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Republic Commando: True Colors

By
Karen Traviss
Released
Oct 30, 2007
Artwork by
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Takes place in
21 BBY
In the
Clone Wars
era
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Very Good
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This is the third installment in Karen Traviss’s Republic Commando series, focusing on the Omega and Delta Companies of special ops clone commandos, their Mandalorian father-figures Kal Skirata and Walon Vau, and Jedi generals Etain Tur-Mukan and Bardan Jusik. This story develops the themes of family and loyalty as the clones investigate Palpatine’s plot and track down the cruel Kaminoan cloner Ko Sai. Will the commandos' loyalty ultimately lie with the Republic for which they fight, or the Mandalorians with whom they identify culturally?

Publisher's Summary

As the savage Clone Wars rage unchecked, the Republic’s deadliest warriors face the grim truth that the Separatists aren’t their only enemy–or even their worst.

In the Grand Army’s desperate fight to crush the Separatists, the secret special ops missions of its elite clone warriors have never been more critical . . . or more dangerous. A growing menace threatens Republic victory, and the members of Omega Squad make a shocking discovery that shakes their very loyalty.

As the lines continue to blur between friend and enemy, citizens–from civilians and sergeants to Jedi and generals–find themselves up against a new foe: the doubt in their own hearts and minds. The truth is a fragile, shifting illusion–and only the approaching inferno will reveal both sides in their true colors.

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Jared Mayes
Legends Lookback Lead Host
Traviss's Clone Commando series is firing on all cylinders with this entry. The complexity of the characters and the intrigue surrounding the Clone Wars conspiracy is explored in extremely satisfying ways. I couldn't stop myself from turning the page even when I had other things to do. This book starts off with a bang as Walon Vau and Delta Squad rob a bank on Mygeeto and doesn't let up for air. The Nulls come more into focus this time around and the book calls into question what it really means to be a Clone, Jedi, and Mandalorian.
Meg Dowell
Editor-in-Chief
The third book in the Republic Commando series is even better than the last, though there are definitely some questionable moments that stand out (we've never seen a Jedi do THAT before ... or THAT.). The running theme of "found family" runs deep, something especially relevant to Star Wars fandom today now that The Mandalorian's first season has wrapped. There are actually a few twists in this book that I didn't see coming -- and I read this book before! (It was a long time ago ... in a galaxy not too far away.) If you enjoyed Triple Zero (the second book in this series), True Colors builds on all its best qualities and is truly a page-turner like no other.

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