The Joiner King

The Joiner King After triumphing in Star Wars The Unifying Force the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure Luke Skywalker is worried A handful of Jedi Knights including his nephew and niec

  • Title: The Joiner King
  • Author: Troy Denning
  • ISBN: 9780345463043
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • After triumphing in Star Wars The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure Luke Skywalker is worried A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged aAfter triumphing in Star Wars The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure Luke Skywalker is worried A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor Luke has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions for serious damage control Han and Leia follow, intent on protecting their children from what could be grave danger But none of them are prepared for what they find when they reach their destination.A colony of mysterious aliens is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space The leader of the alien nest is resolute Adept in the Force, he is drawing old friends to his side, compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force abilities with his, even if it leads to all out war

    • ↠ The Joiner King || ✓ PDF Read by º Troy Denning
      385 Troy Denning
    • thumbnail Title: ↠ The Joiner King || ✓ PDF Read by º Troy Denning
      Posted by:Troy Denning
      Published :2018-08-09T22:12:16+00:00

    1 thought on “The Joiner King”

    1. The war with the Yuuzhan Vong is over. The galaxy is in ruins. Planets once teeming with life are radioactive wastelands. Survivors all across the galaxy are gradually picking up the pieces of a shattered life. The Galactic Alliance, with the help of the New Jedi Order, is trying to stabilize the galaxy and keep the peace. Pockets of lawlessness are inevitable.When several young Jedi Knights disappear to answer a message of distress in the Force, Master Luke Skywalker, his wife, Mara Jade, and H [...]

    2. 6 of 8 people found the following review helpful:Better than average "further adventures" title, September 23, 2005 About my 3-star rating: I must admit to having read all of the Star Wars "expanded universe" adult novels, along with many of the children's and young adult books too. But just like someone who eats a lot of hamburgers, I can also recognize a good steak. Only the best of the Star Wars books would rate 4 stars from me, so this is not a cut in my book. I'd have to rate this title at [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book, though it did have some problems. This book has more typo's than any Star Wars book I have read in years. It also seems like, the people in charge of the stories told the author. Hey Star Wars is grown up now, put in some swearing and the author made up his own swear words. This is a bit crazy to read because of all the weird swearing that has no precedent. They keep telling Ben they are bad words, but to us they have no meaning so they have no effect. The last one is Ethman [...]

    4. Star Wars with bugs. That's about what every other review says, and I will echo it here. This isn't the best Star Wars book I've ever read, nor is it the worst. But I'm not about to rush out for the rest of the trilogy. I listened to this book as an audio book and, as usual, really enjoyed the production of the reading. Star Wars audiobooks have great sound effects, music and the readers tend to have a lot of fun with the voices. Unfortunately, the crashing sounds of some of the battles made me [...]

    5. I wasn't overly impressed with this first installment. It lags and wanders and frankly, the entire story should've been limited to this one book.

    6. 5 starsNice to see Han, Luke, Leia, and Mara Jade again. Also Jaina and Jacen. Star Wars never gets old. On back cover: Luke Skywalker is worried. A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor [...]

    7. Meh. Typical Star Wars novel, but far more convoluted. Denning creates a whole new species in the Unknown Regions, about the only place you can do that in the Star Wars Universe these days, that is a hive mind and in conflict with the Chiss Empire. The problem is that the Killik hive mind has been attracting young Jedi to join their cause, causing them to lose their identity in the process. Denning models the species behavior on modern psychological understandings of the conscious and unconsciou [...]

    8. I just read the last few chapters after not reading this for almost a year. I just wanted it done, so I could move on in the series. The parts I did read were ok, but I'm really hoping that the series gets better.

    9. Star Wars: Dark Nest I- The Joiner King by Troy Denning. Five stars. A surprisingly complex EU novel overshadowed by many in the fanbase. Troy Denning earned task of writing the first post-New Jedi Order novel while preparing the groundwork for Legacy of the Force. In the large New Jedi Order-Legacy of the Force-Fate of the Jedi meta arc Dark Nest the short breather between parts one and two. The Joiner King is an accomplished first act in Del Rey’s most underrated series. The Joiner King exa [...]

