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Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Star Wars: Novelizations #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  7,602 Ratings  ·  269 Reviews
There is a great disturbance in the Force. . . . From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, u ...more
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Published June 28th 2011 by Random House Publishing Group (first published May 1st 2002)
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Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala’s life brings them together for the first time in ten ye
Cian Beirdd
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apart from Zahn's trilogy this is probably my favorite Star Wars novel. Instead of trying to simply flesh out the scenes of the movie with details of color and sound (as is done with the first novel), this adaptation explains every badly edited scene and whiney sentence by the cast in a way that is immensely satisfying and could never have been done in a single movie. Having read the book, Padme's love for Anakin makes more sense, the clone army and the plot surrounding it are put in better cont ...more
Crystal Starr Light
Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
"We'd be living a lie"
Ten years have passed since Qui-Gon died, the Trade Federation blockaded Naboo, and young Anakin became a Padawan. Times have changed. Padme is now a Senator; Obi-Wan is a Jedi Knight; Anakin is a Padawan learner. The Republic is in turmoil as the Separatists, led by former Jedi, Count Dooku, threaten to secede. An attempt on Padme's life leads the Jedi into startling discoveries...and possibly war.
NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.
R. A. Salvatore is probably best known fo
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains scenes that take place outside of the film. I love this part, the conversation between Anakin and Padme's father, Padme being teased by her sister, and a couple more. We'll know for sure what else was cut in the movie.
So, if you want the full story of Attack of the Clones, you have to have this book.
Lance Shadow
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a recent viewing of Attack of the Clones, my thoughts have changed so I felt it a good time to edit my review. Attack of the Clones in some ways is better than I remember it. I didn't think Hayden Christensen was completely terrible. There were some scenes where I think his performance was good. However, the romance still sucks hard and even the best action scenes (the Coruscant speeder chase, Obi Wan's punch out with Jango Fett, the starfighter chase in the astroid field above geonosis, a ...more
Sep 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Obviously, this book is the companion to the movie of the same title. It fills in some valuable additional background and character development that was absent in the film.

First: we get more of a view of Padme's mindset when Anakin comes back into her life. In the movie, it is clear that Anakin remembers Padme, not just fondly, but passionately. It is never made clear (even in the book) what place Anakin holds in Padme's heart when they meet again - whether he is simply a boy she remembers fondl
This is another one of those books I had read years ago and thought lost, yet was surprised to rediscover. I liked how much more in depth this story went, than the movie of the same name did. We get to see more character motivations and development that had gotten lost in the film. This made Anakin's turn to the Dark Side more of a natural progression than an abrupt shift that the movie showed. All in all, it was an enriching look at a story I was already well familiar with.
May 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I didn't realize it was possible to make these characters even more flat and less interesting.

Alicia Sandoval Poveda
El libro no está bien escrito. Parte de un guión flojo y las escenas románticas son como de alguna novela rosa común. Sin embargo, es entretenido. La narración es fluida, se lee en muy poco tiempo y si se ha visto la película, es fácil de visualizar todo.

Lo realmente interesante es la parte política del libro. Cómo todo gira en torno a la idea de la democracia vrs la dictadura, la guerra vrs. la negociación, y cómo los ideales de una democracia se ven en peligro en primer lugar por la desconfia
Much like The Phantom Menace novel, this is good to read considering the film it's based on. It gives a little more context to some things, and the Anakin & Padme scenes aren't quite as painful to read as they are to watch in the film. But the action scenes are not as good. The final fight with the Jedi and droids has nowhere near the same scope. Even the tussle between Jango and Obi-Wan isn't as good. But that's the difference between film and books. Film can do scope and action easier. It ...more
Not too bad. Fairly solid read. =)
Blue Crane
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zuerst zum Cover: Wie schon beim Layout des ersten Bandes finde ich hier die Neugestaltung sehr hübsch. Wir haben hier wieder einen metallisch anmutenden Hintergrund und einen tollen Spotlack auf dem ganzen Buch. Diesmal steht die Farbe Gelb auf dem Cover zur Verfügung. Und wir haben den Helm eines Klonkriegers auf dem Cover. Ich finde das Cover sehr schick und gut gemacht. Es macht sich wunderbar neben den anderen Bänden der Reihe.
Nun zum Inhalt: Das Buch behandelt, wie auch schon sein Vorgänge
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The books are SO much better than the movies! Sure, the "i dont like sand" bit was a lil awkward, but it was SO MUCH MORE awkward in the films... there's so much you get to see here in this book than in the movie, thats for sure.
Benjamin Stahl
Three stars almost seems a little rough, since I really enjoyed this book. I love Star Wars - even the prequel movies - and so no matter what, I was going to find to something to like in this book. Based off what I feel was easily the weakest film in the trilogy, R.A. Salvatore really does a top-notch job adapting the screenplay into a fun and interesting novel. I used to be against novelisations in general, unable to take them seriously, but I have since changed my mind because some novelisatio ...more
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Verlängerte und Hinzugefügte Szenen

Dieses Hörbuch begann äußerst seltsam und befremdlich mit einem komischen und verstörenden Traum von Anakin, bei dem ich absolut nicht wusste, was ich damit anfangen soll.
Nachdem ich es ja schon aus der vorangegangenen Episode I gewohnt war, dass diese Hörbücher einige Filmszenen verlängern und auch einige neue hinzufügen, versuchte ich mich einfach darauf einzulassen, dass in diesen H
Jevron McCrory
Lucas can't write dialogue.

