has one purpose and one purpose only: to provide the backstory to Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. As we all know, there were quite a few plot holes in the film, as Lucas just couldn't fit everything he needed to in the span of 2.5 hours. For example, who exactly was General Grievous? What was the point of the Separatists' striking at Coruscant to capture Palpatine? This book helps resolve some of those issues, and I think does so pretty well. Luceno writes Palpatine brilliantly, combining subtle political nuance with an underlying threat. He's somewhat less convincing with Yoda (I found some of Yoda's dialogue a bit too jumbled), but I could easily imagine the rest of the characters having come straight out of Lucas' notebook.
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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--a must-read for all Star Wars fans. A Jedi adventure that is a direct prequel to the upcoming movie, Star Wars: Episode III! Based on information from the actual script and written by bestselling Star Wars author James Luceno.