmra's first appearance was suitably chilling as was his "jester"'s, and I loved the Anakin/Tahiri kiss. Somehow, I didn't even know about it and it makes [hl=black]his fate in the next book even more tragic[/hl].

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