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Publisher Description

“ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT . . . This book is pure class all the way. . . . The final page is a great climax.”

The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, to stabilize the planet’s population. To succeed, the Jedi will have to fulfill near-impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail. . . .

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!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 29
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ryan123450 ,

Basically a big waste

Did we really need to know the boring story of the unimportant mission Obi-Wan and Anakin went on just before Episode II? Not really. Was this an interesting story that would tide you over while waiting for the release of Episode? Probably. Is it all that great now, years later? No.

Really the only great part is seeing more interaction between Anakin and Obi-Wan from this time period.

Revan97ofSWAT ,

The Approaching Storm

Of the book Star Wars The Approaching Storm, Starburst said: "ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT...This book is pure class all the way....The final page is a great climax." I couldn't agree more. This novel reminds me of the Jedi Quest series, except it's a little less juvenile. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his padawan, Anakin Skywalker are accompanied by Luminara Unduli and her own padawan, Barriss Offee as they journey to the planet of Ansion to settle a border dispute that Jedi master Mace Windu makes reference to in Attack Of The Clones.

A lot of great, essential groundwork is laid for Star Wars Episode 2 in this book. Contrary to my original beliefs, a good rousing Star Wars tale can take place without the involvement of the Clone armies, and that is demonstrated in this exiting action epic.

Although it did take some time to get going, I believe that Star Wars The Approaching Storm fully deserves a five star rating.

TheSpieler11 ,

Never again

This book was such a labor to read with absolutely no payoff or significant information to enrich the rest of the storyline

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