About a year ago I discovered the magic that author Paul S. Kemp brings to the Galaxy Far Far Away. I went through a whirlwind few weeks reading his first Star Wars novel, Crosscurrent, and manuscripts for his next two books, the video game tie-in The Old Republic: Deceived and Riptide, almost back-to-back-to-back. Crosscurrent and Deceived are now both available in print and ebook formats, and if you haven’t read them you’re missing out on some crazy exciting Star Wars adventures. I find that Paul has a fantastic gift in writing strong characters that I become attached to, whether I love them or loathe them, and he runs these characters through brilliantly paced books that get my heart racing, my imagination running wild, and my fingers eagerly turning the pages as I couldn’t wait to find out what came next.
Paul’s third Star Wars novel, Star Wars: Riptide is due to hit bookstores on October 25. Riptide is a sequel to his hit Crosscurrent and finds our three intrepid heroes, Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and his new friends Khedryn Faal and Marr Idi-Shael, in a race to find a group of individuals who may threaten not only themselves, but the entire Jedi Order.
Anyone can escape danger. No one can escape the truth.
When a ship full of Sith warriors arrived in Galactic Alliance space, the fight to destroy it accidentally uncovered a hidden menace: a long-hidden group of clones, secretly created as insidious weapons capable of wielding the Force and heedless of the differences between light side and dark side. Now the clones have escaped—and evidence suggests that they are flawed by genetic disease and violent madness.
Jedi Knight Jaden Korr pursues the clones, hoping to heal them but prepared to destroy them. What he doesn’t know is that Sith agents are hot on his heels, determined not only to recover the clones for their Master but to capture Jaden for their own dark-side purposes. In a life-or-death battle, Jaden will confront a shocking reality that will rock him to his core and bring him face-to-face with the question of what makes a man . . . and a Jedi.
Please enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: Riptide, available in eBook and paperback on October 25th.