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Star Wars The Approaching Storm
     

Star Wars The Approaching Storm

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by Alan Dean Foster
 

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“ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT . . . This book is pure class all the way. . . . The final page is a great climax.”
Starburst

The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of

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Star Wars: The Approaching Storm 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son and I have decided to read as many Star Wars books together as possible. This is definitely a book that I feel confident letting my 11 year old read. As I read a large amount of non-fiction, I prefer to call this type of book my "mental sorbet."
Guest More than 1 year ago
While not as action-packed as other 'Star Wars' novels, this book is recommended for anyone who wants to understand the behind-the-scenes scheming of the Clone Wars and Anakin's internal conflict a little better. While the novel is sometimes bogged down by excessive description of the surrounding world of Ansion, the reader must realize that this is Alan Foster's style, much as he wrote his first 'Star Wars' novel, 'Splinter of the Mind's Eye.' Foster gives a lot more credibility to Obi-Wan, who is responsible for settling the ultimate conflict at the end. In fact, he even manages to bring additional character development to Skywalker. However, Jedi Knight Luminara Unduli and her apprentice Barriss Offee star in this novel just as much, or perhaps more, than the two familiar Jedi heroes. Foster brings his audience closer to these characters to the point that it will be much more sad to find them killed in Episode III. Foster also brings in the character Tooqui, who seems to be a mix of Jar-Jar Binks and Dobby the House-elf, in additional to Alwari outcasts Kyahkta and Bulgan, who help the four Jedi on their quest. Foster does deserve much credit for the foreshadowing to later crucial events in the entire saga, from the shocking scene in Ep. II when Yoda battles with a lightsaber to Vader's duel against his old master on both Mustafar and 19 years later on the Death Star. Most of this great foreshadowing involves Anakin's future tragic turn from the light. This book gets a lot more intruiging in its second half, so fight to get through the first 180 pages and then it will begin to feel more like 'Star Wars.' In addition, the final page of the book is guaranteed to thrill any fan.
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Goes into the politics just before the clone wars begin. It was good
Revan97 More than 1 year ago
Of the book Star Wars The Approaching Storm, Starburst said: "ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT...This book is pure class all the way....The final page is a great climax." I couldn't agree more. This novel reminds me of the Jedi Quest series, except it's a little less juvenile. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his padawan, Anakin Skywalker are accompanied by Luminara Unduli and her own padawan, Barriss Offee as they journey to the planet of Ansion to settle a border dispute that Jedi master Mace Windu makes reference to in Attack Of The Clones. A lot of great, essential groundwork is laid for Star Wars Episode 2 in this book. Contrary to my original beliefs, a good rousing Star Wars tale can take place without the involvement of the Clone armies, and that is demonstrated in this exiting action epic. Although it did take some time to get going, I believe that Star Wars The Approaching Storm fully deserves a five star rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't buy books but SOMETIMES samples. I won't budge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
definitely not one of the better Star Wars authors.  Decent story, Writing is poor.  It's a shame.
ryan1234500 More than 1 year ago
Did we really need to know the boring story of the unimportant mission Obi-Wan and Anakin went on just before Episode II? Not really. Was this an interesting story that would tide you over while waiting for the release of Episode? Probably. Is it all that great now, years later? No.
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