Star Wars Njo Final Prophecy (Star Wars New Jedi Order) - Greg Keyes The end is in sight and I can't wait to get there!

Tahiri is on Dagobah when she meets a Shamed One that tells her of the heresy and of a prophecy: that a Living World (Zonoma Sekot) promises redemption to the Shamed Ones. This seems to be nothing, but then Nom Anor, in his disguise as the Prophet, asks the Jedi to take him, Harrar, and Nen Yim to this place. So Tahiri and Corran swing on by to Yuuzhan'Tar and the unlikely quest begins.

NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.

Frak, was this a good book! I can't emphasize enough how much I loved this book, how it kept me on the edge of my seat, how I loved the characters, the plot, the avalanche of answers to questions, and just about everything in the novel. So, just to give you a hint, I'll try to make a list.

1. Characters. Ah, it's so nice to read characters that are REAL and actually GROW instead of reverting back to the status quo with each book (yes, I am looking at you, Jacen!). Plus, Keyes works magic when he writes Corran Horn (LOVE how he explodes and goofs up in this book!), Tahiri (LOVE how he advances her "split" personality), Nen Yim (LOVE the "Man of Science, Man of Faith" thing going on), Harrar (LOVE how he has become a heretic), and Nom Anor (LOVE how he is back to being somewhat powerful and a REAL enemy). The characters grow, learn, and generally are a pleasure to read about.

2. Plot. What the frak is Zonoma Sekot's importance? Well, you get a pretty damn good idea in this book, lemme tell you. While the full answers are coming in "The Unifying Force", Keyes takes the time to actually USE the damn planet we spent THREE books looking for (still upset about that, can't you tell?). I enjoyed how Corran and Tahiri had to team up with mortal enemies to find Zonoma Sekot and to learn what it was all about.

3. Philosophy. This book tackles a lot of questions like science vs. faith, the Force and the Yuuzhan Vong, what is Zonoma Sekot, why is it similar to the Yuuzhan Vong, and more. In some ways, it's like "Traitor": it answers a LOT of the burning questions you've been mulling over the last 18 books.

4. Action. Yeah, there's some talking (a lot, in places), but don't think this is just a boring book. Nuh uh, there are plenty of action scenes for us junkies: Corran and Tahiri escaping Yuuzan'Tar in a Sekotan ship (totally awesome), dealing with an Imperial interdictor and more.

5. Writing. Keyes writes in a way that I find VERY enjoyable and VERY interesting, not boring or dull in the slightest. It's quick paced, which works perfectly for the type of novel this is, and yet does have some really good flourishes (such as when Tahiri finds out who Riina was and during a certain character's death).

I don't really think I need to say much more, or I am going to look like a squeeing fan girl. I suppose this book wasn't as good as "Conquest", but damn, I wouldn't want to live off the difference. Let me just say, if the Force Heretic series scared you away, please reconsider coming back. This book is 314% better.