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by Michael Cumpsty,Kathy Tyers

Free eBook Balance Point (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 6) download ISBN: 0375416242
Author: Michael Cumpsty,Kathy Tyers
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (October 31, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Action and Adventure
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It was published by Del Rey on October 31, 2000. Narration for the audio version was performed by Michael Cumpsty

It was published by Del Rey on October 31, 2000. Narration for the audio version was performed by Michael Cumpsty. ISBN 0345428579; October 31, 2000, Del Rey, 333-page hardcover. ISBN 0375416242; October 31, 2000, Random House Audio, 2 cassettes (3 hr. ISBN 0345428587; July 3, 2001, Del Rey, 384-page paperback. ISBN 009941029X; August 3, 2001, Arrow Publishing, 384-page UK paperback.

On one level, I agree with that: I see no major issues in picking this up after reading Vector Prime

On one level, I agree with that: I see no major issues in picking this up after reading Vector Prime

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The series revolves around the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy 21–25 years after the events depicted in Return of the Jedi.

Vector Prime, the New York Times bestselling first novel in The New. Now veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien fo. Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong.

Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness–with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance.

Fortunately a deal struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health under the . Kathy Tyers is a New York Times bestselling novelist and has contributed several novels to the STAR WARS series in the past. She is also the author of the Firebird series.

Fortunately a deal struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health under the watchful eye of Lei Organa Solo. While tempers flare between the Duros and the New republic, Han Solo, his son, Jacen and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. She is married and has one son.

Read by Michael Cumpsty2 cassettes3 hoursThe epic, multi-part, New York Times bestselling Star Wars series, The New Jedi Order, continues with this second original hardcover adventure!Vector Prime, the launch book of The New Jedi Order, was a New York Times hardcover bestseller for four weeks, with nearly 200,000 copies in print and 25,000 copies in audio.Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo work to help refugees flooding in to the planet Duro from the Rim worlds. However the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong have chosen Duro as their next target. Jacen Solo, working at his father's side, finds himself on the horns of a dilemma: how to reconcile using the Force as a tool for good, yet still fight the evil invaders. He must make the right choice, for the future of his family—and possibly of the New Republic itself—hangs in the balance...
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Kathy Tyers returns to the Star Wars Expanded Universe with Balance Point, the second hardcover and sixth novel overall in the New Jedi Order. I call out that it was published as a hardcover first for this reason: Del Rey indicated at the time that the key events of the New Jedi Order would take place in the hardcovers, and that if one only wanted to read them, they would be sufficiently knowledgeable to enjoy the overall story. On one level, I agree with that: I see no major issues in picking this up after reading Vector Prime. Of course, much of the color and detail would be lost, but the core of the story would be intact. On another level, I find it interesting, because Balance Point doesn't stand out to me as any more meaningful than the four paperbacks before it. The war grinds on. We learn a little more about the Vong. Jacen debates. There is one major development for Luke and Mara but that alone doesn't seem to warrant a hardcover.

Balance Point is primarily set on the devastated factory world of Duros. There are multiple refugee camps on the surface in sheltered domes. The Duros themselves live in space facilities surrounding the planet. The setting is evocative enough but I was as happy as the characters were to put it behind me at the end of the book. Like various species before them, the Duros attempt to make a deal with the Vong, a deal we know the whole time will go horribly awry. The payoff at the end to this storyline is sufficient but unsurprising.

Spoiling one detail, Mara Jade is surprised to realize she is pregnant. Ms. Tyers nicely depicts Mara and Luke's feelings over this development: their joy at the prospect of a child but their fears of bringing a new life into such a troubled galaxy. Mara being who she is, her mother-to-be status does not stop her from actively continuing in her role as a Jedi and in fact deepens her commitment, as she has even more worth fighting for. I found Luke and Mara's story to be the most rewarding part of the book.

The Solo family has a needed reunion as all three children along with Han and Leia are placed together on Duros. Han and Leia finally reconcile after all the bitterness of the prior four novels and it is good to see. Anakin is growing rapidly into his persona and beliefs, while Jaina struggles to recover from an injury and a blow to her self-confidence. Jacen debates his relationship to the Force at length. His meditations are interesting yet wearisome all at once.

Balance Point is an adequate continuation of the New Jedi Order but at this point the storyline needs to advance in more unexpected ways. There's a feeling of dots being connected as the various authors offer their entries and then step aside.
I can see the reality in this. Politicians jockey for position and more power as those of noble spirit FIGHT and die. This is good continuation the enemy has made it clear their intent and the republic still can't get it together planets loss the core systems only care about themselves. Even the Jedi need to be more old republic warriors. But overall worth reading and progresses the story
Everyone in the Skywalker/Solo clan comes out for this installment of the New Jedi Order. The refugees relocate to a new planet only to find the Yuuzhan Vong are after them again. Nom Anor returns, along with their most powerful leader yet, Tsavong Lah.

Luke and Mara have something new to think about. Han and Leia work on their relationship, as much as they can during a crisis. Anakin helps his aunt and uncle.

Jaina works on her brother, Jacen, who picks the worst time to become an idealistic youth. This is really his story, his struggles with the Jedis' place in the galaxy. His refusal to use the Force means danger to himself and his family. At times, I admit to wanting to reach through the pages to Force-slap some sense into him, but even Luke sadly let him make his choice. If you want to read a good Jacen story, "Balance Point" is it.
Excellent read. The author's style developed aspects of characters in a very satisfying fashion. I appreciate that about this series--too often I feel a single author gets tunnel vision and neglects subtle details readers pick up on and would like explored.

The content provides a needed build-up for later books in the series. In the midst of galactic war, it's nice to take some time to explore the humanitarian side of things and flesh out personal relationships and struggles. This book does that without failing to move the overall story forward. A refreshing balance!
this is the 6th book of this series. I am about halfway through and it has held my attention so far.
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I had read the authors Truce at Bakura and thought it was a decent book (compared to the others), so I was somewhat excited to pick up this one, hoping to find another Star Wars book I actually enjoyed. After being disappointed by the lackluster duologies by Luceno and Stackpole, I was also counting on this second in the NJO hardcovers to actually be substantial and move the plot along. But 115 pages in, there's next to nothing. It's all filler.

When I consider that there are some 14 or so more books in this series after this, I'm pretty disillusioned with the whole thing if this and the 4 books preceding it are any indication of what it will be like.

The Vong war is probably the kind of thing that should have taken place in two books. I think Vector Prime was amazing and it really set a great foundation for something grand, yet it was followed by 5 books that are unequivocal disappointments. I may try and read a few others but as with what seems to be most Star Wars books, this is of the familiar "so inconsequential you could skip it completely" variety.
Great sci Fi! Different writers just bring more variety.
New Jedi Order books are in a category all themselves!