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The Cestus Deception (Star Wars, A Clone Wars Novel, #2)

Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world—until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing severe rationing of imported resources and a Republic ban on the production of battle droids, Ord Ce
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Jul 22, 2007

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Well-written, with fully realised characters. Even made me forget at times that the alien race in question is basically a bunch of overgrown bugs. But that’s one difference between the page and the screen. The story is an interesting study of duty and honour. The author really gets into Obi-Wan Kenobi’s head and convincingly depicts how he operates within the Force. There’s a very Zen feel to it. Obi-Wan’s quiet confidence in himself as an instrument of the Force makes him powerful. He doesn’t t

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Ungh, so many mixed feelings on this one…let’s just plunge right in to the review!

Jedi robes. So cumbersome.

Positives: Barnes sure can write some tight, compelling prose, and his treatment of the Clone characters was insightful.

Also, the action sequences were above par, particularly the close-quarters fighting scenes in which the author was able to draw upon his own considerable experts (multiple black belts, etc.)

Lastly, I honestly wasn’t expecting that one of the most noteworthy deceptions in the book would be carrie

Jedi robes. So cumbersome.

Positives: Barnes sure can write some tight, compelling prose, and his treatment of the Clone characters was insightful.

Also, the action sequences were above par, particularly the close-quarters fighting scenes in which the author was able to draw upon his own considerable experts (multiple black belts, etc.)

Lastly, I honestly wasn’t expecting that one of the most noteworthy deceptions in the book would be carried out not by the nefarious Separatists but by the noble Jedi Obi-Wan and Kit Fisto. Nice to see the “good guys” get creative and try one on, even if it was ultimately unsuccessful and humiliating for poor Kenobi.

Negatives:

Probably too many characters, ultimately, to really service what was a fairly straight-forward story. The crime lord Trillot, and her cousin even more so, were pretty superfluous.

Also, Doolb Snoil gets killed off somewhat randomly, scant pages after barely getting rescued from an escape pod. Maybe this was meant to be the “Now it’s personal!” stakes-raising moment, but it fell flat for me.

Though I liked the ARC Trooper character Nate, his romance arc felt a bit forced at times. And did Sheeka really need to be Jango Fett’s ex? Kinda creepy.

And the less said about the complete non-event of a showdown between Duris and Quill, the better.

In Spanish, disappointment is decepción, which is what I felt about this book after a very promising start.
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