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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,934 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Stover Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Mace Windu is a living legend: Jedi Master, senior member of the Jedi Council, skilled diplomat, devastating fighter. Some say he is the deadliest man alive. But he is a man of peace, and for the first time in a thousand years, the galaxy is at war.

Now, following the momentous events climaxing in the Battle of Geonosis, Master Mace Windu must undertake a perilous homecoming to his native world to defuse a potentially catastrophic crisis for the Republic...and to confront a terrifying mystery with dire personal consequences.

The jungle planet of Haruun Kal, the homeworld Mace barely remembers, has become a battleground in the increasing hostilities between the Republic and the renegade Separatist movement. The Jedi Council has sent Depa Billaba, Mace's former Padawan and fellow Council member, to Haruun Kal to train the local tribesmen as a guerilla resistance force, to fight against the Separatists who control the planet and its strategic star system with their droid armies. But now the Separatists have pulled back, and Depa has not returned. The only clue to her disappearance is a cryptic recording left at the scene of a brutal massacre - a recording that hints of madness and murder, and the darkness in the jungle...a recording in Depa's own voice.

Mace Windu trained her. Only he can find her. Only he can learn what has changed her. Only he can stop her.

Jedi were never intended to be soldiers. But now they have no choice. Mace must journey alone into the most treacherous jungle in the galaxy and into his own heritage. He will leave behind the Republic he serves, the civilization he believes in, everything but his passion for peace and his devotion to his former Padawan. And he will learn the terrible price that must be paid when keepers of the peace are forced to make war.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 2/20/2014

    " An excellent addition to the SW literature. It is both an explosive action story and a meditation on civilization, darkness in the philosophical sense, and the contradiction between being a keeper of the peace and a soldier at the same time. This isn't a SW story for kids though. It is filled with blood and guts and unsettling images of genocide. Stover has proven, much as he did in SW:NJO:Traitor, that he is a master of the mind-bending story that no other SW author I have read has matched. I remember reading or hearing that this story was inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. If so, he has far exceeded Conrad in this story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/14/2014

    " You hear lots of praise thrown on Mr Stover and his contribution to the Star War universe and so far after reading two of his books I'm left underwhelmed. He does have a very readable writing style and goes into a lot of detail about the debate on what is good and bad but the stories just don't have the wow factor of a Zahn or Stackpole. Shatterpoint starts out great and Stover characterises Mace Windu well but once the reader hits the jungle it gets repetitive rather quickly, with Windu pursuing his former apprentice who I found I could care less about. However, Kar Vastor was an interesting character for someone untrained in the force but having a natural instinct for channelling into it and Nick Rostu was obviously written as the Han Solo stand in. Overall, it was just a relief to finish it in the end and move on to other things. At least its put me off reading the other Clone Wars stories (thereby wasting time in that area) since most praise this as the best one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 2/2/2014

    " A solid addition to the Clone Wars novels. This novel alone made me seek out more writing by Stover. His story was ever unfolding and it was hard to predict what the outcome would be at any given time. The characters were real and even the ones you'd think you wouldn't care about became emotionally bonding. Stover did a work of art in this piece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Cook | 1/9/2014

    " This book is worth reading if only for Stover's compelling description of Mace Windu's perception of the Force. The conflict is somewhat peripheral to the ongoing Clone Wars, but the intrigue, and suspense is high as Mace Windu tries to retrieve his former Padawan on his home planet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holland And | 12/21/2013

    " matthew stover is my favorit aouther by matt.s "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 12/12/2013

    " great book from the perspective of the man on the front lines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 11/24/2013

    " It's been a while since I read this, but I do clearly remember that this was one of the few SW books that holds up to non-franchise science fiction. It was unbelievably dark and a great insight into the otherwise mysterious and austere character of Samuel Jackson, er, Mace Windu. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 10/13/2013

    " Very good Clone Wars novel, but it was too much dark for my taste. I know that star wars are to be dark time to time, but this one was too much dark for me. Otherwise, a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 10/7/2013

    " Another excellent Star Wars book which takes you away from the traditional characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/14/2013

    " I was surprised how much I liked getting Mace's point of view. I mean, I picked it up because it was Star Wars, but it's worth reading in its own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Dial | 5/20/2013

    " I was conflicted when I finished this book. It was a great book with an interesting story and amazing detail. I just wanted more out of Mace Windu. If I had no preconceived notions about Windu, I would have been 100% satisfied. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Bambust | 3/14/2013

    " Heart of Darkness, set in the star wars universe, as written by Elmo "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrickderaaff | 1/3/2013

    " Not my cup of tea at all. I do not recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip Nguyen | 12/7/2012

    " I think as far as story goes, this book did a very good job of elaborating on a character that was only briefly touched on in the movies and tv shows. It adds a depth to the character of Mace Windu and adds to the deepness and immersiveness of the Star Wars Expanded Universe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 11/19/2012

    " Great! Matthew Stover, like Drew Kar., is a Star Wars Master. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 8/11/2012

    " Matthew Stover is a great author. The story was a little difficult to get into. But I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick Shechet | 12/16/2011

    " Certainly not a defining book for the star wars universe but an enjoyable and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sori | 8/28/2011

    " Mace Windu kicking ass. How can this not be fun? (Of course, it has the typical SW narrative that seems to drag at times but still. Mace Windu!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DJMikeG | 6/28/2011

    " I can't stand the Star Wars prequel films, but out of all the Star Wars novels I've read, this one is surprisingly the best. A page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ Babcock | 5/30/2011

    " One of the best Star War books I've read. Completely different perspective on the whole notion of Jedi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russ | 4/18/2011

    " One of the best Star War books I've read. Completely different perspective on the whole notion of Jedi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 1/14/2011

    " great book from the perspective of the man on the front lines "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 11/8/2010

    " one of my favorite star wars books ever written, Mace windu..is the shit lol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 10/9/2010

    " This book provided interesting background about the movie character. The story had some action and revealed some character history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 8/27/2010

    " It's been a while since I read this, but I do clearly remember that this was one of the few SW books that holds up to non-franchise science fiction. It was unbelievably dark and a great insight into the otherwise mysterious and austere character of Samuel Jackson, er, Mace Windu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holland | 7/16/2010

    " matthew stover is my favorit aouther by matt.s
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor | 7/16/2010

    " Great! Matthew Stover, like Drew Kar., is a Star Wars Master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 7/13/2010

    " I wasn't expecting too much from a Star Wars book I found at Goodwill... but not only was this book extremely well written, it was dark, moody and quite deep. A definate suggestion to anyone at all interested in the expanded universe of Star Wars literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 6/2/2010

    " Pure brain candy...but very fun. Nice to see a darker Star Wars plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wesley | 4/15/2010

    " Failed attempt to show what makes Mace Windu so cool. "

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About the Author
Author Matthew Stover

Matthew Stover is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Traitor, The Blade of Tyshalle, Heroes Die, Iron Dawn, and Jericho Moon. He lives in Chicago with artist and writer Robyn Fielder.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.