|The Golden Age of the
|Kevin J. Anderson et al.
|Dark Horse Comics
|Story published as:
Comic Book series (1996-1997)
Graphic Novel (1997, 2007)
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THE GREAT HYPERSPACE WAR
Five millennia before Luke Skywalker was born and
1,000 years before two young Jedi reawakened a
long-dormant evil, the dark power of the Sith held
unquestioning rule over the galaxy. For those black-souled,
corrupt Jedi, it was a golden age. For the rest of the
galaxy, it was a nightmare.
Navigators and explorers are a special breed: they blaze
the paths others will follow. They must have strength,
drive, and hope, and be more than a little fearless. But
nowhere is it written that they must have luck. Gav and
Jori Daragon make their living charting the routes of
hyperspace and selling those routes to traders and
haulers. When a star-swarm cluster batters their ship,
they land on the planet Cinnagar, destitute and forlorn,
and convince the relatively amiable Aarrba the Hutt to
make the necessary repairs.
Marka Ragnos ruled the galaxy with an iron fist. He was the
Dark Lord of the Sith, the most powerful of the most
powerful. But now he is dead. And two innocent
hyperspace explorers, Gav and Jori Daragon, may follow
suit if they get caught between the warring factions
hoping to fill the Dark Lord void.
When Gav and Jori Daragon set off to map the uncharted
regions of hyperspace, they knew they were risking their
lives. But they thought it would be an unsuspected
cluster of debris that would take them out of the game,
not their successful discovery of a series of hyperspace
"short cuts." The Sith Empire wants to know
where these routes are, wants to hold the only map to
these routes, so that it can maintain an iron grip on
the galaxy. And the lives of a couple of explorers mean
very little to these masters of the dark side of the
When Gav and Jori Daragon were first captured by the
evil Sith, they feared for their lives. Now, Jori fears
for her brother's spirit, as would-be Dark Lord
Naga Sadow begins to initiate him into the ways of the
dark side of the Force. Naga Sadow is playing a deadly
game of chess, and the Daragon siblings are his pawns.
Gav and Jori Daragon knew they could be killed in their
chosen line of work: mapping out uncharted hyperspace
flight paths could easily result in a deadly meeting
with an unexpected meteorite shower or an unknown world.
But it's neither comets nor planets that threaten them
now. Rather, it's their success that may cost them their
lives. They've successfully mapped a hyperspace
shortcut, a shortcut which could prove strategically
imperative in the event of war. And war is just what Gav
and Jori have found themselves in the middle of. Trapped
between two factions of the Sith, each vying for control
of the galaxy, this sibling duo of hyperspace pioneers
has become a pawn to the dark side of Sith magic.
Synopsis taken from Dark Horse
This story occurs approximately 5000 years before the
Battle of Yavin.
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