Star Wars The Clone Wars: Wild Space

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Wild Space

by Karen Miller
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Star Wars The Clone Wars 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
ryan1234500 More than 1 year ago
First: The lesser evils. The beginning of the novel totally destroys the previous Clone Wars timeline, and that has to this day never been rectified. The characterization of Bale is horrible. The fact that Obi-Wan knows about Anakin and Padme is ridiculous. The worst: The last two thirds of the book is the journey of Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring of Power. Obi-Wan is cast in the role of Frodo, Bail plays Sam, and the evil of the dark side assualts Obi-Wan as they travel across a planet in Wild Space. Utterly obvious rip-off and not even a good one in any way.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how the first half of the book takes place during episode 2. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed wild space. Good all the way through!
bserkr More than 1 year ago
The book begins with a very strong start detailing the aftermath of the battle of Geonosis allowing us to examine how each of the characters deal with the events that just transpired. Anakin is left tormented for losing his arm to Count Dooku, the loss of his mother, and his love of Padme. Obi-wan is left trying to figure out how everything could have gotten from bad to worse and attempts to patch things up. Finally we see Yoda and Mace contemplating with apprehension the new role the Jedi will play in the events to come leaving us with a sense of foreboding for the terrors of the war about to be unleashed. Fast forward to around the time of The Clone Wars TV series and the state of the war for the Republic has improved very little. A terrorist attack in the heart of the capital leaves numerous citizens injured or dead. Republic intelligence gathers information that the enemy will attack the critical world of Bothawui and the Jedi generals must fabricate a counterstrategy to circumvent the attack. We even see senator Bail Organa contemplating whether using clone troops is truly justified. As a result the reader can see through a wide variety of perspectives that address all parts of the Clone Wars to some degree making it feel like an actual war rather than a series of random events that don’t really account for much in the overall conflict. This makes this book a perfect starting point for newbies who want to sink their teeth into this era, even better than either of the Clone Wars TV series in my opinion. The world building may be good but how do the characters hold up? For the most part, they are written brilliantly. Each character is unique and plays well off of each other. Kenobi is portrayed as the model Jedi, disciplined and duty-bound. Anakin is the tormented soul, a man who passionately desires that everything be set right yet finds that he is unable to do so. Ahsoka is the wide-eyed learner looking at Anakin with devotion and always trying to prove herself but doesn’t always succeed. Finally there’s Bail Organa the pacifist senator from Alderaan who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when the situation requires it. With such a wide array of characters from completely different personalities and walks of life each interaction was intriguing and I was never left bored. Unfortunately when the main plot starts rolling things get a little funky. Intelligence from a mysterious contact forces Bail Organa and Obi-wan to work together to uncover a Sith plot and at this point they act like bickering couple. Seriously, these two argue so much they should get a room. Avid followers of Star Wars media will find Obi-wan’s portrayal here very off from the polite, “civilized” Jedi master we usually know. While I can understand Kenobi not getting along with everyone, especially a pampered senator who isn’t used to being in front of the action, I felt that Miller should have toned it way down. Similarly Bail is in the same spot with his out of place confrontational behavior, but hasn’t been nearly as developed as Kenobi in past works so it was easier for me to take, but man these characterizations can be really hard to swallow. Ultimately I would recommend Wild Space to newbies to the Clone Wars era and veterans who can go in with the right expectations. The strong world-building and varying themes that Miller tackles in this book make it a good initial depiction of the Clone Wars era but the bickering may give current fans a bad taste.
Skip_Wiley More than 1 year ago
"Star Wars: Wild Space" - Gettin' Wild with Organa I enjoyed how this work slotted in with the TV series episodes surrounding the battle of Bothawui. However, if you didn't know that, you might be left feeling cheated. This is a book that promises Clone Wars action but it completely glosses over the Clone Wars action. If you didn't know that the story of the Bothan campaign is told elsewhere, you may be left scratching your head and wondering why they just skipped all the good details. There are plenty of good details in this book, though. I get that the title is largely a metaphor but I question its use and the overall art of the publication. The entire book jacket is filled with images of clone troopers in battle. With some very minor exceptions, there are no clone troopers in this book - certainly not the prominently-displayed Captain Rex. It seems a bit misleading. This is definitely a character story with a very narrow narrative thread - as opposed to a galaxy-spanning epic tale of war (which is what I went in expecting). In fact, the story doesn't even GET to Wild Space until you're 2/3 of the way through it. Getting over all of that, this is a very enjoyable read. It serves as our first real introduction to Bail Organa. He's appeared on the fringes of many earlier tales, but this really digs in. He plays an excellent foil to Kenobi in this novel. I was intrigued by this idea of possible romantic entanglement between he and Padmé too. I also really appreciated the opening chapter that fills a critical gap between the end of the Battle of Geonosis and the final scene of Episode II. The scene between Obi-Wan and Padmé (and Obi-Wan and Yoda for that matter) are critical to the saga and I find myself wondering why they were overlooked in both the "Attack of the Clones" film and its novelization. I thought its inclusion here, though, felt a bit clumsy but it does serve to speak to a lot of the character development that appears later. I feel that perhaps this novel suffers for its lack of a concrete villain. It appeared that it might be Grievous until you realize that he doesn't really ever show up at all (watch the TV series for that). Really, Sidious is the villain (isn't he always?) though he is rarely glimpsed. When he is, though, he is viewed through the always entertaining dual lens of good-guy/bad-guy. His outward dialog is nearly all good guy Palpatine while his thoughts are all seething bad guy Sidious. I love reading those scenes. Otherwise, the only real enemy is some mysterious dark-side artifact. Or is the enemy Obi-Wan's own weaknesses and attachments? The reader is left to decide. Having said all of this, I enjoyed this book a lot and wish it had seen better marketing. A lot of fans of the Clone Wars series would enjoy this novel I think. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a overall excellent book, but the author dragged it on so much at somepe points it was immensly boring. I will alsomention that I don't think Senator Organa is that rude. The author put to much exxageration in his tense relationship with the jedi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning it has alot of blood and is almost as violent as the hunger games i liked the parts with padme and anakin though:D
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COOL
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Awesome book
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Best book ever
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So good
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I like clones
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Soooo cool!
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Ooooool
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This book was sooo great I read it four times! If you like any star wars book I would recommend you read this book. There is one thing I should tell you though. The book is 298 pages long NOT 400. The extra pages are first chapters of other book. I would advise you to get this book. NOW!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and exiting at every page. I do have one warning. If you buy this as a NOOK book, it says it's over 400 pages. This is false. The story itself is only 298 pages & the rest is excerpts from many other books. Other than that, this was one of the best Star Wars novels I have read.