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[This story occurs during the Legacy of the Force era]
Events that occur between 40 and 43 years after the Battle of Yavin.


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Troy Denning
Del Rey [US]
Arrow Books
Story published as:
Paperback Novel (2006)
Audio book (2006, 2007)
e-Book (2008)

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1 review [Average review rating: 4 / 5]

As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally–which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter.
Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke’s concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy...their son.

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by S-Ash, UK, 2007:
"When Tempest opens from the same perspective as the previous Bloodlines, you worry that the authors writing this series haven't been comparing notes.
"Worse, Bloodlines' bounty hunter was Boba Fett. All Tempest has to offer newbies is Alema Rar, which isn't quite as exciting. But then Denning, by far the best Star Wars spin-off writer at the moment, gets going, and you're in safe hands.
"With Denning, it's details that matter. Bloodlines made Fett sound cheesy, Tempest manages to make Rar sound like his cooler younger sister, with the subtlest of stylistic touches.
"This technique continues throughout, with odd metaphors and twisted descriptions appearing frequently. But Denning doesn't just succeed because he carries a fancy thesaurus; his ability to weave complex plotlines out of what is, essentially, a game of 'Look, Han Solo's old!' and 'Look! Luke's a bad-ass!' is certainly impressive.
"Tempest's surface plot concerns the continuing Corellian Civil War. The Solos and Skywalkers are forced to shift sides when a conspiracy to murder the Hapan royal family is revealed. Even worse perhaps, Jacen Solo is continuing towards the dark side, as Jedi Lumiya extends his influence over Hans' son.
"Jacen's journey reveals shock twists that put both this series, and Denning's own Dark Nest saga, into fresh context.
"Far from failing to relate to the other authors, Denning's been watching closely, and here he starts to tie all of their loose ends up. It's an impressive feat, which spin-off junkies will want to read repeatedly."
4 / 5

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