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.
At last a fate of the Jedi book where the Jedi act like the Jedi we know and love. Luke and Ben's story is magnificent and the rest of the Jedi finally decide it's time to stop being Dalaa's punch bag. There is so much well written action in this book that after the fairly slowly pace of the FOTJ series so far that it almost feels like a different series. I only hope that the remaining books in the series continue with the momentum built up in this book. Also Vortex works great as an audiobook - the reading, voices and sound effects are atmospheric and done very well.
I enjoyed this book and found it good fun and an enjoyable listen. I liked the scenes between Luke and Ben and for me that made the book. The other two strands of the story were ok but I felt the Han and Leia storyline was put in there just to give them something to do but overall I like hearing about them so it's not a major gripe. This book is obviously setting the scene for a major story arc and I look forward to the other books in the arc. Overall a nice fun book. The audio quality and reading was really exellent.
In short this book is well written, well spoken, but alas I still find one or two quibbles to pick over.
1-We jump from one plot to the next, before it all comes together in the greater scheme of things. Can be a touch confusing at times.
2-Han Solo...is Adam West? I keep expecting the rouge to exclaim "Quick Chewie, to the Bat Mobile!"
Like I said, two tiny quibbles. If you liked Mercy Kill, and if you enjoy a full cast reading of a book with a talented orator solo reading it, get this book.