First Timothy Zahn brought back the splendor of George Lucas's magnificent Star Wars films in his New York Times bestselling trilogy, The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa have continued in novels by such authors as Barbara Hambly, Roger MacBride Allen, and Vonda N. McIntyre. Now Kevin J. Anderson, author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy, brings the epic full circle, taking us back to Luke's planet, where it all began. . . .
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, cloaked by the Force and riding with the hostile Sand People, have returned to the dunes of the desert planet Tatooine in hopes of finding what Luke so desperately seeks: contact with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke is hoping the old Jedi Knights spirit will tell him how to help his love, Callista, regain her lost ability to use the Force.
Tormented and haunted, Luke cannot rest until Callista is a Jedi in the fullest sense, for only then will the link between there minds and souls be restored. Yet brewing on Tatooine is news that will shake Luke and Han and threaten everything they value. The disturbing piece of information is that evil Hutts, criminal warlords of the galaxy, are building a secret superweapon: a reconstruction of the original Death Star, to be named Darksaber. This planet-crushing power will be in the hands of Durga the Hutt--a creature without conscience of mercy.
But there is worse news yet: the Empire lives. The beautiful Admiral Daala, still very much alive, and more driven than ever to destroy the Jedi, has joined forces with the defeated Pellaeon, former second in command to Grand Admiral Thrawn. Together they are marshaling Imperial Forces to wipe out the New Republic.
Now, as Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Artoo, and Threepio regroup to face these threats, they are joined by new Jedi Knights and Callista. Together they must fight on two fronts, outshooting and outsmarting the most formidable enemies in the galaxy. In Darksaber the Jedi are heading for the ultimate test of their power--a test in which all the temptations of the dark side beckon. And Luke Skywalker must draw upon his innermost resources to fight for a world in which he can not only live, but dare to love.
- "Anderson has all but assumed the title of chancellor of Star Wars University." -- Starlog
- "Deftly puts the Star Wars characters through their paces with never a slip, and with never a dull moment." -- Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
- "Chock full of all the good stuff you've come to expect from a battle of good against evil." -- Daily News, New York
- "Moves with a speed-of-light pace that captures the spirit of the movie trilogy so well, you can almost hear John William's soundtrack." -- The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers
- "A fast paced, rousing adventure novel, a worthy heir to George Lucas' mighty epic." -- The Knoxville News-Sentinel