Review: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension – Christie Golden

Hardcover: 432 pages
LucasBooks; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (August 9, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 345509161
ISBN-13: 978-0345509161
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Allana Solo – 9 year old granddaughter of Han and Leia.
Ben Skywalker – Human Jedi Knight
Luke Skywalker – Jedi Grand Master.
Vestara Khai – Human Female Sith Apprentice.


The Sith are continuing to infiltrate Coruscant. Luke, Ben, and Vestara are off with a team of Jedi to determine where the Sith have vanished to. Daala and Jagged Fel are in a struggle for control of the Empire.


This is the next to the last entry in the Fate of the Jedi series. Much of it is political, but there are still a lot of Sith/Jedi action in it to please those fans. However, it doesn’t seem like things move forward to much in this entry. Well, outside of a complete takeover of Coruscant, which sets things up for the final book.

I enjoyed the story as part of the whole story ARC. As a stand alone novel it doesn’t work well. I am able to see though where they’ve been heading with the whole ARC and after reading this I was really looking forward to the final entry which I’ll review next Tuesday.

If you’re a huge Star Wars fan and have followed this series, particularly if you’re a fan of the Legacy Era, then you’ll want to read this. If you are in the other camp, and consider only the Thrawn Trilogy to be a worthwhile addition, then you might want to skip it.

Age limits on this would be older youth/adults. There is some scenes of violence, but nothing you haven’t witnessed already in a Star Wars movie or novel.

About the Author

Award-winning author Christie Golden has written over thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists. She is the author of several original fantasy novels, including On Fire’s Wings, In Stone’s Clasp, and Under Sea’s Shadow, the first three in her multi-book fantasy series The Final Dance from LUNA Books.Among Golden’s other projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and the well-received StarCraft Dark Templar trilogy, Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and the forthcoming Twilight. An avid player of Blizzard’s MMORPG World of Warcraft, Golden has written several novels in that world (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde) with three more in the works. She has also written two Warcraft manga stories for Tokyopop, I Got What Yule Need and A Warrior Made. Golden lives in Colorado with her husband and two cats.

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