Bloodlines is the second novel in the Legacy of the Force series. Written by Karen Traviss, it was released in the United States by Del Rey on August 29 and in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand by Arrow Publishing on September 7, 2006. Bloodlines contains a 20-page excerpt of the next book in the series, Tempest, by Troy Denning. The audio version was narrated by Marc Thompson.
- ISBN 0345477510; August 29, 2006, Del Rey, 400-page paperback
- ISBN 9788324129430; Amber, 384-page Polish paperback
A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory.
Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds-and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han's homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance's campaign to crush the insurgents.
Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. Guided by his Sith mentor, Lumiya, and with Luke's young son Ben at his side, Jacen embarks on the same path that his grandfather Darth Vader once did. And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Han's past: Boba Fett. In the new galactic order, friends and enemies are no longer what they seem.…
LFL timeline of bookEdit
Day 26: Han and Leia Organa Solo learn that Thrackan Sal-Solo has a contract out on Han. Fett's doctor tells him he is dying from a viral infection in his cloning genes that will give him a year to live if he is lucky enough. This prompts Fett to find the Kaminoan scientist Taun We and her data to help cure him.
Day 27: An explosion on Coruscant prompts Galactic Alliance action to search for Corellian terrorists on the GA capital planet. This action is meant to discourage local Corellians from escalating the growing conflict between the Alliance and Corellia.
Day 28: At Coronet, Dur Gejjen, Leia, and Han meet in a café and discuss deposing Thrackan. Leia kills an assassin on the Millennium Falcon. Jacen Solo visits the rebuilt Jedi Temple and flow-walks back in time to explore Darth Vader's emotions at the time when he was slaughtering Jedi in the Temple during Order 66. He then summons Lumiya to Coruscant and tests her by bringing her in the presence of Luke Skywalker. The Corellian Sanctuary has been desecrated. Fett meets Mirta Gev and hires her to take him to Ailyn Vel, Fett's daughter.
Day 29: Luke Skywalker senses that Lumiya has returned. Han and Leia return to Coruscant—the Falcon is in bad shape. The water supply in parts of Coruscant is contaminated thanks to Corellian terrorists.
Day 30: Jacen is appointed Colonel and heads the secret police to intern Corellians suspected of harboring illegal weaponry.
Day 33: Fett finds Taun We and takes her data without further incident to the Kaminoan scientist.
Day 36: Ben Skywalker finds three Corellian agents and a bounty hunter. Jacen arrests Ailyn Vel, who goes under the assumed name of Ailyn Habuur.
Day 39: Omas announces the Blockade of Corellia.
Day 42: Senate Building protest.
Day 43: Jacen interrogates Ailyn as to who she was planning to assassinate, considering that the weaponry that the GA raiding company found is proof that an assassination was meant to take place. When she does not answer, Jacen repeatedly bashes her head against the interrogation table to get some answers out of her, and Ailyn dies of head trauma when she still does not answer. Jacen would later figure out that Ailyn didn't intend to kill Cal Omas, but was hired to kill Han and Leia. Fett meets with Sal-Solo with the latter wanting to discuss details of a contract that can have Fett and some Mandalorian bounty hunters protect Centerpoint Station from the GA while it is being reactivated. Fett does not outright accept, and agrees to kill Sal-Solo under a deal with Gejjen.
Day 44: Han and Fett meet. Han agrees to get Jacen to release Ailyn, both unaware that she is dead; Fett agrees to kill Sal-Solo. Jacen flow-walks back to Anakin Skywalker's era and believes that Anakin's downfall was a result of faulty training from the Jedi Order.
Day 45: Mirta kills Sal-Solo by shooting him in the head after Han and Fett have him cornered in his office, and both characters hesitate to end him. Jacen suspends Jaina from duty when she refuses to fire on retreating Atzerri freighter.
Day 46: Leia learns that Jacen killed Ailyn and tells him that she was Fett's daughter. In her grief over Ailyn, Mirta reveals that she was Ailyn's daughter sent to lure Fett to Coruscant so that Aiyln could kill him in vengeance for leaving her and her mother. On Coruscant, Ben kills two men harboring missile launchers, which makes him feel guilty, seeing as how one of them was unarmed when he killed them in self-defense.
Day 48: Jacen delivers Ailyn's body for his parents to transfer to Fett. Learning what Jacen did to Ailyn, Han disowns him, and Leia does not see Jacen as her son anymore. Fett learns via Goran Beviin that it was Jacen who killed Ailyn, but rather than kill him in vengeance, he takes note of the strife between him and his family, as well as his increasing attitude against Corellians on Coruscant. Fett figures that in time, thanks to this increasing attitude, Jacen will become like his grandfather, Darth Vader, breaking his family's hearts, and he will take vengeance by seeing and allowing that to happen, assuming that it will take place whether he's still alive, or whether or not it happens after Fett probably gets the cure to his disease. He takes Ailyn's body and leaves for Mandalore, with a brief stop at Geonosis, where his father died.
Tempest begins on day 56.
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Behind the scenesEdit
- Similarly to Betrayal, Bloodlines also contains an "inside joke" referring to Han and Greedo. Han is cursing out of being cheated out of a kill, when Boba Fett says "You should learn to shoot first Solo" by comparison to Betrayal, which makes a reference to the idea that Han shot first, this book refers to Solo as being someone who did not shoot first.
- On page 276 of the original paperback release, "Fett" is misspelled "Felt".
- Bloodline has the only cover in the entire series lacking an ignited lightsaber.
- On page 223 in the paperback version of Bloodlines, "Mirta" is misspelled "Mira", who, oddly enough, is also a Mandalorian bounty hunter.
- The Science Fiction Book Club released a special hardback version of this novel. At the time, this was the only way to get a hardback version of the novel.
- This novel marked Boba Fett's first appearance since his previous chronological appearance in the finale to The New Jedi Order, The Unifying Force.
- The working title for Bloodlines was Necessary Evil.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Excerpt from the audio-book
- Source for alternate publisher's summary at Chapters.indigo.ca
- Bloodlines at RandomHouse.com