Saturday, March 21, 2015

'Dark Disciple' Synopsis Revealed

By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars: The Clone Wars will continue this Summer with the release of the new novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, written by Christie Golden. The book is based on scripts from The Clone Wars series which never made it to animated form. Random House has released the full synopsis for Dark Disciple, which stars Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress. Read it below:

"Based on unproduced scripts from the blockbuster TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

The only way to bring down the dark side’s most dangerous warrior may be for Jedi and Sith to join forces. 

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt."

Wow, this sounds fantastic! Ventress is arguably one of the most intriguing characters to appear in The Clone Wars, and Vos has a rich and fascinating backstory that runs deep in Legends. Bringing these two together for an undoubtedly doomed mission to assasinate Count Dooku will make for an incredibly interesting read!

Star Wars: Dark Disciple hits shelves July 7, 2015! You can pre-order it on Amazon by clicking here!

Source: Random House
Via: Making Star Wars

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