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Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile – Review March 15, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Books, exile, han solo, hansolo, jacen solo, jedi, legacy of the force, scifi, sith, skywalker, star war legacy of the force, Star Wars, star wars legacy of the force, starwars.


I had been waiting for this book for months and bought it the day it hit the shelves . It was worth the wait.

Another awesome chapter in the Star Wars saga but then again what else should any of us expect?

At this point these books are written to a formula:
• crisis,
• escape from crisis,
• move to next crisis from multiple points
• escape from final crisis while leaving breadcrumbs for the next crisis to open the next book.

The best part of this book for me was likely, Exile’s first escape from crisis which occurs as Han, Leia, Corrran , Wedge and family escape from Correlia as Wedge resigns from the Correlian military.

Overall this installment in the Star Wars Legacy of the Force moreso than any other yet is all about plot progression as opposed to any sort of deeper character development. Not that there is anything wrong with that. This book is all about action and plenty of it.

With Correlia and its allies in an all out war against the Alliance one could hardly expect the book to just be about a bunch of diplomats talking.

Only in the final pages of the final chapter do we see some deeper character development in Jacen as he continues his decent into the dark side. Lumiya tells him that he must choose his Sith name and his sacrifice. Not coincidentally Sacrifice is the name of the next installment in this series. The Darth Who contest should also be wrapped up then so we’ll definitely know Jacen’s Sith name too and I’d expect Lucas to go all out on promotions.

Star Wars Legacy of the Force Exile is a raucous page turning, swashbuckling adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. If you haven’t yet indulged in the Legacy of the Force Series you should, the previous books (Betrayal , Bloodlines and Tempest) are all great …and the next one is likely to be even better. I can’t wait to see ‘Darth Solo’ in action!


1. DarthDragon - April 26, 2007

what is lightsaber going to look like. Is going Like in first move two sides ,or one way with red. I think red with black stipes would cool.

2. jwash24 - April 29, 2007

personally i think that jacen will still have his green lightsaber because i think by the time he kills han as his sacrifce he would recvie his sith name

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4. dum and dummer - May 23, 2007

coolest book I’ve read in a long time. the mystery, the sudden change of situations are just fanominal. well I’m just a fan, but it’s an excellent addition to my collection

5. DarthCaedus1235 - February 20, 2008

Star Wars ROCKS!! I loved this book! Best one so far! Now on to Sacrifice! Book # 8 Revelation comes out on February 26th (6 days) Awesome!! Im now only on book 5 Sacrifice so i better get caught up. well got to go read some more! Go Jacen or should I call him Darth Caedus?

6. Darth Storm - July 30, 2008

Jacens awesome

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