Legends
Adult Novel

Dark Journey

By
Elaine Cunningham
Released
Jan 29, 2002
Artwork by
Narrated by
Alexander Adams
Takes place in
27 ABY
In the
New Jedi Order
era
Collects
Good
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Jaina Solo must deal with the fallout of the catastrophic mission to Myrkyr in Star by Star, as well as navigate the complicated love triangle in which she finds herself. Torn between her grief and multiple potential suitors, she must find herself in the midst of a dark downward spiral. This book also sees the return of several of the major players from The Courtship of Princess Leia, as Hapan politics once again catches up to the Solo family.‍

Publisher's Summary

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights' harrowing adventure behind enemy lines.

Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshot pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors—and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart.

With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy—and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuzhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice.

Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats—and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but for her very being…

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Andrew Bell - Dark Journey - Adult Novel
Andrew Bell
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I wanted to love this book. And for about the first 75% of it, I did. However, then the final act happened. I don't know if the author was up against a deadline or if the editor thought it was too long, but the entire third act of the book felt more like a choppy synopsis instead of a satisfying conclusion. Which was thoroughly disappointing, as I was really enjoying watching Jaina Solo come to terms with the major events from the previous book. Side note; at its height, this book felt like Jane Austen writing Star Wars in the best way possible. Unfortunately, the end fell very flat.

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