Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation is a Star Wars Legends novel by Drew Karpyshyn, released in 2012. This novel is the fourth entry in the Star Wars: The Old Republic novel series.The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith Lordís attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.But Karridís ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi Master, Theron does not wield the Forceóbut like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenalówhich makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spearís reign of terror.Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff'ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karridís former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they donít seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die...
Contains examples of:
- Big Good: Satele Shan and Jace Malcom share this role.
- Easily Forgiven: All of Theron's exploits.
- Flat Character: Darth Karrid. Especially noticeable given how intricate Drew Karpyshyn's Sith usually are.
- Stalker with a Crush: How Theron comes off to Teff'ith.
- Whole Plot Reference: The hunting of the Bismark.