So what actually happens in this novel. Jacen Solo has taken the name of Darth Cadeaus and is in control of the Galactic Alliance, while an opposition has formed against him. Jacen believes he is the only one who can save the universe from terrorism and will do anything to ensure this, even ambushing his own parents and turning against the Jedi.
Luke is still recovering from the death of his wife Mara Jade, killed by Jacen though Luke does not know this. He has to decide whether he will support the Galactic Alliance which seems to be turning bad, or become a rebel again and do what he thinks is right.
So Star Wars history is repeating itself. Still I enjoyed this book and where the universe is going.