Star Wars: Shatterpoint

Version: Abridged
Author: Matthew Stover
Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature, Star Wars
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

"The Jedi are keepers of the peace. We are not soldiers."
—MACE WINDU
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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. . . .

Reviews (2)

Shatterpoint

Written by Doc from Fremont, CA on October 18th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

As another reviewer has stated, this is Apocalypse Now in space. I have not enjoyed a Star Wars novel this much since the first Tim Zahn trilogy when I was in college. Fantastic writing. This guy has written some fantastic books that hopefully will make it to audiobooks, so keep an eye out!

The Horror

Written by Jazno on May 19th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This isn't the typical Star Wars novel in that you have bad guys and good guys fighting. In this novel, there are at least 3 or 4 factions fighting not including civilians. This story has more in common with Heart of Darkness and the commentary of Apocalypse Now. Mace Windu is sent in the middle of a bloody civil war to find a rogue Jedi that created an army of her own. She is also, like the characters from the books, quite mad from being a first hand witness of the horrors of war. Compared to the normal clean cut Star Wars story, this is a graphic tale of war with no holds barred. I read the book and it gives you an overview, but of course the book digs deeper in the character's past.

Author Details

Author Details

Stover, Matthew

Matthew Stover is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Traitor and The Blade of Tyshalle.