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Encyclopedia > Allegiance (novel)
Allegiance
Author Timothy Zahn
Country USA
Language English
Era Rebellion
Galactic Year 0 ABY
Canon C
Subject(s) Star Wars
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Publisher Del Rey
Released January 2007
Media Type Hardcover
Preceded by Splinter of the Mind's Eye
Followed by Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Contents

Story

The story is set after Star Wars—Episode IV: A New Hope. The book's subject is, according to Zahn, "...three different people and groups with allegiance issues."


Synopsis (Book Cover)

Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion–fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge–must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.


The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging a war that is not his–and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector–agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade–all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke–is serving her evil master, Palpatine, in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.


But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, commits a sudden and violent act of defiance, and takes four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.


Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.


Synopsis (from Amazon)

Mara Jade, the Emperor's Hand, is looking into the illicit financial affairs of a planetary governor, hoping to find evidence that he might be funding the Rebellion. Luke, Han, and Chewbacca are sent on a mission to help some rebel supporters. Leia is busy being a diplomat, trying to drum up support for the Rebel Alliance. And a band of 5 stormtroopers, on the run after refusing a direct order, finds itself in the strange position of doing good deeds...and perhaps even aiding the Rebellion. The paths of all of them will crisscross back and forth as they come closer and closer to meeting up with one another...but never quite managing to.


Dramatis personae

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Notes

  • The book includes a cameo appearance of a character based on Stacy, the heroine of the Pink Five series of fanfilms, marking the first time a fan-created Star Wars character has ever crossed into the official canon.

Pink Five is a fan film that made its debut on the internet in 2002, created by fans of the Star Wars franchise. ... A fan film is a film or video inspired by a film, television program, comic book or a similar source, created by fans rather than by the sources copyright holders or creators. ...

External links

  • Review by Jay Tomio for Fantasybookspot.com, January 2007
  • StarWars.com First Look
  • Official Announcement
  • Star Wars Message Board Topic
  • Allegiance on Wookieepedia
Timothy Zahn's Star Wars novels
The Thrawn Trilogy
Heir to the Empire | Dark Force Rising | The Last Command
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
Specter of the Past | Vision of the Future
Other Star Wars novels
Outbound Flight | Allegiance | Survivor's Quest

 
 

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