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The Cestus Deception

A Clone Wars Novel

Rating: The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes, a Star Wars novel has been rated 5/5 by this reviewer.
Timeline: 21 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Steven Barnes
Published: June, 2004
Review by: CL4 Targeter

Old Friends: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kit Fisto, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

New Faces: Assaj Ventress, Advanced Recon Commando A-98, Sheeka Tull, Regent Duris, Fizzik and Trillot

Places: Coruscant, and Ord Cestus

Synopsis: The manufacturing planet of Ord Cestus, barren and dry, has begun production of a new type of security droid, called the Jedi Killer droid. These JKs are the most powerful droids on the market, having Force-sensitive cores. The Confederacy of Independent Systems has placed a very large order of these droids, intending to modify them for use on the battlefield. Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Obi-wan Kenobi are dispatched to Cestus, with the intention of persuading the Cestians to either take the droids of the market - or be wiped out.

Review: Anakin lovers will be disappointed that he only has a small part, but Obi-wan lovers unite!

I really enjoyed the lightsaber combat scenes in this book. The author is good at making the combat flow. The character development is good with some characters. I liked the way this author developed his characters, like the feelings of the clones, but bad at others, like Kit Fisto.

The environment of Ord Cestus could use a lot of work, description wise. I love the story line as well. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Clone Wars. All in all, I think if your looking for a new book, then this is it.I enjoyed this book and I think you will too.

Title: The Cestus Deception
Author: Steven Barnes
Review by: CL4 Targeter