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Stealth (Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,261 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
Planet by planet, darkness creeps across the galaxy. Among warriors and generals, among ordinary beings living in far-flung worlds, the fear will not go away: We are losing this war. . . .

Anakin Skywalker feels it, too. The Separatist Alliance, with ruthlessness and treachery, is beating the Republic to every strategic target. But after a costly clash with General Grievou
Paperback, 395 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dec 18, 2010 Ron rated it liked it
Shelves: young, star-wars
Well, this was unique. I've read cover blurbs that give away the set up of the book, but never before have I read one, as Stealth has, which gave away the entire plot. Granted, this book was just a four hundred page setup for the second book of the series, but you'd think they'd leave the reader some suspense.

Okay story and writing. Tired of the repetitious Anakin and Obi-Wan arguments. Glad to see Ahsoka growing. Hard to believe only Bail Organa sees Anakin and Padme's relationship, but that's
Crystal Starr Light
“No matter how bleak things got, or how tempted they were to despair, light would prevail over darkness”
The Clone Wars rages on and Obi-Wan and Anakin continue to lead the front-line assaults against the Separatist. But information is coming in of an operation on Lanteeb. Under the nose of Chancellor Palpatine, Bail Organa and Master Yoda send Obi-Wan and Anakin to investigate.

I Liked:
One thing that has continued to astound me about Karen Miller is her grasp on major characters. When Anakin and
Mar 17, 2010 Erika rated it it was amazing
Karen Miller’s high regard and curiosity concerning Obi-Wan Kenobi is quite charming. In her second Star Wars book, Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth, every character has a lot to shoulder in the war, even (and especially) Obi-Wan.

Ahsoka has more to consider as Anakin’s Padawan than the teachings of the Jedi Order. She cares for his well-being and has learned how to read her Master’s emotions to help herself navigate and deal with his temperament. Anakin struggles with the responsibilities of being the
Jan 07, 2016 Ghostrunner rated it really liked it
Cliffhangers are always annoying, but this book was mostly about Obi-Wan getting progressively more wounded and exhausted and filthy with every new chapter and being very stoic about it while literally every other character yells at him to get medical attention. And I'm very into that.
May 28, 2015 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi

2 stars for the story plus 1 star for the audio.

This was just okay for me. I'm no expert on Star Wars, let alone Star Wars books. I can only say I've watched the movies and I have read one book. So with that little disclaimer, I didn't love this.

It read like youth fiction. With teenagers, I have read a lot of YF over the years and some of it is very well written, so I'm not slamming YF by throwing this book into it. I was just so tired of Anakin and his constant whining. It never ended. That a
Jan 26, 2011 Dale rated it liked it
I am enjoying how Miller fleshes out the character of Obi Wan. Also, how she (and other authors) flesh out Anakin's fall to the Dark Side. In this book you see the attachments and emotions that drive that fall. If you are a Star Wars dork like I am, this is a great read.
Jan 12, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
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May 04, 2011 Barb rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
May the Fourth be with you! It’s unfortunate that the Ahsoka Tano character (Anakin’s Padawan) was ever created, but that isn’t Miller’s fault. Luckily, Ahsoka isn’t in the novel too much. I really liked Miller’s first SW novel, Wild Space, but felt the first third of the book didn’t need to be there. It’s the same in this case: the scene on the ship sets up only part of the plot, and is longer than necessary. The rest of the story follows Anakin and Obi-Wan as they investigate a hunch by Bail O ...more
Darryl Dobbs
Apr 21, 2016 Darryl Dobbs rated it really liked it
Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth and Clone Wars Gambit: Seige

In this two-novel set, Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi pose as natives on the planet of Lanteeb in order to confirm suspicions that the Separatists are close to creating a bioweapon. They confirm that it is indeed the case, but are very nearly killed when they are discovered. They wind up in a mining village several days of travel from the city (and the bioweapon plant) and end up saving the village. Granted, droids attacked the village because of
Katrin von Martin
Jun 19, 2015 Katrin von Martin rated it liked it
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Ben Yandle
Jan 28, 2015 Ben Yandle rated it it was ok
I enjoyed Miller's last Star Wars book Clone Wars: Wild Space. It examined and built up the relationship between Obi-Wan and Bail Organa which wasn't a very touched upon are. In my opinion she did an excellent job of showing the human and beyond human aspects of the characters in a tough situation. This book attempted to apply that same formula to a relationship that is already very heavily explored and the portrayal comes across as out of character. I do feel like she is good with less explored ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Harry007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I've got a whole bunch of Star Wars books ready and waiting to be read, and I guess it's taken me a while to appreciate that fact. So sick of being disappointed with books that I assume will be highly entertaining but aren't, I've decided to become a SW buff in the much grander sense: I'm going to devote a lot more time to Star Wars from now on. The reason? The tide has been turned by this one book, and probably the cartoon series 'The Clone Wars' (I'm currently halfway through Season 2). I thin ...more
Jan 07, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: star wars fans
This turned out to be a pretty good read, even if it did take me more than 2 years to finish it. I liked the banter and even the arguing between Obi-Wan and Anakin. It gave some foreshadowing of things to come. It will be interesting to see how this turns out in book 2.
Jul 17, 2016 Molly rated it it was amazing
I love star wars books and this was no exception! The relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan is always fun to follow.
Jul 16, 2014 Patrickderaaff rated it really liked it
Shelves: swlegends
A fine book about friendship.

