Ord Cestus, an inhospitable planet, was first colonised as
a prison world - until a group of pioneers discovered its
rich ore deposits and built up a droid manufacturing industry.
But the eruption of the Clone Wars brought about a Republic
ban on the production of battle droids, threatening Ord Cestus
with imminent economic collapse. That is until the Confederacy
offers to purchase vast quantities of bio-droids. If these
droids were ever deployed for military use they would prove
almost impossible to stop. To halt the sale Obi-Wan Kenobi
leads a team of envoys to stop the government of Ord Cestus
selling the lethal droids...
Cestus Deception is
the third in the Clone Wars series of novels from Century.
It opens with the Confederacy attempting to acquire a quantity
of bio-battle droids. The Republic is determined to stop these
droids reaching the Confederacy and dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi
to talk to the manufacturers of the droids. However when talking
fails Obi-Wan must turn to other means. He must prevent these
highly dangerous weapons from reaching enemy hands - at any
Obi-Wan and Jedi Master Kit Fisto begin to dig deep into the
evil residing on Ord Cestus and pull back the layers of secret
plans, they realise that the truth is darker than even their
worst fears. The manufacturing plant is being controlled by
some outside force, someone with a hidden purpose of their
own - a purpose that would allow neither side to win and result
in a fate worse than defeat for both.
Barnes gives us a cracking book, with a very engaging plot.
I will probably be berated by Lucas fans for saying this,
but The Cestus Deception would make a fantastic A-plot
for one of the new Star Wars movies - much better than
the attempts made for Episodes I and II.
interesting point worth making is that Barnes breaks the book
into bite-sized chapters. For me, this made the book seem
more fresh. Instead of pointless, dull descriptions of everything,
he is more intent on moving the story along - although that's
not to say that his characterisations and storytelling are
shallow, far from it.
serious Star Wars fan will need to add this to their
collection, and anyone who is a fan of the original Star
Wars movies, but hates the new films, will find that this
has a story that is as captivating and timeless as Star
Wars stories should be.
this item online
compare prices online so you get the cheapest
deal! Click on the logo of the desired store
below to purchase this item.
All prices correct at time of going to press.