Author: Aaron Allston
Cover Artist: Jason Felix
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: November 27th, 2007
Era: Legacy Of The Force
Aaron Allston returns for his final installment in the Legacy of the Force series, Fury. He returns with a large cast of characters, space combat, and finally lets one secret out of the bag for the Skywalker and Solo families. Also, don’t be disappointed when all the talk on the back of the book happens within the first hundred pages; Allston just keeps the action coming after that.
Much like his books before, Fury is written like episodes which makes “calling it a night” a lot easier than a nonstop thrill ride. However, even with the episodes, the book never has a dull moment. The Jedi start to play a much larger role in galactic politics and start plotting their way to fight back more efficiently against Jacen Solo. The thrills of dog fights also return as we can always count on Allston to include.
Throughout the books, many fans have wanted to see more characters involved from pass books and Allston delivers in this book. Jaina Solo, Jagged Fel, and Zekk all have larger roles and the Antilles and Horn families return, including a grownup Valin Horn, a character I’ve been curious about seeing again since I reread the New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest. Other characters who’ve made appearances in the series return with bigger roles as well such as Kyp Durron and Kyle Katarn. And if you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes with the Jedi Council, Fury includes a very interesting session of the Council. Ben Skywalker graces the cover of this book, but don’t be surprised when he doesn’t play a role until the final half of the book, much like he did in Exile; I guess Allston just likes saving the young maturing Jedi for last for all of us.
As the series winds down with just two books remaining, Jacen’s secrets aren’t remaining that way much longer as one particular secret I’ve wanted to get out finally does but the biggest surprise for the Skywalkers and Solos has yet to be revealed. The Sith introduced in Inferno start to make moves of their own in Fury, and another character seems to finally meet defeat in a final confrontation.
If you’ve been enjoying the series so far, or have been waiting for the “good” guys to fight back even more than in Inferno, or just love Allston’s style, then don’t let this book sneak pass you.
By Lawrence D.
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