As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters-until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal. Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force... Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
Sean Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels and more than 60 published short stories for readers of all ages, and has been published around the world in numerous languages, online, and in spoken-wordeditions. He has won numerous awards for his fiction, including being the first author to win both the Ditmar and the Aurealis for a fantasy novel, The Crooked Letter.From the Hardcover edition.