The Official Legacy of the Force: Inferno Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

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  1. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    <center>LEGACY OF THE FORCE
    INFERNO
    BY TROY DENNING

    AUGUST 28TH


    <img src="http://www.starwars.com/eu/lit/novel/img/20070628_1.jpg"> <img src="http://www.starwars.com/eu/lit/novel/img/20070628_2.jpg">

    Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife Mara lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all-out civil war.

    With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he's the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.

    With the Rebel confederacy driving deep into the Core to attack Coruscant and the Jedi under siege, Luke must reassert his position. Only he can lead the Jedi through this crisis, but it means solving the toughest problem Luke's ever faced. Does he fight alongside his nephew Jacen, a tyrant who's illegally taken over the GA, or does he join the rebels to smash the Galactic Alliance he helped create?
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    Format: Paperback, 336 pages

    Dramatis Personae as revealed by Sue a few weeks ago:

    Alema Rar
    Ben Skywalker
    Han Solo
    Jacen Solo
    Jae Juun
    Jagged Fel
    Jaina Solo
    Leia Organa Solo
    Luke Skywalker
    Saba Sebatyne
    Salle Serpa; GAG major (male human)
    Tahiri Veila
    Tarfang
    Tenel Ka
    Zekk
  2. sonnymyson Jedi Knight

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    WWWAAAAAAAAAAH! :_| I want my Mara back! Timothy Zahn, how could you let them do this???

    Moving on, Luke should now marry Kyp.;)
  3. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Moving on, Luke should now marry Kyp.

    Agreed:D
  4. kever20 Jedi Knight

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    I swear I read somewhere that the book was pushed back until mid-September... I'm really looking forward to this one, and not just because of the possible Kyp/Luke "domestic partnership"... [face_monkey]
  5. Dani Jedi Knight

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    C'mon Saba, don't die. You too, little Ewok.
  6. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    I'd hit it.
  7. master-of-les-pauls Jedi Grand Master

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    Does anyone have the exerts Sue posted over at the os?
  8. ARC-77 Jedi Knight

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    It'd make for an interesting change of pace, anyways.

    I didn't realize this was coming out so soon. Can't wait! :D
  9. Darth_Hydra Force Ghost

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    Excerpt #1
    "Because she's Alema Rar," Jaina responded. And if we waste time trying to figure out why she does anything, we're crazier than she is."

    Jag chuckled -- as he usually did whenever Jaina disagreed with Zekk -- then said, "To a degree. Does that mean you sense something?"

    "Give me a chance," Jaina replied. "We just got here."

    "We need time to attune ourselves to the local currents," Zekk explained. "It's not like that new ship of hers is a dark side beacon. It was just giving off a little aura before."

    "So you're saying we need to make a second pass?" Jag asked.

    "And probably a third and a seventh," Jaina answered. "It might take some effort to find her, but I'd bet my shirt that Alema is here."

    Jag said, "I accept!" at the same time Zekk said "Okay!"

    Jaina frowned, confused by their enthusiasm. "What?"

    "Your bet." Zekk leered across the fuselage. "I accepted."

    "Hey, I was first!" As usual, it was impossible to tell from Jag's tone whether he was joking, but Jaina thought he probably was. The only gambling she had ever seen him do involved starfighters and slim chances of survival. "The bet is with me."

    "Ha, ha -- very funny," Jaina said. "What part of not interested don't you two understand?"


    Excerpt #2
    "I know you'll do the best thing for Hapes", Jacen said, sounding slightly amused. "I was asking about you and Allana."

    "About us?" Tenal Ka was surprised by the question, for the answer was as obvious as it was painful. "You must know the answer to that already."

    The color drained from Jacen's face. "What about hiding? I could ask the Fallanassi to take you in."

    Tenel Ka smiled sadly. "That will work for a time, Jacen -- perhaps even until the Confederation grows tired of looking for us. But they can't rule Hapes without Hapan blood on the throne, and whoever they install as their puppet won't tire. The pretender will be too frightened of me or Allana trying to return, and she'll keep looking until we're dead."

    Jacen's shoulders slumped, then he dropped back onto the couch and cradled his head. "Then we have no choice."

    "About what?" Tenel Ka asked, alarmed by the desperation in his voice. "Jacen, if you are considering using something like Alpha Red --"


    Facts from Star Wars Insider #95


    *The galaxy goes to war: "fleets from Corellia, Bothawui, Hutt Space, and Commenor are moving on the Core Worlds, hoping for a decisive battle with the forces of Coruscant."

    *Jacen tries to get the Hapan fleet from Tenel Ka. She allows it, with the condition that "Jacen makes his peace with Luke."

    *Ben is suspicious of Jacen. He has to make a tough choice.

    *That's Kashyyyk on the cover, as suspected. There will be a confrontation there.

    *Threepio has "a brush with mortality."

    *Saba confronts Jacen. Han and Leia make their "final break with Jacen."

    *Jacen talks in his sleep, and has a security droid called SD-XX.

    *Leia fights an Ewok. (I'm assuming Tarfang.)

