Onslaught (Dark Tide, #1)

Onslaught Dark Tide In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history ONSLAUGHT pits the battle tested heroes of the past Luke Skywalker Han S

  • Title: Onslaught (Dark Tide, #1)
  • Author: Michael A. Stackpole
  • ISBN: 9780345428547
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history ONSLAUGHT pits the battle tested heroes of the past Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never before encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim .It is a peIn this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history ONSLAUGHT pits the battle tested heroes of the past Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never before encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim .It is a perilous time for the New Republic Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke s leadership When alien invaders known as the Yuuzhan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive Merciless warriors, the Yuuzhan Vong glory in torture Their technology is as strange as it is deadly Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force.Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yuuzhan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil .

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    1. Onslaught book 2 of the New Jedi Order was an alright sequel to Vector Prime. The author did well overall, but it demonstrates one of the Star Wars novels weaknessesrying authors. Different authors provide different experiences which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it makes it hard to know what to expect. Plus I've found I dislike a few authors in the Star Wars series which makes it difficult to enjoy the series. Onslaught was solid, but I missed seeing a Yuuzhan Vong as a point of view chara [...]


    2. The Dangers of Neutrality: Political Strife in the New RepublicWhy Pacifists Within the Galactic Senate are Attempting to Block a New Jedi Council and What that Could Mean in the Face of Potential War with the Yuuzhan Vong(This article first appeared in the New Republic magazine, The Lightsaber, on 03.16.9054, 25 A.Y. It was pieced together from several articles by several journalists. Parts of Michael A. Stackpole’s book “Dark Tide I: Onslaught” were used as inspiration for this article.) [...]


    3. "Easy isn't for Jedi"The Yuuzhan Vong have entered the Outer Rim of the galaxy. Leia is attempting to garner support from the New Republic; Luke and Jacen head off to Belkadan to get further developments; Corran and Ganner head to Bimmiel to check up on some missing academics; Mara and Anakin head to Dantooine to attempt some R&R for MaraTE: Based on audiobook and novel. I thought Vector Prime was a great entry into this most recent, more gritty series. But Onslaught is amazing. It is a perf [...]


    4. While Vector prime was merely an introduction of new Yuuzhan Vong era of Star Wars univere (altough left many of readers scared by certain death), Onslaught unleashes te full potential of NJO describing new arch enemies as something completely different than what readers have been used to.As a Star Wars space tech enthusiast I really apreciated Stackpole's focus on Rogue Squadron. Some might miss the "classic" star wars character, but I consider it as a good thing, because the book is set about [...]


    5. This is the first Stackpole book I've read and he's a decent hammer and nails kind of writer. He doesn't get flowery with his prose but he is willing to ask some deeper questions about the role of the Jedi in the universe. This series "The New Jedi Order" is very interesting in that the younger generation (Skywalker and Solo children) are trying to find themselves while living in the tall shadows cast by their parents. They ask questions about the force that Luke and Leia didn't have the luxury [...]


    6. Although Michael Stackpole is to blame for many of the problems that weigh down Dark Tide I: Onslaught (which I'll get to in a moment), I'm pointing my finger at the entire New Jedi Order editorial team. The decision to publish Onslaught directly after the cataclysmic Vector Prime is the novel's true undoing. Don't get me wrong, this is far from what I consider to be a good read, but its failures are compounded by its ill-conceived timing.The events of Vector Prime had introduced a drastically d [...]



    7. Michael A. Stackpole is back, so of course Corran Horn's present as well. But as has been discussed previously, I like Corran, even for all his Mary Sue-ness, so that's fine.Myriad groups are engaged in trying to figure out just who these Yuuzhan Vong are. Meanwhile, the Vong are invading, like, everywhere in the Outer Rim, including poor Lando's latest mining operation. This is another thing that distinguishes the Vong more than just about any EU antagonist since Thrawn. The conflict is galacti [...]


    8. As I was looking through the timeline of books before I started reading the New Jedi Order series I was a bit disappointed that Michael Stackpole wrote the #2 and #3 books. The only Stackpole book I've read previously was I,Jedi and I was not a fan of that one at all. I considered skipping these books all together. I'm glad I didn't. The book read very quickly and was full of action and some good political drama as well. I think the book may suffer a bit because it's so early in the New Jedi Ord [...]


    9. I appreciated the fact that Stackpole had so many issues to deal with here as he tried valiantly, and with great success, to portray what each one of the main characters was dealing with as the Yuuzhan Vong began their invasion. Anakin was still dealing with Chewie's death, Jaina's wish to fly with the Rogues, Jacen's exploration of the Force, Mara Jade's illness, Leia's confrontation with Fey'lya, etc. He added a Corran Horn and a Gavin Darklighter storyline too, and still pulled off an impress [...]


    10. The new Jedi order completely outpaces anything in the Starwars genre. This series was Dark, exciting, fast paced, and inspired. The writing was fantastic and the level of philosophy and force history was unparalleled. If your a fan at any level of the Starwars Universe than this series is a must read. It is on my top 5 of all time for a series and I treasured every moment I spent in that time. But beware, this isn't your typical Starwars book, be ready for a level of intensity that you've never [...]


    11. Very good book.More about the Yuuzhan Vong invasion was revealed.All three of Han and Leias children play big roles in this book and Mara Jade Skywalker continues her battle against a undiagnosed life threatening illness.When master Jedi Luke Skywalker shows worry everyone should be afraid.Very afraid.


    12. This book does a lot of housekeeping for the New Jedi Order series, which makes it interesting, but not incredible. Most of the characters settle into their roles in this new series and there is a lot of character development that fleshes out the personalities of the major players, especially the solo children.


