The Rise of Darth Vader

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download on a Separatist stronghold, unaware that the tide, red with Jedi blood, has turned suddenly against them When the three narrowly elude execution and become the desperate prey in a hunt across space it s neither clone soldiers, nor the newly deployed stormtroopers, nor even the wrath of the power hungry Emperor himself they must fear most The deadliest threat rests in the hideously 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, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed Yet important still is the well being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala Separated after Padme s death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime and the unspeakable power of the dark side From the Hardcover edition."/>
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  • The Rise of Darth Vader
  • James Luceno
  • English
  • 24 March 2019
  • 0345477332

About the Author: James Luceno

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  1. Chris says:

    REVISED 4 19 12When you think about Darth Vader, many things come to mind Dark Lord of the Sith Bane of the Jedi Throat Crusher Supreme.Emo No.Of all my complaints about the new trilogy and there are many the biggest one has to do with how Anakin Skywalker was handled I grew up loving Darth Vader He was a vicious bastard, but by gods he was awesome about it He was a hard ass who inspired terror wherever he went, and he was a man who overcame insurmountable evils to ultimately redeem h REVISED 4 19 12When you think about Darth Vader, many things come to mind Dark Lord of the Sith Bane of the Jedi Throat Crusher Supreme.Emo No.Of all my complaints about the new trilogy and there are many the biggest one has to do with how Anakin Skywalker was handled I grew up loving Darth Vader He was a vicious bastard, but by gods he was awesome about it He was a hard ass who inspired terror wherever he went, and he was a man who overcame insurmountable evils to ultimately redeem himself From the moment we see him emerge from the smoke in A New Hope, we know that this is a man to be feared and reckoned with.He never said, Yippee, and he most certainly was never a mopey little emoboi I despised the choice to make Anakin a whiny little brat who was turned to the Dark Side And please note the passive voice there was turned He was manipulated and pushed and pulled, and finally when Palpatine said, Go murder children, Anakin just said, Okay, and did it I never got the feeling that Anakin was making his own choices in these movies, or doing terrible things because he truly thought they were the right thing to do.The title of Darth Vader fit very, very poorly on this wet noodle of a Sith wannabe, and that,than anything else, made me very angry about the new trilogy.So, in comes James Luceno to clean things up.Set about a month after the events in Episode 3, this book starts Vader s transformation from mopey to malicious.Despite the best efforts of the Clone Army, some Jedi survived the initial massacre of Order 66 One of those, a Jedi named Roan Shyne, is trying to lead his dead comrade s padawan to safety, wherever safety may be found He s questioning his purpose now, in a world where evil has emerged victorious, and where the Jedi are noShould he make a stand and die defending the Idea, or should he obey Yoda s last orders and go to ground Sadly, he s a principle character in a Star Wars novel, so the Force takes the choice out of his hands He finds himself drawn ever closer into the mystery of the Empire and the Emperor And Vader.Who, I might add, is having issues of his own The first three pages of his first POV scene are about how uncomfortable the Suit is Luceno talked to the folks at LucasArts to find out what it was like , and how miserable he is being a nubby lump of burned flesh inside a mobile life support system He can t see properly, can t hear normally, can t move like he used to hell, he can barely walk steady, much less wield a lightsaber like he used to.Palpatine, being the good mentor that he is, knows exactly how to cure Vader s blues give him a project, something to keep his mind off things Like hunting people down and killing them.Luceno handles the transition from brat to demon very delicately and very smoothly By the time the book is over, Vader still isn t the avatar of evil that he will one day become, but he s certainly over the hump In addition, the advantage of writing a prequel story is that you can boost the power of events that happen later on, giving them muchsignificance When Vader finally kills Palpatine at the end of Return of the Jedi, for example, the moment is a little richer andpowerful for having seen what Palpatine put Vader through in his early days In this book, we get a good look at the Master Disciple relationship of the Sith, and the precarious balance that it requires The Master works his hardest to break and subjugate his disciple in order to make him strong enough so that he will one day exceed his master The problem is that, traditionally, the disciple usually kills the master at that point, finds a new disciple of his own, and the cycle begins anew Palpatine is looking to avoid that, if at all possible, and Vader is just itching for a chance The key is that power is an end unto itself, and the cycle of murder is just a part of that.But at the end of Jedi, Vader kills his master for the benefit of another, something that is antithetical to the core philosophy of the Sith Vader gained no power by killing Palpatine, at least not in the sense that he understood power up to that point Star Wars purists might stay away from the novels, and that s certainly their right I think this one is worth reading, though It s an excellent move away from the horrorshow that was the new trilogy, and does a very good job at helping us rediscover the Darth Vader that we all came to know and love The old system is dead, senator You would be wise to subscribe to the new one Darth Vader

