Star Wars: The Old Republic stories take place three hundred years after Knights of the Old Republic. They are in the same timeline as the upcoming MMO (no release date is set) of the same name. Threat of Peace brings us into a galaxy in peril. Yes, that sounds a bit familiar. The Galactic Republic and Sith Empire are at war and have been for a very long time. Just as both sides start tiptoeing towards a peace treaty, the Sith get tricksy. Their deception forces the Jedi to take action. That also sounds familiar.
The story by Rob Chestney hits all the Star Wars universe standards. Good, evil, betrayal. It’s not bad, just predictable. One of the characters did catch my attention – Jedi Knight Satele – but I didn’t find anyone else to be notable. And I couldn’t latch onto Satele because the story jumped around between different locations and people abruptly. For me, Threat of Peace is fun and visually pleasing but not something I would read again. However. I might have enjoyed the book more if I had read volume one, and I will make a point to do so.