By Karen Traviss
Around the galaxy, the Clone Wars are raging. The Separatists, led through count number Dooku, the onetime Jedi and now mystery Sith Lord, proceed to press ahead, and progressively more worlds are both falling, or seceding and becoming a member of the reason. less than the management of perfect Chancellor Palpatine, the Republic heroically battles on, championed by means of its large military of cloned squaddies and their Jedi generals.
Anakin Skywalker, believed via a few to be the prophesied “Chosen One” destined to deliver stability to the strength, is now a Jedi Knight lower than the tutelage of his Jedi grasp, Obi-Wan Kenobi. loss of life is a continuing possibility–and his probabilities of survival aren’t more advantageous by way of the unforeseen arrival of an apprentice: Ahsoka, a brash, green fourteen-year-old Padawan apprenticed to Anakin. yet there’s no time for Anakin to question his most modern orders: He and Obi-Wan were assigned a brand new undertaking, and failure isn't really an option.
Jabba the Hutt’s valuable child son has been abducted, and whilst the frantic father or mother applies to the Jedi for support, it falls to Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and their clone troops to trace down the proof and retrieve the lacking Huttlet. And extra is at stake: For a thankful Jabba simply may perhaps permit the Republic entry to the Hutt-controlled house lanes that the Grand military desperately wishes with a purpose to beat the Separatists into submission.
But the Republic isn't the in simple terms strength that craves entry to these house lanes. count number Dooku, made up our minds to win the prize for the Separatists, has set a capture for the Jedi. after they locate the Huttlet, they are going to additionally locate Dooku’s grasp murderer, Asajj Ventress, and numerous legions of conflict droids ready to spring a trap.
The blazing new lively function movie megastar Wars: The Clone Wars occurs within the years previous famous person Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and units the degree for the groundbreaking television sequence. either comprise all unique material–direct from the intense mind's eye of mythical Star Wars writer George Lucas. And those intriguing new adventures and characters are being dropped at lifestyles in publication shape via none except #1 manhattan occasions bestselling megastar Wars writer Karen Traviss.
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