y Star Wars : The Force Unleashed single work   novel  
Note: Based on a story by Haden Blackman.
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'The overthrow of the Republic is complete. The Separatist forces have been smashed, the Jedi Council nearly decimated, and the rest of the Order all but destroyed. Now absolute power rests in the iron fist of Darth Sidious - the cunning Sith lord better known as the former Senator, now Emperor, Palpatine. But more remains to be done. Pockets of resistance in the galaxy must still be defeated and missing Jedi accounted for ... and dealt with. These crucial tasks fall to the Emperor's ruthless enforcer, Darth Vader. In turn, the Dark Lord has groomed a lethal apprentice entrusted with a top-secret mission: to comb the galaxy and dispatch the last of his masters' enemies, thereby punctuating the dark side's victory with the Jedi's doom.

Since childhood, Vader's nameless agent has known only the cold, mercenary creed of the Sith. His past is a void; his present, the carrying out of his deadly orders. But his future beckons like a glistening black jewel with the ultimate promise: to stand beside the only father he has ever known, with the galaxy at their feet. It is a destiny he can realize only by rising to the greatest challenge of his discipleship: destroying Emperor Palpatine.

The apprentice's journeys will take him across the far reaches of the galaxy, from the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to the junkyard planet of Raxus Prime. On these missions, the young Sith acolyte will forge an unlikely alliance with a ruined Jedi Master seeking redemption and wrestle with forbidden feelings for his beautiful comrade, Juno Eclipse. And he will be tested as never before - by shattering revelations that strike at the very heart of all he believes and stir within him long-forgotten hopes of reclaiming his name ... and changing his destiny.

Set between Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope.'

(Source: Book jacket)

Australian Popular Medievalism

This text has been selected for the Australian Popular Medievalism dataset.
Reference: Indirect
Importance: Medium
Note: This novel takes place in the Star Wars universe, which uses medieval images and ideas (e.g. knights etc).

Notes

  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, South Australia, September 2008.
  • A novelisation of the 2008 videogame The Force Unleashed, released by LucasArts on multiple platforms.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Ballantine Books , 2008 .
      Extent: 319p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 0345499026 (hbk), 9780345499028 (hbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Titan , 2008 .
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 184576756X (hbk), 9781845767563 (hbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Titan , 2009 .
      Extent: 376p.
      ISBN: 9781848563377 (pbk), 184856337X (pbk)
Alternative title: Le pouvoir de la force
Language: French

Works about this Work

Star Wars : The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams Simon Petrie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , January no. 6 2009;

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
May the Force of the Franchise Be with You 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 September 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
May the Source ... Sean Williams , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 September 2008; (p. 13)
Williams discusses writing for the Star Wars franchise including his latest work for the franchise, Star Wars : The Force Unleashed (2008).
Take Three Colin Steele , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 16 November 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
May the Force of the Franchise Be with You 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 September 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
Take Three Colin Steele , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 16 November 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
Star Wars : The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams Simon Petrie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Specusphere , January no. 6 2009;

— Review of Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Sean Williams 2008 single work novel
May the Source ... Sean Williams , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 September 2008; (p. 13)
Williams discusses writing for the Star Wars franchise including his latest work for the franchise, Star Wars : The Force Unleashed (2008).
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