The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the
worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without
regard for life and they stand utterly outside the
Force. Their ever-changing tactics stump the New
Republic military. Even the Jedi, once the greatest
guardians of peace in the galaxy, are rendered helpless
by the impervious foe and their solidarity has
begun to unravel.
While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights
Jacen Solo and Corran Horn set off on a reconnaissance
mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world. There,
at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to
undermine the enemy, if only they can stay alive long
enough to use it!