Star Wars Episode II.: Attack of the clones

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Del Rey/Ballantine, 2003 - Fiction - 344 pages
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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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Decent book, except for the love story... - Goodreads
The bad dialogue and disjointed plot are still present. - Goodreads
A great read and thorough insight into the characters. - Goodreads
I know all the plot points. - Goodreads
the feelings expressed in the love story - Goodreads
This rings true for the rest of the plot as well. - Goodreads

Review: Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Star Wars: Novelizations #2)

User Review  - Sean Gilluly - Goodreads

The last time I watched Attack of the Clones two years ago, it made me cringe due to the horrible dialogue, bad acting and the romance between Anakin and Padme. However, I find RA Salvatore's book ... Read full review

Review: Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Star Wars: Novelizations #2)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Novelizations are rather hard to rate. Salvatore did the best he could with the stilted romance and rather holey plot. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He is the acclaimed author of the DemonWars trilogy: The Demon Awakens, The Demon Spirit, and The Demon Apostle, as well as Mortalis, Bastion of Darkness, Ascendance, and the New York Times bestseller Star Wars® The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Diane, and their three children.

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