Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking 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, Callista, only to discover 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 life-form, unlike any the galaxy has ever seen, awakens...a life-form so malevolent it will destroy everything--both Empire and New Republic--on its path to domination.
A force of imagination and action, this engrossing novel about the kidnapping of Princess Leia will hold readers to the page. While his sister is held hostage, Luke Skywalker searches for his lost love Callista, and the planet begins to reveal an unspeakable secret: a long dormant life form is awakening, one that threatens the New Republic, the Empire, and the entire galaxy.