An addition to the Star Wars saga by well-known SF and fantasy author Barbara Hambly. This is a tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the Empire takes a shocking new twist.
Nam Chorios is a barren backwater world--once a dreaded prison colony, now home to a fanatic religious cult. It is here that Princess Leia has been taken captive by a ruthless and charismatic warlord bent on destroying the New REpublic.
Meanwhile, Luke lands on a mysterious planet in search of his lost love, Calllista, only to discover that the Force is his own worst enemy.
But worst of all, as Han, Chewie, and Lando leave Coruscant on a desperate rescue mission, a strange, malevolent life-form awakens---and it plans to destroy everything, both Empire and New Republic, on its path to domination.