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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - Force Heretic II Refugee [Format Kindle]

Sean Williams , Shane Dix
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It was a huge pit: easily thirty meters deep and almost
a kilometer across. Mighty columns stretched up into the sky, reaching for the planet that hung in the blackness like an overripe fruit about to fall. Around her on the ground were a number of ships, some secured in their birthing bays by restraining carapaces, others just lying on the ground in various stages of disrepair and decay.

She knew the place to be an old spaceport—one that
was both comfortingly familiar and disconcertingly alien.
She wanted to climb into one of the derelict spaceships
and fly off to the planet up above—for she knew that here,
at least, she might be safe—but the dilapidated condition
of the ships told her that this simply wasn’t an option.
The spaceport and all its craft had lain unused for many
years. It was abandoned, just like the world beneath her
feet—as abandoned as she felt herself to be.

Someone was standing behind her. She turned, startled,
and found herself staring at a distant reflection of
herself. Only it wasn’t her at all. This person had scars
across her forehead. Reaching up, she realized she didn’t
carry any such scars. The only scars she carried were the
ones on her arms, and they felt completely different. Her
reflection’s scars stood out boldly, proudly, and had been
carved into the flesh with purpose. Hers, on the other
hand, were a product of anger and an intense desire to
remove something she’d thought she had seen lurking
beneath her skin . . .

“There’s nowhere left to run,” the ghostly reflection said.
In the distance came the howl of the lizard beast.

“Not for you, either,” she pointed out.

Despite obvious effort to hide it, there was fear behind
the reflection’s gaze.

“Why do you want to hurt me?” she asked it.

“Because you want to hurt me.”

“I want to be left alone! I want only to be free!”

“As do I.”

“But I belong here!”

The reflection surveyed their surroundings, then faced
her again. “As do I.”

The howl of the creature sounded again, louder this
time, and closer.

“It can smell us,” the reflection said. “It can smell my
fear, and it can smell your guilt.”

“I have nothing to feel guilty for.”

“No, you don’t. And yet there it is, nonetheless.”

She looked into herself, then, and saw the guilt of
which the reflection spoke. It had always been there, she
knew; she just hadn’t wanted to see it. But now the amorphous
and neglected emotion took shape, forming into
words that rose in her thoughts, in her throat, finally demanding
release:

Why am I alive when the one I love is dead?

And with this came a deafening roar from the lizard
creature. It was a roar of anger, of remorse, and of regret;
it was a bellow whose echo called back to her out of the
dark over and over again, fading each time until it be-came
little more than a far-off whisper, a distant speck in
the dark . . .

Tahiri . . . Tahiri . . .

“Tahiri?”

The hand shaking her shoulder did more to dispel the
dream than the sound of her own name being spoken.
She blinked, then looked around vaguely at her surroundings.
The walls so close around her seemed small
in comparison to the dreamscape she’d just left—so much
more restricting.

“Come on, kid—snap out of it.”
Han’s voice was rough and hard, like the hands shaking
her. She looked at him through tear-stained eyes and
saw his worried and fatigued expression. Leia stepped
between them, her gentle features smiling reassuringly at
Tahiri.

“Are you okay?” she asked.

“I’m awake,” the girl mumbled hazily. Then, realizing
she hadn’t answered the question, she nodded and
added: “I think I’m all right.”

Her head was pounding, and the harsh light felt like a
naked sun burning into her eyes. She winced, blinking
back more tears as she tried to sit up. She felt strange,
confused—and this confusion was only magnified when
she saw where she was: lying on the bed in Han and
Leia’s suite.

“What happened?” she asked. Even as she spoke the
words, she knew the answer: the same thing that happened
before, on Galantos and elsewhere. The illusion of
ignorance was her only defense. “What am I doing
here?”

“You don’t remember?” Leia asked.

Both of Anakin’s parents were standing over her,
dressed in their night robes.

“I—” she started. How could she tell them the truth
when she herself wasn’t even sure what it was? “I was
looking for something.”

