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The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars: Dark Lord)

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ISBN13: 9780345477330
ISBN10: 0345477332
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Throughout the galaxy, it was believed that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker — the Chosen One — had died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, that was true. Anakin was dead.

From the site of Anakin Skywalker's last stand — on the molten surface of the planet Mustafar, where he sought to destroy his friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi — a fearsome specter in black has risen. Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi Order, he is now a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxy's ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged, and destroyed by the machinations of the Dark Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is dead...and Darth Vader lives.

Word of the events that created him — the Jedi Council's failed mutiny against Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the self-crowned Emperor's retaliatory command to exterminate the Jedi Order, and Anakin's massacre of his comrades and Masters in the Jedi Temple — has yet to reach all quarters. On the Outer Rim world of Murkhana, Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak and Padawan Olee Starstone are leading a charge on a Separatist stronghold, unaware that the tide, red with Jedi blood, has turned suddenly against them. When the three narrowly elude execution — and become the desperate prey in a hunt across space — it's neither clone soldiers, nor the newly deployed stormtroopers, nor even the wrath of the power-hungry Emperor himself they must fear most. The deadliest threat rests in the hideously swift and lethal crimson lightsaber of Darth Vader — behind whose brooding mask lies a shattered heart, a poisoned soul, and a cunning, twisted mind hell-bent on vengeance.

For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime — and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

Review:

"Luceno captures the flavor of Star Wars. The setting is vivid and builds on Lucas's prequel movie trilogy exceptionally well." VOYA

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"[A] gripping, fast-paced story." Booklist

Synopsis:

The thrilling sequel to the blockbuster movie Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith opens with Darth Vader's assignment to wipe out resistance to the new order. This mission leads him to discover his true strength and to come into his own as the Emperor's iron fist.

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This "New York Times" bestselling sequel to the film "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" opens as Darth Vader is ordered by the emperor to wipe out resistance to the new order.

About the Author

James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil, "Star Wars: The New Jedi Order" novels Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial and Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, as well as Star Wars: The Unifying Force, Star Wars: Cloak of Deception, and the eBook Darth Maul: Saboteur. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and youngest child.

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Mandi, June 4, 2006 (view all comments by Mandi)
Okay, here's the deal:

I am a hard-core Star Wars fanatic. I don't like most of the books, but I thought I'd give Dark Lord a chance. After all, it was about my favorite character, right?

Having read the thing, here's a few questions:

Who's shown on the cover?

Who's name is in the title?

Who's the main character?

If you guessed "Darth Vader" for all three questions, well, two out of three ain't bad.

Seriously, I loved all the parts with Vader in them -- they were powerful, moving, and ultimately heartwrenching as you see him make the final evolution from Skywalker to Vader. But sadly, for a book that calls itself "The Rise of Darth Vader," this book spends less than half its pages talking about everyone's favorite villain.

Instead, we get an endless amount of gabbing by Shrynn, a whiny Jedi who's crushed that the Order has vanished and that he's suddenly met his mother (why he whines about that, I haven't a clue), and a bunch of Jedi survivors who do little more than take up space. In all honesty, the Jedi was so annoying his death came far too late for me.

I give this book a 3 for its excellent Vader scenes, and am still awaiting a novel centered entirely on my beloved Dark Lord.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345477330
Author:
Luceno, James
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Various
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Star Wars
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Star Wars
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Star Wars - Legends
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.92x4.25x1.00 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345477330 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Luceno captures the flavor of Star Wars. The setting is vivid and builds on Lucas's prequel movie trilogy exceptionally well."
"Review" by , "[A] gripping, fast-paced story."
"Synopsis" by , The thrilling sequel to the blockbuster movie Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith opens with Darth Vader's assignment to wipe out resistance to the new order. This mission leads him to discover his true strength and to come into his own as the Emperor's iron fist.
"Synopsis" by , This "New York Times" bestselling sequel to the film "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" opens as Darth Vader is ordered by the emperor to wipe out resistance to the new order.
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