|Plot Summary of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Unifying Force|
Del Rey, Nov 2003, 26.95, 464 pp.
The Galactic Alliance reels under the assault of the Yuuzhan Vong horde. Even when an important moral boost occurs by temporarily slowing the advance, the enemy fails to blink as they continue their unstoppable assault. The vanquishers subjugate world after world as they defeat the Jedi and its allies stepping closer to dictatorial galaxy ascendancy.
Coruscant falls in a crushing defeat with numerous prisoners to be sacrificed to the Gods of the Yuuzhan Vong. A desperate Luke Skywalker pleads with the living world, Zonama Sekot, to join the final stand, which appears to be a space station already under ferocious attack. Allies consider using weaponry so deadly that not only will it eliminate the Yuuzhan Vong, it will devastate the galaxy in a pandemic devastation. Still there is no turning back for either side.
Book nineteen is the final novel in the long running “New Jedi Order” series. Thus the pressure on James Luceno must have been immense because the author was expected to tie loose ends up yet provide a thrilling finale to a strong collection. Mr. Luceno accomplishes that and more. The story line is hyperspace speed fast yet enables the reader to understand the enemy horde and keep key players like Luke and Han consistent to Mr. Lucas' original intentions. Star War fans will take immense delight with this powerful saga in a far away galaxy, but newcomers would be better suited to search fro the previous books (as momentous of a feat as defeating the Yuuzhan Vong).
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Unifying Force|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- spaceship battles
Kind of series
- Star Wars
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Star Trek or Star Wars book?
- champion of justice
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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