The second of a mass-market original trilogy charting the beginning of the galaxy's victory over the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong alien invaders.
Swift and deadly, the Yuuzhan Vong have blasted their way across the galaxy - and now stand on the threshold of total victory. Yet a courageous few still dare to oppose them . . .
Rife with hostile cultures and outright enemies, the Unknown Regions hold many perils for Luke Skywalker and the Jedi searching for Zonama Sekot, the living planet that may hold the key to dealing with the Yuuzhan Vong once and for all.
Meanwhile, on the edge of the galaxy and in the heart of a trusted ally, old enemies are stirring. The Yuuzhan Vong have inflamed long-forgotten vendettas that are even now building up to a crisis point. And as Han and Leia journey on their quest to knit the unravelling galaxy back together, betrayal and deception await them . . .