Karen Miller did another excellent job. A secret mission finds Anakin and Obi-Wan together during the Clone Wars, but now as equals instead of Master and Padawan. A fact Obi-Wan sometimes forgets, which is understandable. Ahsoka is not along for the ride, so the dynamic of Anakin and Obi-Wan’s friends/brother relationship has proper time to shine. And it does!

Karen Miller is excellent at writing Star Wars characters, not just Anakin and Obi-Wan, but also Padmé, Bai
May 01, 2010 DC rated it liked it
The annoyance at all the colons necessary for the title of this book pretty much sums up how I feel about the book itself: ambivalent. There's an interesting story line, some thought provoking interactions between Anakin and Obi-Wan, some good getting into each of these main characters' heads, and even some nice little turns of phrase in describing stuff that makes me think "that was pretty."

There's also a whole lot of the 1st half of this book that seems to have no bearing on the second half. W
C Moore
Feb 21, 2015 C Moore rated it it was amazing
Miller ably captures the spirit of the Clone Wars universe, adding a depth of character that could only be achieved in a well-written book-length tale. The story is well-paced, carefully building suspense and intrigue, as much in the protagonist's internal conflicts as the more physical external ones. I strongly recommend for any adult fan of the Clone Wars tv show.
Brian Harrison
Jul 19, 2015 Brian Harrison rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars, scifi
Part of a two part series that is quite intriguing. Here is the thing that I am having the hardest time with. It is clear that almost everyone knows that something is wrong with Anakin and the Emperor, but no one wants to focus on it. It isn't that they know/suspect that bothers me, but if they knew about it this early on, then it shouldn't have taken so long for Anakin to get out of control.

Anyway a good story and definitely a good addition to the story around Obi-Wan and Anakin's relationship
Jan 12, 2014 Ernest rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tie-in book to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, this book takes Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to a remote planet to investigate why the Separatist Alliance would be interested in such a place and whether thoughts of a bioweapon are true. The first two-thirds of the book were solid, if largely unremarkable. The last third of the book significantly picked up and it was there that Miller was able to pick up the pace and really move things along. Throughout the book, the char ...more
Obi Wan and Anakin are still fighting big battles in the clone wars. After one of these they are sent on a stealth mission to try and find the separatists latest weapon. Please note that this novel ends on a cliffhanger. The relationship between Obi Wan and Anakin is really well written, and the author has caught their characters. A good read.
Apr 15, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing
Great undercover Jedi story, setting up some great moments of Anakin and Obi-Wan having to act from the shadows and the clear philosophical conundrums that places these two Jedi in. One of the best written villains in EU Clone Wars novelizations. Karen Miller deserves a place among the great SW serial novelists!
Ian Reay
Jul 05, 2016 Ian Reay rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars
Great undercover Jedi story, setting up some great moments of Anakin and Obi-Wan having to act from the shadows and the clear philosophical conundrums that places these two Jedi in. One of the best written villains in EU Clone Wars novelizations. Karen Miller deserves a place among the great SW serial novelists!
Jenny McD.
Jul 28, 2011 Jenny McD. rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I was very close to giving this book at 4 star review but the fact that it was a cliff hanger, made me mad and I knocked it down to 3. The relationships of Obi-wan and Anakin are portrayed really well. I enjoy reading anything about Anakin especially when we learn more deeply into his thoughts. (he still has major ex-Slave issues)
Another highlight was Bail Organa has a big role in this book and I enjoyed reading about Leia's adoptive father.
I like the Clone War series. Ashoka is not my favorite
Apr 20, 2016 Jim rated it liked it
Trapped behind enemy lines, trying to stop the use of a horrible bio weapon, undercover as returning farm workers. Anakin and Obi-Wan must stop a potential galaxy wide disaster without blowing their non-jedi cover.
Bill Mazzola
Mar 21, 2014 Bill Mazzola rated it liked it
The Anakin/Obi-Wan stuff was great ; all of the other stuff with the exception of a few parts involving Palpatine seemed like pointless filler. Good story and a good cliffhanger muddled by some unnecessary additions
cynthia parrish
Aug 04, 2015 cynthia parrish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Best one in the series so far. The ending was....shocking to say the least. Only one part of the book I don't agree with, which is rare.
David Barney
I am not much for science fiction. Yet, I enjoyed the story. It kept my interest. I just need to read the second part of the to see how it ends.
Dave-Brendon Burgh
Apr 07, 2016 Dave-Brendon Burgh rated it it was amazing
Excellent - tense and urgent, this is a tale that wonderful explores the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin. Full review coming soon.
Oct 01, 2015 Andy rated it liked it
Another competent Clone Wars novel from Traviss. Can easily see the characters from the animated series in the books.
[3 and 1/2 stars]
A very solid Star Wars novel (is it too heretical to say that I find that the books set during the Clone Wars period tend to capture the Star Wars feel better than most other Star Wars books?). It hits the right notes in the complicated Anakin/Obi-Wan relationship, matures Ahsoka, gives Padme and Bail things to do while deepening their relationship with the protagonists, and shows us in no uncertain terms how the Jedi are being beaten down and reforged. I don't mind the cliffhan
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I was born in Vancouver, Canada, and came to Australia with my parents when I was 2. I think. Dad’s an Aussie, Mum’s English, go figure. Talk about Fate and Destiny. But three passports come in hand
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“As far as Ahsoka Tano was concerned, the only thing worse than being up to her armpits in battle droids was waiting to find out just how long it would be before she was up to her armpits in battle droids.” 1 likes
“I think—” Anakin kicked his heel against the polished marble floor. “I think I hate it when I can’t stop my men from getting hurt. From dying. I think—” 0 likes
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