Yes, we get it. Hardcore fans bemoan this fact endlessly (though the original beloved trilogy seems to get a free pass from the hate) and nowhere is this seemingly more apparent than Episode II.

Most writers will freely admit writing a credible love story can prove difficult. Love is so intangible and undefinable that what might seem trite or crass to the observer can swell the heart of those involved. The touch of a hand, the first time your felt your future partner's
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Den Galaktiska Republiken står på randen av ett inbördeskrig efter att Greve Dooku organiserat en separatistisk rörelse för att störta Senaten. Tusentals solsystem hotar att lämna Republiken och senatorn Padmé Amidala utsätts för ett mordförsök. Dock är hon listigare än så och klarar sig utan en skråma. Däremot bestäms det att hon ska få livvakter, vilket hon motvilligt går med på. När det visar sig att det är två Jediriddare hon kände under sin regeringstid som Naboos drottning. Anakin Skywalke ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
“A Jedi shall not know anger. Nor hatred. Nor love.”

Ten years have passed since Anakin Skywalker started his training to become a Jedi, since the dead of Qui-gon Jinn and since the blockade of Naboo.
Things have changed. Padmé Amidala, once a queen of Naboo, is now a Senator; Anakin a Padawan Learner and Obi-Wan a Jedi Knight.
The Republic is failing and the Dark side is growing and all events will eventually lead to war.

Padmé is being assassinated by the Trade Federation and to protect her li
Hakan Jackson
Slightly better than the Episode I due to much less Jar Jar. Learned a little bit about force ghosts, which was cool. I'm looking forward to the next book in Star Wars canon, because it's not part of this trilogy. I will finish all the books in Star Wars Canon before Episode VIII is in theaters... (let me look that up before making any crazy commitments) WHAT!? 27 books are still in the canon?.. Challenge accepted. Next year maybe I'll do Star Trek.
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
I enjoyed Salvatore's take on this story. The elements that he added and expanded upon certainly fleshed out the story and filled in gaps in logic as well as plot. By delving more into the motivations behind the attempted assassination of Padme he made that plot point a pivotal element in the overall storyline and much more fitting in the overall machinations of the Seperatists and Darth Sidious. Additionally, the expanded scenes between Anakin and Padme make their romantic relationship a bit mo ...more
Peter Espelien
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The reason I read this book is because I just went to the new Star Wars movie (The Force Awakens) and got an ultimate guide to Star Wars coffee table book for Christmas and had never seen any of the other movies so when I saw this book I immediately checked it out. when I started the book I knew basically nothing about Episode II so It was a really fun read. One of the protagonists (Anakin Skywalker) reminds me of myself in the fact that we are both reckless in trying to archive our goal. My fav ...more
Jeff Miller
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novelization of Episode II works quite well as a story. One of my biggest gripes against the prequels was just how clumsy Anakin's move towards the dark side was. The dialogue, the acting, and just general glossiness just never made this seem believable. Sure this is hard to do since portraying a soul towards evil and making him a likable character for the movies is pretty difficult. Breaking Bad achieved this because it was multi seasons exploring the topic. The prequels had to do it with ...more
Jun 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Oh man! I loved it. I was a SW fanatic. Books are so much better than movies, and I had THE biggest crush on Anakin Skywalker. When I connected Anakin’s face with Hayden Christensen’s, it was my real dose of nowadays Edward Cullen. Plus, I really like this book. R.A.Salvatore is a great writer, and this whole infatuated SW experience, with me being 20 or something was just great.
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apasionante leer al fin algo de este increible mundo, además que el Episodio II me encanta. Y el libro no se limita a la peli en su totalidad, ya que profundiza un poco más en la madre de Anakin y en la relación de éste con Padme, por ejemplo, algo que es de agradecer. Y poder leer a Yoda o a Jar Jar Binks es tan freak xD
Hannah Heath
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was much better than "The Phantom Menace." The writing was better, Padme had more of a character, Anakin's motivation for going over to the Dark Side is making more sense. The first half of the book had a lot of gag-worthy scenes between Anakin and Padme, but that diminished by the end. Overall, I enjoyed this one.
Hasini (Ink On Paper)
Once again, I love these novelisations! This book gave me more insight into the movie and I'm really glad it did! Love the fight scenes; the writing is really good and fast paced! Also, I feel like I got a better look into how Anakin & Padme's started off; and I love them together!
Kevin Xu
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
even my favorite author, R.A. Salvatore couldn't make a boring script any better
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tämä parani huomattavasti loppua kohden.
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-fav
Enserio no puedo con el amor tan hermoso de Anakin & Padmé, es que como crece, se desarrolla, madura &&&& Obi Wan sus temores, su crecimiento como maestro Jedi, la relación que tiene con Anakin, <3
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As one of the fantasy genre’s most successful authors, R.A. Salvatore enjoys an ever-expanding and tremendously loyal following. His books regularly appear on The New York Times best-seller lists and have sold more than 10,000,000 copies. Salvatore’s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy (October 2004) debuted at # 1 on The Wall Street Journal best-seller list ...more
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