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Star Wars Fate of the Jedi #3: Abyss

Abyss - Troy Denning Better than the last installment, but only by a little. To be honest, I'm not really a fan of the whole Sith storyline centered on Vestara. It feels like the EU authors are just trying to one-up whatever has come previously. Kinda like, "We've seen two Sith in past storylines, but what about ONE HUNDRED?" Really, it takes the focus out of character development and I feel like this storyline lacks any single compelling and sinister threat. And what's motivating the Sith? Nothing more than the run-of-the-mill galactic conquest and "Death to the Jedi" business. Boring.

So far the saving grace of this storyline has been the legitimate philosophical implications of the Jedi's role as an institution and an organization of justice within a society run by laws that are supposed to apply equally to everyone. I have to admit though, that that particular aspect of the story is starting to run a little dry. Fortunately for fans, Luke and Ben's investigation into Jacen's Force pilgrimage just before going rogue has opened up quite a few interesting new side stories and adventures. Just enough to keep me reading at least.