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Star Wars Episode II:
Attack of the Clones
Attribution
Author(s)

R. A. Salvatore

Cover artist

Steven D. Anderson (Original art), David Stevenson (Yoda art)

Publication information
Publisher

Del Rey

Release date

April 23, 2002

Media type

Hardcover

Pages

336

ISBN

0345428811

Chronology
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

22 BBY

Series

Film novelizations

Preceded by

The Approaching Storm

Followed by

Hunt the Sun Runner

The Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization by R. A. Salvatore, published by Del Rey on April 23, 2002, is the official novel adaptation of the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. It includes expansion of scenes from the movie, many scenes cut from the movie, and several original scenes. The paperback edition includes 32 pages of storyboard art from the First Battle of Geonosis, an introduction by Rick McCallum, and a preview of Matthew Stover's novel Shatterpoint. Narration for the audio version was performed by Jonathan Davis.

EditionsEdit

Publisher's summaryEdit

HardcoverEdit

There is a great disturbance in the Force…. From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that, once broken, could lead to galactic chaos.

Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat.

The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padmé find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself—and his way—in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have.

PaperbackEdit

Courageous to the point of recklessness, and possessing a wild independent streak, twenty-year-old Anakin Skywalker, apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi, is coming of age in a time of great upheaval. The attempted assassination of Senator Padmé Amidala before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a low rumble of discontent is building into the roar of thousands of clone soldiers readying for the ultimate fight. The dark side is growing. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease…for the fiercest battle of dark versus light is fast approaching, threatening to consume them all in a tidal wave of war.

Notable differences between the movie and the novelEdit

  • Padmé and Anakin's relationship is explored in greater detail.
  • During the battle in the Petranaki arena, the nexu that attacks Padmé survives longer than in the film, pursuing her as she rides the reek alongside Anakin, and then attacking the spear-wounded acklay. Although it is mentioned that all of the three execution monsters die in the Jedi-droid battle, the acklay's death is the only one described — it is killed by Obi-Wan, as in the film.
  • Another difference in the novel is the battle between Padmé and Anakin on Naboo. In all depictions: Anakin and Padmé engage in a wrestling fight after Anakin pulls a joke on her. In the movie, when Padmé and Anakin fight, though Anakin has the superior strength, Padmé's beauty, strength, and more focused combat skill gives her an advantage over Anakin. After a brief fight, she defeats him and smiles. In the novel, Anakin had the advantage over Padmé with his superior strength. He defeats her after a lengthy fight.

AppearancesEdit

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Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations


Organizations and titles


Sentient species


Vehicles and vessels


Weapons and technology


Miscellanea

Cover galleryEdit

This is a gallery of the different cover variations of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization.

External linksEdit

Print excerptsEdit


Star Wars film novelizations
Prequel trilogy
Episode I: The Phantom Menace · Episode II: Attack of the Clones · Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Trilogy
Episode IV: A New Hope · Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back · Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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