    10. "Who else can we trust to wield our power? We must follow our own consciences."Five years have passed since the war with the Yuuzhan Vong, and some of the younger generation of Jedi Knights, including Jaina and Jacen, have left for the Unknown Regions. They have been summoned by a strange new alien race--one that has the Chiss carefully protecting their borders. When Han, Luke, Leia, Mara, and Saba head out to find the young Jedi Knights, they learn that not everything is as it seemsd secrets ar [...]

    11. A very slow start to this one, made even slower by the far-fetched premise of an alien bug colony actually overpowering the Force and luring trained Jedi across the galaxy. However, at around the midpoint The Joiner King started to endear itself to me just when I was at the point of bailing. And it actually turned out to be a pretty good book. After giving it time to explain how and why things happened the way they did, I was able to buy in.Why didn't this race, which has been around for millenn [...]

    12. Very strange and dark. Love the hive mind sci-fi angle, and how it brings SW into scarier / darker territory (like the Vong did with NJO). A super badass Ewok. Force tricks out the wazoo (and cool ones too). And a difficult question about war that reads conflict across the generational gap in the Jedi Order. No clue how this will stretch into a trilogy, but looking forward to it. Also very happy with how it ties in to NJO (though I won't speak much to that, for fear of spoilers).

    13. Vacillating between 2 and 3 stars. It's 2.5 but I guess I can give it a 3.For now.This takes place 5 years after the end of the New Jedi Order. a lot is going on in the galaxy with regards to planet relocations and just overall healing. The Yuuzhan Vong are mostly all on Zonama Sekot, though their technology is still present on many other worlds, including Coruscant.The Killiks, a bug race in the Unknown Regions, call to the Jedi survivors of Myrkr. All but Tenel Ka answer the call, despite them [...]

    14. "Teamwork and treachery will beat youth and skill every time."This is a good cheesy Star Wars book.Not a whole lot happens, but we get an insight into the life of the Solo-Skywalker clan and how Han and Leia interact in their marriage. There are a lot of characters. I set the book down for a bit and when I picked it back up I had to do some looking back to remember who was who. There's some small adventures and we get to see a bit of kid Ben. While I wasn't wowed with this story compared to othe [...]

    15. As I started reading this, I couldn't help but wonder what else could possibly happen to the galaxy after the Yuuzhan Vong War. So far, the previous series contained one of the weirdest and most impacting invasions the Star Wars galaxy has ever experienced could the writers possibly top that? While maybe not topping the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, The Joiner King definitely introduces and interesting new conflict with a new brand of villain while still successfully tying the story in to the Star Wars [...]

    16. The premise: ganked from BN: After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure!Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss a [...]

    17. First off, the beginning of this book was just annoying and confusing. The current political situation since the war was never really made clear. Just that some company named RePlanetHab (horrible name) is stealing planets as they try and relocate the displaced citizens of the galaxy. How or why or anything useful is never quite established. Anyway, it's not super important to the story except to give Leia bargaining power at the end.My biggest problem was how Denning tried to reinvent the Jedi [...]

    18. Is this really the best they could come up with? Intelligent bugs? Sorry, evil Jedi intelligent bugs. Seriously, I can't believe that this is the follow up to the massive New Jedi Order series. That series was the only thing that kept me interested in Luke, Han, & Co. while George Lucas and his prequels were systematically destroying my love of Star Wars. The New Jedi Order was, to say the least, epic. There should have been major changes to the Star Wars Universe as a result, but they are b [...]

    19. We go from a 19-book series about a weird new alien race that can take on the Jedi toa new series about a weird new alien race that can take on the Jedi. Well, to be fair, these aliens do feel truly alien and they do show the dangers of the Unknown Regions well.However, nothing in the novel really makes me care. The book aggressively uses everyone from Star by Star (Denning's other SW book) and references it constantly as if there were no other New Jedi Order books. We finally get to meet Luke a [...]

