For the first time in one stunning volume, here is the complete, epic story arc: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Experience the sweeping tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power-and witness the tragic transformation of Anakin Skywalker from mere slave to one of the greatest, most powerful, and feared villains of the galaxy: Darth Vader.
"The path has been placed before you, Anakin.
The choice to take it must be yours alone."
On the barren desert world of Tatooine, young Anakin Skywalker toils by day and dreams by night . . . of traveling the stars to worlds he's only heard of in stories. When Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, cross paths with Anakin, it marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend. Courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin comes of age in a time of great upheaval. The attempted assassination of Senator Padme Amidala thrusts the Republic close to the edge of disaster-and brings Anakin and Padme into a secret romance as intense as it is forbidden.
As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a decision with profound ramifications. 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.
THE PHANTOM MENACE
by Terry Brooks, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
by R. A. Salvatore, from a story by George Lucas and a screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales
REVENGE OF THE SITH
by Matthew Stover, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas.
About the Author
Terry Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara, in 1977. It was a New York Times bestseller for more than six months. He has published twenty-five New York Times bestsellers since. Two of those--the novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word--were chosen by the Rocky Mountain News (Denver) as among the best fantasy novels of the twentieth century. A practicing lawyer until his third book was published, Brooks now writes full-time. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Judine.
R.A. Salvatore s first published novel, The Crystal Shard, introduced the world to the dark elf Drizzt Do Urden whose ongoing adventures continue to captivate readers all around the world. His books have been translated into more than fourteen different languages and regularly debut on the New York Times best seller list, including his most recent series featuring Drizzt, The Neverwinter Saga. Salvatore s love of fantasy, and literature in general, began in college when he was given a copy of J.R.R. Tolkein s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift. He promptly changed his major from computer science to journalism, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English. Soon after that, he began writing seriously, penning the novel that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic. His novel, The Silent Blade, won the Origins award and in 1997, he donated his letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers to his alma mater, forming the library s R.A. Salvatore Collection. A native of Massachusetts, Salvatore continues to live in his home state along with his wife Diane.
Matthew Woodring Stover is the acclaimed author of "Heroes Die," "Iron Dawn," and "Jericho Moon," He is a student of the Degerberg Blend. This jeet kune do concept is a mixture of approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world and forms the basis for Caine's combat style in the novels. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with artist and writer Robyn Fielder.
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