    *Denning is trying to put tension into the book, though he also tried to balance it with some humor. About him writing the final LotF novel: "I'm going to enjoy having the last word."
  10. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    No choice about what? There's a new Alpha Red that targets only members of the Confederation? I've been replaced!! +_+
  11. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    Do we finally get our Jag/Jaina/Zek three way that they've been building to?
  12. Matthew78 Jedi Grand Master

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    The decisive battle at Coruscant between the Confederation and the GA will be the Confederations undoing, Darth Caedus's Sith Master Meditation/Battle Meditation will unite his forces together and they will destroy the confederation easily, like in KOTOR1 when Bastila Shan uses her battle meditation to cordinate the Sith fleet and its forces and destroy the Republic fleet on the dark side ending, Caedus will wipe them out....all of them.
  13. aesium Force Ghost

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    I can't wait to read about whether Luke chooses the Jacen's side or Han and Leia's.
  14. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    If we don't, I'll cry.
  15. Jinn_Soresom Jedi Knight

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    Well, if no one's going to say it, I might as well take the initiative.
    *Sighs*
    Yub Yub, Jedi!

  16. SuperLariat Jedi Knight

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    No J/J/Z 3-way;
    The closest thing we'll get is them coming out of a room after "the Night of a Thousand Dances" or something lame like that :)

    Now, if Ben doesn't start getting his groove on soon..
  17. Furyan_Jedi_13 Jedi Master

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    No J/J/Z 3-way;
    The closest thing we'll get is them coming out of a room after "the Night of a Thousand Dances" or something lame like that

    Maybe the authors should try for something funny, like them trying to do an important mission, but all ending up somewhere unusual, like in the middle of a landfill and are all handcuffed to each other.

    Sorry, it's past midnight here. I get this way when I'm tired.

    Now, if Ben doesn't start getting his groove on soon..
    Let's hope he does. I mean, his mother just died, so it's time for him to grow up.

    Oh, and to the people who say that Luke should hook up with Kyp, I just want to say that although I appreciate the humour, that's just creepy. Thank you.
  18. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Can we expect the Squibs to show up? :rolleyes:

    Still, this book sounds a lot better than Tempest was, so I shall reserve judgement until I've read it.
  19. JediMaraJadeSkyMaul Jedi Master

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    I feel sure Luke will choose Han and Leia's side. Beacuse if he doesn't, not only will he have lost his wife, but he'll lose his siter and best friend. At least I think that's what'll happen.

    Still,
    *screams as Mara* "I don't want to be dead!"
  20. Rohniss Jedi Master

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    Guys, the kid is 13.. THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. Get a Grip. Did you find the person that you would spend the rest of YOUR life with at 13? No. Did you even know what to LOOK for in a perspective mate at 13? Again No. This ship madness must stop and stop now. J/J/Z was kinda funny watching the wars between the shippers, but this Ben/Allana/Scout/etc. stuff is just plain creepy.

    I weep for the fandom, you are trying to have a fictitious 13 year old have a torrid love affair... thats so illegal/gross/creepy (in more ways than one). This is coming from a regular old school sex thread poster... for shame... for shame...
  21. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Agreed.

    I'm hoping we see the beginnings of the more independently minded Jedi order hinted at in Legacy.

    I don't think I could bear seeing Luke standing shoulder to shoulder with Jacen for a moment longer. He made clear in The Swarm War the tiptoeing around the dark side attitude is wrong. I want to see him stick by his guns and lay the law down to Jacen. Sith or no Sith, he has realise Jacen's gone dark by now... especially if he's contemplating some Alpha Red related atrocity. He'd be backtracking to go along with Jacen now.

    I'm torn on whether I want to see Luke outright join up with the Confederacy but I'd like to see him tell "Chief of State" Jacen Solo that the Jedi aren't going to do the GFFA's dirty work. I'd rather see him join up with Han and Leia and start thinking with his own head and trying to end the war, not insist on taking sides. I feel the series can redeem it's "prequel rehash" label if this time the Jedi don't allow themselves to be treated like Supreme Chancellor/Chief of State's personal lapdogs but draw a line where they know what they're doing is wrong. It would show Luke has learned the lessons of the past. Mace and Yoda may not have realised what Palpatine was until it was too late. I want to see Luke realising before then.

    I also want to see Jacen do something bad. Super villain-class bad. Right now all he's done is kill a few random Jedi Masters. I want to see some chaos. It's the Legacy era. Darth Caedus needs a legacy too beyond being a chump who just killed his aunt. Show me some Evil with a capital E.
  22. saber_death Jedi Master

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    minor correction: he turned 14 in Exile, while on Ziost.

    but other than that, i do agree... give him some time. even J/TK and J/Z didn't really start till they were ~15/16 years old (and even those consisted of awkard moments, a few hugs, and i think 1 kiss each over the course of the 14 book YJK series), and neither of those has turned out all that great so far.

    if we get a series set ~10 years after LOTF, with a 22-25 year old Ben, then by all means we can have "Ben and Jys vs Ben and Seha" threads. but for now, let's concentrate on the important things, like... say... THE SITH THAT KILLED HIM MOM!!!
  23. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    As it stands, I'd rather see Luke side with Jacen against Han and Leia.

    It would be a great twist, and good for story/character development. I mean sure, he'll find out Jacen is Caedus and turn against him eventually, but it would be nice to see the Big 3 have a little bit of conflict. We haven't seen them at each other's throats since Dark Empire.
  24. master-of-les-pauls Jedi Grand Master

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    "About what?" Tenel Ka asked, alarmed by the desperation in his voice. "Jacen, if you are considering using something like Alpha Red --"


    For all those who have said Jacen has done nothing and is a sith lite, I think we are about to see him cut loose.

    There is no way Luke isn't going to join Leia and Han once Jacen uses his Alpha red theres no way Luke or the Jedi order will stand for that and on the wookie home world the sith is going to hit the fan, it bet its the wookies who get used as a test site
  25. J_K_DART Force Ghost

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    I do hope that Tarfang dies...
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