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Action packed, love story, lightsabers, need I say more?
on 24 April 2002
I have to hold my hands up and admit to having eagerly anticipated the release of this novelisation for many months now, and I think that the wait was worth it. The story revolves around the developing romance between Anakin and Padme, set against the backdrop of a crumbling republic. The Jedi Knights are stretched thin, and dissent amongst their ranks as to the proper course of action during the upcoming storm heralds the rise of the dark side of the force. We are presented with an insight into the charcter of Anakin, and the scene is certainly set for his descent into Darth Vader. Salvatore has managed to present a well-balanced mix of swords, sorcery and romance within the novel, however there were one or two instances where I became a little impatient for someone to grab a lightsaber and start doing some jedi force stuff! The fight scenes were themselves well structured, and have made my anticipation of the upcoming movie even more fevered!