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W surviving Jedi lead a charge on a Separatist stronghold the deadliest threat still rests in the swift and lethal crimson lightsaber of Darth Vader–behind whose brooding mask lies a shattered heart a poisoned soul and a cunning twisted mind hell bent on vengeance For the handful of scattered Jedi hunted across space survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy reclaimed LABYRINTH OF EVILby James LucenoREVENGE OF THE SITHby Matthew Stover based on the story and screenplay by George LucasDARK LORDThe Rise of Darth Vaderby James Lucen Despite being demoted to Legends I still feel this is the essential Revenge of the Sith trilogy The RotS novelization is a particular standout in storytelling Not exactly War and Peace but just as long Treat yourself to this trilogy

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As combat escalates across the galaxy and Darth Sidious remains one step ahead of his pursuers the stage is set for an explosive endgame Tormented by unspeakable visions Anakin edges closer to the brink of a galaxy shaping decision while Darth Sidious plots to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic–and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord Darth VaderOnce the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi Order Anakin becomes Darth Vader a disciple of the dark side a lord of the dreaded Sith and the avenging right hand of the galaxy’s ruthless new Emperor As a fe If you're expecting this to be a life altering work of literature don't If you're expecting it to be an over worked comic book you may be pleasantly surprised; though not so much for the novel treatment of Episode III Luceno's vividly descriptive style lends a lot of life to chracters and their struggles He also solidly elevates the reading level beyond the standard 6th grade treatment provided in many similar works If you're a Star Wars fan like to root for the bad guy and you suppress a PTSD relapse from Episode II's Anakin Padme moments I highly recommend the first segment Labyrinth of Evil Revenge of the Sith does not add much beyond the movie though the written version is better assuming you have the time The trilogy's conclusion is worth it if you've already read through the other two Moral compromises and occupational hazards aside this trilogy makes you wonder why guidance counselors don't steer graduates towards a career in the Order of the Sith It's surprisingly easy to do worse

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For the first time in one thrilling volume three novels–Labyrinth of Evil Revenge of the Sith and Dark Lord The Rise of Darth Vader–that follow an epic chain of events the last days of the Republic the creation of the Empire and the ultimate transformation of Jedi Anakin Skywalker into the notorious Darth VaderOn the planet Neimoidia Jedi Knights Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker seize an unexpected prize intelligence capable of leading the Republic forces to the ever elusive Darth Sidious who is ruthlessly orchestrating a campaign to divide and overwhelm the Jedi forces Enjoyed this trilogy overall It was good to reread Revenge Of the Sith again and the other 2 books were enjoyable It’s just weird for me coming to this after seeingreading the canon version of what happened before and after Revenge of the Sith I thought Rise of Darth Vader would be better than it was Probably the weakest out of the 3

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  • The Dark Lord Trilogy Star Wars The Dark Lord Trilogy #1 3
  • James Luceno
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  • 04 July 2019
  • 9780345485380

10 thoughts on “The Dark Lord Trilogy Star Wars The Dark Lord Trilogy #1 3

  1. says:

    I had in the past read James Luceno's Labyrinth of Evil but it had been such a long time and I had had fond enough feelings that I did not mind re reading the book in my exposure to this trilogy collection It is than a little unusual for a trilogy in that the first and last books are by Luceno and the middle book an adaptation of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith is by Matthew Stover It is all the unusual since Episode III is the third part of the Preuel Trilogy of movies making this collection a trilogy within a trilogyNonetheless despite clear differences in writing styles the books do hold up a level of thematic and chronological consistency chronicling the tragic fall of Anakin Skywalker and his rebirth as Darth Vader I would go so far as to say that the greater story immediately focused around the weeks and months just prior to and following Anakin's fall is far compelling and concise than the somewhat rambling affair that was the actual Preuel TrilogyLabyrinth of Evil provides an excellent set up to Anakin's fall while still giving enough references to past exploits and current scenes of heroic action to present Anakin as a genuine hero and to flesh out the relationship between Anakin and Obi Wan The poignant sense of heartache felt by a separated Anakin and Padme does wonders at legitimating their love something the movies often fell short of The major weakness of this novel is that it is a mystery story structured around a mystery that most readers are going to be privy to already the identity of Darth Sidious Nonetheless the action and tense pursuit of clues by the heroes manage to maintain some degree of suspense but the author's purposeful avoidance of Sidious' identity feels a little bit like cheating the reader forcing a mystery out of nothing It's okay for the characters not to know but the author does not really have a reason to pretend like the readers are still in the darkFor those readers who pick up the book without enough Star Wars knowledge to be aware of Sidious' identity ie those who have not before seen the movies I am sure that they were only further confused by the myriad references to past events from other novels and movies However given that this is a Star Wars book I would hope that readers would at least have had a prior interest in the franchise to know enough to carry them through The alternative would be terrible writing bogged down in expositionAs it is Luceno has a very engaging smooth writing style that manages to move from near lyrical insights into characters to efficient action prose I would like to go ahead and say that in Dark Lord The Rise of Darth Vader Luceno really triumphs with his description of lightsaber combat and I tend to find sword combat poorly described in text often too focused on over explaining individual movements and swings Luceno finds a balance between description and summary rarely over specific or too vagueThe middle book the adaptation was enjoyable and relatively fast paced but I felt that the prose was perhaps too casual and conversational at times Something rubbed me the wrong way about descriptions of characters in the midst of action set off with things like Here's how it feels to be Nonetheless the end description of Anakin is uite intenseOverall the adaptation sticks true to the events of the movie embellishing on some elements and excluding others I thought that the addition of the rebellion plot line and the increased interaction between Obi Wan and Padme was definitely a plus showing the start of the Rebellion against the soon to be Empire and giving of a reason for Anakin's growing paranoia Anakin himself is a disturbing character here especially in regards to Padme obsessive overly passionate aggressive paranoidhe is the epitome of the abusive husband This is not in poor taste on Stover's part I think; in fact it really gave me a greater understanding of Anakin and Padme's relationship made me understand the dynamics of their interactions made me foresee how their tragic ending could conceivably play out This felt a lot realer than the cheesy romantic dialogue of the film leading up to a violent turn about and made Anakin's progression to the Dark Side naturalNow I will return to The Rise of Darth Vader the third and last book The Jedi characters introduced in Bol Chatak Olee Starstone and Roan Shryne were very interesting average in Force abilities but still able to be iconic representations of the Jedi Order I did grow to care about them I thought that the use of clone commandos for their initial survival through Order 66 was rather clever given that the commandos were autonomous And I really enjoyed the perspectives of Bail Organa Darth Vader Moff Tarkin and Emperor Palpatine as they grew into their new rolesThat said I found the cast of smugglers additional Jedi senators and clones to be a bit overwhelming Two of the smugglers are described as six fingered humanoids their only defining characteristic it would seem and yet they were pivotal characters The Jedi were only briefly provided any description at all and names were dropped without the ease of an associating detail to connect them readily to a character Honestly the story would have been better with less characters bouncing aroundNonetheless The Rise of Darth Vader was a nice conclusion to this trilogy set and overall I would recommend it Alone these novels are good franchise books but together their story is all the tragic and all the powerful

  2. says:

    This book is three novels in one chronicling the downfall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth VaderBook #1 Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno It's rare to find a Star Wars tie in book that features mostly main characters from the movies This is one of them The focus of the book is mainly the hunt for Darth Sidious by Anakin and Obi Wan due to a slip up by Nute Gunray that allows the Republic to track Sidous down I thought the novel was pretty good and the events of the final act the invasion of Coruscant and the capture of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine by General Grievous lead the reader directly intoBook #2 Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover This is a novelization of the screenplay written by Lucas and is in some cases enjoyable than the film itself because it can provide a broader scope to the events and doesn't exactly match the events of the film If anything I'd say some of the descriptions of the opening space battle are too intricate and detailed and slow the story down But the fight between Dooku and Anakin and Obi Wan is well written as are most of the battles in the book The least interesting battle in terms of how the narrative is laid out is the final battle between Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi That should be the climax of the novel Instead it seems rushed as if a deadline prevented the writer from doing better workBook #3 Dark Lord The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno This novel is mainly about scattered Jedi fleeing the wrath of Emperor Palpatine said wrath being carried out by Darth Vader This is a different Vader than we're used to seeing He's conflicted and still getting used to his armorthough he has adapted the Villain 101 speech patterns he would use later on Palpatine is shown as a evil taskmaster The seeds of the Rebellion are shown growing with characters like Mon Mothma and Bail Organa maneuvering to avoid Vader and to discover his shocking true identity Vader isn't exactly sympathetic but the author doesn't spare the details about life in that ominous black suit of cybernetic armor I'd say there's too much from characters we've never seen or heard about before and not enough Vader but it turns out to be a good story eventually There's even a nice bit with Obi Wan on Tattooine at the end