  2. Christopher says:

    Abridged Audiobook 3.5 Stars, considering what it is and what it s trying to be, which is making Vader non stupid, and providing some insight into how the Jedi were wiped out along with how survivors dealt with it.Mostly, this book follows some Jedi when Order 66 the one that told the clones to murder the Jedi went into effect We get to see how they discover Palpatine s betrayal, how the galaxy suddenly has turned against them, and how they deal with the end of the only life they ve ever know Abridged Audiobook 3.5 Stars, considering what it is and what it s trying to be, which is making Vader non stupid, and providing some insight into how the Jedi were wiped out along with how survivors dealt with it.Mostly, this book follows some Jedi when Order 66 the one that told the clones to murder the Jedi went into effect We get to see how they discover Palpatine s betrayal, how the galaxy suddenly has turned against them, and how they deal with the end of the only life they ve ever known Some want to walk away, thinking that 10ish people an Order does not make, when it used to be thousands literally last week Others are all NO, WE WILL RISE UP somehow We just need to go find other surviving Jedi I m sure they exist Right Right I imagine it plays out like the end of any major war, where some of the losing side don t want to admit the war is over and they ve lost.We also get to seeof Vader This book follows shortly after the 3rd movie, so Anakin just basically burned to death and got thrown in this janky suit recently We get to follow Vader as he goes around trying to wipe out the surviving jedi and basically making himself known to the galaxy But that s not the interesting bit The good part is that we learn some about the suit About how it s put together poorly using inferior materials, which leads Vader to wonder if Palpatine is attempting to keep him weak I felt it was an excellent way of trying to explain why Vader s suit from the original movies seems so much less polished and advanced than the other tech we see in the movies, despite him being a Dark Lord that basically rules the galaxy Of course, given the time frame this book takes place in, they can t explain why he doesn t replace the whole thing over the next twenty years, but at least it shows that Vader notices his suit is a mess.We also get into Vader s headWe get to see his actual plans involving the Emperor, and his hate for Obi Wan Anakin went full the end justifies the means He s insane to think that Padme would ever have gone along with the crazy, but at least I can see why he s angry I get it You re insane and wrong and crazypants, but I get it.All in all, a pretty good time Sidenote This is a galaxy with a galactic senate and laws and the whole nine yards How in the world is it legal for the army to murder all of its Generals More importantly, because some lies could be told about a coup that the public could never verify, how could they murder all of the children in the Academy and not have any public outcry Do they claim that the Jedi murdered their own children or some nonsense

  3. Greg says:

    As a punishment I had to read this book It is the only Star Wars novel I ve ever read It s possible that this book makes those crimes against my childhood that Lucas calls Episodes 1 through 3 look like masterpieces compared to this The saving bit that earned this book a star The author felt it was necessary to explain in detail how Darth Vader urinates and defecates Yup, if you ever wondered how he does then this book will teach you that most secret of all Jedi tricks If you are like me an As a punishment I had to read this book It is the only Star Wars novel I ve ever read It s possible that this book makes those crimes against my childhood that Lucas calls Episodes 1 through 3 look like masterpieces compared to this The saving bit that earned this book a star The author felt it was necessary to explain in detail how Darth Vader urinates and defecates Yup, if you ever wondered how he does then this book will teach you that most secret of all Jedi tricks If you are like me and never wondered about this, then you will learn something you never imagined you d want or need to know

