Star Wars: The Approaching Storm

Version: Abridged
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Narrator: Alexander Adams
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction & Literature, Star Wars
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: January 2002
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

In the years since the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the Republic has continued to crumble, and more and more, the Jedi are needed to help the galactic government maintain order. As Star Wars: Episode II opens, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have just returned from a mission on a world called Ansion. Written by beloved Star Wars veteran Alan Dean Foster, and starring a new character from the upcoming movie, The Approaching Storm tells the story of that daring mission.

The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. The urban dwellers wish to expand into the prairies outside their cities–the ancestral territory of the fierce, independent Ansion nomads. If their demands are not met, they will secede–an act that could jump-start a chain reaction of withdrawal and rebellion by other worlds of the Republic.

At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, to resolve the conflict and negotiate with the elusive nomads. Undaunted, Obi-Wan and Luminara, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, set out across the wilderness. Many perils lie waiting to trap them. The Jedi will have to fulfill near-impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies to complete their quest, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail . . .

Reviews (2)

Action!

Written by Jazno on June 19th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Well, the book does have quite a bit of action, I'll give it that. Want to hear about Luminara and Baris dueling, Obi Wan's wisdom and get tidbits of Anakin's impatience? It's here. No new ground covered here. As a movie, action works when you can see the lightsaber duels. Perhaps just my preference when it comes to Star Wars novels but I want to hear about some of the uncovered events that led to Sidious's rise in power. More on the rise of the Confederacy. There is some on the latter, but for some reason I didn't find it as satisfying as even Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter or Cloak of Deception. Only recommended for the fans of the series and even so set your expectations accordingly.

so boring

Written by Jay Dierling on May 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I started to read this book 3 times but never finished it. When I saw it was available on here I thought I'd be able to finish it for sure. I ended up forcing myself to finish it. With a little story at the begining and end it is Obi-wan and Anakin become cowboys in the old west. Riding across the plains for days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days and days.

Author Details

Author Details

Foster, Alan Dean

Alan Dean Foster work to date includes excursions into hard science-fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as Star Wars, the first three Alien films, Alien Nation, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first Star Trek movie. His novel Shadowkeep was the first ever book adapation of