Dark Tide: Onslaught

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Dark Tide I: Onslaught
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AuthorMichael A. Stackpole
Cover artistJohn Harris
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe New Jedi Order
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
February 1, 2000
Media typePaperback
Preceded byVector Prime 
Followed byDark Tide: Ruin 

Dark Tide: Onslaught (also released as Dark Tide I: Onslaught) is the first novel in a two-part story by Michael A. Stackpole. Published and released in 2000, it is the second installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe.


Right after the Second Battle of Helska, the Yuuzhan Vong is a major threat to the New Republic. The Jedi and their allies want to attack the Yuuzhan Vong and take them out.

With the help of the New Republic military, Leia Solo, with Jaina, her daughter and Jaina's friend Danni Quee, help forces around the Outer Rim territories to come together versus the Yuuzhan Vong.

Luke Skywalker takes Jacen Solo with him to Belkaden to find the Yuuzhan Vong. While Anakin Solo, Jacen's brother, is with Luke Skywalker's wife Mara to Dantooine, a planet on the outer rim. They go to figure out if they can find a cure for the Vong disease that has spread across the galaxy. Anakin tries to help Mara with her work without using the Force. Two Jedi Knights named Corran Horn and Ganner Rhysode are sent a mission to Bimmiel, an Outer Rim planet to find university students that were taking from the Yuuzhan Vong and are missing at the moment.

On Belkaden, Luke and Jacen look and study the Vong. While they are there Jacen is sleeping and he has a vision of himself saving many people by killing various Vong warriors. He takes this vision as a sign that he needs to go save the slaves that the Yuuzhan Vong have. He is put into an Embrace of Pain which is a Yuuzhan Vong torture device. Luke goes to rescue Jacen and ends up killing all of the Yuuzhan Vong guards that are holding the slaves. They then go to Dantooine, where Anakin and Mara are. They get there and kill the Yuuzhan Vong who intended to kill Mara and Anakin.

On Bimmiel, the two Jedi Knights happen to find the missing students. Corran and Ganner go and actually save the students but are then confronted by the Yuuzhan Vong warriors. Corran yells to Ganner to get the students out, and says he will fend off the Yuuzhan Vong warriors. He kills both warriors by himself, injured severely. Ganner goes back to get Corran and takes him back to base to get help.

It isn't long before the Vong arrive and the Battle of Dantooine starts which results in the loss of many New Republic's forces. Luke kills the Vong War Coordinator which then has the slaves released. New Republic flees start to evacuate the remaining Dantooine refugees.

On Bimmiel, the Yuuzhan Vong, who are led by Commander Shedao Shai, discover the two dead Yuuzhn Vong warriors that Corran killed and he vows to kill the Jedi who killed his warriors.

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