Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil Paperback – 3 Nov 2005
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Exciting original Star Wars novel designed to lead directly up to the events of the upcoming blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - a must-read for all Star Wars fans!
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Exciting original Star Wars novel designed to lead directly up to the events of the upcoming blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith - a must-read for all Star Wars fans!See all Product Description
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"Labyrinth of Evil" is even better - in fact, it's by far the best Star Wars novel I've ever read. The story is set three years after the end of "Episode II: Attack of the Clones". The Clone Wars appear to be coming to their conclusion, with Count Dooku's Separatist forces being pushed back to the edge of the galaxy. On Coruscant, Palpatine has used the war as an excuse for gaining further powers. In a chilling parallel with current American politics, he intends to change the Constitution for his own policies; he labels insignificant planets as an "axis of evil" that need to be invaded; and his State of the Republic speeches are interrupted by constant standing ovations. Perhaps we should expect George W Bush to appear wearing a black cloak and hood next. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (who seems to be growing closer to the Dark Side with every page) find themselves hunting down Darth Sidious, the evil mastermind behind the whole war, while Mace Windu leads the search for Sidious on Coruscant, and Yoda finds himself contemplating the nature of the Force, with help from an old friend, long gone ...Read more ›
The book unfolds, and is layered masterfully, as the plot thickens, gathers pace and comes together effortlessly. You're never left feeling disappointed.
The characters are exactly as they should be, and this book benefits from having a whole host of them in starring roles, including: Yoda, Mace Windu, Palpatine, Amidala, Bail Organa, General Greivous, Count Dooku and of Course Anakin and Obi-Wan.
Real depth is given to the character of Anakin and we come to appreciate the anguish he feels. We get to see just how much he feels let down by the council, just how much he fears for Padme's life; and crucially just how easily Palpatine can manipulate him. It's brilliant because we can see exactly where his downfalls occur and all his flaws are laid out to see.
The relationship between him and Obi-Wan is brilliantly crafted and adds further to Lucas's interpretation of it. The banter is excellent, the understanding is there too.....but Anakin can never really be honest with Obi-Wan and it obviously pains him. Their relationship changes from Father and Son, to brothers to Uncle and Nephew. It really is very well done by Luceno.
The pace of the book, as mentioned earlier, is brilliant. From exhilirating snow-speeder chases to battles in Neimodian palaces to an epic series of clashes on Coruscant, the book will leave you wanting much more. But don't go on to read Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. That's just rubbish.
Our three year wait is nearly over and anticipation regarding the final Star Wars movie release is increasing. This is an excellent thirst quencher.
The story starts about 3 months and ends immediately before the opening scene of episode III. All the major characters are there with glimpses of new characters that will be seen in the movie. General Greivous (the new villain of episode III and precursor to Darth Vader) is penned out nicely with some interesting background info on him. If he looks and acts as good as he reads in the book then who wants to see Darth Vader! Only kidding...we all do of course! Bail Organa, Mon Mothma etc are there also but the focus of the story stays with the Jedi and Sith protagonists.
Will not go into any more of the story... do not want to spoil it for you. What I will say is that having read James Luceno's other Star Wars efforts I was not expecting much from this book. However, he has had access to the shooting script of the film and has revelled in telling this tale. I found it hard to put down.
STAR WARS FANS ..... ADD THIS TO YOUR EPISODE III PUBLICATION SHOPPING BASKET TODAY!
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Great condition for price, prompt delivery and although I haven't read through yet, looks to be well written and a good read.Published 12 months ago by Vincent Mc Grath
One of his weaker Star Wars novels. Still worth a read but not essential in my opinion.Published 16 months ago by Johnson
good book explaining the events leading up to Revenge of the Sith. It also explained the sith and Sifo dias connection to the clone army.Published 21 months ago by Josh Lynch
Good book a little slow in places but definitely gets going and answers some questions that you may still have that the films did not coverPublished on 28 Jun. 2014 by Bish
From start to finish. Sets the scene for episode three so we'll - even if we know what is going to happen there! It starts off at a fair pace and just goes on gathering momentum. Read morePublished on 1 Nov. 2013 by Andy Winkley
Everything about this book is great, which is why fans are so annoyed at how the on-going clone wars series time line (both the animated version and the computer animated version)... Read morePublished on 28 May 2013 by Mike