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Helps completes Revenge of the Sith

  • Dec 18, 2010
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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.

Now, this book isn't really meant to be read on its own and only serves as a backdrop to Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Don't expect to be blown away by the plot or action scenes - Labyrinth of Evil consists mostly of a (fruitless) search for Darth Sidious. In fact, it ends at the very moment the movie begins, with Palpatine's kidnapping. Rather than getting this book, I'd recommend just getting the Star Wars: The Dark Lord Trilogy, which includes Labyrinth of Evil and the novelization of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, since they're meant to be read together anyways.

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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.
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ISBN-10: 1844138712
ISBN-13: 978-1844138715
Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Century

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