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Deceived (The Old Republic #2)

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived - Paul S. Kemp

Thoroughly enjoying this Old Republic series.  

 

This book dealt mainly with the Sacking of Coruscant.  This attack on the Jedi Temple by the Sith takes place at the end of the Great Galactic War,  after the Sith kindly inform the Jedi they're  not extinct but still alive by...well...trying to kill them. 

 

There was a trailer of sorts made for this book and the KOTOR game it ties into.  It's worth checking out.  It gives you visuals for the first few chapters.  

 

Basically Darth Malgus rolls up on the temple. Jedi die.  One Jedi killed's Padawan is so angry she decides to hunt the Darth out of revenge.  The Jedi don't do revenge. Problem number one.  

 

Darth Malgus though has his own problems. The Sith have no loyalty,  as such,  Malgus' position, is in jeopardy.  And he's kinda in love with his girlfriend.  The Sith don't do love. Problem number two.  

 

The third subplot was the weakest part of the story.  The book takes a right turn into whatthehecksville by expecting us to believe an interstellar smuggler, tasked with helping our revenge seeking Padawan, smuggles drugs and arms cuz he's trying to buy his daughter a wheelchair.  You see,  her rehab has almost bankrupted him.  And he couldn't make enough money doing honest work.  Apparently healthcare insurance is a problem even in the Star Wars universe. Not that it's not a topic worth addressing, it is.  It's just incongruous with everything else about the novel.  

 

Other than that hiccup,  the story moves along nicely,  with well written action.