Sacrifice (novel)

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Sacrifice
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Author Karen Traviss
Cover artist Jason Felix, David Stevenson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Legacy of the Force
Canon C
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date
May 29, 2007 (hardcover), 29 April 2008 (paperback)
Media type Hardcover, Paperback
Pages 367 (hardcover), 512 (paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-345-47740-5 (hardcover), ISBN 0-345-47741-3 (paperback)
Preceded by Exile
Followed by Inferno

Sacrifice is the fifth book in the Legacy of the Force series. The book is written by Karen Traviss and was released on May 29, 2007.

Synopsis[edit]

The book starts where Exile left off, with Ben returning to Jacen aboard the Sith Meditation Sphere he found on Ziost. The novel follows Jacen as he manipulates politics, introducing a new law that allows him to rewrite other laws. Using this and Cal Omas' betrayal to the Galactic Alliance as leverage, he and Admiral Niathal stage a bloodless coup, arresting Omas and installing themselves as joint Chiefs of State. At the same time, Jacen sends Ben to assassinate Dur Gejjen, throwing the Corellian-led Confederation into chaos. Meanwhile, Boba Fett and Mirta Gev are still in search of a cure to Fett's illness after finding Kad Skirata, the son of a clone. In exchange for the promise of making the Mandalorians a united people, he cures Boba, giving him another thirty or so years to live. Ben overhears a conversation between Lumiya and Jacen and, horrified, confesses all to his mother, Mara Jade Skywalker. Mara, livid with Jacen for attempting to turn Ben to the dark side, sets out to kill him. This backfires, however, as Jacen kills Mara as his final sacrifice. This sacrifice kills Ben's love for Jacen, making the prophecy complete. Thinking that Lumiya killed Mara, Luke hunts her down and kills her. Ben then reveals that Mara's killer could not have been Lumiya, since Ben was with her at the time. At the end of the book, Jacen Solo assumes his Sith name: Darth Caedus.

Dramatis Personae[edit]

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  • Jori Lekauf; GAG corporal (human male)
  • Leia Skywalker Solo; Jedi Knight, copilot, Millennium Falcon (human female)
  • Lon Shevu; GAG captain (human male)
  • Luke Skywalker, Jedi Grand Master (human male)
  • Lumiya; Dark Lady of the Sith (human female)
  • Mara Jade Skywalker; Jedi Master (human female)
  • Medrit Beviin; Mandalorian soldier (human male)
  • Mirta Gev; bounty hunter, Boba Fett's granddaughter (human female)
  • Novoc Vevut; Mandalorian soldier (human male)

References[edit]

  • Moffett, Matthew L. (Nov 2007). "Sacrifice". School Library Journal 53 (11): 161. ISSN 0362-8930. 

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