Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
(Star Wars: The Old Republic, Book 1)

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BioWare and LucasArts—creators of the hugely popular Star Wars:® Knights of the Old Republic® video game—have combined their storytelling talents and cutting-edge technology for an innovative new massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to create their own personal Star Wars adventure 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. Now #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams brings the world of the game to life in his latest novel, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.

Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite  Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.
                                                
None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.

But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
 

About Sean Williams

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Sean Williams is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than sixty short stories and eighteen novels, including (co-written with Shane Dix) the Star Wars New Jedi Order Force Heretic novels: Remnant, Refugee, and Reunion. Williams lives with writer Kirsty Brooks in Adelaide, South Australia. www.seanwilliams.com.au
 
Published June 28, 2011 by LucasBooks. 449 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Big Shiny Robot

The worlds of Star Wars are dramatic and varied, populated by strange and unique characters, and cherished by throngs of fans from all over the world.

Aug 31 2010 | Read Full Review of Fatal Alliance (Star Wars: Th...

SciFi Online

The only thing I had against the book was that the character names - Sith, Jedi, Mandalorian - and the political divide of Republic and Empire were so similar to those used in the films that, in their use of language, it was initially difficult to place the book in some form of continuity.

Jul 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Fatal Alliance (Star Wars: Th...

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