Revenge of the Sith: Star Wars: Episode III

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at hand

After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic. Yoda, Mace Windu, and their fellow Masters grapple with the Chancellor’ s disturbing move to assume control of the Jedi Council. And Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied Chosen One, destined to bring balance to the Force, is increasingly consumed by his fear that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die.

As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin–tormented by unspeakable visions– edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious, whose shadow looms ever larger, to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic . . . and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

Based on the screenplay of the eagerly anticipated final film in George Lucas’s epic saga, bestselling Star Wars author Matthew Stover’s novel crackles with action, captures the iconic characters in all their complexity, and brings a space opera masterpiece full circle in stunning style.

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!
 

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The book explains a lot the movie did not. It is so awesome. I really love Anakin Skywalker and you feel for him and the situations the Jedi put him in and how he cannot compromise between anything. His heart is in everything, so when he is made to decide basically between one or the other; Padme's love, The Jedi Order, Chancellor Palpatine his friend, and the power to save Padme' from horrible Jedi Premanition's he's been having about her death; he cannot choose and ultimatley chooses the easy path. 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
41
Section 3
58
Section 4
81
Section 5
93
Section 6
105
Section 7
126
Section 8
146
Section 13
232
Section 14
248
Section 15
265
Section 16
281
Section 17
331
Section 18
338
Section 19
339
Section 20
392

Section 9
147
Section 10
169
Section 11
183
Section 12
209
Section 21
440
Section 22
452
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About the author (2011)

Matthew Stover is the New York Times bestselling author of five previous novels, including Star Wars: Shatterpoint; Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor; Heroes Die; and The Blade of Tyshalle. He is an expert in several martial arts. Stover lives outside Chicago.


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