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Publisher's Summary

National best seller

A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale, an original novel inspired by the world of The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated anthology.

The Jedi are the most loyal servants of the Empire. 

Two decades ago, Jedi clans clashed in service to feuding lords. Sickened by this endless cycle, a sect of Jedi rebelled, seeking to control their own destiny and claim power in service of no master. They called themselves Sith. 

The Sith rebellion failed, succumbing to infighting and betrayal, and the once rival lords unified to create an Empire...but even an Empire at peace is not free from violence. 

Far on the edge of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid and the ghost of a less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. His history is as guarded as the red blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his side.

As the galaxy's perpetual cycle of violence continues to interrupt his self-imposed exile, and he is forced to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it becomes clear that no amount of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.

©2021 Ballantine (P)2021 Random House Audio

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  • zac
  • 2021-11-17

the riddler

was kinda hard to follow. extremely enigmatic. I think the bones of the story were interesting but again was just a little hard to keep track of what's going on

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Definitely going top 3 for stand alone books

Definitely giving it a second listen later down the line (why it need 15words)

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An Amazing stand alone story

This is now in my top 10 books. it's shows the moral grey area between Sith and Jedi. Aswell as having now one of my favorite star wars themes (Japanese) that fits so well in the star wars Universe. Last but not least the audio performance is so immerseive for lightsaber duels to Droid sound effect creates an amazing atmosphere and listening experience. I recommend this audio book to any star wars fan that would like to hear a unique star wars experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-10-14

Enchanting take on a galaxy far far away

I thought that this book was excellently executed from start to finish. Would love for more Visions novels in the future!

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  • limxuv her
  • 2021-10-20

I think I enjoyed it

First of all, I really enjoyed the non-canon alternate universe created by this story. The Jedi/Sith dynamic feels more authentic and fleshed out than the canon one. I enjoyed the story, for the most part, but a lot of it happens in conversations so it was hard to remember what was happening or where the characters were sometimes. The performance was great save for those awkward chapter transitions that often killed the momentum or mood.

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  • Jeff Arlen
  • 2021-11-23

Did the author know how to write?

I’ve read a great deal of Star Wars books. This is the first I couldn’t finish. The authors concept of Sith and Jedi doesn’t make sense. Not to mention that it is was impossible to follow the story. Please save your money. Go buy something from Timothy Zahn instead.

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  • lukas
  • 2021-11-02

Confusing...

I like the book, the idea for the Visions novel was a great idea. Set in an alternate universe where the Jedi are protectorates of the Galaxy, and the sith are all but extinct. It got me in some parts where I had to rewind a minute or two just to understand what exactly had just happened. This happened about a couple times during the whole novel. It was good, the idea was flawlessly executed, but I think the writing could have used some more, explanation, in some parts.

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  • andrew friedman
  • 2021-10-26

Good VA bad story

Legit no idea what this was about VA did a great job at least

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-10-19

A different take on Star wars

Is this canon? No. Is it Legends? No.

This is its own thing set in its own universe. And I for one love that about this novel.

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  • Nick
  • 2021-11-03

A Decent Read

Overall the book is a decent read—albeit one that will neither bore you to death nor keep you on the edge of your seat. For the most part, my only complaints are, first, that I felt there was a slight lack of character development and, second, that not enough context was given in the story for me to fully understand the plot’s positioning in the Star Wars universe and it’s history.

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  • Theodore
  • 2021-10-21

Confusing

I loved the Disney+ episode this was inspired by. Though, I didn't have the patience to finish it. The use of pronouns was so confusing. It was especially difficult during group conversations. Moreover, when characters were introduced, it was implied that we were supposed to know what their preferred pronoun was, this isn't realistic.

I'm all about inclusion, but their has to be a better way to incorporate these terms in written context, especially if it is going to be an audio book where there are no annotations to cue the difference visually. At a minimum, I am sure pronoun preference could be interwoven into character introductions in an interesting way. Perhaps different terms could be used to help listeners and readers parse conversations more effectively.

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  • Mars
  • 2021-12-04

so good

so sosososo good. it’s the best star wars novel i’ve read or listened to yet. it has so much emotion and each character completely draws you in the second you meet. the way the book is told from three(?) points of view is great too. like i said best one i’ve read or listened to.

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  • Thomas Riley
  • 2021-12-03

well worth reading!

I loved the book and highly recommend picking it up. If you like ancient Japan and Star Wars you will live Ronin!