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Brought to you by Penguin.

In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic's greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee.

The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.

After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi - but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she's ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive.

Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.

Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she's dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil - separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name - Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?

Narrated by a Full Cast:

Jessica Almasy as Lourna Dee

Dan Bittner as Councilor Wittick

Orlagh Cassidy as Ola Hest

Sullivan Jones as Bala

January LaVoy as Tasia

Kathleen McInerney as Councilor Fry

Tara Sands as Sestin

Vikas Adam as H7-09 and Raleigh

Jonathan Davis as Andrik Keller and Asgar Ro

Neil Hellegers as Kassav, Yudiah Dee, and Jano

Saskia Maarleveld as Parr and Avar Kriss

Soneela Nankani as Muglan and Keeve Trennis

Marc Thompson as Pan Eyta, Sskeer, and Marchion Ro

Shannon Tyo as Quin and Nib Assek

©2021 Cavan Scott (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Jonow
  • 12-01-22

Boring

This was a horribly boring story. Lorna D is an uninteresting character. Following her through the story was like chewing through concrete.

I regret pre-ordering this. It didn’t live up to the previous nihil story—didn’t do it justice.

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  • Duhaney
  • 14-12-21

Top Notch

This is what I expect from all audiobooks , Top notch production from the cast. Even though this is not the main High Republic novel the product alone was enough to make me continue listening.
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  • Istam14
  • 06-09-21

Fun seeing Lournas and the Nihil's origins

The story did do a few predictable thing now that Lourna Dee is the protagonist and not the antagonist, but it worked pretty good and I never really felt bored during the story.
Great perfromances all arounds, but some of the supporting cast were hard to distinguish.
Definetely recommend this for people that want to see the continuation of Pan Eytas and Lourna Dees story after The Rising Storm.

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  • Matthew Howarth
  • 21-01-22

Fantastic

Bit slow at parts. But what THR really need in terms of depth etc and background. Although Lorna’s Dee story is the anakinesque build up I can’t really see why she just switches. It’s said to be because she is fed up being used but just didn’t think that was really built up to be better. All in all though as a audible drama it was fantastic.

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  • Horror Reader
  • 04-12-21

Fascinating insight into a great villain

Really interesting exploration of one of the best villains in the new series. Top voice acting and production as always. Thought this would be a nice extra but it's really essential listening.

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  • richard
  • 17-11-21

Still not sure about these Full cast performances

Decent enough side story to set up for the main story arc. The bad guy stuff is always the best. I'm just still on the fence with the full cast format. I

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  • Matt
  • 02-11-21

Better and better

The High Republic stuff continues to get better and better. Can't wait for more from this era.

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  • Felix Walne
  • 29-10-21

Fantastic addition to the high republic saga

I absolutely loved it.

Firstly the narration was top-notch, as usual Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davies etc did an outstanding job. The music and sound effects were everything that you expect from a Star Wars audiodrama.

I loved the character development of Lorna Dee. The way the story jumped from past to present was enjoyable. I am far more invested in the Nihill then I was before listening to this book. Cannot wait for the next book.


Great job Cavan Scott

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  • Mr David J Watts
  • 08-10-21

It was worth the Journey

Having listened to all of the High Republic books, I would say this stands out as one of the best. It was worth the journey to get to this point. It's definitely made Lourna Dee one of my favourite characters. To discover her story and what made her. Great cast too.

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  • L Schultz
  • 09-09-21

Fantastic production

Cavan Scott is turning out to be the leading author for The High Republic!
This is a fantastic story of Lorna Dee,s background+, and rise yhrpihj the Nihil,
Constant twists and turns have you wondering if she is “god” or “bad” and you can’t help but fall in lobe with the character.
The team behind this production are fantastic! Great sound effects, a superb cast include Marc Thompson, January Levoy and Jonathan Davis bring this whole story to life%

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  • Ben Priestley
  • 21-01-22

overall quite good

story was quite good
performance was great! really loving these new starwars books,
going onto the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-21

Great Cast!

Wow!! this was epic!! The cast was amazing!! The story was better than I thought.

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  • Marty
  • 06-10-21

Voice cast brought this story to life

Incredibly engaging and easy to follow, I loved hearing Lourna Dee and the other characters come to life.

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  • Jane Krauss
  • 02-09-21

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Wow... I loved the performance. I felt like this was a lot like a character study of the Nihil. For Lourna Dee, I really felt her emotion in her words. Her hopelessness was palpable. However, like many of the other Star Wars audio dramas, there seemed to be a bad lack of flow at the beginning of the narrative, which really frustrates me. In saying that, the performance was amazing.