Adult Novel
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Dark Disciple

By
Christie Golden
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The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

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- Charles Hankel

I'm a sucker for romance books about the nature of morality that are littered with assassination attempts and betrayal...and this book scratches that itch perfectly. The Clone Wars introduced us to the phenomenal characterization of Asajj Ventress, and Christie Golden absolutely soars with her within the pages of this book. When she is forced to team up with Jedi Master Quinlan Vos to assassinate Count Dooku using techniques that dip into the seductive pool of the dark side, one of the best stories of the modern Canon follows.

- Eric Eilersen

Asajj Ventress’s journey through The Clone Wars makes for one of the most compelling character arcs in the Star Wars saga. Since the show ended a bit earlier than originally intended, we were left to wonder how her particular story ends. Dark Disciple graciously answers that question with a captivating story of revenge and romance.

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
July 7, 2015
ISBN:
978-0345511539
Page Count:
336
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Marc Thompson

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Hardcover
ISBN
978-0345511539
July 7, 2015
Paperback
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978-1101884959
March 1, 2016
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