Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker and his son Ben along with Jedi Jaina Solo and Sith Vestara Khai are in desperate pursuit of the mysterious and deadly being, Abeloth. As their adventure takes them from one deadly planet rich in dark side energy to another the Lost Tribe of the Sith is confronted with a decision that could change the course of the galaxy forever and which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood.

On Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Suddenly surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must struggle to keep the GA government from collapsing into anarchy.

The Jedi are committed to maintaining peace and ensuring just rule, but even they are not prepared to take on the combined threats of Sith power, a deposed dictator bent on galaxywide vengeance, and an entity of pure cunning and profound evil hungry to become a god.

How long can the Jedi remain in power?
How far will the Sith go to rule supreme?
What chance do both stand against Abeloth?

Read on for an exciting excerpt from Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension, by author Christie Golden. The book is available from Del Rey in hardcover and ebook formats on Tuesday, August 9.