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Legacy of the Force continues
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2016
Legacy of the Force is a nine-book series written by a threesome of authors taking turns (Aaron Allston, Karen Traviss, and Troy Denning). Tempest is Mr. Denning's turn. I admit to not being a fan of the multi-book Star Wars series. The New Jedi Order was never-ending, and Dark Nest Trilogy was no fun to read. Legacy of the Force has been an improvement, and Tempest was acceptable.
The book continues the Jacen Solo story from Bloodlines. The characters are familiar with Alema Rar playing a major role. She is a former Twi'lek Jedi who has gone to the dark side. I actually thought she was dead in an earlier book, but obviously she survived. Alema is now the primary villain. Lumiya continues to serve as a mentor to Jacen, and he is clearly on his way to becoming a Sith. Tempest is not what you would consider to be an upbeat story. Although Aurra Sing does have a surprise role to play, and that made for some interesting scenes.
All in all Mr. Denning has written a good book, but I am ready for Jacen to go ahead and do whatever he is going to do.