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Waging a galaxy-wide war requires strong communication. So, when the planet of Praesitlyn, which serves as the Republic’s communications hub, is attacked by a massive Separatist force, they must be stopped. Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon, young Anakin Skywalker, and a handful of battle-hardened clone troopers are all that stand between a Separatist army one million strong and the backbone of the Republic’s military operations. The entire outcome of the war depends on them overcoming those impossible odds.
Part of the Clone Wars multimedia project of the early 2000s, this novel, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg, tells the story of one of the most exciting missions of The Clone Wars.
"Within 24 standard hours, we will sit firmly astride the communications link that connects the worlds of the Republic....Our control will be a dagger thrust directly at Coruscant. This is the move that will win the war for us."
With these ominous words, Pors Tonith, ruthless minion of Count Dooku, declares the fate of the Republic sealed. Commanding a Separatist invasion force more than one-million strong, the cunning financier-turned-warrior lays siege to the planet Praesitlyn, home of the strategic intergalactic communications center that is key to the Republic's survival in the Clone Wars. Left unchallenged, this decisive strike could indeed pave the way for the toppling of more Republic worlds.
But engaging the enemy throughout the galaxy has already stretched Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's armies to the limit. There is no choice but to move against the surging waves of invading battle-droids on Praesitlyn with only a small contingent of clone soldiers. Commanding them will be Jedi Master Nejaa Halcyon. And at his side will be skilled young starfighter pilot Anakin Skywalker, a promising young Jedi Padawan eager to be freed of the bonds of apprenticeship and be awarded the title of Jedi Knight.
Shoulder to shoulder with a rogue Republic army officer and his battle-hardened crew, a Rodian mercenary, and a duo of ready-for-anything soldiers, the Jedi generals take to the skies and the punishing desert terrain of occupied Praesitlyn. Already outnumbered and outgunned, when confronted with an enemy ultimatum that could lead to the massacre of innocents, they may also be out of options¿unless Anakin Skywalker can strike a crucial balance between the wisdom born of the Force and the instincts of a born warrior.
A definitely-should-read for Anakin Skywalker fans as well as fans of any stories set during the Clone Wars. This is one of those stories that really relies heavily on detailed descriptions of military tactics and strategy, which isn't everyone's go-to when picking up a Star Wars book. But it's worth it just to see Anakin Skywalker hit peak Jedi General. He's extremely well-written in this story, and his character development just in this book alone breaks your heart knowing where he's going to end up by the time this war ends. If you're itching for more Clone Wars content, this will satisfy that need and give you a deeper appreciation for Anakin as a war hero.