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Science Fiction & Fantasy, General AAS,
Book Description:Throughout the galaxy, it was believed that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalkerâ€“the Chosen Oneâ€“had died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, that was true. Anakin was dead.From the site of Anakin Skywalkerâ€™s last standâ€“on the molten surface of the planet Mustafar, where he sought to destroy his friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kenobiâ€“a fearsome specter in black has risen. Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi Order, he is now a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxyâ€™s ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged, and destroyed by the machinations of the Dark Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is dead . . . and Darth Vader lives. Word of the events that created himâ€“the Jedi Councilâ€™s failed mutiny against Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the self-crowned Emperorâ€™s retaliatory command to exterminate the Jedi Order, and Anakinâ€™s massacre of his comrades and Masters in the Jedi Templeâ€“has yet to reach all quarters. On the Outer Rim world of Murkhana, Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak and Padawan Olee Starstone are leading a charge on a Separatist stronghold, unaware that the tide, red with Jedi blood, has turned suddenly against them.When the three narrowly elude executionâ€“and become the desperate prey in a hunt across spaceâ€“itâ€™s neither clone soldiers, nor the newly deployed stormtroopers, nor even the wrath of the power-hungry Emperor himself they must fear most. The deadliest threat rests in the hideously swift and lethal crimson lightsaber of Darth Vaderâ€“behind whose brooding mask lies a shattered heart, a poisoned soul, and a cunning, twisted mind hell-bent on vengeance.For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, PadmĂ© Amidala. Separated after PadmĂ©â€™s death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regimeâ€“and the unspeakable power of the dark side.From the Hardcover edition.
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