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Siege (Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit #2)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  755 ratings  ·  41 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 LucasBooks (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
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.
Callista
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Erika
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
Dan
Jan 01, 2015 Dan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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!
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.
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
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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Roberta
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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Peter
- 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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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
Barb
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
Exciting all the way!
Bianca Najera
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.
Jenny
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.")
Molly
The second book was very tense and exciting! However, it was very frustrating to see that the jedi still don't know that Palpatine is a sith lord. I know that they find out in Revenge of the Sith, but couldn't the story change and they could find out sooner? That's just my opinion, though. I really like Anakin and Obi-Wan's relationship and how they interact.
Salimbol
Very readable sequel to Stealth, in which we see more of the war's effect on civilian populations as well as on the Jedi. However, though it keeps its (very pleasing) feel for the characters, it becomes noticeably repetitive at points, and I do think that the two books could probably have been just one, with a much tighter plot.
Marta Dulce Și Gavina
2,5. This novel is much better structured than the first part of this trilogy, I like some of Anakin's interactions with Obi-Wan, the plot is more enaging... but not enough, in my book, to deserve a higher rating. The bad guy is one-dimensional and Taria Mary Sue Damsin is more irritating than ever.
Patrick Sanchez
very fast paced.
Chad Saunders
A really good book over-all. One of the best Star Wars books that I have read. Karen Miller really takes her time and develops a relatively non-technological society as the backdrop for the story. It was a refreshing change for the series as a whole.
Sky
Really liked this book for the well-developed story and focus on the character development. The end felt a bit rushed though, I would have liked to see that play out a little longer with more time spent on it instead of feeling "oh look, it's the epilogue".
Amanda
I enjoyed this duology well enough but I was slightly disappointed with the ending. It felt incredibly rushed for a plot that was stretched across two whole novels. It was also a bit unsatisfying. I would have liked to see them safely home.
Zxielle
This is the 2nd and final book of 2 in the series. The storyline is great and really interesting. The underlying story involving Obi-Wan Kenobi was surprising. This is a definite must read for all Star Wars fans--but you have to read Stealth first.
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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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