    13. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in 2015, it was a resounding success both for Disney and in the eyes of the public at large, grossing over $2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film in North America. Critical response was overwhelmingly positive among average moviegoers and Hollywood celebrities, with the occasional naysayer who had the courage to go public (e.g. Max Landis) being all but lynched by the zealous mob of enthusiasts who felt it was their duty to defe [...]




    14. The storyline got a lot better as I started to get used to the Yuuzhan Vong, an alien race who could not be felt in the Force and who didn’t use technology, but rather living ships and living implements for communication and weaponry. This is the first real story of the new Jedi order together and fighting a common evil. That includes an older Corran Horn, and a grown-up Kyp Durran. The Solo children are more deeply involved in ‘real’ Jedi business. A very exciting story with plenty of act [...]


    15. Good, but not great book. The upcoming "real" battle with the Vong's seems to be coming soon and this book does a nice job of setting it up. They really don't expand the Vong's in general thought. I liked some of the character development of the Solo kids although they are only 16 and 15 right? He treats them like they are 25 or something. The whole Jacen thinking Danni is hot or something is pretty much typical of what a 16 year old would think of a 21 year old girl. Makes sense, right? Well im [...]


    16. Okay, so Vector Prime is justified for its great story telling, but what about veteran author Michael Stackpole's change on the story created by R.A. Salvatore? Will I be able to justify much? Let me sum it up, yeah. Mostly. The first book of the Dark Tide duology, Onslaught covers the massive invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong on the certain undefended parts of the galaxy- making their onslaught look like one hell of a galactic standpoint that desperately needs the bumbling council's decision to enac [...]


    17. Continuing my New Jedi Order reread with the actual book I read first--largely because the local library has a copy of Dark Tide: Onslaught before it has a copy of Vector Prime. I read a lot of Star Wars in those days, but I didn't spend money on it, and I hadn't yet figured out inter-library loan, so my reading was a bit spotty, especially for anything post-dating Del Rey's replacement of Bantam as Lucasfilm's print publisher.Onslaught is generally superior to Vector Prime, though it's not a fa [...]


    18. I was excited to see that the next book in the New Jedi Order series was written by Michael Stackpole, the author of the Rogue Squadron series. So I really enjoyed seeing characters like Gavin Darklighter and Corran Horn getting some focus. The issues between the Solo children and Luke about the proper path of the Force got a bit tedious as they just re-hashed the same arguments over and over. My main issue was with the Yuuzhan Vong. The first book in the series did a good job setting up their b [...]


    19. This was kind of a let down after Vector Prime. There was little or no progress in the overall NJO story arc. I've never been a fan of any of the Rogue Squadron books. Space battles have always been my least favorite part of any Star Wars story. I like Star Wars for the main characters and the lightsaber fights, not random x-wing pilots flying around. This book is half Rogue Squadron, half killing time with the main characters.I'll probably skip Dark Tide 2 and just move on to the next book in t [...]


    20. This series , The new Jedi Order, Reminds me of when the Deep Space Nine went to war after two seasons of blah, The stories became focused and very entertaining. I am getting into these books and hope they build even more momentum, This is a good read.


    21. A lot of setup, the enemies are kind of faceless in this which is less interesting but the fleshing out and world building are good.


    22. A little too much time recapping and processing the events of the previous book. However, some interesting insights about how different characters view and use the Force.


    23. By the end of the book I thought of a great comparison between these events and those in our world: without the Force, the Vong turn to barbaric acts and a very warped sense of morality.Without God, we do the same - and we're already seeing it in society.The fact that this has a Dramatis Personae - while the first NJO book didn't - is telling. We now know names of the Yuuzhan Vong, who was pretending, and what the Vong actually are. And because it's Stackpole, Gavin, Corran, and Elegos feature i [...]


    24. "Well, it is only Star Wars," I tell myself as I review my complaints with Dark Tide 1 & 2. Half of me views Star Wars as something extra-literary, a thing of high mythology, but also trivial as bubble gum. To that half, it makes no more sense to critique Star Wars than it does to critique Homer's Illiad or a Saturday morning cartoon. What would be the point? Somewhere between irrelevancy and pure silliness lies any serious critique of Star Wars.But so what if it's "just" Star Wars? The othe [...]


    25. There's a bit of a calm before the storm in this book, as we see major characters go off on side missions that at first seem to be completely unrelated to the major problem at hand - the Yuuzhan Vong invasion - while the New Republic struggles to get its shit together. I like to think that democracy can work and is the best form of government, but the way the New Republic is dealing with this conflict almost makes me wish the Empire were still in charge, since then something might at least get d [...]


    26. Onslaught is the first book in Michael Stackpole's Dark Tide duology, and the second book overall in the New Jedi Order saga. Picking up where Vector Prime (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 1) left off, Onslaught finds the technology-hating and pain-obsessed Yuuzhan Vong continuing their invasion of the Outer Rim planets. The New Republic politicians would rather scheme and debate rather than meet this challenge head-on, so it's up to the Jedi and Rogue Squadron to try and repel the Vong inva [...]


    27. The second book in the New Jedi Order series further complicates the engagement between the Yuuzhan Vong and the New Republic. The Senate does not want to believe that the invasion of the galaxy is anything more than a few isolated border skirmishes, so our heroes must tackle the problem themselves. Luke and Jacen travel to Belkadan, the site of the first known Yuuzhan Vong incursion, to see if they can unravel clues to the nature of their enemy there. Leia, Han and Jaina go to Lando's planet of [...]


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