- Publisher: Random House Inc
- Format: Paperback | 363 pages
- Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 28mm | 181g
- Publication date: 1 January 2003
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0345442997
- ISBN 13: 9780345442994
- Edition statement: Reissue
- Sales rank: 92,427
A prequel to the upcoming movie, Star Wars(: Episode II, this exciting Jedi adventure--written by beloved Star Wars veteran Alan Dean Foster--features a new character from the new film. The Approaching Storm opens as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are dispatched to the planet of Anision to deal with border disputes.
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Alan Dean Foster has written in a variety of genres, including hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He is also the author of numerous nonfiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as novelizations of several films including "Star Wars," the first three "Alien" films, and "Alien Nation." His novel "Cyber Way" won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990, the first science fiction work ever to do so. Foster and his wife, JoAnn Oxley, live in Prescott, Arizona. Visit the author at his Web site at www.alandeanfoster.com.
"The best things are the new creations. The landscape and animal life of Ansion is wonderfully described. . . . [along with] some excellent fight scenes and a display of lightsaber gymnastics." "-SFX Magazine " "FOSTER DELVES INTO THE INTERNAL CONFLICT OF ANAKIN SKYWALKER AND THE PSYCHE OF THE JEDI." "-USA Today "
"ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT . . . This book is pure class all the way. . . . The final page is a great climax." -"Starburst The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. At the Chancellor's request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, to stabilize the planet's population. To succeed, the Jedi will have to fulfill near-impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail. . . .