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The Dark Lord Trilogy

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For the first time in one thrilling volume, three novels-Labyrinth of Evil, Revenge of the Sith, and Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader-that follow an epic chain of events: the last days of the Republic, the creation of the Empire, and the ultimate transformation of Jedi Anakin Skywalker into the notorious Darth Vader.

On the planet Neimoidia, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker seize an unexpected prize: intelligence capable of leading the Republic forces to the ever-elusive Darth Sidious, who is ruthlessly orchestrating a campaign to divide and overwhelm the Jedi forces. As combat escalates across the galaxy, and Darth Sidious remains one step ahead of his pursuers, the stage is set for an explosive endgame. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision, while Darth Sidious plots to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic-and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi Order, Anakin becomes Darth Vader, a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxy's ruthless new Emperor. As a few surviving Jedi lead a charge on a Separatist stronghold, the deadliest threat still rests in the swift and lethal crimson lightsaber of Darth Vader-behind whose brooding mask lies a shattered heart, a poisoned soul, and a cunning, twisted mind hell-bent on vengeance.

For the handful of scattered Jedi hunted across space, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy reclaimed.

LABYRINTH OF EVIL
by James Luceno

REVENGE OF THE SITH
by Matthew Stover, based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas

DARK LORD
The Rise of Darth Vader
by James Luceno
Publisher: New York : Del Rey Books, [2008]
ISBN: 9780345485380
0345485386
Call Number: SF LUCENO J
Characteristics: 1094 pages ; 24 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 18, 2017

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader is the third and final installment of the "Dark Lord" Star Wars book trilogy. The book begins several weeks after "Revenge of the Sith" where Darth Vader, while recovering after the events of Mustafar and going through the adjustments of his new life and suit, is tasked with hunting down several Jedi that escaped Order 66. My reactions were mixed while reading this book. I found the emotional weight of adjustments that Vader had to get used to and the character's feelings toward his new master and life extremely well written and was thought out so well by Luceno. I found the book slowed down when it came back to the Jedi and their travels around the galaxy as new exiles; I didn't find it interesting. The emotional weight added to the complex aspects of Vader's character and I felt that was this story's strength. A good book over all. I give it 7/10.
- @papertiger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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skywalker13
Dec 18, 2011

Intense and awesome... also sort of depressing but just really hooks you. All three stories are dark but written really well.

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