Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Every Star Wars movie has an accompanying novelization, but none so impressive as Revenge of the Sith. While it expertly tells the story of the film, it also manages to add to it in unexpected ways. Not only is it the best novelization, it’s a fantastic work of fiction in and of itself.

Matthew Stover outdoes himself in this novelization by painting Obi Wan, Anakin, and the rest of the Jedi as glorified super heroes in the eyes of the common man in the Star Wars universe. Somehow, this raises the stakes of one of the most intense episodes of the saga and makes Anakin’s ultimate fate even more impactful.

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The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at hand

After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic. Yoda, Mace Windu, and their fellow Masters grapple with the Chancellor’ s disturbing move to assume control of the Jedi Council. And Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied Chosen One, destined to bring balance to the Force, is increasingly consumed by his fear that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die.

As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin–tormented by unspeakable visions– edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious, whose shadow looms ever larger, to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic . . . and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

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Revenge of the Sith is hands-down the best novelization of any Star Wars film. Beyond that, it's a great piece of fiction. Somehow, it manages to raise the stakes (which are already at an all-time high) by playing up how heroic Obi Wan and Anakin were in the eyes of the layperson in the Star Wars galaxy during the events of the Clone Wars and—consequently—how devastating their fall from grace was. This book is a must-read for any fan of the film.

- Charles Hankel

This is the best Star Wars book. I'm not sure how much more emphatically I can state that. Matthew Stover elevates Revenge of the Sith far past what exists on the screen to a tale of brutal heartbreak and emotional distress with the best prose that the Star Wars universe has ever seen. This is what a novelization should be. This is what a Star Wars book should be.

- Eric Eilersen

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

- Mike Downs

- Stacey White

- Devin Bratcher

- Corey Helton

- Ethan Hunter

- Kelsey Hunter

- Rick Powell

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
April 2, 2005
ISBN:
978-0345485564
Page Count:
418
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Jonathan Davis

Editions

Hardcover
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
ISBN
978-0345485564
April 2, 2005
Paperback
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
ISBN
978-0345428844
October 25, 2005
Audiobook
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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