Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – A Book Review

From Amazon:

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

As 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. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine continues to strip away constitutional liberties in the name of security while influencing public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin fears that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic–and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

Based on the screenplay of the final film in George Lucas’s epic saga, bestselling Star Wars author Matthew Stover’s novel crackles with action, captures the iconic characters in all their complexity, and brings a space opera masterpiece full circle in stunning style.

My thoughts:

This book was an essential piece to the overall Star Wars story, but it is definitely not my favorite. I did not like the movie at all, so at least the book was a lot better and filled in a lot of gaps. If you are into Star Wars novels, then you have to read this one, but I do not think that I will ever re-read it as I do with a lot of other Star Wars books. The writing was good and I think Matthew Stover did everything he could with the storyline that was given to him. I love his books and it was well written, I just wish he had been given a bit better of a story. Overall good, but a little disappointing. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Do you read Star Wars books, and what did you think of this one?

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