Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Paperback

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Paperback

Part of the Star Wars series

3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Possibly the most anticipated Star Wars movie of all time, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith at last tells the tale of how the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, the most feared villain in the galaxy.

Our novel includes material not in the movie, based on discussions with George Lucas himself.

Based on the screenplay of the movie, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the novel brings the epic full circle, revealing at last just how the young Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, became the most evil villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader, and father to Luke and Leia.

When the novel opens, the Clone Wars are still in full cry, and numerous Jedi have already been lost.

Anakin is struggling with his dual life: Jedi Knight and husband (in secret) to Padme Amidala.

The time is drawing near for the machiavellian Darth Sidious--the Sith Lord determined to wrest control of the galaxy from the Republic--to draw tight the noose he has been creating around Anakin Skywalker...and create a new Sith Lord with unmatched dark-side Force powers...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Space opera
  • ISBN: 9780099410584



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(Alistair) Dramatically better than the film it was based on, in fact.

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This book is pretty good if you have read the other books based on the movies. However, Stover really helps because it does tie with the rest of the saga so yeah it's awesome!

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Much like their film counterparts, when book 1 came out I was ecstatic, when book 2 came out I was skeptical but optimistic, and when book 3 came out I was indifferent and mostly over it. The conventional wisdom says that it's better to have angry fans instead of apathetic ones, and by the time Anakin Skywalker donned the helmet and fully became Darth Vader, I couldn't have cared less.Enough is enough. This is not how I wish to remember the backstory of the original Star Wars movies. From now on I will imagine my own history.

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I am a second-generation Star Wars fan, so when my dad bought Revenge of the Sith, I definitely had to borrow it from him and read it. While I enjoyed getting to know the characters in a new way, I wasn't all that impressed with this book. However, that didn't surprise me, because I also wasn't impressed with the movie on which Stover based it.You do get more from the book than in the movie -- especially in terms of character development. I think that Stover went a lot more into Yoda's feelings about the fall of the Republic and he did a great job in showing the friendship between Obi-Wan and Anakin. I loved that. For me, it brought entirely new elements into the story line that I had never thought of and made Luke's story a little more interesting, even. However, the same problems that were in the movie still persist. I get that Anakin was tempted to the Dark Side, and that clouds his judgment, but he truly loves these people. In the book, how he feels for Padme and Obi-Wan is way more obvious than it is in the movie. Yet, within a chapter he changes and is ready to turn is back on Obi-Wan, who is practically his brother at this point, and then he even becomes suspicious of Padme, the woman he used to trust absolutely. I think a lot more development and explanation was needed for this character shift, because otherwise, it simply seems too convenient.Also, don't think that you can read this book without watching the movie. Stover relies heavily on the fact that the reader knows what he's talking about and what's going on. Not much description or explanation is given in terms of places, characters, and background information. This isn't a problem for those of us who have seen the movies (although it does make the writing feel less developed), but it would be a huge problem for someone who only wanted to pick up the book.However, for a Star Wars fan, Revenge of the Sith is still an okay read. I wouldn't say that you should go out of your way to read it, but it's kind of cool to get a different perspective on all the characters and what they're feeling about all the chaos that's going on in this novel. Star Wars in general is a brilliant story about growing up, love, friendship, doing what's right, and making hard choices. No matter what format it's in, that holds true throughout all the stories