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Siege: Star Wars Legends (Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit #2)

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On the Outer Rim, the planet Lanteeb has no strategic value, no political power, and one enormous problem: It has been invaded by an emboldened Separatist Alliance. To find out why, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have snuck onto Lanteeb--and now look oblivion in the eye. . . .

Hiding their lightsabers beneath their dusty disguises, Anakin and Obi-Wan draw
ebook, 416 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2010)
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Crystal Starr Light
“The Jedi are not creatures of myth and magic. They are flesh and blood. They bleed. They break.”

When we last left our Jedi heroes, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (this was Stealth, the first part of a two part story), they were about to crash their vehicle into the Lanteeban countryside after a narrow escape with General Lok Durd's forces. Now, our heroes struggle to reach Trebol, a small damotite mining village. There, they try to blend in and manage their escape. Meanwhile, Tyranus and S
Nov 24, 2010 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That's better . . . much better. My advice would be to skip the first book of this duo, Stealth, and just read Siege (which comes up on Goodreads search's as Star Wars Clone Wars Gambit).

Same young-reader quality, but she starts somewhere and goes somewhere else. And gets there. So many books these days don't.
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Jan 13, 2016 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All my Kriffing Barves
Like others who have reviewed this title before me, I did not read (or listen to) the first book in this duology prior to starting in on Siege, though frankly this did not detract too much from my enjoyment. The principle characters (Obi-Wan, Anakin, to a lesser extent Ahsoka, Yoda, Palpatine, even Lok Durd) are all known quantities while the Damson, the Jedi Master with a tragic fate, and Bantina the captive scientist being (fairly brutally) forced to work for the Separatists are easy enough to ...more
Jul 08, 2010 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Obi-Wan and Anakin are still stuck on Lanteeb, a planet far in the Outer Rim and of seeming little consequence. The Lanteebans pose no apparent strategic value to the Republic or Separatists; it’s an attitude that grossly misjudges the efforts of captured scientist Bant’ena Fhernan. She’s been hired to construct a virus to end all viruses, a massive biological weapon that will sway the war in Dooku’s favor, but getting materials for it isn’t easy. The key ingredient, damotite, lays deep within t ...more
Katrin von Martin
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Jim Corbiere
Finished reading " Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Siege " I really wasn't a fan of this one. For some reason I don't seem to like the Clone Wars era stuff. The characters didn't feel right to me and the build up to the end of the novel was slow then the final battle lasted only about a page or so with very little descriptions. I did like the banter between Anakin and OBi-Wan. I think the author was great with the dialogue but the story as a whole was pretty weak.

Obiw-Wan and Anakin fail to take c
Colleen Mertens
The second book in this series moved faster than the opening one did. I enjoyed seeing how the characters interact with each other & with the new additions. I thought this was more exciting than its prequel.
Dec 31, 2016 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With Siege, the saga of the Clone Wars comes to an end. Even if I didn't already know that this series follows along with the television show, I would have picked up on it based on the way the story develops. Several things happen off-screen in the same way that it did in Wild Space, meaning that it might have been better for me read these alongside the show. Considering that I'm in the "read it before I watch it" camp, I missed out on those details, and instead found characters and scenes that ...more
Dec 29, 2014 Harry007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
So basically the same problems I had with the first book happen in this book. The story is extremely slow to begin with, and unless you're a serious SW fan, it won't be compelling. You'll definitely give up. But the struggle is worth it because like the first book, those final 130 pages are strong and addictive. Something magical happens, the pace speeds up or the answers finally arrive and things just start happening. It's slightly disappointing that there was a lack of intrigue early on - in t ...more
sometimes the story drags a little but it gives a lot of feedback on the scheming of Palpatine and some more insight in the events of the clone wars.
Eric Sullenberger
Normally when there are a small group of books in a series I review them together. However, I'm going to make an exception this time because these two books were so different. If you want to read my introduction to the series and review of the first book see here.
This book picks up immediately where the other one left off. After the pacing and suspense in the first book being so good, I possibly had expectations that were too high for this book. Either way, this book let me down. I have complain
Jeff Cothern

On the Outer Rim, the planet Lanteeb has no strategic value, no political power, and one enormous problem: It has been invaded by an emboldened Separatist Alliance. To find out why, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have snuck onto Lanteeb--and now look oblivion in the eye. . . .