Leia held out the silver pendant. Its many-tentacled,
snarling visage seemed to mock her from its cradle of
soft, human flesh. “You were looking for this, weren’t
you?”

Tahiri nodded, embarrassed. “It—it calls to me. It reminds
me of . . .” She trailed off, unable to put what she
was feeling into words.

“Of who you are?” Leia suggested.

The words seemed to stab a sharp pain in her mind, to
which she responded with anger. “I know who I am! I’m
Tahiri Veila!”

Leia crouched down beside the bed to look up into the
girl’s face. Tahiri didn’t want to meet her eyes, but the
Princess was hard to resist. “Are you?” she asked in a
low, searching tone. “You don’t seem like the Tahiri I
once knew.”

“What are you talking about, Leia?” Han said, looking
equal parts exasperated and tired. “What exactly is going
on here?”

“Sometimes I think we forget what happened to her on
Yavin Four, Han.” Leia kept her warm, reassuring eyes
on Tahiri as she spoke. Then she stood and addressed her
husband fully. “The Yuuzhan Vong did something terrible
to her while she was in their hands—something we
can’t even begin to understand. They tried to turn her
into something other than human. You don’t just get over
that easily. It takes time.”

“But I thought she was given the okay. Wasn’t that
why she was invited to join us on this mission?”

The two kept talking, but Tahiri had stopped listening.
Although he probably didn’t mean it, there was a suggestion
of mistrust in Han’s words that was hurtful to her,
and for a brief moment she felt overwhelmed by grief—a
grief that was exacerbated by the way Anakin’s parents
kept talking about her in the third person, as if she
weren’t even there. It made her feel strangely removed
from what was taking place around her . . .

“I wasn’t asleep,” Leia was saying to Han in response
to something he’d said. “Jaina told me what Jag found
on Galantos; I was expecting Tahiri to come for it. That’s
why I instructed Cakhmain and Meewalh to stay out of
sight—to let Tahiri come for the pendant.”

As she said this, Leia gestured off to one side, and for
the first time, Tahiri noticed the Princess’s Noghri guards
standing there.

Han sighed. “I still would have preferred it if you’d
told me what was going on.”

“There was no need, Han. I wanted to see what would
happen.”

“So what’s causing this?” he asked. “You think it
might be Anakin?”

Leia shook her head. “It’s more than that; much more.

She’s hiding something—from herself as well as everyone
else.”

The accusation stabbed at Tahiri’s heart, making her
jump to her feet. “How can you say that?” she cried,
taking a step forward. But a single step was all she managed
before Cakhmain moved to stop her, taking Tahiri
by the shoulders to hold her back from Leia. She wriggled
in his slender hands but couldn’t break free. “I would
never hurt either of you! You’re—” She stopped, remembering
Jacen’s note back on Mon Calamari. “You’re my
family.”

Han stepped over to her, then, taking her hands. “Hey,
take it easy, kid.” He wiped at the fresh tears on her
cheek with the back of his hand. “No one’s accusing you
of anything, Tahiri. Just relax, okay?”

She did so, feeling oddly calmed by the large man’s
rough but friendly voice. She saw Leia motion to her
Noghri guard, who immediately released Tahiri and retreated
to the shadows.

Leia came forward. “I’m sorry, Tahiri. I didn’t mean to
upset you.”

Tahiri didn’t know what to say—she felt foolish and
ashamed at her outburst—so in the end just nodded her
acceptance of the Princess’s apology and said nothing.

“Tell me, though, Tahiri,” Leia said. “Do you have
any idea what’s been going on in your head these last
couple of years?”

“I-I—sometimes I black out,” Tahiri stammered awkwardly.
“I have these . . . dreams that—”

“That tell you you’re somebody else?” Leia offered.

This brought her up defensive again. “My name is
Tahiri Veila! That’s who I am!”

Leia took Tahiri’s shoulders in her hands and looked the
girl in the face with her penetrating brown eyes. “I know
this isn’t easy, Tahiri. But you must try to understand. I
want...

