Amazon and Random House Digital have a surprising deal on the opening tale of the current Star Wars novel series, Fate of the Jedi. Entitled Outcast, the eBook version of the novel is currently available for $1.99! That’s 93% off of the usual $27 price — an excellent deal for the Star Wars Expanded Universe addict.
Also, being so close to the holiday season, it would make a pretty good cheap gift for someone who is just getting into the whole Kindle scene.
Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi – Outcast is the first part of a nine book saga recounting the events following the Second Galactic Civil War. After the fall of Darth Caedus, the Sith Lord formerly known as Jacen Solo, the Galactic Alliance is now under the command of new Chief of State, Natasi Daala – a former Imperial who holds a major bitterness and prejudice against the Jedi.
The Fate of the Jedi story follows the inner workings of the political and justice system of the Galaxy, while Grand Master Luke Skywalker and his son Ben begin a remote journey across the stars to rarely visited locations to discover and learn fringe uses of the Force.
Meanwhile, a sickness begins affecting younger Jedi Knights, falling into an insane perception where they believe everyone around them – friends, family, and allies – have been replaced by imposters, causing them to strike out aggressively around them.
There is a cause behind these events, and it is an ancient darkness unseen by the Jedi, a nemesis that has the potential to change the scope of the galaxy forever.
Star Wars – Fate of the Jedi: Outcast, written by Aaron Allston, and collaborates with fellow authors Christie Golden and Troy Denning who also partake in writing the Fate of the Jedi series.
NOTE – you don’t actually need a Kindle device to read these ebooks. Books can be read on a Kindle or one of Amazon’s free reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7. Also, you can gift Kindle books and set your gift to be delivered whenever you want to anyone with an email address.