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Cloak of Deception by James Luceno
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really liked it
bookshelves: good-star-wars-canon

I've had this book since Star Wars Celebration III (circa 2005). I actually met James Luceno (in fact this book is a signed copy), he's a great guy. I'm always a sucker for a backstory, especially in the Star Wars universe. While I'm not aware of all the books that take place in the prequel era, this book is as far back as I've gone in Star Wars canon (aside from the KOTOR games).

Supreme Chancellor Valorum's trade route taxation policies are highly criticized. So much so that attempts have been made on his life. A particularly nasty syndicate, called The Nebula Front, seem to be involved with these assassination plots. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, and his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, attempt to track down and thwart these terrorists before they succeed.

As I mentioned before I love backstory content, perhaps that's part of the reason I'm such a fan of the prequels. Without giving away too many details, this book describes the events that lead right up to the beginning of The Phantom Menace. I really enjoyed reading more of the adventures of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, Palpatines continued manipulation of the events and some fun, new characters.
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Reading Progress

September 4, 2020 – Started Reading
September 4, 2020 – Shelved
September 13, 2020 –
page 14
4.09%
September 21, 2020 –
page 27
7.89%
October 2, 2020 –
page 34
9.94%
October 9, 2020 –
page 54
15.79%
October 13, 2020 –
page 70
20.47%
October 20, 2020 –
page 101
29.53%
October 22, 2020 –
page 114
33.33%
November 3, 2020 –
page 125
36.55%
November 4, 2020 –
page 133
38.89%
November 16, 2020 –
page 146
42.69%
December 7, 2020 –
page 161
47.08%
December 28, 2020 –
page 172
50.29%
January 1, 2021 –
page 203
59.36%
January 9, 2021 –
page 233
68.13%
January 15, 2021 –
page 256
74.85%
January 28, 2021 –
page 279
81.58%
February 2, 2021 –
page 318
92.98%
February 3, 2021 – Finished Reading
February 4, 2021 – Shelved as: good-star-wars-canon

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