“The Jedi are keepers of the peace. We are not soldiers.”
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Mace Windu is a living legend: Jedi Master, senior member of the Jedi Council, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter. Some say he is the deadliest man alive. But he is a man of peace—and for the first time in a thousand years, the galaxy is at war.
Now, following the momentous events climaxing in the Battle of Geonosis, Master Mace Windu must undertake a perilous homecoming to his native world—to defuse a potentially catastrophic crisis for the Republic . . . and to confront a terrifying mystery with dire personal consequences.
The jungle planet of Haruun Kal, the homeworld Mace barely remembers, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. The Jedi Council has sent Depa Billaba—Mace’s former Padawan and fellow Council member—to Haruun Kal to train the local tribesmen as a guerilla resistance force, to fight against the Separatists who control the planet and its strategic star system with their droid armies. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. The only clue to her disappearance is a cryptic recording left at the scene of a brutal massacre: a recording that hints of madness and murder, and the darkness in the jungle . . . a recording in Depa’s own voice.
Mace Windu trained her. Only he can find her. Only he can learn what has changed her. Only he can stop her.
Jedi were never intended to be soldiers. But now they have no choice. Mace must journey alone into the most treacherous jungle in the galaxy—and into his own heritage. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid, when keepers of the peace are forced to make war. . . .
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Mace Windu Bursts Into Action!
Star Wars Shatterpoint displays the more gritty side of the Clone Wars. It's full of deadly new creatures and locations with some pretty great battles. The story revolves around Jedi Master Mace Windu, who's former Padawan Depa Billaba has vanished into the jungles on Haruun Kal; the homeworld Mace barley remembers.
Only Billaba's former master knows how to find her and so Mace plunges into a grulling trek through one of the most treacherous jungles in the galaxy in search of his once great pupil. But THIS jungle holds perhaps far more than even a Jedi Master can reckon with.
Matthew Stover does a brilliant job of bringing the Clone Wars raging to life with this novel, which also includes his short story "Equipment" (a Clone Wars short story).
I've read many a star wars novel in my time of star wars fandomness, and this book surpasses the rest by far. Matthew Stover grips you in the first sentence and doesn't let you go until the end. The book dug deep into the feelings and the thoughts of the characters, especially Mace. He brought up so many questions that, no matter who you are, will cause you to stop and think. He has a gift that few authors have. He successfully accomplished what I was taught the number one goal in writing a book is: Creating emotion in the reader.
I liked this book, it was nice to dive deeper into Mace Windu and learn more about what makes him tick. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was some of the writing. He uses a lot of what I consider, run on sentences. Sometimes he tries too hard to describe something and puts too much detail into it, actually confusing you while you're trying to form a mental picture. Sometimes during some of the slower parts where there isn't action at the moment, I found myself saying "get to the point already". The sentence would be so long and I felt like I didn't need to know that much detail about something small. I understand it's coming from a place where the author wants you to be able to picture it, but he goes a little too far and for me personally, it got annoying once in a while. Other than a few small things, the book is great, it really is nice to focus on some of the other cool characters you only see a glimpse of in the movies. I would deff recommend reading this if you are a big Star Wars fan and want to expand on the big picture.