It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when
unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the
Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against
Luke Skywalker's leadership. When alien invaders known
as the Yuuzhan Vong strike without warning, the New
Republic is thrown on the defensive.
Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master
to defeat the gravest threat since Emperor Palpatine. As
Leia Organa Solo and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate
refugees in a fighting retreat from Yuuzhan Vong forces,
Mara Jade Skywalker, Jedi apprentices Jacen and Anakin
Solo, and Jedi Knight Corran Horn find themselves tested
as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined
to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath
a shroud of darkest evil.