Adult Novel

Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows

Michael Reaves
Aug 26, 2008
Artwork by
Narrated by
Christopher Hurt
Takes place in
19 BBY
In the
Reign of the Empire
In the sprawling city-planet of Coruscant, where the forces of the dark side and the light side of the Force constantly battle for control, a new darkness looms in the shadows. The thrilling sci-fi novel, "Courscant Nights II: Streets of Shadow," takes readers on an action-packed journey through the treacherous streets of Coruscant, where danger lurks at every turn. Written by renowned author J.S. Taylor, this gripping sequel to the bestselling "Courscant Nights" picks up where the first book left off. Former Jedi turned private investigator, Jax Pavan, is still reeling from the events that turned his world upside down. With the fall of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire, Jax is forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of Coruscant, now a city shrouded in darkness and corruption. As Jax delves deeper into the shadows, he uncovers a sinister plot that threatens not only his own survival, but the fate of the entire galaxy. Along the way, he encounters a colorful cast of characters, from bounty hunters to smugglers to underworld kingpins, each with their own motives and agendas. Jax must rely on his wit, resourcefulness, and his remaining connection to the Force to stay one step ahead of his enemies and uncover the truth. But the path to truth is paved with danger, and Jax finds himself entangled in a web of deceit and betrayal that forces him to confront his own past and face difficult choices that will shape his destiny. As the stakes get higher and the danger intensifies, Jax must summon all his skills and courage to survive the Streets of Shadow and expose the darkness that threatens to consume Coruscant and the galaxy itself. With its fast-paced plot, richly imagined world-building, and complex characters, "Courscant Nights II: Streets of Shadow" is a riveting sci-fi adventure that will captivate fans of the Star Wars universe and beyond. Taylor's masterful storytelling and vivid descriptions transport readers to a galaxy far, far away, where the line between light and dark is blurred, and the true nature of heroism is put to the ultimate test. Get ready for an electrifying ride through the dangerous streets of Coruscant in this thrilling installment of the Courscant Nights series!

Publisher's Summary

With the Jedi all but wiped out in the grim aftermath of Order 66, the Empire’s power seems unchecked. But one lone Knight continues to fight the good fight–against all odds and when all else fails.

Deep in the bowels of Coruscant, Jedi Jax Pavan ekes out a living as a private investigator, a go-to, can-do guy for the downtrodden. Now a mysterious Zeltron knockout named Deejah approaches Jax with a case that needs to be cracked: to find out who killed her artist lover Volette, brutally murdered hours after his triumphant unveiling of a dazzling new light sculpture with obvious links to lightsaber pyrotechnics.

Finding Volette’s killer won’t be easy–too many secrets, too many suspects, and all kinds of motives. But with the droid I-5YQ’s help, and ex-reporter Den Dhur’s excellent snooping skills, the investigation is soon operating like a well-oiled machine.

Unfortunately, there’s a far more efficient machine hunting Jax. It’s a deadly game of cat-and-mouse as the clock starts ticking toward the final explosive showdown . . . to see who strikes first and who will die first.

Other Books in this Series

Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows
Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force
The Last Jedi

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