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Flashback: Clone Wars – The Cestus Deception

June 17, 2007

When the economically depressed government of Ord Cestus threatens to sell incredibly deadly battle droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team led by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet.

2nd Clone Wars Novel
ERA: The Old Republic/Clone Wars. +1 year ABG/-21 years BBY
Author: Steven Barnes
ISBN: 0-345-45898-2 (Del Rey)
Tossed: 19 April 2006

I usually give SW novels a chance to “hook” me, so I try not to have an opinion before reading. Just because a die hard fan likes/does not like the book, doesn’t mean I will have the same reaction. In two days, I failed to reach page 50. The book was boring me. I decided to read some reviews. I looked at reviewers who gave detailed reasons for their low scores. As usual with the Expanded Universe, it all came down to how the author handled, or presented, the material. I don’t mind action and battles; and I don’t mind books that make me think. I’ve skimmed through the book and I agree that the ARC trooper’s story was interesting, but I just couldn’t make myself read the book.

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