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Enemy Lines II - Rebel Stand
Attribution
Author(s)

Aaron Allston

Cover artist

Dave Seeley

Publication information
Publisher

Del Rey

Release date

May 28, 2002

Media type

Paperback

Pages

366

ISBN

0553713027

Chronology
Era

New Jedi Order era

Timeline

27 ABY[1]

Series

The New Jedi Order; Enemy Lines Duology

Preceded by

The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream

Followed by

The New Jedi Order: Traitor

The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, part of the New Jedi Order series and second book of the Enemy Lines Duology, is a novel by Aaron Allston, published on May 28, 2002.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Not since Emperor Palpatine have the Jedi battled such monstrous evil. Unless they succeed against staggering odds, the galaxy is doomed.

Luke Skywalker's daring mission to halt the Yuuzhan Vong's nefarious plot to overthrow the New Republic is struggling on all fronts. And time is slipping away for Han and Leia Organa Solo, trapped on a small planet whose rulers are about to yield to Yuuzhan Vong pressure to give up the Jedi rebels.

On Coruscant, Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker have made a shocking discovery that is preventing the Yuuzhan Vong from exerting complete control. But when the enemy tracks them down, Luke and Mara are thrust into a firece battle for their lives. Suddenly, the chances of escaping appear nearly impossible. And in space, another battle rages, one that holds ominous consequences for the New Republic—and for the Jedi themselves…

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Plot summaryEdit

Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, and Tahiri Veila have arrived on the recently-captured Coruscant, and on the planet they find a genetically-engineered monstrous Irek Ismaren masquerading as Lord Nyax. Nyax, his mind having been replaced almost entirely with electronic parts, is bent on opening a Force nexus located beneath the old Jedi Temple. Meanwhile Tsavong Lah, taking Viqi Shesh's advice to heart, discovers a conspiracy amongst members of the shaper caste and of the priest caste who plan to control him through manipulation of his implant. With the help of shaper Nen Yim, Tsavong Lah discovers the traitors involved, and executes them.

Han and Leia Organa Solo are traveling to sectors of the galaxy that are most likely to join the Yuuzhan Vong in order for leniency for their own planets, people, and especially governments. Han and Leia's goal is to make contact with secret resistance cells on each planet in order to support them in making sure that their governments won't align with the Vong, and that they'll also be able to fight the invaders. One particular journey to Aphran IV gets them locked away in a prison cell, which forces C-3PO and R2-D2 to help them escape. Han and Leia fight past the forces holding them and they escape, with the government of Aphran IV unlikely to join the Vong.

Back on Borleias, Wedge Antilles continues to operate the defenses there, holding Czulkang Lah's forces off for the majority of the events and increasing Yuuzhan Vong sentiment that both Jaina Solo was the physical manifestation of one of their Trickster goddess Yun-Harla, and that the pipefighters were capable of being utilized as a superweapon to attack Coruscant's defense fleet.

Luke, Mara, and Tahiri were able to kill Nyax with the help of Wraith Squadron, but not before he was able to open the Force nexus he'd been after. Following Nyax's death and during the strike team's escape from Coruscant they confronted Viqi Shesh, who had been sent to the planet to help capture them. At the same time Denua Ku, the dying Yuuzhan Vong warrior who'd led the Yuuzhan Vong warriors to find the Jedi on Coruscant, caught up with her. Shesh committed suicide to avoid being captured and, most likely, killed by either side.

Upon returning to Borleias the strike team found the Lusankya in a state of horrible disrepair, though this was ultimately part of General Antilles's plan. Using the pipefighters to distract Czulkang Lah's forces from the true weapon, Lusankya was smashed into the Domain Hul worldship, executing Operation Emperor's Spear and fulfilling the objectives Antilles had set for himself and the Borleias defense crew in the war against the Yuuzhan Vong.

The New Republic abandoned Borleias following their defensive victory, though they had ultimately gained the government a great deal of time with which to plan their next moves and alliances, exactly what then-Chief of State Pwoe had instructed the fleet to do.

AppearancesEdit

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

Characters

Dramatis personae

The Jedi

With the New Republic Military

Civilians

With the Yuuzhan Vong

Other characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


Behind the scenesEdit

Rebel Stand lists Jaina as Jedi Knight in its Dramatis Personae. However, she is not Knighted until later in the series with The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way. It could have simply been referring to all Jedi as Jedi Knights, however, she was promoted to apprentice Jedi Knight at the end of Young Jedi Knights.

During Operation Emperor's Spear the narration states the length of Lusankya as being eight kilometers, whereas the vessel should be nineteen as is standard for the Executor-class.

Zindra Daine is listed in the Dramatis personae at the beginning of the novel, but she does not appear in it at any point. Allston stated on his website that he included her in the beginning, not knowing where he would take the story, and in the end even though she was with the Twin Suns Squadron throughout the events of the novel, no scene mentioned her specifically.[2]

This novel resolves the character arc of Roganda Ismaren from Barbara Hambly's Children of the Jedi by killing her off. Her son and killer, Irek, is made to be the primary antagonist in the Coruscant mission plot of the novel and is also subsequently killed off.

On page 260 (of the paperback version), when Denua Ku and his warriors are fighting Irek Ismaren, it says "He threw his last razorbug." However, later on page 268, when Viqi Shesh angers him, it says "He reached for his pouch, for his last remaining razorbugs." Again, on page 297, when Denua Ku confronted Viqi Shesh and the latter committed suicide, it says "The Yuuzhan Vong warrior who had confronted Viqi raised a handful of razorbugs to hurl at the Ugly Truth,".

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External linksEdit


The New Jedi Order
Novels & eBooks
Vector Prime · Dark Tide Duology: (Onslaught · Ruin) · Agents of Chaos Duology: (Hero's Trial · Jedi Eclipse)
Balance Point · Recovery · Edge of Victory Duology: (Conquest · Rebirth) · Star by Star · Dark Journey
Enemy Lines Duology: (Rebel Dream · Rebel Stand) · Traitor · Destiny's Way · Ylesia
Force Heretic Trilogy: (Remnant · Refugee · Reunion) · The Final Prophecy · The Unifying Force
Short stories
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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