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Events that occur between 25 and 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[Vector Prime]

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Vector Prime
R. A. Salvatore
Del Rey [US]; Arrow Books [UK]
Published as:
Hardback Novel (1999)
Audio Book (1999, 2007)
Paperback Novel (2000)
e-Book (2003)

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2 reviews [Average review score: 4.5 / 5]

Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the (second) Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic's tenuous reign.
Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with her daughter Jaina, her sister-in-law Mara Jade Skywalker, and the loyal protocol droid C-3PO, to conduct face-to-face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia's entreaties and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, is a blank space.
Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to re-establish the legendary Jedi Council?

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Pedro, England, 2010:

"Amazing! I enjoyed the story, spending most of today finishing the last 200 pages.
"I was gripped from the first paragraph. This was my first time reading Vector Prime or any of the New Jedi Order books. I knew that the story was of an invasion from the Yuuzhan Vong and I knew that Chewbacca died from a falling moon, but that was about it. On top of that the first, and only, time Ii had encountered Mara Jade, Jacen and Jaina before was during the Thrawn trilogy. So Jacen and Jaina, along with Anakin, were totally knew to me. However, Ii soon found that I got to know them very easily and they easily fitted into the 'Hero family' from the films. As to Mara, she felt exactly the same, though much nicer and no longer obsessed with killing Luke.
"The sense of family was sometimes overwhelming. "I had built this bubble around us, around all of us-you, me, Chewie, the kids, Luke, Mara, even Lando. Heck even the stupid droids. We were all in it, you know? In it and safe, a cozy family." This describes it better than I could. It brought a smile to my face when I got the sense of one big family.
"It really seemed like a proper Star Wars adventure. I found the humour and sarcasm very funny, with Han and Chewie's bickering in the TIE and Lando's "Don't call me kid" remark.
"It was very interesting to learn about the Yuuzhan Vong and their biological weapons. I found the creatures they used very strange and slightly creepy. Their hatred and contempt for humans, the galaxy and especially Jedi intrigued me. 
"There will be no planets left what with Sernpidal and Helska 4 being destroyed and Belkadan being made into a breeding ground for the Yuuzhan Vong.
"I've read R. A. Salvatore's other Star Wars book, Attack of the Clones, and wasn't overly impressed by it but Vector Prime blew me away!"

Rating: 5 / 5

Review by James Lee, Scotland, 2010:

"This is the start of a nineteen book saga that marks the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong. Mara's been struck down by an illness that is killing her slowly, Jacen is also struck but by doubt about his and the Jedi's path. But the last stand of Chewbacca (my favourite character) was what this book is mostly known for and I think it was right for Chewie to go the way he did as the hero that he truly was.
"The subtle way the Vong wormed their way into the galaxy was typically Star wars, Luke and Leia have now to help their respective wife/husband through personal tragedy while alerting Coruscant of the impending invasion. Nom Anor is crafty, deceitful and intelligent and having already started civil wars throughout the galaxy (and poisoning Mara-jade) he makes you crave his superiors from the Yuuzhan Vong knowing that this is just the beginning of the destruction. Oh and their invisible in the force..."

Rating: 4 / 5

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