Torrent Company's Captain Rex agrees to temporarily relieve Anakin Skywalker of Ahsoka, his ubiquitous and insatiably curious Padawan, by bringing her along on a routine three-day shakedown cruise aboard Captain Gilad Pellaeon's newly refitted assault ship. But the training run becomes an active and dangerous rescue mission when Republic undercover agent Hallena Devis goes missing in the middle of a Separatist invasion.
Dispatched to a distant world to aid a local dictator facing a revolution, Hallena finds herself surrounded by angry freedom fighters and questioning the Republic's methods and motives. Summoned to rescue the missing operative who is also his secret love, Pellaeon, sworn to protect the Republic over all, is torn between duty and desire. And Ahsoka, sent in with Rex and six untested clone troopers to extract Hallena, encounters a new and different Jedi philosophy, which shakes the foundation of her upbringing to the core. As danger and intrigue intensify, the loyalties and convictions of all involved will be tested.
©2009 Karen Traviss; (P)2009 Random House
i am normally not a fan of This authors work in the star wars arena. how ever her take on Palleon was really good and well worth the listen he is a character we see through the whole novel series i think he just died in one of the newer books, its nice to see. i enjoyed this one a lot and has changed my mind about this author i thought the narrator did a fine job.
Came on here for Star Wars books, now its time to get to history, politics, and religion.
The multi-emotional circumstances brought to the surface during this book made it more of a philosophical read than just lightsabers and snarky remarks
Great story, Hippie Jedi! who'da thought it! really new to the off stories and have immersed myself into the time line, but so far the clone wars series, runs a close to the Darth Bane series, and the Republic Commando series! where is this stuff in the movies...boo to you lucas/Disney!
I'm a big fan of the Star Wars books. This is the first one I've read that provides a much needed critique of the Jedi Council's view on attachment.
Yes, Karen Traviss once again crafts a quality story using primarily second tier and unexplored characters. Jeff Gurner has an admirable performance, his accents and inflections bringing depth to each character.
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. Both delve into the under-explored philosophical and political worlds in ways that are entertaining and leave you satisfied instead of bored.
Djinn Altis and Gilad Pelleaon. Jeff brings life to these two character through consistent voice work, that evokes the emotions experienced by them through out the story. Jeff also does a good job on the Maori accent used by the clones, making his reading of them similar to the animated television series.
The sound effects and music were a nice compliment to the book and story and only added to the ambiance, instead of intruding on the story like they are wont to do.
Karen Traviss certainly has an interesting take on the Jedi Council, and the code it follows. The story is quite compelling, and even romantic in it's own way. She deftly hints at the direction of Skywalker's future while not overpowering the story with it.
While introducing a new sect in the Order I feel she opens up possibilities for authors to explore the EU without being trapped into the need for Jedi vs. Sith conflict. But also potentially interesting Jedi vs. Jedi conflict.
Star Wars The Clone Wars No Prisoners is getting better towards the end of the novel. It offers a very well written analysis of Anakin's dilemma with his attachment and marriage to Padme. Jedi master Altus is my favourite character and a copy of Qui Gon Jin. It gives a new spectrum of the jedi order and not only the dogmatic side of the orthodox Yoda-party.
The narrator is not a Mark Thompson but he is better than the others.
Music and sound effects are up to date and well balanced.
The story is not at all like masterpieces such as The Old Republic Revan or like Fate of the Jedi but absolutely worth your time.
The movie tagline would go as folows: "War is always wrong".
Joakim V. from Sweden - I have read 48 Star Wars novels.
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