*Okay, so Gav manages to escape from Jori.
*Naga Sadow proceeds to start retreating, due to the battle turning against him. Gav is so wracked with guilt over the way he kind of helped Naga Sadow, though in point of fact, he didn’t really do much of anything, that he decides to lead the Republic in pursuit and help them catch up to Sadow and kill him.
*Sadow is aware that this is going on, however, so he proceeds to lead Gav, Jori and Empress Teta’s fleet into a trap. Sadow uses his weapons to make a star go nova (thank you, Kevin J. Anderson . . . I wonder if you’ll ever do that again . . .), killing Gav, though everyone else is basically able to escape. Gav is, of course, redeemed (or something) by his noble sacrifice. Not that he had anything to be redeemed from except his penchant for pushing random buttons for no reason.
*Meanwhile, Jedi Master Ooroo, the brain in a vat, sacrifices himself in the battle of Kirrek turning the tide and giving Odan Urr a nice emotional moment.
*So, for all the other mistakes, at least they killed both the head on a platter and the brain in a vat. Good for them.
*Or is Anderson just trying to tell me that reading these comics leads to brain death?
*CANONICAL STATUS: As with the rest of the entries in this series of stories, the broad strokes are certainly more or less true. Naga Sadow’s defeat, retreat and ambush of the Republic Forces are all well documented, though there was nothing so ridiculous as a star going nova in the ambush. As to the details of the main characters, the less faith placed in those details the better. This work is NOT RECOMMENDED as a historical resource.
* out of **** stars.
Kevin J. Anderson
*Next time, we’ll wrap up this little comic series. Join me next time for Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire 5: End of an Empire.