Star Wars: The New Rebellion
December 1996
383ppg

Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Cover Artist: Drew Struzan

Cover Price: $22.95
Media: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-553-10093-9 - 1st

SYNOPSIS
George Lucas's epic Star Wars saga has continued with a string of New York Times bestsellers by some of science fiction's brightest talents, including Vonda N. McIntyre, Kevin J. Anderson, Timothy Zahn, and Barbara Hambley. Now Locus and John W. Campbell Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch brings her talents to this exciting tale of the victorious New Republic facing swift and total annihilation....

Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish in a blinding instant of pain, anguish, and despair—a disruption of the Force so shocking, it is felt by Luke at his Jedi academy on Yavin 4 and by Leia at home on Coruscant. It is a deed that rivals the terrifying power of the Death Star, the long-destroyed weapon of the defeated Empire. But where did it happen? And how? And why?

Then death comes to Coruscant itself. As Leia, head of the New Republic, prepares to address the Senate, a massive explosion rocks the meeting hall, decimating the Senate's ranks. Leia survives and recovers, only to be faced with calls to resign from office. Even worse, some of the Senators lay the blame for the attack on Han Solo.

As Leia works desperately to clear Han's name, Han and Chewbacca journey to the lawless asteroids of Smuggler's Run to track down rumors of a secret plot against the New Republic. And Luke goes in search of Brakiss, a former Jedi student who has turned his considerable talents to the dark side of the Force and might well have been involved in the unexplained deaths of millions that so disturbed Luke and Leia. But Brakiss is only a small part of the carnage taking place on Coruscant and elsewhere. Luke is being stalked by a master of the dark side who is determined to rule as the next emperor. Luke, Leia, and Leia's Jedi children are targeted to die. Then billions will follow, in a holocaust unequaled in galactic history.


Subsequent Printings
Star Wars: The New Rebellion (paperback)
September, 1997; ISBN: 0-553-57414-0 - 1st

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