Attack of the Clones: Star Wars: Episode II
Book 2, Star Wars
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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.
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
this book is the best
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was a very enjoyable read. Even after having seen the movie probably a dozen times, I still found this novel very entertaining and engrossing.
Nobody can tell Star Wars like its creator, George Lucas. R.A. Salvatore did a fine job of adapting Lucas's masterpiece into a novel and I love that the book stays on track with the movie. Matthew Stover's Revenge of the Sith had quite a few differences from the movie and I found that to be somewhat distracting.
I saw only a tiny amount of typos in this book. The only thing that seemed odd was the scene in which Obi-Wan Kenobi fights Jango Fett on Kamino. In the movie Fett is wearing his full body armor in the scene, including the helmet, and it is clearly stated that this is the case in the novel. However, when the bounty hunter and Obi-Wan are sliding over the side of the landing pad and towards the raging ocean below, it is noted that Jango has a strange smile on his face. That seems not quite right, since Obi-Wan obviously can't see Fett's face under the hunter's helmet. Besides that, everything was just perfect.
This novel is the true definition of a classic and I really enjoyed it-even more than Terry Brook's "The Phantom Menace" and Matthew Stover's "Revenge of the Sith". Of course it's absolutely essential to the Star Wars EU and I recommend it to casual Star Wars readers and hardcore fans alike.
If you're a fan of the movie you need to read this! Need I say more?
Definitely 1 of the best Star Wars novels I have ever read. I loved how all of the deleted scenes were included, specifically the ones at Padmé's parents house. I enjoyed every moment. It was a pleasure to read.
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- Category: Science Fiction
- Published: Apr 23, 2002
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Star Wars