Hiding their lightsabers beneath their dusty disguises, Anakin and Obi-Wan draw on their Jedi skills to stay one step ahead of Lok Durd's droid army on Lanteeb. The Jedi know that a captive scientist has

May 17, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-adventure
This book is slightly odd in that it is the second book of a duology, in which reading the first book seems to be completely unnecessary. I didn't realize it wasn't a standalone book until after I'd read it. Oops.

It wasn't a bad book, just rather predictable and not fun enough to make up for that. Or that could just be my taste for fun over dramatic. It certainly tries to be very serious and dramatic, and, for someone whose tastes run more to that, perhaps the predictability would seem more like
Linda Jaejoong
Feb 23, 2013 Linda Jaejoong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-until-2017
Ein sehr sehr gutes Buch!! Wir nähren uns immer mehr den schlimmen Ereignissen in Episode 3. Obi-Wan und Anakin sind diesmal wieder auf sich allein gestellt und ihre Beziehung wird wieder mal auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Gefühle kommen zutage, die vielleicht für immer hätten geheim bleiben sollen. Man merkt immer mehr warum Anakin später Obi-Wan nicht mehr richtig vertraut hat und ihn sogar gehasst hat.

Wenn ich die beiden immer so zusammen erlebe tut mir richtig das Herz weh. Würden sie sich d
Jul 23, 2011 Patrickderaaff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: swlegends
Choosing between saving a couple of beings at the expense of millions of others or vice versa can be a drag. While Obi-Wan tries to keep his head cool his impetuous former padawan Anakin, having already failed to save his mother from the Tusken Raiders, is determined to never let anybody else die unnecessary if he can help it.

And then there is an army of battle droids firing relentlessly at a force field surrounding the local village that is holding up barely - and nobody knows if help is comin
Jan 24, 2014 Ernest rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a tie-in to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and book-wise chronologically, comes straight after Stealth. However, I think one could read this book on its own and be sufficiently informed given the material presented to know enough of the necessary backstory. This book sees Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi reaching a small damotite mining village, trying to blend in and esacpe. Darth Sidious/Chancellor Palpatine play both sides of the conflict to evil’s ends, and t ...more
Jim C
Feb 20, 2014 Jim C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is 3.5 stars. This is the second book of a two part series and this one is much better than the first.

Anakin and Obi-Wan are stuck in a tiny village on the planet Lanteeb and the Separatists are on their tail. Meanwhile, the biological weapon is still being created and a danger to the galaxy.

I thought the author did a fantastic job with the characters from the movies. I had no problem picturing these characters and I loved how the author esp. portrayed Palpatine/Darth Sidious and his w
Jan 26, 2010 A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: xstar-wars
The second book in the Gambit duology (see Stealth) is an exhilarating Star Wars entry as Obi-Wan and Anakin risk their lives to prevent a pandemic disaster that could leave the Republic teetering on the brink of extinction. Fascinatingly the audience sees deep inside Skywalker as he struggles with the end justifying the mean pondering "The death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic" (Stalin) since the Lanteebians may have to be sacrificed for the rest of the Republic. F ...more
This should have been made into a movie! It's got every element, the fluff, the angst, the drama, the romance, the action, all of it! It would have made a GREAT film. So tell me why Disney decides to make a new film from a whole new plot like Rogue One? That's right, the irrational hatred for the prequel. Darth Vader as a cool big boo boo mindless killing machine villain is way cooler and manlier than an emo hottie hopeless idealist, people just cannot accept it. Shame on them.