    20. I guess sometimes with a Star Wars tie in novel you have to ask.if not for the characterisation and links to that brand would this book stand as a good sci fi novel.r me this time the answer is no.It deserves some acknowledgement as it does at least break from ongoing fractious skirmishes with remaining factions within the empire and presents another threatever a bug breed who work from a hive mind?I feel I've read this kind of thing before and enjoyed it more.It's a shame really as I did enjoy [...]

    21. Always wanted to hear more about the killiks which had been mentioned before. Now i kinda wish I hadn't. Even though there were some "huh?" moments with everything going on, there are some decent moments in this trilogy. Mainly the Jacen Solo parts. The rest I kind of was scratching my head. I found myself hating Jag Fel at almost every appearance. Never liked him in previous appearances, and this series didn't win him any points in my book. I didn't care for Jaina's fawning over him ever. Alema [...]

    22. Really? Ghent finds hidden files in R2-D2? And it's really? I think I rubbed my forehead every time this came up. You'll understand.Anyways, not really a fan of this book. I found that coming out of New Jedi Order that most of the characters here just don't seem "right" Han is about the only person that seemed somewhat true to form. This is all just unfortunate because I really enjoyed Denning's "Star by Star" book in the NJO series (not perfect, not the best, but a strong contender and great ad [...]

    23. Star Wars, with bugs. I'm pretty much a Star Wars nerd so I enjoyed these, but they were definitely a little outside the box. They were not my favorite. If you are a serious fan I would pick them up because the next series (Legacy of the Force) builds off of what happens here. If you are a casual fan, just find a summary on before moving on. Troy Denning, of course, is a wonderful author and everything here is well written, paced expertly, etc. I'm just not a fan of the story itself.

    24. This book started off a bit slow as the author worked his away through the introduction of a few new (minor) characters and of the new "bad guys", the Killiks. However, the ending (no spoilers) is fast paced and crackles with energy because you really aren't sure what is going to happen. While I did not figure one of the major characters was going to be killed (as Troy Denning has done before), there were sufficient twists and turns to make me push through the last 100 pages as fast as I have re [...]

    25. I cannot give this a star rating - in fairness - because the copy of this I ended up with was abridged, and I did not catch it until I was half through, so then I just let it run.If you ever tried an abridgement, there are COUNTLESS inconsistencies that some jagoff editor decided was okay, and did/do not effect the overall story experience. In my opinion, they are WRONG.The +/- half or so of the story that was there sounnded interesting, and if the holes were filled in I bet this would have been [...]

    26. Good grief! Won’t farmboy, family and friends, ever get a chance to relax and have some fun? Troy Denning makes life miserable for Luke, Mara, Leia, Han and their kids. Bugs big and small, Dark Jedi, space dogfights, light saber duels, sexual tension, and two more books in the series to come. Included with this novel is Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams, a New Jedi Order short story previously released as an eBook.Published in mass-market paperback by Del Rey.

    27. The first novel in a new trilogy set five years after The New Jedi Order. This trilogy deals with a species of bugs called the Killiks. They are engaged in something of a civil war and a lost Jedi from The New Jedi Order series is at the heart of the conflict. This series is very intriguing as far as the plot, mind controlling bugs, and how that affects the characters. Also, the element of a part of Luke and Leia's past being explored makes it a great mystery.

    28. Ugh. Aside from the bugs grossing me out. The only reason I gave this book more than a 1 was because Ben Skywalker is hilarious--and I love the way they dealt with R2D2 and the whole "who is padme" mystery. Other than thatI don't think i'm a fan. I've heard the second book is worse so we'll see. After not reading a new Star Wars book in a year I'm not sure i'm sorry I stayed away.

    29. This was a return to a more familiar feel of classic Star Wars. The only problem, and a long running one it is too, is the lack of the Empire. No adversary since has provided the same Good Guys v Bad Guys clash giving an underdog to root for against a clearly malevolent enemy.It is a return to more familiar ground but without the simple moral contest I feel it needs.Fun, all the same.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *