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The New Jedi Order:
Balance Point
Attribution
Author(s)

Kathy Tyers

Cover artist

Cliff Nielsen

Publication information
Publisher

Del Rey

Release date

October 31, 2000

Media type

Hardcover

Pages

333

ISBN

0345428579

Chronology
Era

New Jedi Order era

Timeline

26 ABY[1]

Series

The New Jedi Order

Preceded by

Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse

Followed by

Recovery

Balance Point, part of the New Jedi Order series, is a novel written by Kathy Tyers. It was published by Del Rey on October 31, 2000. Narration for the audio version was performed by Michael Cumpsty.

EditionsEdit

AmericanEdit

ForeignEdit

Publisher's summaryEdit

HardcoverEdit

Back coverEdit

In the aftermath of one tragedy, will a young Jedi's search for redemption lead to yet another?

Inside flapEdit

There is no place to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong but the overcrowded planet Duro, poisoned by centuries of technological excess. Fortunately a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo.

While tempers flare between the Duros and the New Republic, Han Solo, his son, Jacen and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…and that Luke, Mara and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust.

Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy destiny toward the light or toward darkness—with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…


AudiobookEdit

The epic, multi-part, New York Times bestselling Star Wars series, The New Jedi Order, continues with this second original hardcover adventure!

Vector Prime, the launch book of The New Jedi Order, was a New York Times hardcover bestseller for four weeks, with nearly 200,000 copies in print and 25,000 copies in audio.

Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo work to help refugees flooding in to the planet Duro from the Rim worlds. However the dreaded Yuuzhan Vong have chosen Duro as their next target. Jacen Solo, working at his father's side, finds himself on the horns of a dilemma: how to reconcile using the Force as a tool for good, yet still fight the evil invaders. He must make the right choice, for the future of his family—and possibly of the New Republic itself—hangs in the balance…

PaperbackEdit

In the aftermath of one tragedy, will a young Jedi's search for redemption lead to yet another?

There is no place to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong but the overcrowded planet Duro, poisoned by centuries of technological excess. Fortunately a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo.

While tempers flare between the Duros and the New Republic, Han Solo, his son, Jacen and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…and that Luke, Mara and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust.

Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy's destiny toward the light or toward darkness—with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…

Plot summaryEdit

Taking place two months after Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, Jaina Solo, who was on a mission with Rogue Squadron in a battle against the Yuuzhan Vong at the planet Kalarba, goes EV and her vision is slightly impaired for a short time. Therefore, she is sent to the refugee planet of Duro on sick leave to meet up with her family, consisiting of her father, Han, and her oldest brother, Jacen, along with the resident Hutt, Randa Besadii Diori, who was a survivor of the Battle of Fondor. While residing on Coruscant, Anakin Solo is still in guilt over his responsibility for the destruction of the Hapan Fleet at the Battle of Fondor, and Jacen has a Force vision of missing a lightsaber tossed to him by his uncle Luke and letting the galaxy fall to the Vong's clutches, and followed by a voice telling him to "stand firm." This leads him to believe that by using the Force any further, he will ultimately tip the galaxy to the Yuuzhan Vong's favor. So Jacen vows to suppress his Force abilities for the rest of his life.

But as the novel progresses with his story, he finds that the galactic tipping point in his vision is still falling to the Yuuzhan Vong's side. Meanwhile, it is revealed that, thanks to the healing tears of Vergere and regular relations with her husband Luke, Mara Jade Skywalker realizes that she is pregnant. After the capture of a Vong agent on Coruscant by Mara and Anakin, which ended with the agent killing herself when she found herself "tainted" by the infidelities of the galaxy's natives, Mara, Luke and Anakin go to Duro to investigate if CorDuro Shipping has any affiliation with the Yuuzhan Vong, and even Leia Organa Solo is head of Settlement Thirty-two's partner, the Gateway Dome.

Executor Nom Anor of the Yuuzhan Vong, who survived the events of Vector Prime and is posing as a New Republic scientist at Gateway Dome, unleashes a group of moths that chew on synthplas on Settlement Thirty-two, threatening to expose the refugees there to Duros' caustic atmosphere, leading to an evacuation of Settlement Thirty-two headed by Jacen and Han. The refugees of Settlement Thirty-two are placed in quarantine in Gateway to ensure that the moths do not infest Gateway too. Later, Mara and Jaina figure out that Nom Anor is impersonating a Duro scientist and confront him, only to be trapped under a cave-in while Nom Anor makes his escape.

During this time, Jacen goes to Duro's capital orbital city of Bburru to discuss to Vice-Director Durgard Brarun about undelivered supplies to those of the refugees of both Gateway and the destroyed Settlement Thirty-two. Brarun holds Jacen as a hostage, lying to him about being his guest in Brarun's guest quarters, in order to exchange a Jedi to the Yuuzhan Vong to appease them. In the end, the Vong attack Duro. During the battle, though, Leia is captured and meets up with the Vong's leader, Warmaster Tsavong Lah, and Randa is killed by Lah's subordinate, Priestess Vaecta, while trying to protect Leia. Before she can be executed, however, Jacen breaks his vow of never using the Force anymore and saves his mother from the warmaster. Jacen and Tsavong Lah fight, and Jacen defeats him when he once again hears the voice telling him to "stand firm" and he uses a Force wind to knock the Vong out of a window using the objects of Leia's office that they are fighting in.

When the Battle of Duro comes to its conclusion, the Vong have won again, as usual, and the New Republic saves what refugees it could, including Luke, Han, Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Droma and his family, and the Solo kids. The remaining survivors are captured, some are sacrificed by the Vong while others are made slaves, and it is revealed that Tsavong Lah survived his fall, but permanently broke his foot and plans to replace it with a living prosthetic. After the Vong find a way to broadcast their living technology to all New Republic tech, Tsavong Lah announces to the galaxy, that if they surrender all the Jedi, or kill them, especially bringing him Jacen Solo, the one who crippled him, alive, the Vong invasion will halt, and they will not attack Coruscant.

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Dramatis personae

Other characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea

Yuuzhan Vong religion

Behind the scenesEdit

This was Kathy Tyers's final Star Wars novel. As such, as of this book, the only characters to appear in both of Tyers's Star Wars novels are Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2.

Cover galleryEdit

This is a gallery of the different cover variations of Balance Point.

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit


The New Jedi Order
Novels
Vector Prime · Dark Tide I: Onslaught · Dark Tide II: Ruin · Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial · Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
Balance Point · Edge of Victory I: Conquest · Edge of Victory II: Rebirth · Star by Star · Dark Journey
Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream · Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand · Traitor · Destiny's Way · Ylesia
Force Heretic I: Remnant · Force Heretic II: Refugee · Force Heretic III: Reunion · The Final Prophecy · The Unifying Force
Duologies and trilogies
Dark Tide Duology · Agents of Chaos Duology · Edge of Victory Duology · Enemy Lines Duology · Force Heretic Trilogy
Short stories
Recovery · Emissary of the Void · The Apprentice
Canceled entries
Knightfall Trilogy
Related media
"Equals & Opposites" · "Or Die Trying" · Boba Fett: A Practical Man
The New Jedi Order Sourcebook · "Who's Who in the New Jedi Order" · "The New Jedi Order in 100 Easy Lessons"
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