Title: The Skywalker Prophecy ? Episode V: Hope and Darkness Author: Darth_Lex Timeframe: OT era AU Characters: The Skywalkers (Anakin, PadmÃ©, Luke, Leia, & 2 OCs), Han Solo, Mara Jade, and more Genre: Action, Drama, Romance Keywords: AU Notes: Sequel to [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=11087750&start=11087758]The Skywalker Prophecy ? Episode IV: A Destiny Renewed[/link] Summary: Two generations of heroes must confront the rising darkness of a reborn Sith menace ? and in themselves ? as Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker and his family strive to fulfill the prophecy of the Chosen One. An AU version of ESB. Disclaimer: Lucasfilm owns all the rights to Star Wars. I don?t. No infringement is intended or profit to be made by me. The Skywalker Prophecy is an epic-scale story that ultimately will encompass AU versions of Episodes IV, V, and VI of the saga of Anakin Skywalker and his family. As with A Destiny Renewed, the AU retelling of ANH, some of the broad plots arcs in Hope and Darkness will be familiar from ESB; others will be very different. Like the movies, some characters play more pivotal roles at certain times, while others predominate in different sequences, and the story will contain considerable drama/angst and a good deal of romance/mush in addition to heavy doses of fun action sequences. It is my sincere hope you will find this story as entertaining to read as it is for me to write. And so we continue with Episode V: Hope and Darkness. Note to Readers: There's usually one post per page on the thread, but not always. At the end of each post I've added a link to the next post, in case you don't want to skim by the replies to find the next story post.