Fatal Alliance

Fatal Alliance

eBook - 2010
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"Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that's drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic's elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic's envoy is not what he seems, the Empire's delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can't, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone. None of these guests--invited or uninvited--have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world. But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they've never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy."--Dust cover flaps.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307796042
0307796043
Characteristics: 1 online resource :,ill

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ZE1TGE15T
Mar 13, 2016

Definitely recommend for Star Wars fans. I can see how this book would be very confusing to a non-SW fan. There were also many unexplained things from the "Old Republic" saga that might not register to someone unfamilar with "The Old Republic".

A few main characters went without good phisical descriptions in their introduction. Later throughout the book, the author incorporated more subtle hints as to their appearance. Some might argue that some things must be left to the imigination, however I think a little more detail would have been nice. I think Jet Nebula's character was described physically as "smuggler" and Dao Stryver simply as "Mandalorian" at first.

In general I would have liked the author to stop and describe the roses a bit more. He created great aspects all around (scenery, atmosphere, Etc.); and he could have spared more time on detail. Especially on the romance aspect. There was definately an intro to what could have been a really complex and emotional aspect in this but it was basically untouched. Here I am wishing a "Star Wars" title would incorporate more romance. Silly me. I really enjoyed it, but hoped it would be a little longer.

How the characters came together was amazing. Sort of felt like how your party started coming together in a Final Fantasy game - when cool random characters were added to the group. Despite my nagging about the character descriptions - the characters were still really amazing. Also, the story seemed to flow really nicely leaving you mystified and always guessing what could happen next. You're left wondering if a jedi hero or sith lord would turn to the other side and I think he did a spectacular job of capturing that feeling of internal conflict from the character's perspectives.

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StefanSo
Mar 11, 2015

It was an interesting read. I enjoyed it very much. Satele Shan is a great character and I cant wait to read more books about her journey as Grandmaster Jedi.
If you played the MMORPG. You will like this book.
Love reading spin-off stories of the Star Wars universe.

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Chinderixx
Nov 28, 2014

After rereading this, I can definitely still say that this is my favorite novel from the Old Republic era. Like the first time I read this, I thought it was so cool that all the characters had to form an alliance and work together. I also really liked how there were no bad words. I think Sean Williams was very creative with this, and I think that any Old Republic fan will really enjoy reading Fatal Alliance.

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gilthyan
Mar 26, 2012

is it a sequel to deiceived

JWolf Aug 09, 2011

My favorite Star Wars book EVER!!! I hope Sean Williams makes another Old Republic novel.

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Desslok
Nov 17, 2010

The pacing in Fatal Alliance is terrible. The first hundred or so pages drag along horribly. rts to pick up with a cool action scene. . .that is ruined by going on for chapters and chapters.

Also, the book is incomprehensable to somone not versed in the time period. Things are very different 3000 years before Luke and Vader's time, and the author does little to clarify this or illustrate what the hell is going on in the galaxy.

This is made confusing by the Republic's enemy being identified as "The Empire." If all you've ever seen are the Star Wars films, I imagine this is going to be fairly confusing.

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Chinderixx
Feb 02, 2015

"Worry all you want. Unless there's something you can do about it, I don't see what good it will do."-Satele Shan

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Chinderixx
Feb 02, 2015

"Humans are replaceable, seconds are not."-Darth Chratis

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Chinderixx
Jan 31, 2015

"And most important- most important of all, my young apprentice, we will both watch our backs"-Darth Howl

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Chinderixx
May 09, 2017

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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