From Publishers Weekly
Hugo winner Zahn, author of five previous Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, etc.), serves up another G-rated crowd-pleaser in the bestselling franchise series. Regulars will recognize the cast, but newcomers may raise an eyebrow to learn that Luke Skywalker, whom they lovingly left as a youth on a screen in a galaxy far away, is now a married man. His wife, Mara Jade, is, however, no simple suburbanite clutching little Skywalkers. Having spent her early years innocently supporting a dictator, she now flies beside her husband, content to swap technological chitchat instead of romantic twaddle. She is, after all, a Jedi Knight, the equal of her Master Jedi husband and just as handy at wielding a blazing light saber. The alien Chiss, inadvertently or otherwise, have shot down Outbound Flight, the fabulous lost group of super dreadnoughts bearing more than 50,000 people into the most distant reaches of space, a scenario reminiscent of Robert A. Heinlein's classic Universe, if without the cosmological wonder. Now, half a century later, many species have assembled to locate the wreckage. To their surprise, when they discover the remains, survivors uninterested in being saved inhabit them. To no one's surprise, Luke and Mara are up to the situation's needs. Full of action and more twists than a corkscrew, this stand-alone SF adventure novel is sure to satisfy its target teen audience.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Continuing the intriguing story of Outbound Flight it takes you many years after the Battle of Endor.
I liked the book and am a great fan of all the star wars Timothy has written.
Personally I think the story line would be confusing if I had not read "Outbound Flight" but I think the plot and characters are all sound and different in they're own ways.
It's wonderful in my opinion to find out more about Thrawn and the Chiss race.
I like the twist of the story that 501st squadron puts in and the mysterious Jorj Car'das whose story is finally uncovered in the minds of Luke and Mara.
This book takes a little while to read as you need to capture every little detail for everything to make sense; especially since we're dealing with more Chiss!
This book is a great addition to the Star Wars Saga!
(Though before you read it would be better to read Outbound Flight(also by Timothy Zahn) first.)
This book is very slow and very drawn out. The storyline is lacking and also, the major plot point aka the who done it..well they tell you right in the middle who did it. So instead of carrying out the who done it the rest of the book or telling you in the beginning..they tell you in the middle and basically ruin the story in my view. But even with the who done it told, it was still a sad excuse for a book. Not one of my favorite Star Wars books at all. And there were so many characters that you needed to make a list to try and remember who was what and who did what. Pass up this book if you want to save yourself from being bored.
Also I went from over a hundred pages into the book, skipped about 50, read a few pages again, and then went to the end..and I still knew what was going on with all the pages that I missed inbetween. Again, not a good Star Wars book. Very disappointed in Timothy and whomever decided this book was ok to publish.
It was nice to see Luke and Mara as a married couple, but there wasn't much love. Then again, this is a Star Wars book. This is definitely my least favorite of Zahn's books.
Great Writing and enjoyable story.