Présentation de l'éditeur

The second of a mass-market original trilogy charting the beginning of the galaxy's victory over the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong alien invaders. Under the leadership of Luke Skywalker and a combined Jedi-government council, the newly formed Galatic Federation of Free Alliances is doggedly fighting back--and winning. Luke is on a quest for a legend, in hope of bringing back the ultimate answer to the war. And a mysterious prophet has risen among the Yuuzhan Vong lower castes to turn Yuuzhan Vong culture on its ear. This adventure includes major storylines for favorite characters, both old and new.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 808 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 432 pages
  • Editeur : Cornerstone Digital (31 octobre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B009AT7FN2
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Le tournant de New Jedi Order 9 octobre 2003
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Ce livre ansi que le suivant Reunion marquent un tournant dans la série de livres New Jedi Order avec la découverte de la planète vivante Zonama Sekot, l'alliance avec les restes de l'Empire et les conflits internes à la communauté de Yuuzhan Vong (hérétiques).
A lire en attendant prévue pour le mois de novembre.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Save your money 11 mai 2003
Par Doc - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
This book is a waste of money. I cannot fathom how nearly 400 pages can contain NOTHING to advance a storyline. Even if you are a fan who would normally buy it for your collection, my advice is to skip it altogether.
As with the first book in this trilogy, there are numerous spelling and grammar errors (particularly split infinitives, which might be acceptable for speech, but not for narration), fixations on particular words and/or phrases (e.g., "Be that as it may..." is used WAY too often), and inconsistencies. I still am unaware whether CEDF stands for Chiss Expansionary Defense Force or Chiss Expeditionary Defense Force, since it switches between them repeatedly. Or perhaps there are two such bodies, one with each name, that share the same acronym; it certainly is not clarified in this book.
As with Remnant, book 1 of the trilogy, there are three separate storylines. One following Luke and others on a quest to find The Rogue Planet (see that book for a story actually worth reading), the second follows Han and Leia et al. investigating comm breakdown from former New Republic Allies, the third focuses on Nom Anor and his infidel uprising on the former Coruscant.
All three story lines go nowhere. For Luke, there is an absolutely pointless and unresolved conflict that occurs on the Chiss homeworld, which we don't even get to see on the star chart, with everything still referred to as the Unknown Regions. Nevermind that they mention many planets and such, leaving the reader to guess where they might be. For Han and Leia, on Bakura, there is about 100 wasted pages of poor exposition, again with battles simply for their own sake, serving no plot advancing purpose. The resolution is disappointing, again with no surprise. Meanwhile, NOTHING happens with Nom Anor except that he gains an informer.
Honestly, this story reads as though written both by AND for a twelve year old. It is insulting that this is included in the storyline populated by quality writing earlier in the series. The best thing this book might be used for is recycling.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Uninspired Filler for NJO 3 mai 2003
Par Niko - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche|Achat vérifié
There is really no point reading this book. If you are a fan, buy it for your collection. Otherwise just skip it altogether.
My problem with "Remnant" (part I of the Force Heretic series) was that it was totally predictable. This is even worse. Refugee is so forced its only purpose seems to be to tie up lose ends and set up the last two books of the NJO.
The worse subplot is the Han/Leia/Jaina/Jag one. Picking up where they left off in Remnant, they reach Bakura where they fumble around like clueless bystanders for a couple of hundred pages, completely fail to accomplish anything useful and in the end are actually defeated by the "bad guys". Then, suddenly, the situation reverses and resolves itself. Han Solo has no role whatsoever, Leia is limited to making clever diplomatic observations, Jaina runs around picking fights that lead nowhere and Jag Fel flies like your average space-jock. A total waste of ink.
The Luke/Mara/Jacen group fares a bit better. At least they get into a couple of scraps in the Unknown Regions and use their Jedi skills to prevail. Also a couple of old favorites make cameos, even though the long-awaited tour of the Chiss domain is a complete letdown. In the end, right as the book ends, Jacen has a flash of inspiration and the story is magically back on track.
