Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Woodring StoverThe 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.
Based on the screenplay of the eagerly anticipated 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.
Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith: Novelization - Book Review
Revenge of the Sith: Star Wars: Episode III
Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, by Allyson Gronowitz. When you think of Star Wars , you think of the movies first and foremost. But for the most part, Star Wars fandom begins and ends with the movies. But I was always fudging my answer a little. Novelizations have long been a part of Hollywood history.
I am not the kind of person who would mostly consider film novelisations to be worth reading. Not many people are, and generally rightly so. But for both old and new fans of Star Wars alike, there is one exception worth mentioning. If you liked Episode III , it will enrich you. Matthew Stover is a well-established author in the Star Wars canon — or at least in the old one.
Happy Rancor explores hidden gems in and around the orbit of Star Wars — from old video games to comics to underrated novels — that have maybe been forgotten, but deserve a little more consideration. In this installment, we look at the book adaptation of the last for now Star Wars film. Star Wars novelizations are almost a genre unto themselves. The film Revenge of the Sith is successful on many levels: it both wraps the prequel trilogy up and segues into the classic trilogy in fine fashion, it has genuine thrills, it raises the emotional stakes of the prequels and adds some more mystery to Star Wars. But then, what makes the novelization so successful, especially for someone who is satisfied by the big screen version? Stover is an artful, exceptional writer, through and through. He captures the spiritual and mystical sides of Star Wars effortlessly, even in the action scenes.
It is based on the script of the movie of the same name. Narration for the audio version was performed by Jonathan Davis. The book's plot corresponds almost exactly to that of the movie, though there are several added elements not seen in the film the appearance of Lorth Needa as commander of the Integrity during the Battle of Coruscant , for example , while several sections of the movie's plot most notably the Kashyyyk sequence have been removed for the sake of the story's pacing.