By Karen Traviss
The Clone Wars are over, yet for people with cause to run from the hot galactic Empire, the conflict to outlive has in simple terms simply started. . . .
The Jedi were decimated within the nice Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the previous Republic Commandos–the galaxy’s best targeted forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett–find themselves on opposing aspects and in very diversified armor. a few have abandoned and fled to Mandalore with the mercenaries, renegade clone soldiers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata’s ragtag resistance to Imperial career. Others–including males from Delta and Omega squads–now function Imperial Commandos, a black ops unit inside of Vader’s personal 501st Legion, tasked to seek down fugitive Jedi and clone deserters. For Darman, grieving for his Jedi spouse and separated from his son, it’s an agonizing attempt of loyalty. yet he’s no longer the one one who’ll be compelled to check the binds of brotherhood. On Mandalore, clone deserters and the planet’s personal natives, who've no love for the Jedi, could have their so much adored ideals challenged. within the savage new galactic order, outdated feuds could have to be put aside to unite opposed to a miles larger possibility, and no-one can take previous loyalties without any consideration.
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Come on out on the porch. ” Something plucked at Barton. His weariness fled and he glanced quickly up. “I know that name. ” Doctor Meade was watching him oddly. “Probably,” he agreed. ” He held the porch door open. “She’s the librarian over at the Free Library. ” The porch was dark. It took a couple of minutes for Barton to get adjusted. Several shapes were sitting around on old-fashioned chairs and a long sagging couch. Smoking, dozing, enjoying the evening coolness. The porch was protected by wire screens; no insects had got in to immolate themselves on the single electric bulb glowing faintly in the corner.
The ledge was partly shaded by bushes and shrubs. Cool and quiet with the valley spread out below. The sun shone down through the thick blanket of blue haze that collected around the distant peaks. Nothing stirred. The fields, farms, roads and houses, all were utterly motionless. Peter squatted beside him. ” “What were you and Doctor Meade talking about last night? ” The boy flushed and his lips set in a sullen line. “I can’t stand him and his smelly cigars. ” He got out some of his spiders from his pocket and let them run over his hands and down his sleeves.
501st (Star Wars) by Karen Traviss