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The heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe, following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi.

In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Under the leadership of Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and the newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.

In celebration, the chancellor plans The Republic Fair, a showcase of the possibilities and the peace of the expanding Republic - a peace the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so, too, does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.

As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face-to-face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy - the kind of fear from which even the Force cannot shield them.

©2021 Cavan Scott (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Relentless, new, insane

If this was one of the movies you wouldn’t dare go for a loo break. From about a quarter of the way through this book doesn’t let up. One of the craziest Star Wars novels I’ve read.

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Mark sometimes sounds like he's overreatcing

It's neat and simplistc so it was hard to fuck up

For some reason Scott wanted to write a horny teenager

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Cav knows what he did.

The story is incredible with the highest emotional highs and the lowest emotional lows. Listening to this novel was an experience that I don't think could ever be replicated. However, I struggled to understand Marc Thompson at times either through thick accents or voice modulation, often both. I really struggled to understand what OrbaLin was saying and I'd struggle with the Nihil too.

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Too many characters

As with The first High Republic book "Light of the Jedi" this one didn't capture my interest for most of the book. Too many characters that you spend too little time with. At times it was interesting, but for the most part it was just boring. I was not invested in most of the characters. Performance by Marc Thomson was very good and so was the overall production (sound effects).

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Much better….

The Light of the Jedi was a decent but flawed start. This was much, much better and corrected some of the mistakes of the earlier novel. No more idiotic heavy metal music and greater character and story explorations. Still not convinced by the Nihil but looking forward to the next book now with that cliffhanger ending.

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Fantastic

I’m loving the High Republic series and this is the best novel yet. Superbly performed by Marc Thompson, as always, and a gripping story from start to finish.

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That Ending

The entire story was great but that ending left me shocked and speechless. great writing 5 stars all around.

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fantastic

Mark is fantastic at telling stories 👏 he has a great voice 👏 ,

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The excitement is back

Oh woah, what a wild ride that was. Light of the Jedi was good, but this novel really expands on the characters and story. The excitement around star wars is definitely back for me, even better now that there's no Skywalkers around! It's like a story plucked from The Old Republic! What an ending as well. Can't wait for the next one.

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Wait for it

It does take really quite a long time to go anywhere but once the main events finally do start it gets very good.

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quit halfway narrator over dramatized

I had to quit halfway!
Narrator over dramatized (groans and grunts every time some action occurred)

it got so annoying that i couldn't enjoy the story, so can't even remember if the story was good so far