Pors Tonith, ruthless minion of Count Dooku, declares the
fate of the Republic sealed. Commanding a Separatist invasion
force more than one million strong, the cunning financier-turned-warrior
lays siege to the planet Praesitlyn, home of the strategic
intergalactic communications centre that is key to the Republic's
survival in the Clone Wars. Left unchallenged, this decisive
strike could indeed pave the way for the toppling of more
Republic worlds... and ultimate victory for the Separatists....
Jedi Trial is set after the events that have been told
in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and sees a swift
retaliation to Tonith's actions. But engaging the enemy throughout
the galaxy has already stretched Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's
armies to the limit. There is no choice but to move against
the surging waves of invading battle-droids on Praesitlyn
with only a small contingent of clone soldiers.
them will be Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon-hand-picked by the
Council for the do-or-die mission. And at his side, skilled
young starfighter pilot Anakin Skywalker. Shoulder to shoulder
with a rogue Republic army officer and his battle-hardened
crew, a hulking Rondian mercenary with an insatiable taste
for combat, and a duo of ready-for-anything soldiers, the
Jedi generals take to the skies and the punishing desert terrain
of occupied Praesitlyn to bring the battle to the Separatist
outnumbered and outgunned, when confronted with an enemy ultimatum
that could lead to the massacre of innocents, they may also
be out of options. Unless Anakin Skywalker can strike a crucial
balance between the wisdom born of the Force... and the instincts
of a born warrior.
finds that both his skills and commitment to the Jedi code
are tested to the limited when he encounters someone who reminds
him of his past.
teaming of David Sherman and Dan Cragg makes for inspirational
reading - both authors have impressive military backgrounds
and their history allows them to breathe new life into the
Star Wars franchise.
of the most fast and furiously engaging Star Wars novels
I have read for some time.
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