6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not exactly what I was hoping for,
By A Customer
This review is from: Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (Hardcover)Having thoroughly enjoyed the novel 'Shadows of the Empire' I was expecting a novel along similar lines, helping to blend the events of TPM into the much-anticipated Episode II.
The story begins several years after Episode I where we find a teenage Anakin Skywalker continuing in his Padawan training under the instruction of Obi Wan.
Masters Kenobi and Unduli, along with their respective Padawans, are sent to Ansion by the Jedi Council to aid in creating a diplomatic accord between the city dwelling folk of Ansion and the Nomad race 'Alwari'. Their efforts are continually hampered by a group of characters from different factions (quietly overseen by a shady benefactor)who stand to benefit if Ansion continues with its intention to secede.
What follows is a brief insight into the relationship between Anakin and his Master and, to a lesser extent, his building arrogance and the acknowledgement of the power he is begining to posess.
Die hard fans of the saga will probably enjoy this and it does make a valuable addition to any Star Wars collection. However, as an interim novel, this does not compare to Shadows of the Empire.