With the end of the brief but brutal reign of Darth
Caedus comes a period of unexpected stability. Under the
strong hand of former Imperial Admiral Daala, star
systems set aside their differences in the hope of
forging a lasting peace.
But for the Jedi, many of whom had once looked to Jacen
Solo for inspiration, the transition has been anything
but smooth, as Luke Skywalker strives to chart a new
course for the Order, and groped for an understanding of
what ultimately drove his nephew to embrace the dark
teachings of the evil Sith Lords.
The road to reconciliation has been harder still for Han
and Leia Solo, who have now lost both of their sons.
Some measure of solace comes in the form of Allana,
Jacen's Force sensitive daughter, whom the Solos have
adopted at the request of the girl's mother, Queen Tenel
Ka of Hapes. But Han, especially, craves the distraction
of action, so he, Leia and Allana embark on an
investigation into the origin of the Millennium Falcon,
the charmed starship that has seen Han through so many
years of adventure.
By all indications, their quest should be safe,
innocent: something to keep them interested and busy.
But as they piece together the clues of the past, hints
of a more profound mystery begin to reveal themselves,
and a faceless threat lies in wait--one that has already
launched a tentative assault not only on the Jedi Order,
but on the Force itself.