Title: Inferno – Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, Book 6
Author: Troy Denning
Publish Date: 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Science Fiction
Sub-Genre: Jedi Knight, Galactic Alliance, Galactic Empire, Republic, Force, Dark Side, Light Saber, Blaster, Coup, Alien Encounters, Droids, Space Travel, Spaceships, Hyperspace, Alternative Civilizations, Light speed, Emperors, Religion, Rebellion, Alien Worlds, Smugglers, Murder, Armed Conflict, Treason, Spies, Assassination, Sith Lords, Advanced Medical, Advanced Weapons, Advanced Technology.
Luke has lost his wife and has allowed his grief to stop him from overseeing the daily activities of the Jedi and performing his role in guiding the Jedi Council. Without his effective leadership, dark forces are worming their way through the Galactic Alliance, and one of them is the son of Han and Leia Solo, Jacen. He has used his powers of the Force to take over and control the Alliance by force.
Thirty-six years after the return of the Jedi, Leia and Han have lost their other son Anakin, and Jacen is controlling the Alliance with intimidation causing rifts between him and his family, and the Galactic Alliance and the Jedi Council pledged to defend it.
At the moment, the Jedi are pledged to the defense of the Alliance, but as Jacen presses his agenda, he comes up against the Jedi forcing Luke to make a decision over whether to continue supporting Jacen and his military government or the rebels trying to remove him from power.
With everything going on, Luke is unaware that his wife Mara may have actually been killed by Jacen, for no legitimate reason that would be acceptable to either faction. But Jacen has felt and listened to the Dark Side of the Force, using it to advance his own agenda. Pulling out all the stops, Jacen takes over a Jedi Academy and threatens the lives of the younglings training there if Luke doesn’t take his side.
Now the decision is for Luke to make. As Jacen gets more and more apathetic towards his friends and family, the decision becomes less challenging. But when Jacen outright betrays his mother and father, ordering their arrest as rebels, emotions and family must be ignored.
It is time for Luke to make a decision…
The Jedi are caught between two factions vying for control of the galaxy. The Rebel Confederation and the Galactic Alliance controlled by the tyrannical Jacen Solo. Jacen, the son of Leia and Han Solo, has felt the power and temptations of the Dark Side and has even trained under a Sith Lord. With that knowledge and training, he is able to guide the men and machines under his influence to his bid to reign over the galaxy.
Involved in some way with the death of Luke’s wife Mara, Jacen, begins to justify his actions as the best course for the future using his own ideals to bring a balance to the Force. But with Luke’s fallen wife, the galaxy is instead torn apart within a backdrop of a full-fledged civil war.
With Jacen’s ruthless control of the Galactic Alliance, he does what he believes it takes to keep the balance of power in his favor.