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Summary

Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: Those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive and intoxicating as it is potentially fatal. But it may be Luke’s only path to the truth.

Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the war of wills between Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala and the Jedi Order is escalating. Outraged over the carbonite freezing of young Jedi Knights Valin and Jysella Horn after their inexplicable mental breakdowns, the Jedi are determined to defy Daala’s martial tactics, override Council Master Kenth Hamner’s wavering leadership, and deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction–and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger.

Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are - to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers, to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power and its hunger, and to an explosive confrontation between opposing wielders of the Force from which only one Master - good or evil - can emerge alive.

©2009 Troy Denning (P)2009 Random House

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Loved it!

I loved every minute of this book. I enjoyed the first book in the series (Outcast) but was deeply disappointed in the second (Omen) however Abyss is by far the best yet in the Fate of the Jedi series. Luke and Ben were written to perfection and their story was my favourite part of the book. We also get to see more depth to Han, Leia, Allana, Jag and Jaina. The story with the Sith had some great character development and it was great to see so much from their perspective and at last we see the backstabbing and treachery that we expect from Sith. Also we get a sinister introduction to a very old and dark enemy that seems to be the key to the entire series. As usual the audio quality and read are superb. I whole heartily recommend this book and hope that the rest of the series can maintain this level of excitement and character development.

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Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

I have so far really enjoyed the whole Fate of the Jedi series.
I thought Outcast was better than Omen, but if you enjoyed either of the previous you will certainly like Abyss - especially the Luke & Ben Skywalker story thread.
It's really gripping and great fun!

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gets better every time

love it fate of the jedi is a great story highly recommended for who love a good story

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Another great installment in the series!

Another great installment in the series! Marc Thompson really brings the story to life and Troy Denning continues to bring all of the intrigue you could hope for.

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Another awesome instalment ..

Excellent continuing story and production is faultless. I love the different character voices and sound effects. I really draws you in. This series is a must buy. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Todd Buttweiler
  • 06-07-15

Abyss: Book - 3

Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Abyss was a good listen. Really got the imagination going. Had to rewind a few times to give a second listen to parts. The story gets better with Leia. I have been waiting to see Leia flex her strength. You get a glimpse of it here.

I am listening to the Star Wars books in this order:

The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn
Heir to the Empire
Dark Force Rising
The Last Command

The Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn
Specter of the Past
Vision of the Future

The Legacy of the Force series
Legacy of the Force: Betrayal by Aaron Allston
Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines by Karen Traviss
Legacy of the Force: Tempest by Troy Denning
Legacy of the Force: Exile by Aaron Allston
Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice by Karen Traviss
Legacy of the Force: Inferno by Troy Denning
Legacy of the Force: Fury by Aaron Allston
Legacy of the Force: Revelation by Karen Traviss
Legacy of the Force: Invincible by Troy Denning

The Fate of the Jedi series
Fate of the Jedi: Outcast by Aaron Allston
Fate of the Jedi: Omen by Christie Golden
Fate of the Jedi: Abyss by Troy Denning
Fate of the Jedi: Backlash by Aaron Allston
Fate of the Jedi: Allies by Christie Golden
Fate of the Jedi: Vortex by Troy Denning
Fate of the Jedi: Conviction by Aaron Allston
Fate of the Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden
Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse by Troy Denning

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ben Skywalker: Very strategic thinking for a teen. His character always keep me smiling.

What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

Legendary

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't want to give anything away. The story takes a turn to the odd, but I have a feeling more will be reveled in future books.

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  • Mark and Amy Acker
  • 05-07-12

Creepy goodness!

This one takes a turn from the first two and has a very dark, creepy feeling to it--which works! It's a nice change of pace and gives the story new depth. And the haunting music is really outstanding!

I definitely felt the "hungry purple tentacles" runing up my spine!

Once again, Marc Thompson does a tremendous job narrating. This is not a series to miss!

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  • Jason
  • 10-03-10

Awesome narration

Marc Thompson is THE single best narrator for Star Wars I have ever heard. His characters are so believable and recognizable. Amazing series and can't wait for the next one.

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  • Sam Sapirstein
  • 31-01-21

Compelling themes

Growing up, I heard stories of people back in the 60s who would join weird cults or do tons of psychedelics in a never ending quest of inner discovery, only to come out of it as a bad version of themselves. I wonder if the authors of this book series, and so may dark sci-fi or fantasy books in general, had similar experiences. Well written, with an excellent theme.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-20

Love that’s it’s unabridged

Please keep releasing unabridged Star Wars books read my mark Thompson. He is one of the best readers

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  • Casey
  • 12-08-10

Good book, Good series...

I am really liking this series of books and this is another gem. Reading some of the older books were pretty hit or miss but I think they have the proven authors working on some very good plots now. The only problem I had with this audio was in the second file, at one hour and twenty-nine minutes in (format 4 I believe). The audio skipped and I missed a little bit of the action, I do not think it was very much but that still disappointed me a little bit.

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  • john
  • 10-09-09

Good Story Good Author

i feel like there getting back on track with SW books. the last series was not in depth enough and felt like a cheap pocket book. but i thought this author who writes allot of SW books pulled it back in line in this novel. this series has a little direction now. and im glad they are offering SW books unabridged now.

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  • TK421
  • 27-07-22

H.P. Lovecraft approved

really good storyline I love that Abaloth is written in the Cthulhu style old god. Abaloths prison reminds me of R'yla the prison in the Deep ocean that holds Cthulhu. Abaloth's tentacles reaching out just like cthulhu's from prison to influence the week-minded. her words as his machinations tormenting threatening and letting us know that an ancient Terror still lurks. even the guides and the barely animated bodies of the meditating ones remind me very much of the Minions that worship these old gods that promise things like immortality and Power. even so much is the fonts being just like those that preserve the Mind flayer himself. Cthulhu being even a Lesser God is one of my favorites from HP Lovecraft. the Entity that gave birth to Cthulhu reminds me of the G'nall-G'nall there is also the god of cannibalism who turns his worshipers into rat like minions who devour Corpses.

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  • Michael Baker
  • 29-04-22

what a great continuation of this series!!!

I love this book and will listen to it many more times. it's so awesome to see the Skywalker's journey through the darkness of the shadows

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  • Amanda Zielinski
  • 23-02-22

building the story.

The books that follow this one only get better because o the set up by this one.