  4. Crystal Starr Light says:

    Several Jedi, including Roan Shryne and Olee Starstone, are fighting a fierce battle on Murkhana when Order 66 arrives Commander Climber, the clone leader amongst the Jedi, defies orders and allows the Jedi to leave The three Jedi must then leave the planet and flee to safety, avoiding Darth Vader and his wrath.NOTE Based on novel and audiobook.I Liked I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed this novel If you ve read my review for ASIN 0345442970 Cloak of Deception , you learned how d Several Jedi, including Roan Shryne and Olee Starstone, are fighting a fierce battle on Murkhana when Order 66 arrives Commander Climber, the clone leader amongst the Jedi, defies orders and allows the Jedi to leave The three Jedi must then leave the planet and flee to safety, avoiding Darth Vader and his wrath.NOTE Based on novel and audiobook.I Liked I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed this novel If you ve read my review for ASIN 0345442970 Cloak of Deception , you learned how disappointed I was, how I didn t like all the info dumping and over describing, and how I just wasn t very engaged This book is completely different.The primary characters really stand out, namely Roan and Olee Roan feels a little like Arwen Cohl from CoD, a little like Lorn Pavan, a little like Han, and a little of something else He s a Jedi who has lost two apprentices during the war He s not a super Jedi, but he s decent Only problem is, he really struggles with what the Jedi should do next I adored how he met his mother, how they imply Jedi stealing babies Roan s mother did not want to give him up , and how awkward it was.Olee Starstone is completely different She s a strong willed woman, who wants to find other Jedi and regroup She used to be a librarian, under the tutelage of Jocasta Nu before the war Now, she s lost her master and is the unofficial Padawan of Roan.Darth Vader also appears quite prominently, though not as prominently as you would figure from a novel with his picture splashed on it I really liked how Luceno tightened the gap from Anakin in the prequels to Vader in the sequels Vader is lacking confidence, upset with his new body, and questioning everything Also, his single minded goal of exterminating the Jedi keeps interfering with his missions, making Palpatine wonder if Vader is such a good apprentice after all.The story is unique, as especially at this time, before the Coruscant Nights books we don t know what has happened to the few Jedi who escape Order 66 What many hoped to see in Karen Traviss eponymous novel, we actually get to see here Clones defying orders and saving Jedi, and what happens to them afterwards It s touching and very neglected.And, being this is a Luceno novel, we get tons of EU references, from Garm Bel Iblis, to the outcome of Fang Zhar, to Tarkin, andIf there is one thing Luceno can get, it s tying in EU and making it seem like it was meant to be that way.I Didn t Like There are a billion other Jedi in this book and I couldn t keep their names straight or remember them for the life of me There are six total on Murkhana, but I could only remember Olee, Roan, and the one Vader killed and I can t even remember her name Then Olee and Roan meet a bunchJedi on a ship, and none of them are memorable This may be in part because I am listening to an audiobook, but it s hard to be invested in characters when they pass through so transparently.For a book about Vader, there is stunningly little Vader This was disappointing, even if Vader s development overall was good.I went directly from listening to Revenge of the Sith to reading this, and there is a distinct difference in writing style, one that comes as quite a shock After the intimate, dark, and tortured writing style from RotS, Dark Lord comes off as bland, uninspired and emotionless.Dialogue Sexual Situations Violence Little to none.One smuggler makes eyes at Olee.Several Jedi die Order 66 is enacted Vader lightsaber duels several Jedi There is a big, final battle on Kashyyyk that results in the Wookiees imprisonment.Overall While not seeingof Vader was a disappointment and the writing style a drastic change from RotS, this is a decent final novel to the unofficial trilogy Labyrinth of Evil, Revenge of the Sith, and Dark Lord We get to see the effects of Order 66 on two vastly different Jedi, Roan pessimist and Olee optimist We get to see Darth Vader overcome his confidence issues and get adjusted to his body And we learn what happened to Fang Zhar, how the Wookiees are imprisoned, and if there are other Jedi Athan decent novel, very enjoyable and recommended

  5. Kim says:

    Did you know that Darth Vader is actually a whinging, emo sook Neither did I until I read this book I knew Anakin was pretty pathetic but I was hoping his transformation was the end of it No it wasn t He doesn t like his helmet or his prosthetic limbs or his gloves or sand He thinks Palpatine is a big meanie And so goes the first part of this book.The other part revolves around Jedi Master Roan Shryne and his attempts to flee the Empire with a group of Padawans It was interesting and serv Did you know that Darth Vader is actually a whinging, emo sook Neither did I until I read this book I knew Anakin was pretty pathetic but I was hoping his transformation was the end of it No it wasn t He doesn t like his helmet or his prosthetic limbs or his gloves or sand He thinks Palpatine is a big meanie And so goes the first part of this book.The other part revolves around Jedi Master Roan Shryne and his attempts to flee the Empire with a group of Padawans It was interesting and served to keep the story moving and not involve razor blades but was fairly cliche and bland.At the end, though, you finally got to see a glimpse of the original Vader Dominating and unstoppable, he couldn t care what you called his mum This was the Vader I wanted to see Pity he arrived so late in the book.Just don t mention sand to him

  6. Robert says:

    I enjoyed this one Luceno handles Vader with a deft touch, his transformation is made muchplausible here For one thing, the author directly addresses how nimble young Anakin becomes the lurching techno Franken monster of the Original Film Trilogy Somewhat surprisingly, perhaps,pages are dedicated to a plucky band of Jedi survivors who are Vader s quarry as opposed to the Big Bad himself, but this structure works well As in the films, Vader is scarier the less we see of him.

  7. Ron says:

    A necessary chapter in the expanded history of the Star Wars universe While focused on Darth Vader s growing into his role as Sidious apprentice and hatchet man, it also opened themes which will blossom into Episode Four.Well written, if pedestrian I believe this is the first four chapter long epilogue I ve encountered.

  8. Kevin says:

    This book does an impressive job making a believable transition from Anakin at the end of ep 3 to Darth Vader as we see him in ep 4 or Rogue One now, I guess , where he seems fully on board w the Emperor and completely cold and remorseless I hardly remember the plot now a couple years after reading it but I liked it if only for that.

  9. Dustin says:

    This will be a fan boy rant, but I don t care.For a book that s supposed to be solely about Darth Vader s rise to prominence and power after becoming the towering figure in black he s most known for, he hardly plays any role in this book Disappointing is easily the best word to describe this book I was expecting brutal exploits that bridge the gap from the last crappy prequel to the first original, and there were none Hell, the entirety of this book basically covers a few month span shortly a This will be a fan boy rant, but I don t care.For a book that s supposed to be solely about Darth Vader s rise to prominence and power after becoming the towering figure in black he s most known for, he hardly plays any role in this book Disappointing is easily the best word to describe this book I was expecting brutal exploits that bridge the gap from the last crappy prequel to the first original, and there were none Hell, the entirety of this book basically covers a few month span shortly after Vader becomes a cyborg The majority of the book is about a group of Jedi that survive order 66, and how they have to flee and survive When Vader is featured in the story, it s well done But it doesn t happen nearly enough, and too much of the story is about the Jedi that are on the run, or how Vader is having a tough time adjusting to his new life For me, most of that is assumed I wanted to know about the things that made Vader the most feared man in the galaxy But when this book ends, those questions are still left unanswered It s not a terrible story If you re like me, however, and read this with the notion that a book with the sentence The Rise of Darth Vader in the title would be about the rise of Darth Vader, you will also be disappointed Death Star was a far better book, if you re looking for stories predating New Hope

  10. Kevin says:

    Since his creation, Darth Vader has made a footprint and rightfully received his place as one of the greatest villains of all time However as the years have gone on writers and even video game creators have turned this once imposing Dark Lord of the Sith into a joke And it s not fair This book however made me believe in Vader s power onceHis overcoming of his handicap and truly earning his place as the second most powerful being in the galaxy was a great load off of me, a dedicated Sta Since his creation, Darth Vader has made a footprint and rightfully received his place as one of the greatest villains of all time However as the years have gone on writers and even video game creators have turned this once imposing Dark Lord of the Sith into a joke And it s not fair This book however made me believe in Vader s power onceHis overcoming of his handicap and truly earning his place as the second most powerful being in the galaxy was a great load off of me, a dedicated Star Wars fan boy who has seen the authors tear his favorite character down for far to long