Review: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse – Troy Denning

Hardcover: 496 pages
LucasBooks; 1St Edition edition (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345509226
ISBN-13: 978-0345509222
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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.


This is the final entry in the 9 book arc Fate of the Jedi. It made the whole journey worth it. The book starts out with the Sith in charge. The Jedi are invading Coruscant in the hopes of taking it back. In a montage of scenes reminiscent of The Godfather or other movies we see various Sith meet their ends.

Almost all of the loose ends are tied up by the end of this story. We see what the future holds for Ben and Vestara. We see what all the visions we meant. And we see the groundwork laid for the Legacy Era.

While I really enjoyed the book, there were some issues. One was in Allana. A nine year old girl realistically wouldn’t be doing much of anything she was doing. The Kiliks were reintroduced into the story, but never seemed to play a major part.

On the plus side, the reader got to see combat with 3 different Abeloths which was a bit confusing at first. We also get to see some Boba Fett action.

All told, I enjoyed the book and enjoyed the story ARC. While it wasn’t all perfect, it did advance the storyline into the future of the galaxy all Star Wars fans know and love.

If you’ve read the rest of the series, then by all means pick this up, you’ll definitely want to see how it ends. If you haven’t and want to see how things tie into Cade Skywalker’s world, then go back to the first of the arc and start reading.

About the Author

Troy Denning is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost and Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star, as well as Waterdeep, Pages of Pain, Beyond the High Road, The Summoning, and many other novels.

His most recent Star Wars novel is Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex. A former game designer and editor, he lives in western Wisconsin with his wife, Andria.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Katherine 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.