''TheNewRebellion'' is a StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel written by KristineKathrynRusch.

A former student of Luke Skywalker now fallen to the Dark Side and seemingly able to mysteriously kill thousands at will from great distances sets in motion a plot to destroy Luke and Leia and topple the New Republic. Meanwhile Han and Lando run into a few 'friends' from their smuggling days.

''TheNewRebellion'' is a stand alone story (something relatively rare in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse) and at 532 pages is one of the longest in the series.

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Tropes used in this work include:

* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil
* CommanderContrarian: [[XWingSeries General Antilles]] has one.
--> "What? Sir, have you gone mad?"
--> "Whether I'm mad or not is none of your concern. I'm your commander. You do as I say."
--> "But, sir, the new rules established by Admiral Ackbar state-"
--> "That you can force me to step down if you can prove I'm unfit. They also state that simply because the commander gives orders you disagree with does not mean the commander is unfit. Fire now, or I'll have you all relieved."
* ContinuityNod: Quite a few to TheThrawnTrilogy, which TimothyZahn returned by this book being one of the few referenced without a snarky tone in his FixFic ''HandOfThrawn''.
* DeadpanSnarker: R2-D2 of all things snarks it up considerably, although we hear everything he says as translated by the considerably more diplomatic C-3PO. This somehow just makes it funnier.
* DoomedByCanon: Luke thinks that Brakiss can come back to the Light, and scenes from Brakiss's POV... well, they include this.
--> In the space of a conversation, Brakiss nearly had abandoned everything. For Skywalker. [...] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything His feelings got too confused around Skywalker]]. It was almost as if Skywalker could turn him with a few words, a glance, an idea.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Brakiss, the BigBad of the chronologically later but published earlier ''Literature/YoungJediKnights'' series has a supporting role.
* FluffyTamer: Luke and the [[spoiler: thernbee]].
* MeaningfulName: Dolph, which is a variation of AdolfHitler....
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: [[spoiler: Han's old smuggling buddies sell him out to a gangster for cash.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Luke's able to redirect heat and make acidic balloon monsters explode by heating the air within them.
** Though this ability actually does reappear occasionally.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Lando and Han were actually seen as aberrant for defying this trope.
* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe, Kueller plans to bring down the New Republic by propogating this. [[spoiler: He manufactures droids, ubiquitous in the 'verse to the point where they go unnoticed, rigged with bombs that make them liable to explode simultaneously without warning]] He also buys Imperial surplus weapons and ships to take advantage of the Republic's fear of a resurgent Empire.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Odd in-universe example - Kueller is not affiliated with the Empire but intentionally uses Imperial warships and dresses his men as stormtroopers for the psychological impact it has on the New Republic.
* RememberTheNewGuy: 'Kueller' (real name Dolph) was allegedly a former student of Luke's but this is his first appearance.
** Though Luke does try to justify it by not remembering him at first, and saying that except for the ones who immediately go to the Dark Side, he tends not to remember all of his former students who didn't complete their training.
* SenseLossSadness: In TheThrawnTrilogy, Luke and Mara are able to function around ysalamiri with hardly a pang. Here, they find it crippling and debilitating, and Han thinks nasty thoughts about how Mara deserves it. It's common for characters in non-Zahn works to be suspicious of Mara, despite her turning away from the Empire like half of the people they trust unconditionally.
* ShotInTheAss: Much to Han's dismay.
* StarfishAliens: Rusch ''really'' likes weird aliens and introduces dozens of new species here ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse very few of which are ever heard of in subsequent stories.]])
* SteelEarDrums: Averted.
* TragicVilllain: Kueller's entire motivation is anger that the Republic did nothing to prevent his people's slaughter; in the process of trying to prevent it from happening he becomes every bit as monstrous as the regime that took everything away from him
* {{Two-D Space}}: Wedge lampshades this.
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