The only half interesting storyline is the one involving Nom Anor. I found his incroporation of the Force and the Jeedi into his newly conceived Vong herecy quite interesting - creative even. Also, from the Yuuzhan Vong we get at leat a small glimse of how the war is going and what the rest of the Galaxy is up to.
That's it. This book needed not have been written. It would have fit nicely as a couple of extra chapters in the other two books of the trilogy.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Solid NJO book but too predictable 12 mai 2003
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Force Heretic II: Refugee is very well-written, fast paced New Jedi Order story. Although it one of the longer books in the series, it is a very quick read. The storylines are good if a bit predictable. One storyline follows Jacen Solo on his quest to find a mustical living planet. Along for the ride are Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade, Saba, and Danni Quee along with some Imperial Remnant troops. They fly into Chiss space where typical, if a bit predictable and subdued, Star Wars mayhem ensues. The second storyline follows Han, Leia, Jaina, Jag and Tahiri to Bakura where anti-Republic sentiment masks a deeper more malevolant plot. The third storyline deals with Nom Anor and his Jedi heracy. This was actually a very interesting Vong subplot, usually I just find those subplots annoying but hearing Nom Anor preach about the Jedi was quite interesting. There is not all that much action to sustain the story and Mara Jade and Han Solo get nothing more than bits parts to play, while Princess Leia only shines occasionaly. Danni's relationship with Jacen, which seemed to be moving forward seems stalled in this book. It was interesting to return to Bakura and to see Chiss space, and the subplot involving Tahiri jumps forward and one of the better parts of the story. Overall, this book is not as good as Force Heretic I. It is well-written, but misses something that the first book had. There is less of the witticism and humor that are contained in the best Star Wars books. This is a solid addition to the NJO series and sets up the third book in the trilogy rather nicely.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Huh?! 21 octobre 2003
Par Gord - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
What happened? What did I miss? Is this another planet? Who gave these fools the authority the publish another novel? Is this some sort of scheme to make James Luceno look like Tolkien?
There is NO excuse for writing this poor.
I should start out my complaint by clarifying several things:
1) I am a huge Star Wars fan, especially of The New Jedi Order.
2)I must give Dix and Williams the benefit of the doubt-the idea of Zonoma Sekot always struck me as rather hokey and a waste of time. All they could do was carry the story along as best they could.
3)They didn't do that.
My main beef with this book is the way they have to have every Star Wars plotline re-emerge before the end. Luceno brought us both Centerpoint and Hapes, Cunningham wrote Hapes AGAIN, and now these...fools!...bring back Bakura for the third time. It wasn't interesting back then, and it's worse now.
They also write the stars totally out of character. The two main groups, Luke's and the Solo's both stumble around like idiots and accomplish absolutely nothing! You'd think in 430 odd pages something would happen, but no, it's off to Chiss space to foil an assassination, and then to Bakura to foil a separate assassination. I'm tired of too much political intrigue and too little action.
That brings me to my next topic. The action. I can just hear people reading this and saying "What action?" You might have missed it trying to look for a sensible sentence. There was action, I promise you, but it read like the fan fiction I wrote in second grade. These people need to learn how to write a space battle. Consult any of the following for advice: Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Greg Keyes, R.A. Salvatore, Troy Denning, Aaron Allston, A.C. Crispin, etc. It's a long list, so I'm sure they'll find something helpfull in that list of authors, or at least they could buy a MR Spell and fix all the damn typoes.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 All Filler, No Thriller 3 juin 2003
Par alamode - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
This latest installment of the NJO is merely treading water waiting for the series' traditional fall hardcover. Del Rey has really released a low quality product here just to line their pockets with money. This one has all the things you've learned to dread about the lesser NJO novels: retreaded plot lines, unconvincing portrayal of the Jedi mindset, shallow two dimensional emotionalism. Undiscriminating Star Wars fans will love this just as they love all Star Wars novels. I used to look forward to each New Jedi Order Novel to see how the storyline moved along and to sample the styles of the different authors. This one has me dreading the next paperback because this one had no real plot movement; more sadly, the next paperback is written by the same below average author tandem. In summary, Yuck!
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