Enemy Lines: Rebel Dream

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Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
AuthorAaron Allston
Cover artistDavid Seeley
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe New Jedi Order
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
April 1, 2002
Media typePaperback
Preceded byDark Journey 
Followed byEnemy Lines: Rebel Stand 

Enemy Lines: Rebel Dream (also released as Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream) is the eleventh installment of the New Jedi Order series, set in the Star Wars universe. It is the first novel in a two-part story by Aaron Allston; the sequel is Enemy Lines: Rebel Stand. It was published in March 2002.


Following the Yuuzhan Vong's capture of Coruscant, General Wedge Antilles, leading New Republic Fleet Group Two, successfully capture and intend to hold the Vong-held world of Borleias. This becomes convenient for the New Republic Senators, under unofficial leadership from Councilor Pwoe, to gather up their resources in order to find a new capital for the Republic. Later, after the actions they took within the Hapes Consortium, Jaina Solo, Kyp Durron, and Jagged Fel become part of the occupation force of Borleias, and Jaina and Jag begin to develop a romantic relationship as a result of their time together fighting the Vong in the solar system. As the fighting in the Borleias system increases, it attracts the expertise of Supreme Commander Czulkang Lah, father of Warmaster Tsavong Lah, who soon becomes Wedge Antilles's enemy in the occupation of Borleias.

Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker senses a dark presence on Yuuzhan Vong-held Coruscant that has nothing to do with the Vong themselves. So he organizes a strike team consisting of himself, his wife Mara, Tahiri Veila, and Wraith Squadron in order to infiltrate Coruscant and then find and eliminate the dark presence there. With help from Lando Calrissian, they successfully arrive on Coruscant to begin their mission.

At Coruscant, treacherous New Republic Senator Viqi Shesh is scheduled to be executed, since her usefulness in helping the Vong in their invasion is gone. However, Shesh makes up a lie that allows her to live when she says that the shapers that grafted Tsavong Lah's artificial arm had intentionally set it to rot; the purpose of this is to force him to secretly do their bidding, or he would become a Shamed One. Lah looks into this with the help of Master Shaper Nen Yim, and finds strong evidence that there is indeed such a conspiracy forming against him.

Meanwhile, Viqi Shesh herself is controlling an innocent holocam operator named Tam Elgrin, working as a civilian assistant on Borleias, via a Yuuzhan Vong implant. At the end of the novel, Tam is able to overcome his conditioning, even when it nearly costs him his life, just before the New Republic launch into another engagement against the Vong. This engagement incorporates a tactic from the once-great Galactic Empire that forces the Vong to go into a temporary tactical retreat.

Dramatis Personae[edit]

The Jedi[edit]

With the New Republic Military[edit]


  • Danni Quee; scientist (female human)
  • Wolam Tser; holodocumentarian (male human)
  • Tam Elgrin; holocam operator (male human)

With the Yuuzhan Vong[edit]


The New Jedi Order: Rebel Dream reached 7 on the New York Times bestseller list on April 14, 2002.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: April 14, 2002". New York Times. April 14, 2002. Retrieved April 1, 2015.

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