WILL OF THE FORCE PROLOGUE Covered in great transparisteel spires and duracrete skytowers, Coruscant is the most important planet in the galaxy. Only one planet in the galaxy has a population of one billion sentients. Only one planet has the coordinates 0.0.0. Only one planet has been the seat of the galactic government for over twenty-five thousand years. Coruscant is more than just a capital; it is the entire galaxy in microcosm. Many governments have come and gone, and Coruscant has been the capital of them all. Today it is the capital of the New Republic, the regime created by the victorious Alliance to Restore the Republic. What started as an insignificant rebellion succeeded in overthrowing the greatest Sith Lord in a millennium and destroying the most tyrannical regime the galaxy had ever seen. The Rebels destroyed the Emperor and swept away the remains of his Empire, leaving only a remnant, which called for peace. Following the final peace, the great leader of the Republic chose to resign, leaving a space for a new leader to take power. Leia Organa Solo, Princess of Alderaan, daughter of Darth Vader, stepped down from office, her life?s work accomplished. The Republic had been restored, the Empire had been defeated and the Jedi Knights had risen again. Now a new leader sits at the helm of the Republic, a man very different from Leia Organa. Borsk Fey?lya has been a supporter of the Rebellion for decades. It was his people who helped destroy the second Death Star and with it, the Emperor. He is now the Chief of State of the New Republic. Supported by many worlds that were oppressed under the Empire, these aliens see Fey?lya as their chance to remove human supremacy from the galaxy forever. These beings mean well, but they do not realize that they are being exploited. For the Emperor and Vader are both gone, and Darth Bane?s Order with them. But another Order of Sith exists, one that has lain hidden for a millennium, content to watch the galaxy from afar, waiting for their opportunity to rule. That time has finally come. With the Dark side of the Force as their servant, these Dark Prophets will seize the Republic and bend it to their will.