In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Luke Skywalker summons the heroes of the New Jedi Order from near and far, as the Star Wars galaxy teeters on the edge of eternal war. Yet even the combined powers of the formidable Jedi may not be enough to vanquish the deadly perils confronting them.
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December 31, 1997
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Excerpt from The Swarm War: Star Wars (Dark Nest, Book III) by Troy Denning
Star Pond had calmed into a dark mirror, and the kaddyr bugs had fallen mysteriously silent. The entire Jedi academy had descended into uneasy stillness, and Luke knew it was time. He ended the meditation with a breath, then unfolded his legs ' he had been floating cross-legged in the air ' and lowered his feet to the pavilion floor.
Mara was instantly at his side, taking his arm in case he was too weak to stand. ' How do you feel '
Luke ' s entire body felt stiff and sore, his head was aching, and his hands were trembling. He tested his legs and found them a little wobbly.
' I ' m fine, ' he said. His stomach felt as empty as space. ' A little hungry, maybe. '
' I ' ll bet. ' Continuing to hold his arm, Mara turned to leave the meditation pavilion. ' Let ' s get you something to eat . . . and some rest. '
Luke did not follow her. ' I can last another hour. ' Through the Force, he could feel nearly the entire Jedi order gathered in the lecture hall, waiting to learn why he had summoned them. ' We need to do this now. '
' Luke, you look like you ' ve been hanging out in wampa caves again, ' Mara said. ' You need to rest. '
' Mara, it ' s time, ' Luke insisted. ' Is Ben there '
' I don ' t know, ' Mara said.
Although their son was finally beginning to show some interest in the Force, he continued to shut himself off from his parents. Luke and Mara were saddened and a little disturbed by Ben ' s detachment, but they were determined not to push. The turmoil in the Force during the war with the Yuuzhan Vong had left him somewhat mistrustful of the Jedi way of life, and they both knew that if he was ever going to follow in their footsteps, he would have to find his own way onto the path.