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Labyrinth of Evil

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The war that erupted in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is nearing its boiling point, as the dauntless Separatist forces continue their assault on the teetering Republic-and the diabolical triumvirate of Count Dooku, General Grievous, and their Master, Darth Sidious, fine-tune their strategy for conquest. In Episode III Revenge of the Sith the fates of key players on both sides of the conflict will be sealed. But first, crucial events that pave the way to that time of reckoning unfold in a labyrinth of evil. . . .

Capturing Trade Federation Viceroy-and Separatist Councilmember-Nute Gunray is the mission that brings Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, with a squad of clones in tow, to Neimoidia. But the treacherous ally of the Sith proves as slippery as ever, evading his Jedi pursuers even as they narrowly avoid deadly disaster. Still, their daring efforts yield an unexpected prize: a unique holotransceiver that bears intelligence capable of leading the Republic forces to their ultimate quarry, the ever-elusive Darth Sidious.

Swiftly taking up the chase, Anakin and Obi-Wan follow clues from the droid factories of Charros IV to the far-flung worlds of the Outer Rim . . . every step bringing them closer to pinpointing the location of the Sith Lord-whom they suspect has been manipulating every aspect of the Separatist rebellion. Yet somehow, in the escalating galaxy-wide chess game of strikes, counterstrikes, ambushes, sabotage, and retaliations, Sidious stays constantly one move ahead.

Then the trail takes a shocking turn. For Sidious and his minions have set in motion a ruthlessly orchestrated campaign to divide and overwhelm the Jedi forces-and bring the Republic to its knees.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345475725
Branch Call Number: Fic Luce
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Labyrinth of evil


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JCLDylanR Oct 10, 2017

Labyrinth of Evil is a very enjoyable read from the Star Wars: Legends series. Does a very good job of plausibly setting up the events of Episode III. The story also lends background to General Grievous, & makes him not only more of an enemy to be both feared--as opposed to being a bit of a joke--as well as somewhat of a sympathetic character. Finally, this work also does an excellent job of showcasing the complex dynamics of Anakin's relationship with Obi-Wan; the humor, the brilliance of their working relationship, the bond they'd forged over the years, & the conflict bubbling (mostly) just beneath the surface. Very worthwhile read!

Mar 01, 2016

The ending of this book was written really well, so I could almost imagine all the actual events happening. It seems silly that Grievous couldn't figure out that Palpatine and Sidious were the same person.... The plot seemed to change halfway through the book from being about Nute Gunray's chair, to trying to protect Coruscant. It was cool though how it lead right into Episode 3. It was a little gory in some parts.

Nov 28, 2015

A serviceable check in with all the major characters from the Prequels leading just up to the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, but decidedly hampered by the fact that the author was not allowed to "reveal" that Palpatine is Darth Sidious.

On the whole, I would have been better served re-watching Genndy Tarkovsky's excellent Clone Wars cartoons...

bears1985 Jul 22, 2014

Very good book well written fills in gaps between movies now they just need to write the next book

Jul 10, 2013

Such a good book!!! It is my absolute favorite Star Wars book I have ever read!!!! So beautifly written, and such realistic battles!!!

P.S. It has Shaak Ti and Mace Windu in it:):):)

Jun 25, 2011

GREAT BOOK! I would absolutely love to see George Lucas turn this one into a movie. Packed with action and adventure, this is just like episodes 1-6.


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Mar 09, 2016

"A labyrinth of evil, this war has become. But protect ourselves, we must. Safeguard the traditions the Jedi have upheld for one thousand generations."-Yoda


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