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

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dp4m, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

    Nov 8, 2001
    Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice


    That's... really all we know. We know nothing else. No DP, no nothing.

    Here's an [link=]audiobook excerpt[/link] as well.

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  2. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 8, 2006
    First post!

    *settles in*

    I'm so unbelievably nervous/excited about this...

    Though the cover still makes me giggle.
  3. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001
    Oh man.

    It's getting too close now.

    The tension is getting thick in EU fandom...

    I really really hope someting, ANYTHING profound's time.

    This had better not be another cheap cop-out.
  4. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    These are all the characters mentioned in the summary:

    -Cal Omas
    -Luke Skywalker (2)
    -Tenel Ka
    -Han Solo
    -Leia Solo
    -Mara Skywalker

    One of these will be the SACRIFICE. One of these will die.

    We also have to remember that the death has to devastate BOTH:
    1.) the Skywalker-Solo family
    2.) the Galaxy
  5. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 14, 2001
    This will be the first book I've gone spoiler free for in a long, long time. Since discussion will probably shift towards who's going to be Jacen's sacrifice I'm going to go ahead and give my prediction: Luke. He's in the famous "death spot" and there's that quote from Sue that said "Something so major and incendiary will occur during the Legacy of the Force series that we cannot even mention what it is.". One of the Big Three dying would definitely be major and incendiary, so if one of them dies it would be in a hardcover. Betrayal has already come and gone so we're left with Sacrifice or LOTF #9.
  6. Jamez

    Jamez Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 27, 2005
    Ah, finally! I'm really looking forward to Sacrifice -- for multiple reasons.

    Jacen is going to take his Sith name and, according to the popular opinion, a movie name will be crossed off the cast list forever.

    That's already enough meat for a good story, but I'm hoping for even more. Let the Corellians destroy a major GA shipyard, kill off Calpatine or something like that. LotF has been a good series so far, but I'm missing the shattering impact on the SW galaxy.

    Sacrifice is the middle point and, at least to me, a make-or-break novel for LotF.

    I think it's going to be a fun ride. :)

    POV speculation: Jacen, Ben, Mara, Luke and Boba. Perhaps Han or Leia instead of Luke. I'm also hoping for a big Jaina part, but I'm not sure, if she'll make the five-character-point-of-view list.

    Jacen's (possible) sacrifice should come from that list, I believe.
  7. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 13, 2001
    Luke is not going to die in a book where he doesn't appear on the cover.

    It's got nothing to do with Star Wars or the's marketing.

    This doesn't mean it will be Mara...but it discounts Luke.

    When Luke dies...there will be a cover with Luke in some noble gesture...and it will be at the front door of every bookstore in the world for a year.
  8. Darth_Sparhawk

    Darth_Sparhawk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 26, 2007
    I guess that a Big Three character is gonna die. My bet is on Leia.
  9. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

    May 11, 2005
    I hope you will not feel very embarassed on 29th of May, but instead can congratulate yourself for being correct, because I personally think that Luke will die. Originally he was intended to be on the cover, that has to be remembered. And perhaps sexy Mara just sells the book better than old Luke?
  10. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    From my other list, we have:

    Mara...Luke...Han...Leia...Tenel Ka...Cal Omas

    I think we can cross out Cal Omas as the sacrifice, though it's still very likely he dies.

    The death of Tenel Ka, Han, or Leia would probably be covered by TROY DENNING, not Karen Traviss.

    That leaves Mara and Luke. One on the front cover, the other on the back cover. Both make sense, plotwise. I was thinking Luke, but now I hope it's Mara, just so we can have a Luke-Leia as the ultimate bother-sister Jedi team.
  11. Bringbacknom

    Bringbacknom Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 3, 2006
    i had my fingers poised over the keyboard ready to hammer out my prediction of who it's going to be...but then i realised, i don't have a clue. and i think they've done a damn good job if i haven't already reached a conclusion.

    but i reckon Omas will go, paving the way for the Inferno...and maybe Boba will knock him off? Then Niathal will impose a military dictatorship.

    in 11 years of reading these books i've never anticipated one this much

    exile spoilers -

    also...i doubt Han or Leia will be the sacrifice after what Lumiya and jacen discussed at the end of Exile, though he has decided that they'll die at his hand/by his orders anyway. so imo they're not really on the cards, though they'll still be threatened by his actions anyway.
  12. Methodical

    Methodical Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dude. That just isn't true. At all.

    Jacen's sacrifice doesn't have to devastate the galaxy. The civil war does.

    You're adding two and two together and getting fourteen.
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    Hey, it's just my speculation, we have to talk about something in this thread before the spoilers come! :D

    I think I'll actually leave when they start to come in, I think this will be the first Star Wars book I go spoiler-free in a long time.
  14. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 18, 2005
    The Carmel Indiana store has frequent SW book signings, don't they?
    I think that's the store I got my autographed copy of a James Luceno book from.
  15. starlit_goddess

    starlit_goddess Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jan 6, 2007
    I can't wait. Have a feeling it's Mara, but ever in motion is the future and all that jazz.
  16. killfire

    killfire Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 6, 2001
    Luke. By Jacen. =D=

    Anything else doesn't make sense.

    But Star Wars doesn't always make sense. :p
  17. Gloria

    Gloria Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 8, 2004
    The audio bit won't play for me. :( :mad:
  18. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 28, 2001
    This is not all that far from where I work, being right next to the Court House Metro station (I work one station down from there in Rosslyn). If anyone wants to try and set up a get together for the DC signing, give me a PM.

    Kimball Kinnison
  19. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 24, 2003
    is this hard-cover or paperback?
  20. Darth_Naxon

    Darth_Naxon Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 8, 2004
  21. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

    Nov 8, 2001
    KK -- that DC one was JUST added. I got the word from Del Rey today. Or at least it was just added for me. :p
  22. Reecee

    Reecee Jedi Master star 3

    Feb 14, 2004
    Awww. And I have to a avoid spoilers for an extra week as I'm in Australia.

    Spoiler protection better be stringent ! :p
  23. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 29, 2005
    I think dp's taking a feat in dual-weapon fighting just so he can go Jar'kai with the bansticks.
  24. SuperLariat

    SuperLariat Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 8, 2003
    If the Grand Daddy of all the Jedi goes down in this one they better have that scene from His POV..
    I don't think it would be fair to take down the big dog without us seeing how he really loses..
  25. J_K_DART

    J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Dec 31, 2001
    I for one seriously don't think it'll be Luke. My money's on two characters as 'killable' in LotF; Tenel Ka and Mara. I'm not happy about that, but I really doubt it'll be Luke.

    Not long now till we find out!
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