Lastly, this book
Aug 30, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I like the foreshadowing of Anakin with the scientist--would you protect your loved ones at the cost of others' lives? I liked the strengths and weaknesses of Anakin's loving/selfish nature. I liked Palpatine's continuing manipulations and the brilliance of his sick strategy. I like Bail Organa.

The absolute crisis, edge-of-death tone and situation can seem too much since there are so many of those one after the other in the Clone Wars era books, but maybe that is realistic and indicative of how
Feb 19, 2011 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book immensely. In this novel, Anakin and Obi-wan are still negotiating their new relationship as Jedi Knights rather than master/padawan. They have to find their way to a safe haven, and they make it to a native village. Relationships develop between the two Jedi and villages, and the two of them have to reveal their powers to save the village.

Overall the best part of this novel, is the way that Karen Miller gets into the mindset of her characters. I think she really has done an
Ben Yandle
I wish half stars were an option. Take that which ever direction you will.

This book returned to the more introspective and interesting writing that Miller brought to the table in Clone Wars: Wild Space. I'd love to see more of Taria Damsin. I would also like to see a story where Asokha meets Greeti again, after she leaves the order. Unfortunately the book still suffers from the things that help the first part of the duology back. The childish infighting and constant over sarcastic dialogue betwe
Apr 24, 2011 Barb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Siege is the faster-paced conclusion to Stealth, and unlike its prequel, Siege is a novel that can stand on its own. The dialogue between Anakin and Obi-Wan is better, but I wish Miller would find synonyms for the word “retort.” Ahsoka doesn’t appear too much so her presence is tolerable. What I really liked was the inner conflict brought about by Obi-Wan’s befriending a young girl named Greti; I wish I could say more, but then I’d be revealing spoilers. Overall, I definitely liked this better t ...more
Oct 11, 2013 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, sci-fi
- After many many many Star Wars stories from the expanded Universe, I have come to the conclusion (so far) that the interactions between Obi Wan,Sky Guy and Snips have to be some of the best. I love the clone wars story lines. All the stories during the pre-3-originals are fun and freom a certaiun point of view.. just plain Awesome.. - So far, I havent had any bad feelings about these stories...
and the odds are.. I won't ... The chemistry between these three = electric and fun everytime..
And t
Ryan Weatherston
I give it 3/5 stars because although I enjoyed the story overall, it dragged in a lot of places and if it hadn't been on audiobook, I would have probably closed the book and "forget" to open it again. In here, Obiwan and Anikan felt more like religious missionaries with healing and helping the villagers instead of battling the drone army like Jedi warriors. The character descriptions, though, were very well done as well as the character interactions, especially between Obiwan and Anikan (though, ...more
Apr 14, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great conclusion to the Gambit story arc, and a great sci-fi novel about "outer rim," "colonial settlers." Good to have a Star Wars novel bring the setting back to its origins on a backward world where the tech is old and well-used, and the characters are not all glossy. Has a great samurai-western vibe that fits well with the Star Wars mythos as well. Again, Karen Miller deserves a pedestal among the best SW serial novelists!
Bianca Najera
Sep 27, 2013 Bianca Najera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basically Obi-Wan and Anakin had gotten into a big fight. They both were trying to fight off Lok Durds army. A scientist had given up the keys to a bioweapon to Lok Durd. Throught out the whole book it kept going back and forth from Yoda and Anakin and Lok Durd.
I will recommened this book to like people who like Star Wars and if you actually like read the books before this one that this book is for you.
Aug 25, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
This book picks up where the previous book ("Stealth") ended. Anakin and Obi-Wan are stuck on the planet, Lanteeb, in the remote mining town of Torbel. The threat of the bioweapon in the Star Wars universe reaches its culmination with lots of political wrangling, many physical trials, and some action. (Personally, I'm trying to figure what will happen to Ahsoka before "Revenge of the Sith.")
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