On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to
reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan
beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass
Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already
lost. Is this what it now means to be a Jedi?
Despite his acceptance of the Sith ways, Darth Vader is
shocked to find the Empire and himself complicit in an
evil he thought he had put behind him. A Separatist
freedom fighter deals with the realization that the
sacrifice made by his brothers-in-arms has been for
nothing and that their families are paying the price for
their resistance. The crew of a smuggler's ship is
forced to take sides in a conflict they have sought to
avoid and which has already changed the course of all
Events have led Jedi Dass Jennir and his companion Bomo
Greenbark to the planet Orvax, slave marketplace to the
galaxy. There they face not only danger from the slavers
and the Empire, but they must confront the awful truth
that their goal may be beyond their reach.
Meanwhile, Darth Vader must deal with some unpleasant
realities and memories of his own. Though he is a Dark
Lord of the Sith, even he must bow before the power of
How many bad deeds can be justified by one good deed? In
order to help his friend Bomo Greenbark, Jedi Dass
Jennir has been forced into a series of questionable
actions and none is more potentially destructive than
the one he now contemplates.
Or is this the true genius of Palpatine's evil? The
Jedi, their status destroyed and their order broken,
must now become outlaws and lawbreakers in order to do
what was once considered their duty.
The dark times have barely begun, and already Dass
Jennir is so engulfed in darkness, he wonders if he will
ever find his way back!
It's the end of a quest, but not the end of the road.
Yet paths diverge, alliances are split, and doing the
right thing has become a betrayal. The chaos of the
Clone Wars and the darkness of Palpatine's Empire have
allowed a smaller, more personal-but no less deadly-evil
to flourish, and confronting it changes everything.
After all he's done, can Dass Jennir still call himself
a Jedi? After all that has happened, can Bomo Greenbark
find the strength to go on?