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August 9, 2015

Dark Disciple

by Reggie's Take

Dark Disciple continues where The Clone Wars television series left off and is a fine example of how far the Jedi Order has been eroded by the war.

When the Clone Wars series went off the air they were working on season six. Fortunately for us the completed episodes were released on Netflix and dubbed The Lost Missions. Dark Disciple in a way is a continuation of those un-produced episodes that couldn’t be completed.

Dark Disciple’s story is comprised of an eight-part story arc of completed scripts. The episodes were entitled “Lethal Alliance,” “The Mission,” “Conspirators,” “Dark Disciple,” “Saving Vos Part I,” “Saving Vos Part II,” “Traitor,” and “The Path” all scripts that were not fully produced as episodes prior to the show being cancelled.

Written by Christie Golden with a foreword by Katie Lucas, one of the writers for the original episodes. Dark Disciple is a well written novel that skews toward adult reader and is able to explore the characters in deeper ways than the television series was ever able to.

The novel is part of The Clone Wars Legacy and hit book shelves on July 7, 2015.

 

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Dark Disciple / by Christie Golden / Del Rey

Dark Disciple Synopsis:
The only way to bring down the dark side’s most dangerous warrior may be for Jedi and Sith to join forces.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt

 

If you wish to read a little of the book before you run out and get your own copy, you can do so by clicking here.. Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple Audio Book Clip

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