Star Wars The Force Unleashed

Star Wars The Force Unleashed

by Sean Williams
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Star Wars The Force Unleashed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was never a really big reader. I read books here and there, but nothing on a regular basis. But this title really caught my eye. I first noticed it when I seen the video game. I was hooked as soon as I seen it. Then I found out out there was going to be a book. I got it the first day it arrived and could not put it down. It explains everything that happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It shows how Darth Vador really struggled with himself what happened to the last of the Jedi Knights from Order 66 how the Death Star was created and the birth of the Rebel Alliance. I recomend this to anyone that is a Star Wars fan...old and new. This will explain alot of the Star Wars universe that was left blank in the movies. This is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book seriously is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The chaos of war throughout the galaxy is no more as the Republic and its Jedi Knights are history and ironically so is their Separatist opponents who while destroying the Republic destroyed their movement too. However there is no power vacuum as the diabolically brilliant Darth Sidious has played the sides against each other and has come through as the only central power left declaring himself the Emperor Palpatine. However this sly dictator knows others out there want to dethrone him either out of a thirst for freedom or the more dangerous group that want to replace him. He plans to rule with an iron fist forever so must eliminate the cancers that remain in revolt even those that are microscopic. The Emperor assigns his top assistant, the equally vicious Darth Vader, who Palatine brought into the dark side with him, to destroy the remaining resistance. Vader has groomed a student for years for a deadly enforcer role. This Sith student knows one thing: to kill Vader¿s foes, who are defined as those opposing the Emperor. This student of Vader must first kill the remaining Jedi who failed to turn dark. However, this Apprentice has one flaw of light in an otherwise totally dark existence. He must choose between his mentor father figure Vader or the flickering light of hope he feels when he thinks of Juno Eclipse who hopes to hear his long lost name from her lips. --- THE FORCE UNLEASHED is an exciting novelization of the video game though at times falls into the trap of feeling like a game. The Apprentice is a fascinating prime player who knows only loyalty and death as everything else has been programmed out of him by his fatherly mentor. His trek to eliminate resistance takes the audience on journeys to fascinating worlds especially that of the Wookiee. Fans will relish his escapades as this seemingly emotionless killing machine suddenly has feelings for a woman, but will his training or his heart rule his mind? --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard about this video game and I wanted to get it, but that was before I got a Wii. Now I have a Wii, but that's another story. I got this book around May of 2011 and could not put it down! Sean writes great action, and there's no doubt that I'm gonna buy the second one very soon! Awesome job Sean!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the game not read the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down.It captured me and would not let me go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sean williams is a amazing star wars author. I would buy this book if i were you. Star wars the force unleashed is a awesome book to read.
madieraman More than 1 year ago
This book was non stop action from beginning to end! Following the turmoil of a powerful Sith Apprentice from betrayal, to revenge, to an internal struggle with the dark and light sides of the force. I highly recommend this book!
ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
It is a good concept to have an anti-hero in the Star Wars Universe. Starkiller takes on the good guys as well as the bad guys. It fits well between the prequels and the original trilogy
Townsaver More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. The characters are great (especially PROXY) and the overall plot is good. The story takes place in between Episode III: REVENGE OF THE SITH and Episode IV: A NEW HOPE. Darth Vader, during his time hunting down the last of the Jedi, discovered a boy with great force powers. He took the boy and began training him as his secret apprentice hoping one day he will help him overthrow the Emperor. Giving him the code name "Starkiller", a droid named PROXY, a ship, and a pilot named Juno Eclipse; Vader sends the apprentice to hunt down a Jedi General named Kota. This mission begins a journey in which Starkiller will discover his origins, his name, and his destiny. But is his destiny to help save the galaxy or embrace the dark side of the Force? I have not played the video game but after reading this book I really want to. This book is very good for fans of the video game and Star Wars fans in general. I give it a 9/10. May the Force be with you!
1wolffan More than 1 year ago
This is an action-packed canonical novel in the Star Wars extended universe. It's the detailed story behind the forming of the Rebel Alliance. One of the coolest parts is how over-the-top the force abilities were. This book explores some of the limits of The Force, and shows what happens when said limits are pushed. All in all; it's a good, action-packed, drama that is fun to read, and imagine. The Star Wars universe may never be the same.
coral68 More than 1 year ago
It is a very interesting book with a lot of action. Just a splash of romance too. A Great gift for Star Wars Fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
another layer added to the star wars universe
AnakinFanatic More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of Vader's Apprentice and follows the same path as the video game. However, the book features more details than the game. For those who enjoyed the game, the book is a good read. For those who have not played the game, the book's graceful storyline will keep you entertained. It is a must-read for any Star Wars fan.
Longhorns-Bama More than 1 year ago
I purchased the book for my son who is a huge fan. He really enjoyed it and felt it gave him a deeper understanding of the whole series.
BDbksllr More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few times that a Star Wars novel lacks the luster to be included. Great as a novelization of the game but could have been done as a better stand alone arch.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Very addictive. I have been impressed by the star wars novels
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Video games good . So the book should .
Charizard More than 1 year ago
It's a feast of Star Wars in all its nonsensical glory (a spoiler-free review) This is one of the more unique Star Wars novels on the market, as part of the intense marketing blitz surrounding the much-hyped video game from 2008. Filling a hole in both the Star Wars timeline and in the real-world Star Wars media, the Force Unleashed fit nicely as something we Star Wars fans were craving in its original context. Despite being extremely excited for the game and the story concept back around the time of its original release, I never had the opportunity to play the game for more than an hour or so. Years later, I finally grabbed a copy of the novel and was pleasantly surprised. The novelization of the Force Unleashed is by no means the most well-written Star Wars book I’ve ever digested. But for me, that didn’t matter. This book is a perfect example of the enjoyable content the old Expanded Universe, now Legends, has to offer: Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, a lovable droid hell-bent on assassinating its master and helping him train by transforming into many fan-favorite Jedi and Sith of old for the purpose of a good-old-fashioned lightsaber-fight, a fully fleshed-out starship, compelling companions, Sarlaac pits, lively planets, and nostalgia galore! If you like Star Wars at all, this is a fun read. You don’t necessarily need to have a rich knowledge of the Expanded Universe to enjoy it, either. I have a fair share of criticisms with both the content and writing of this book, but found myself simply smiling, setting them aside, and saying, “sure, why not?” With that in mind, this was a book I’m glad I picked up, and hope to give the game a long-awaited play-through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an action-packed book and much better than the 2nd Force Unleashed.This is an excellent addition to the Star Wars universe.It is highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome seat of the pants adventure also drive to gamestop and buy game
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was awsome
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book then play the game