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Star wars, episode III. Revenge of the Sith
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, p2005
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11 sound discs (14 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas.


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Star Wars, episode III, revenge of the Sith (Motion picture)
After years of fighting in a civil war, Anakin Skywalker begins his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.


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As the Chancellor seeks control of the Jedi Council, Yoda, Mace Windu, and their fellow Masters look on frightfully. The Separatists have nearly completely beaten the Republic and Anakin has decided to serve the Dark Lord of the Sith in order to gain immortality for his wife. Will peace prevail, or will the dark side win?


Based on the new movie, this novel brings the Star Wars epic full circle tothe creation of Darth Vader and the birth of Luke Skywalker and Princess LeiaOrgana. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Author Notes

Matthew Woodring Stover is the acclaimed author of Heroes Die , Iron Dawn , and Jericho Moon . He is a student of the Degerberg Blend. This jeet kune do concept is a mixture of approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world and forms the basis for Caine's combat style in the novels. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with artist and writer Robyn Fielder.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Based on George Lucas?s original screenplay and story, Stover?s smart, efficient novelization isn?t as humorous as the last of the Star Wars films, but it?s packed full of stunning fight scenes, entertaining interludes with Obi-Wan Kenobi and delightful Yodaspeak (?Named must your fear be, before banish it you can?). Picking up where the movie left off, Stover (Star Wars: Shatterpoint) makes a heartfelt attempt at deepening the characterizations of Anakin Skywalker and his secret wife, Senator Padme Amidala. Haunted by his failed attempt to save his mother?s life and having a premonition of Padme dying in childbirth, Skywalker chooses to serve Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith, in order to learn how to make his wife immortal. Sidious, who has been masquerading as the Republic?s Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for many years, is determined, with the future Darth Vader?s help, to destroy anyone who would defy him, including all Jedi and Separatists. Stover fills in the blanks regarding one of cinema?s most fascinating villains with respect and relish, providing answers to such questions as why Vader looked so weird and how he became Luke?s dad. This is the perfect companion to the blockbuster film. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

The epic of Anakin Skywalker's destiny comes full circle in the last of the prequels. Also available from Random Audio. Simultaneous Del Rey hardcover. The film hits theaters May 19. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Revenge of the Sith Novel Excerpt Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith By Matthew Stover; Based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. . . . This story happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It is already over. Nothing can be done to change it. It is a story of love and loss, brotherhood and betrayal, courage and sacrifice and the death of dreams. It is a story of the blurred line between our best and our worst. It is the story of the end of an age. A strange thing about stories -- Though this all happened so long ago and so far away that words cannot describe the time or the distance, it is also happening right now. Right here. It is happening as you read these words. This is how twenty-five millennia come to a close. Corruption and treachery have crushed a thousand years of peace. This is not just the end of a republic; night is falling on civilization itself. This is the twilight of the Jedi. The end starts now. INTRODUCTION: The Age of Heroes The skies of Coruscant blaze with war. The artificial daylight spread by the capital's orbital mirrors is sliced by intersecting flames of ion drives and punctuated by starburst explosions; contrails of debris raining into the atmosphere become tangled ribbons of cloud. The nightside sky is an infinite lattice of shining hairlines that interlock planetoids and track erratic spirals of glowing gnats. Beings watching from rooftops of Coruscant's endless cityscape can find it beautiful. From the inside, it's different. The gnats are drive-glows of starfighters. The shining hairlines are light-scatter from turbolaser bolts powerful enough to vaporize a small town. The planetoids are capital ships. The battle from the inside is a storm of confusion and panic, of galvened particle beams flashing past your starfighter so close that your cockpit rings like a broken annunciator, of the bootsole shock of concussion missiles that blast into your cruiser, killing beings you have trained with and eaten with and played and laughed and bickered with. From the inside, the battle is desperation and terror and the stomach-churning certainty that the whole galaxy is trying to kill you. Across the remnants of the Republic, stunned beings watch in horror as the battle unfolds live on the HoloNet. Everyone knows the war has been going badly. Everyone knows that more Jedi are killed or captured every day, that the Grand Army of the Republic has been pushed out of system after system, but this -- A strike at the very heart of the Republic? An invasion of Coruscant itself ? How can this happen? It's a nightmare, and no one can wake up. Live via HoloNet, beings watch the Separatist droid army flood the government district. The coverage is filled with images of overmatched clone troopers cut down by remorselessly powerful destroyer droids in the halls of the Galactic Senate itself. A gasp of relief: the troopers seem to beat back the attack. There are hugs and even some quiet cheers in living rooms across the galaxy as the Separatist forces retreat to their landers and streak for orbit -- We won! beings tell each other. We held them off! But then new reports trickle in -- only rumors at first -- that the attack wasn't an invasion at all. That the Separatists weren't trying to take the planet. That this was a lightning raid on the Senate itself. The nightmare gets worse: the Supreme Chancellor is missing. Palpatine of Naboo, the most admired man in the galaxy, whose unmatched political skills have held the Republic together. Whose personal integrity and courage prove that the Separatist propaganda of corruption in the Senate is nothing but lies. Whose charismatic leadersh Excerpted from Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.