  3. says:

    Enjoyed this trilogy overall It was good to reread Revenge Of the Sith again and the other 2 books were enjoyable It’s just weird for me coming to this after seeingreading the canon version of what happened before and after Revenge of the Sith I thought Rise of Darth Vader would be better than it was Probably the weakest out of the 3

  4. says:

    First off this book is a mammoth undertaking Made up of three separate Star Wars novel that cover the tragic death of Anakin Skywalk and the subseuent birth of Darth Vader That said the book is an essential read for any dedicated fan especially since the second novel included is the official novelization of Revenge of the Sith This novel itself is still considered canon and is suitably dark in tone and adds many bits of information that make Episodes 1 thru 3 far cohesive as a whole Let me rewind to the first novel in the collection Labyrinth of Evil This books main focus in the inner workings of Emperor Palpatine's mind as he makes is final moves to Take control of The Republic and bring Anakin to the Dark Side Both here and in ROTS we also get a good look into the final days of the Jedi's the the galaxy's main protesters All in all this book reminded me a lot in tone to the novels Cloak of Deception and The Approaching StormThe last book Dark Lord The Rise of Darth Vader is sadly the weakest link in this trilogy of novels Much of the book concentrates on Darth Vader's mental adjustment to his new skin and his new place in the Emperor's new regime The book also shows that Vader is already thinking about betraying the Empire and take the galaxy for him self The book just seems off course when compared to the Darth Vader we've seen in the movies an in other novels and suchStill this book is a great collection over all and if nothing else is worth it to have the excellent novelization of ROTS

  5. says:

    If you're expecting this to be a life altering work of literature don't If you're expecting it to be an over worked comic book you may be pleasantly surprised; though not so much for the novel treatment of Episode III Luceno's vividly descriptive style lends a lot of life to chracters and their struggles He also solidly elevates the reading level beyond the standard 6th grade treatment provided in many similar works If you're a Star Wars fan like to root for the bad guy and you suppress a PTSD relapse from Episode II's Anakin Padme moments I highly recommend the first segment Labyrinth of Evil Revenge of the Sith does not add much beyond the movie though the written version is better assuming you have the time The trilogy's conclusion is worth it if you've already read through the other two Moral compromises and occupational hazards aside this trilogy makes you wonder why guidance counselors don't steer graduates towards a career in the Order of the Sith It's surprisingly easy to do worse

  6. says:

    Matthew Stover's novelisation of Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith is bookended by two James Lucano novels which sit in the storyline between the part II and part IV film stories I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this seuence and the development of the characters in the Star Wars universe or should that be galaxy? In Sith the 'tragedy' of Anakins demise is very well told In truth this story was by far the best of the preuel trilogy of movies It had to be given the high expectations all lovers of the Star Wars original The novelisation adds colour and depth to the movie story and the characters particularly to Anakin Palpatine Obi Wan and Padme I would have liked to see the concluding novel in this omnibus develop Darth Vader just a little As the novel concludes he is still insecure than I would have expected resigned to the dark side than consumed by it

  7. says:

    This is a remarkable set far above the usual 'literature' derived from a TV or film series James Luceno is easily the best writer in the Star Wars universe and he is responsible for #1 and #3 Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover is the best novelization of a screen play that I have ever read 'Labyrinth' sets up the Separatists attack on Coruscant and highlights the bond between Anakin and Obi Was that will be dramatically shattered in 'Revenge' 'Rise' is both a rousing adventure tale and a look into the mind of Vader as he transitions from what is left of Anakin to Dark Lord of the Sith

  8. says:

    Great trilogyGreat read Really enjoy the depth you get in the books that you don't get in the movie At times it was annoying to reread portions of the movies but there was so much that it is worth reading those sections

  9. says:

    Despite being demoted to Legends I still feel this is the essential Revenge of the Sith trilogy The RotS novelization is a particular standout in storytelling Not exactly War and Peace but just as long Treat yourself to this trilogy

  10. says:

    Over 1000 pages of pure awesome Ever wanted to know greater detail about the downfall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Lord Vader? This is your answer

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