Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance : Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • by Sean Williams
  • Narrated by Marc Thompson
  • Series: Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

BioWare and LucasArts—creators of the hugely popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game—have combined their storytelling talents and cutting-edge technology for an innovative new massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create their own personal Star Wars adventure 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. Now, number-one New York Times best-selling author Sean Williams brings the world of the game to life in his latest novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.
None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.
But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy.

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What the Critics Say

"This novel is tied in to the Star Wars universe at a stage in its history that is still being explored in print fiction, and it is also the prequel to what promises to be the largest, most ambitious electronic role-playing game yet to be spun off of that universe. With so much riding on its shoulders, the book demands an unusual gift for cracking good space opera, and that Williams possesses in full measure." (Booklist)

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Good book

An original plot, fast paced action and a few key engaging characters. Interesting to get a view of a different balance in the star wars political world. Is held back from 5 stars due to a number of flat, wooden and pointless characters who confuse the plot and hold the flow back and a lack of original imagination in adding new elements to the star wars universe.
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- Steven

A true star wars experience!!!

from start to finish I was pulled in to every minute of this story. the characters and settings were covered in more than enough depth to paint a detailed picture without dragging it out at all.

the characters were all very human and grounded, even within there beliefs and settings.

the jedi, sith moments were especially good as if delved in to the minds of its members as living people part of the greater whole we know from other media.

I won't spoil any of this book but it gave me chills multiple times and without feeling forced or off track it still had many many surprises. non of which broke the suspension of belief.

if your looking for a book to get you in to audiable or more specifically star wars if highly recommend this one and then the others in the old Republic setting.

10 out of 10 from me
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- DCWood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-07-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio