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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; paperback / softback edition (2 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099446863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099446866
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alan Dean Foster is an old hand at media tie-in novels, and in Star Wars: The Approaching Storm he delivers the expected goods with his usual competence. Starring Obi-Wan Kenobi and the young Anakin Skywalker, the action takes place long after Episode I (The Phantom Menace) and just before Episode II.

The galactic Republic is in a bad way, suffocating in bureaucracy, and could topple altogether if one key planet--the unimportant-seeming Ansion--should secede. Only Jedi Knights can sort out the disaffection between this world's city-dwellers and nomads. Obi-Wan and the new, female knight Luminara Unduli take on the job, accompanied by their pupils Anakin and Barriss.

Naturally local bad guys, led by the singularly revolting Soergg the Hutt, plan to make them fail. Assassins, more assassins, kidnapping, treachery, political in-fighting, bombs, still more assassins... it's tough going even for Jedi.

Foster provides the usual spectacular set-piece battles of flashing light-sabres against armies of attackers--indeed, two full-scale armies at the climax. But the challenges of this mission also demand gentler uses of the Force: mental healing, performance art, winning unlikely friends among the strange, deadly native life of Ansion.

Amid the rousing adventures of our Jedi foursome and their allies, there are repeated bodings and foreshadowings about Anakin Skywalker's headstrong impatience, contrasting with Obi-Wan's near-perfect calm and control, almost as though Anakin might one day turn to the dark side of... but that would be telling.

The Approaching Storm is a slick and cheerful romp through another world of the Star Wars universe. Hardcore SW fans won't want to miss it.--David Langford --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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" The best things are the new creations. The landscape and animal life of Ansion is wonderfully described. . . . [along with] some excellent fight scenes and a display of lightsaber gymnastics."
"- SFX Magazine
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" FOSTER DELVES INTO THE INTERNAL CONFLICT OF ANAKIN SKYWALKER AND THE PSYCHE OF THE JEDI."
"- USA Today

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"The best things are the new creations. The landscape and animal life of Ansion is wonderfully described. . . . [along with] some excellent fight scenes and a display of lightsaber gymnastics."
"-SFX Magazine
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"FOSTER DELVES INTO THE INTERNAL CONFLICT OF ANAKIN SKYWALKER AND THE PSYCHE OF THE JEDI."
"-USA Today


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The best things are the new creations. The landscape and animal life of Ansion is wonderfully described. . . . [along with] some excellent fight scenes and a display of lightsaber gymnastics.
" SFX Magazine
"
FOSTER DELVES INTO THE INTERNAL CONFLICT OF ANAKIN SKYWALKER AND THE PSYCHE OF THE JEDI.
" USA Today

"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
Early in "Attack of the Clones" there is a line stating that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker will be available to help protect Padme Amidala because they have just returned from a mission on Ansion? This seems to be just a throwaway line in the movie, a tiny bit of detail to provide coloring to the scene. In the larger Star Wars Universe, we now wonder what it was that Obi-Wan and Anakin were doing. What was this mission? "The Approaching Storm" is the story of this mission to Ansion.
Ansion is a small, unimportant planet. At least, that is how things appear to be on the surface. In reality, Ansion is a very important planet. It is tied with treaties and agreements to numerous other nearby planets and this makes the threats that Ansion might secede from the Republic to be very serious. If Ansion secedes, an entire star system will be pulled with it. To stop this secession, Chancellor Palpatine requests the Jedi Council send a couple of Jedi to Ansion to find a diplomatic solution to quietly find a way to keep Ansion in the Republic. The Jedi Council sends Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luminara Unduli, and their Padawan apprentices Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee.
"The Approaching Storm" is somewhat of an adventure story. It is well paced, has humor, some action and some politics. What I liked best about this novel was the characters of Luminara and Barriss. We got to see some of their perspective, but I would love to see a novel focus on these two characters. They provide a perfect counter balance to Anakin and Obi-Wan, and give a greater look at the variety of personalities in the Jedi Order.
Alan Dean Foster was the ghostwriter of the first Star Wars novelization, and he wrote the first Extended Universe novel "Splinter of the Mind's Eye". His latest Star Wars novel had a great feel to it, and it was so fast paced that I was able to easily finish it in two days. This isn't high literature, but it was certainly entertaining.
-Joe Sherry
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Format: 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.
The seemingly insignificant planet Ansion is about to secede from the Republic due to pressure being applied from external malevolent forces. Due to a string of alliances which cascade out from Ansion, the secession could cause the downfall of the Republic.
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.
The additional characters that the Jedi encounter on their quest are, at times, quite amusing. However, if Jar Jar Binks was annoying to you as he was to most, the character Tooqui will prove to be the final straw.
Although the skirmish scenes (you can not really call them battles in the traditional Star Wars sense) are well written and the plot interesting, it does not hold the readers interest as well as some of the more recent New Jedi Order novels.
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.
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Format: Paperback
Giving not a positive feedback is sad thing to do but I really had to struggle to get through this book from back to back. Although there are a few nice twists in the plot but in general the book seemed very boring. And you could predict pretty easily what whas going to happen in the story line. Lots of unncessary descriptions of the environment and inhabitants. I wish I could give better feedback.
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By Ian Tapley VINE VOICE on 13 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
THE STORY:
Ansion is on the verge of leaving the Republic. Jedi Masters Obi-Wan and Luminara, along with their Padawans Anakin and Barriss, are sent to pursuade the planet's government otherwise. Unfortunately, the Separatist movement has employed Soergg the Hutt to stop the Jedi.
WHAT'S GOOD:
The scene where the four Jedi are required to entertain a crowd is ingenious in the insight it gives into the characters; Luminara uses the Force to manipulate sand clouds into patterns, Barriss displays athletic skill, Obi-Wan tells a story and Anakin sings a song taught to him by his mother. The cameo by Count Dooku is good too.
WHAT'S BAD:
Most of the rest of the book, I'm afraid. It's dull and drags terribly. Plus, it has little bearing on Episode II, despite being advertised as the film's prequel. If you're looking for a book that has as much Star Wars webbing as say 'Cloak Of Deception', you'll be disappointed.
One for the die-hard fans (like myself) only.
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This book is simply well written and shows why anakin is anakin in episode 2 and so on. Its awesome to read and very accessible even when english isnt your mother language.
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