Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones

Book - 2002
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There is a great disturbance in the Force... From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that once broken, could lead to galactic chaos. Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprectice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin's ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padme Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster, Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padme find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself - and his way - in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345428813
0345428811
Branch Call Number: FIC/SAL 4565 2
Additional Contributors: Lucas, George 1944-
Hales, Jonathan

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rejoicealway Aug 30, 2014

This book was not as impressive as I thought it would be. However, I like bounty hunters, so that aspect of this book was interesting.

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danielestes
Mar 03, 2013

Better than The Phantom Menace though not anywhere near the caliber of the originals. The novels of episodes I, II and III read like above-average fan fiction, and I deplore that this series is considered cannon.

How about a reboot since they are all the rage now? Why not toss the prequels in the garbage compactor and start over?

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julia_sedai
Nov 02, 2012

I always loved this book - I read it in elementary school already (Grade 7). He is a great writer.

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