Du nouveau sur Inferno

29 June 2007

En moins d'une semaine, plusieurs informations sur le sixième tome de la série, Inferno, nous sont parvenues via le site officiel et son forum. Rappelons d'abord que le roman, écrit par Troy Denning, sortira le 28 Août.

Ensuite, si nous connaissions déjà la première de couverture du roman depuis trois semaines, la plupart de la quatrième de couverture a été postée cette nuit sur le site officiel. Cette dernière contient des spoilers majeurs sur Sacrifice, et des spoilers également sur Inferno lui-même, et comme je n'ai pas moyen de la poster ici tout en la cachant, par respect pour ceux qui veulent lire le livre sans avoir été spoilé au préalable, je vous renvoie au topic consacré à Inferno du forum. Voici tout de même le synopsis du roman qui y est donné (SPOILERS, surlignez si vous vous obstinez à vouloir le lire) :

Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife Mara lies dead as the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen has seized the control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all-out civil war.

With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he's the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.
With the Rebel confederacy driving deep into the Core to attack Coruscant and the Jedi under siege, Luke must reassert his position. Only he can lead the Jedi through this crisis, but it means solving the toughest problem Luke's ever faced. Does he fight alongside his nephew Jacen, a tyrant who's taken over the GA, or does he joins the rebels to smash the Galactic Alliance he helped create?

En outre, deux extraits ont été postés. Le premier est plutôt humoristique et ne recèle pas vraiment de spoiler ; pour le deuxième, âmes sensibles, mieux vaut s'abstenir.

Premier extrait (surligner pour lire) :

"Because she's Alema Rar," Jaina responded. And if we waste time trying to figure out why she does anything, we're crazier than she is."
Jag chuckled -- as he usually did whenever Jaina disagreed with Zekk -- then said, "To a degree. Does that mean you sense something?"
"Give me a chance," Jaina replied. "We just got here."
"We need time to attune ourselves to the local currents," Zekk explained. "It's not like that new ship of hers is a dark side beacon. It was just giving off a little aura before."
"So you're saying we need to make a second pass?" Jag asked.
"And probably a third and a seventh," Jaina answered. "It might take some effort to find her, but I'd bet my shirt that Alema is here."
Jag said, "I accept!" at the same time Zekk said "Okay!"
Jaina frowned, confused by their enthusiasm. "What?"
"Your bet." Zekk leered across the fuselage. "I accepted."
"Hey, I was first!" As usual, it was impossible to tell from Jag's tone whether he was joking, but Jaina thought he probably was. The only gambling she had ever seen him do involved starfighters and slim chances of survival. "The bet is with me."
"Ha, ha -- very funny," Jaina said. "What part of not interested don't you two understand

Deuxième extrait (SPOILERS, ne pas surligner pour ne pas lire) :

"I know you'll do the best thing for Hapes, Jacen said, sounding slightly amused. "I was asking about you and Allana."
"About us?" Tenal Ka was surprised by the question, for the answer was as obvious as it was painful. "You must know the answer to that already."
The color drained from Jacen's face. "What about hiding? I could ask the Fallanassi to take you in."
Tenel Ka smiled sadly. "That will work for a time, Jacen -- perhaps even until the Confederation grows tired of looking for us. But they can't rule Hapes without Hapan blood on the throne, and whoever they install as their puppet won't tire. The pretender will be too frightened of me or Allana trying to return, and she'll keep looking until we're dead."
Jacen's shoulders slumped, then he dropped back onto the couch and cradled his head. "Then we have no choice."
"About what?" Tenel Ka asked, alarmed by the desperation in his voice. "Jacen, if you are considering using something like Alpha Red


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