Star Wars, Episode II

Star Wars, Episode II

Attack of the Clones

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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 apprentice 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 Padmé Amidala’s life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also 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 Padmé 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.

Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by bestselling author R. A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars—and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas.


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Based on the screenplay from the much-anticipated movie, a gripping novel follows nineteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker, who is destined to become Darth Vader, as he is torn between his personal dreams and his Jedi responsibilities, while he and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are plunged into a world of danger and intrigue that threaten to destroy the Republic. Reprint.

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Nineteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker is torn between his personal dreams and his Jedi responsibilities, while he and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, face a world of danger and intrigue that threatens to destroy the Republic.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003, c2002
ISBN: 9780345428820
Branch Call Number: PB SCIFI SAL
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hales, Jonathan
Lucas, George 1944-
Alternative Title: Attack of the clones

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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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