Balance Point

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Balance Point
Balance Point.jpg
AuthorKathy Tyers
Cover artistCliff Nielsen
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe New Jedi Order
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
November 1, 2000
July 1, 2001[1]
Media typeHardcover & Paperback
PagesHardcover: 333
Paperback: 384
ISBN0-345-42857-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN 0-345-42858-7 (Paperback)
813/.54 21
LC ClassPS3570.Y4 B35 2000
Preceded byAgents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse 
Followed byRecovery 

Balance Point is the sixth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. It is a science fiction novel written by Kathy Tyers and published in 2000.[2]


On the planet Duro, a new galactic refugee settlement close to the Core, Jacen Solo has a horrifying vision through the Force about the fate of the galaxy. Amidst the invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong, anger and darkness will become the ultimate enemy of one pivotal individual in the war. And if Jacen embraces such evil, then the galaxy will fall. In order to avoid such catastrophe, Jacen decides to turn his back on the Force forever. However, even in the terror of the Vong's continued invasion of the galaxy, a ray of hope shines in the conceiving of Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker's child.

Duro eventually becomes the next target of the Yuuzhan Vong. Though the conquest of the world is successful, Jacen, in a bid to save his mother, Leia, from certain doom, confronts the Vong Warmaster Tsavong Lah in combat, embraces the Force once more, and defeats him. The Skywalkers, the Solos, and several of their friends and allies flee Duro in its loss. And to make things worse, in the aftermath of his humiliation by Jacen, Tsavong Lah makes an ultimatum to the rest of the galaxy: If every single member of the Jedi are brought to the Yuuzhan Vong, especially Jacen, then the invaders will settle with Duro and conclude their invasion with what worlds they already have.



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