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By James Luceno, John Jackson Miller

Witness the increase of the Empire with those exciting Star Wars novels-plus unique brief tales by way of Melissa Scott, John Jackson Miller, and Jason Fry!


"Compelling . . . The villains of Star Wars are as a lot enjoyable because the stable guys."-New York Daily News
Under Governor Wilhuff Tarkin's tips, an final weapon of exceptional destruction-the so-called demise Star-moves ever toward changing into a terrifying fact. till then, insurgency continues to be a real hazard. Guerrilla assaults via an elusive band of freedom opponents needs to be countered with rapid and brutal action-a challenge the Emperor entrusts to his such a lot ambitious brokers: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer, and Tarkin, whose tactical crafty and cold-blooded potency will pave the way in which for the Empire's supremacy-and its enemies' extinction.
Foreword via Dave Filoni

"A tale with pacing and discussion that appears like vintage Star Wars."-Nerdist

Ever because the Jedi have been marked for dying, Kanan Jarrus has committed himself to staying alive instead of serving the strength. So whilst he discovers a clash brewing among Imperial forces and determined revolutionaries, he's now not approximately to get stuck within the crossfire. Then the brutal loss of life of a chum forces him to choose from bowing right down to worry or status as much as struggle. yet Jarrus won't be scuffling with by myself. quickly he's joined via Hera Syndulla-a mysterious agent provocateur with explanations of her own-in tough the Empire for the sake of an international and its people.

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Vader crossed his gauntleted arms in entrance of him. “Our wishes supersede all, grasp. ” “Then why do you contradict me? ” “I ask for forgiveness, grasp. i'm going to do as you could have commanded. ” “No—not sturdy enough,” Sidious snapped. “Of direction you'll do as I command, and naturally Moff Tarkin must resume his tasks at the Sentinel moon. the earlier the conflict station is done, the earlier you and that i can commit ourselves to extra urgent matters—matters purely you and that i can examine and that experience little to do with the Empire. ” Vader allowed his arms to hold at his facets. “Then why is Murkhana very important, grasp? ” Darth Sidious moved from the railing to a chair snugged up opposed to the spire’s curved wall and sat down. “Do you no longer locate it exciting that either you and Moff Tarkin have ties to the very planet the place this newly chanced on cache of jamming units has been chanced on? Tarkin, to quash Dooku’s Shadowfeeds, and you—in one in every of your first missions, I appear to recall—to impression an execution. or even you're feeling that no connections exist, that this can be mere twist of fate. ” Vader knew the answer. “There aren't any coincidences, grasp. ” “And that, my apprentice, is why Murkhana issues to us. as the darkish facet of the strength has for no matter what cause introduced that global to our realization as soon as more—as you'll want to good comprehend. ” Vader became his again to the railing, and the wind wrapped his cape round him. “Which folks will be answerable for the project, grasp? ” A surprising glint in his eye, Sidious shrugged. “I proposal i'd permit you and Moff Tarkin to paintings that out. ” “Work that out. ” “Yes,” Sidious persevered. “Reach a compromise, of varieties. ” “I comprehend, grasp. ” Sidious’s tortured face was once a masks. “I ponder whether you do…But allow us to go back to Moff Tarkin for a second. Has it by no means struck you that every one 3 of us—you and Tarkin and that i, the Empire’s architects, if you happen to will—hail from worlds that occupy yet a slim slice of galactic house? Naboo, Tatooine, Eriadu…all inside an arc of lower than thirty levels. ” Vader acknowledged not anything. “Come, Darth Vader, you of everyone may still settle for that a few are born for greatness. That a few are higher than existence. ” Vader remained silent. “Yes, Lord Vader—Tarkin. ” Sidious softened his tone. “You are a real Sith, Lord Vader. Your commitment is unerring and your powers exceptional. might be, even though, you're less than the misimpression that simply Sith and Jedi have trials to move. ” “What trials has Governor Tarkin handed? ” “Have you by no means been to Eriadu? ” “I have. ” “Then you recognize what that global is like. enterprise outdoors the refuge of Eriadu urban and the land is every piece as bleak and antagonistic as Tatooine. That land cast Tarkin in a lot an identical means Tatooine cast you. ” Vader shook his head. “Tatooine didn't forge me. ” Sidious stared at him, then grinned faintly. “Ah, I see. Slavery and the wilderness cast Skywalker. Is that what you suggest? ” Vader left the query unanswered. “What trials did Tarkin suffer? ” Sidious took a protracted second to reply. “Trials that helped remodel him into the army mastermind he has turn into.

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