By R. A. Salvatore
There is a brilliant disturbance within the strength. . . . From the smooth ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the luxurious gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even less than the management of splendid Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years previous to avoid wasting the crumbling executive. Separatists threaten battle, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, not able to figure out no matter if to elevate a military for conflict or hold the delicate peace. it's a stalemate that after damaged, may lead to galactic chaos.
Mischievous and resolved, brave to the purpose of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of significant upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a problem to his Jedi grasp. Time has now not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi education tamed his autonomous streak. whilst an try on Senator Padmé Amidala’s lifestyles brings them jointly for the 1st time in ten years, it's transparent that point additionally has now not dulled Anakin’s severe emotions for the attractive diplomat.
The assault on Senator Amidala ahead of a very important vote thrusts the Republic even toward the sting of catastrophe. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu experience huge, immense unease. The darkish aspect is transforming into, clouding the Jedi’s belief of the occasions. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a sluggish rumble is development into the roar of hundreds of thousands of squaddies readying for conflict. yet at the same time the Republic falters round them, Anakin and Padmé discover a connection so extreme that each one else starts to fall away. Anakin will lose himself—and his way—in feelings a Jedi, sworn to carry allegiance merely to the Order, is forbidden to have.
Based at the tale by means of George Lucas and the screenplay via George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this excessive and revealing novel by means of bestselling writer R. A. Salvatore sheds new gentle at the legend of big name Wars—and skillfully illuminates one in all our such a lot liked sagas.