Review: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction – Aaron Allston

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (May 24, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345509102
ISBN-13: 978-0345509109
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Luke Skywalker – Jedi Master
Ben Skywalker – Jedi Knight
Vestara Khai – Sith Apprentice
Natasi Daala – Chief of State
Leia Organa Solo – Jedi Knight
Han Solo – Human Pilot
Allana Solo – Human Female Child


Valin and Jysella Horn have been cured. The Jedi and Sith battle over Pydyr is over. Luke, Ben, and Vestara have tracked Abeloth to the planet Nam Chorios, which we last saw in Planet of Twilight. They must stop Abeloth from taking over the planet using the Listeners and Tsils. They must also protect themselves from a Sith death squad coming to Nam Chorios to finish them off.

Natasi Daala has been overthrown, but behind the scenes maneuvering has put some players in place that may not have the galaxies best interests at heart.


It was interesting to once again visit a planet we haven’t since for 15 years, that of Nom Chorios. There’s a lot of exciting action scenes in this book, and a good deal of political plotting as well.

As the seventh entry, I didn’t find this one as interesting as some of the others. It seemed to mostly be setting up events for the third act and the next novel.

While not the best in the series, it’s still essential to the flow and to events that will happen later on. I’d say it’s satisfactory for almost all ages. There is the usual Star Wars violence, and some minor language, so maybe older teens and adults.

If you’ve read the rest of the series, I’d recommend this to keep yourself in the loop. However, it doesn’t work as a standalone, so if you just pick it up, it likely will not make sense to you. I’d say it’s one for the most die hard star wars expanded universe fans.

About the Author

Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi books Outcast and Backlash; the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels Betrayal, Exile, and Fury; the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines adventures Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth. He is also a longtime game designer and in 2006 was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) Hall of Fame. He lives in Central Texas.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Kathryn at Random House Audio for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.