Anakin is adamant that the baby is a girl, due to its forcible kicks, whereas Padmé is certain it is a boy, due to her motherly intuition. Ultimately, when Mace was betrayed by Anakin and blasted by Darth Sidious, his last thought before plummeting to his death was the shocking realization that although Anakin Skywalker indeed was the shatterpoint of Darth Sidious, he forgot to look for the shatterpoint of Anakin himself: his desire to save his wife at any cost. The Jedi's Council ruling The novelization elaborates on the events of the Jedi Council's decision to nominate Anakin to spy on Palpatine that were originally only alluded to in the film. Do you think the fear you feel is mine? The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring -- the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes. Lucas was making in the film during editing, and to accommodate the changes he made in his line-edit of the novel — all the way to the first of this year. Q: When you met with George Lucas, what did the two of you discuss? Also, the damage caused to Obi-Wan's by the is much more severe, to the point where his ship has lost all maneuverability.
Lucas wanted it to be there. The Neimoidians on General Grievous's flagship kills almost all of the on board the Separatist , either because of the annoyance they caused, or because they failed to complete their assigned tasks. Palpatine asks if this is all he wishes, and the 'game' escalates until is mentioned. The book does explain why went to in the first place, however: it was an attempt to lure Darth Sidious out of hiding. And a conflicted Anakin fears that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die. Narration for the audio version was performed by. Anakin Skywalker, recognizing the consequences of what he did by revealing Palpatine, rushed to the Chancellor's office.
In addition, all those depicted dying in the novel except , due to a language barrier speak, whereas only Nute Gunray speaks in the film. Especially not for Star Wars. Palpatine could not direct the search for Yoda as he hurried to rescue Darth Vader, but he told the clones to destroy the whole building if they had to. As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Yoda duel In the novel, it became clear that Darth Sidious was indeed superior to in lightsaber combat. Under all the flash and adventure of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, he managed to introduce into American popular culture — into Western mass culture generally — one of the most important and most difficult for the Western mind concepts in world thought. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the.
It was, appropriately, a Saturday matinee. Specifically, they discussed the rare opportunity Palpatine unintentionally presented to them to have Anakin keep tabs on the Supreme Chancellor to see his doings. All of the deleted scenes with the founders of the are included, and Stover heavily references the previous chronological novel, 's , something uncommon in film novelizations. In the book, Mace Windu did not kick Sidious's jaw, and he sliced the Chancellor's weapon in half rather than knocking it from his grasp. Yoda's case was not described either, and he next appears when he meets Obi-Wan on board the , instead of the the , as seen in the movie. In the fight, Mace Windu realized that Sidious's shatterpoint was Anakin Skywalker himself. Obi-Wan Kenobi will always be my image of what a Jedi Knight is supposed to be.
Mace confessed, however, that could not overpower the Sith Lord, and it was his which allowed him to gain the upper hand. Sidious asks him if he wishes only the planet or the entire system. They hire writers who are good and fast — and they have to be fast. After Dooku is disarmed and Palpatine urges Anakin to kill him, it becomes obvious for Dooku that he had been used as a pawn and a decoy, who never possessed the true powers of a. When the fight moved to the ledge, Mace described sensing Sidious's momentary hesitation as the Sith Lord decreased his speed.
The book expands on Anakin's fear for Padmé's life as a driving motivation for his desire to become a Jedi Master and be given access to resources allowing him to learn about the Sith. He wishes for a new speeder, although this was probably meant as a test of how serious Palpatine was being at the time. After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering republic nearly to the point of collapse. Anakin was able to watch the epic lightsaber duel between Windu and Sidious for some time, instead of arriving just in time when the Jedi knocked down Sidious in the movie. How did you feel when you wrote the final lines of the novelization? Mace concluded that this was the shatterpoint of the Sith, and the absolute shatterpoint of the dark side itself.
The book's plot corresponds almost exactly to that of the movie, though there are several added elements not seen in the film the appearance of as commander of the during the , for example , while several sections of the movie's plot most notably the sequence have been removed for the sake of the story's pacing. How closely did the two of you work together on your respective books? On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic. During the duel with Obi-Wan, Grievous finds himself completely outmatched. Darth Vader, deprived of everything, save his loyalty to his Next generation Next in the book are the birth of the Skywalkers and other matters. They ignite their weapons and have a vicious lightsaber duel. It remains only for Darth Sidious, whose shadow looms ever larger, to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic…and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader. When Anakin approached Mace, who was struggling to deflect the lightning blasts, Mace sensed that Sidious did not fear Anakin at all, and that the Sith Lord would make no move to defend himself.
None of the aides beside Rune Haako are mentioned either and neither is. The saber duel is on ground, but then goes on the podium into the Senate, just as the movie shows. And a conflicted Anakin—tormented by unspeakable —edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. If that's not line-editing, I don't know what is. The scene where Padmé tells Anakin she is pregnant with their child is extended: Today, here in the hallway of the Senate Office Building, she brings him news of a gift they have given each other — a gift of joy, and of terror.
As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader, General Grievous. Tell it to the theologians. But then Sidious increases its power, and Yoda goes unconscious. In the novelization, greets Vader before being killed. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice -- Darth Vader. Lucas himself — thinks Revenge of the Sith is important enough that the book should be as good as it can possibly be.
You should remember that I started as a fanboy, many years ago; I saw A New Hope more than twenty times in the theater. The sequence also revealed that, at least during Obi-Wan's brief time among the Council, the Jedi Council's more prone to entering arguments over what to do than actually entering communion with the Force to reach a decision as various Jedi Masters have reportedly done since before the return of the Sith. When Obi-Wan and Grievous fight on the landing platform, Obi-Wan is able to severely damage Grievous's limbs simply by using the Force, while in the film, a similar attempt though striking Griveous's much thicker legs, and without an electrostaff only injures Obi-Wan. Those who were not killed by Grievous absorbed randomly deflected blaster bolts from the that had been deployed to kill Anakin and Obi-Wan. He could not yet determine who the combatants were, seeing only their lightsabers. Paperback The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at hand… As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader, General Grievous.