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The Old Republic : Annihilation

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Based on the epic videogame from BioWare and LucasArts

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The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord's attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.

But Karrid's ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force--but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal--which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear 's reign of terror.

Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff'ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid's former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don't seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.

Praise for Annihilation
 
"An espionage story interwoven with personal conflicts . . . space battles, lightsaber fights, and gripping spy missions . . . Annihilation may be Karpyshyn's strongest novel yet."--Roqoo Depot
 
"Pure Star Wars action-adventure entertainment as only Drew Karpyshyn can write it."--The Founding Fields
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780345529411
Characteristics: 316 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Annihilation

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 10, 2019

Annihilation is something new for me in the Star Wars mythos, canon or legend. It is a kind of genre that I have not seen yet: a spy book. I like it because I can expect something new, even if I already know one or two of the characters. I absolutely love the usual Star Wars books, but the breath of fresh air is still nice. I also like how it manages to mention events that wrap up the loose ends created by the other three books, creating a feeling that tells you this is the last book in the series. Again, ten out of ten for familiarity, yet no predictability. @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

I really like Drew Karpshyn's Star Wars books and the Old Republic, but I didn't really find Annihilation very interesting. It was hard to get into and I didn't really feel like the villain was in this book enough. (I actually think it would have been better if Darth Marr had been the villain). Of course I liked that we got to read about Satele Shan and that we got to see Theron's relationship with his parents, but I guess I can just say that I don't think this is one of the best Old Republic novels that I've read.

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ZE1TGE15T
Mar 11, 2016

I was a little skeptical going into this book, reading that the adventure was about a non-force sensitive protagonist. However I was surprised by the epicness of the battles and force stuff. The sith lord Darth Karid was a wicked cool character and character concept - how she integrated her force abilities and physical form into a spaceship. I like how the book ties in figures from other novels, such as Satele Shen from "Star Wars: Fatal Alliance" (currently reading) by Sean Williams.

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

"You might not need me watching over your shoulder, but I'll be there anyway. That's what family does." -Theron Shan

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

"There are a lot of things we want that we cannot have. It's the burden of leadership." -Satele Shan

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Chinderixx
Mar 04, 2019

"Looks like we're the last ones at the party. Better remember to turn out the lights." -Theron Shan

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Mar 04, 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

LINK TO SUMMARY FROM WOOKIEPEDIA:

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Old_Republic:_Annihilation

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