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Siege (Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit #2)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,016 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews
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
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published July 6th 2010 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
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Ron
Aug 25, 2016 Ron rated it really liked it
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.
Nicole
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Robert
Jan 22, 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
Erika
Jul 21, 2010 Erika rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2015 Katrin von Martin rated it liked it
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Chris
May 17, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok
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
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Harry007
Jan 01, 2015 Harry007 rated it really liked it
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
Jim C
Mar 05, 2014 Jim C rated it liked it
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
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Ernest
Feb 19, 2014 Ernest rated it liked it
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
Ben Yandle
Feb 03, 2015 Ben Yandle rated it liked it
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
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Patrickderaaff
Jun 06, 2014 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
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Jeff Cothern
Sep 28, 2012 Jeff Cothern rated it liked it

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

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Linda Jaejoong
Jan 01, 2016 Linda Jaejoong rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-until-2016
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
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Jim
Apr 14, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing
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!
pamsreading
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
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Angela
The 2nd part of the story. Anakin and Obi Wan are stranded on a planet with an impossible mission to stop a bioweapon. They hide in a mining village that ends up being under siege, hence the title. The character interplay between Obi Wan and Anakin is the highlight of this novel. The storyline feels huge, if slightly predictable at times. A good read.
A.
Aug 08, 2010 A. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: xstar-wars, xsw-novel
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
Patrick
Aug 30, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it
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
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Brian Harrison
Aug 05, 2015 Brian Harrison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars, scifi
Wow, what a great sequel this was. The first one was a little slow, but ended well. This one was non-stop action, intrigue, and drama. Just the way I like my Star Wars and there was some great insights into some of the secondary characters from Star Wars II and Star Wars III.
Roberta
Feb 19, 2011 Roberta rated it really liked it
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
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Ethan
Dec 01, 2015 Ethan rated it it was amazing
Anicin and Obiwan are on a secret missoun. They need to find an antidout for a viris. They get cornered in a little town. Will they escape?
Peter
Sep 03, 2014 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
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Jim
Apr 20, 2016 Jim rated it liked it
Continuation to Stealth. A great description of what being caught in a siege feels like.
Ryan Weatherston
Aug 12, 2013 Ryan Weatherston rated it liked it
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
David Barney
May 09, 2016 David Barney rated it it was amazing
The good guys did it. The story kept my interest.
Joanna Conor
Dec 16, 2015 Joanna Conor rated it it was amazing
this book is verygood and interesting
Barb
May 08, 2011 Barb rated it liked it
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
Curtis Sylvia
Mar 11, 2015 Curtis Sylvia rated it it was amazing
Exciting all the way!
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.
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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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