There is a great disturbance in the Force. The Republic is
crumbling under the leadership of supreme chancellor Palpatine.
Anakin Skywalker has come of age at a time of great upheaval.
When an attempt on Senator Padme Amidala's life brings them
together for the first time in 10 years. It is clear that
time has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful
three weeks before the movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack
of the Clones is one book that must be on every Star
Wars fans shopping list. And for those fans who go to
see the movie and want a little more background information
on the proceedings of Lucas' latest film this is the best
place to get it.
Salvatore is at his best when writing about events which are
only hinted at in the movie. Here he plots the disappearance
of Anakin's mother and explains how his stepfather lost his
leg - something which is not explained in the movie. Apparantly
these scenes were written after conversations with Lucas himself.
Salvatore is closely following the original screenplay he
quickly slips into auto pilot and, am sorry to say it shows.
His writing is fluid and effective when he is allowed a little
freedom, but shackle him to a rigid, scripted plot and things
start to drag a little.
book is an entertaining read and will no doubt appeal to Star
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