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The Hive (Star Wars: Clone Wars)

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Features an exclusive author interview—plus an excerpt from Steven Barnes’ new full-length Star Wars novel, The Cestus Deception


Dispatched as a Republic envoy to the Outer Rim planet Ord Cestus—in a bid to halt the sale of potentially deadly “bio-droids” to the Confederacy—Obi-Wan Kenobi finds himself enlisted in a mission more desperate, and dangerous, t
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Jim C
This is an ebook novella that takes place during the novel The Cestus Deception. Obi-Wan is asked to recover royal eggs that have been protected for years.

I liked this short story better than the actual novel. This went straight to the heart of the matter. It was a nice adventure that required Jedi skills and intelligence. I also enjoyed the little twist at the end that fans will enjoy.

I didn't give this a four star rating because of its timeframe. This should have been included in the novel and
Michael Tidd
A short novella tucked at the end of the Cestus Deception, it is so far the best part of that much longer novel. If you're reading Cestus, flip to this around page 200 for a halfway-mark breather. It's more of what a Star Wars story should be - alien mystery, battles, jedi resolve - and less slow-moving political theatrics with no payoff.
Really short story.

Obi-one has a solo quest on a world populated by a species of ant-sapiens. This story is chronologically placed between the Chapther III and the Chapther II motion pictures.

Just action packed. Not much of anything else.
Curtis Sylvia
A bit slow at first but turned out to be great!
Mike Jozic
Marginally entertaining. I enjoy early stories of the Clone Wars so I honestly hoped for a little more than this.
I'm rating this four stars because it did everything I wanted it to do for me as a short story - sufficiently amused me during a nightshift. That said, it's not particularly standout, and I found a couple of the "plot twists" a tad contrived. I may read it again, I may not - but I don't regret reading it or feel my time has been wasted by doing so.
Victor Orozco
Nice. A very good story in that it relates briefly to the events of the novel Cestus Deception. Obi-Wan Kenobi is tasked with the finding of a collection of eggs of the X'Ting people's royal family. Assisting him is a noble warrior who has his doubts on Kenobi but is surprised by the Jedi's character in the end. Short but sweet. B-
This is a short story/ novella set during the events of the Cestus deception. Obi wan is asked to retrieve royal eggs, this involves a quest into the depths of the planet. It's a lot of fun with many action sequences and some nice character interactions. A good read.
A fun little adventure much more in the style of classic Star Wars than the full novel this was linked with. Monsters and puzzles and scary moments, and the ending made me chuckle.
Ended too fast. Was looking for more. Great addition to The Cestus Deception.
An interesting supplement to "Star Wars: The Cestus Deception."
Ricky Ganci
I never want to read about a X’ting again.
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Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952, Los Angeles, California) is an African American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician.

He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of its Parts". Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1
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