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Dark Disciple: Star Wars

Narrateur(s): Marc Thompson
Série: Star Wars, Livre 5
Durée: 11 h et 11 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 évaluations)

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Description

Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new novel features Asajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter and one of the great antiheroes in Star Wars history. 

The only way to bring down the Sith's most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side. 

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself. 

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force's power to bear - pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku's side still runs deep, Ventress' hatred for her former master runs deeper. She's more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter - and assassin - to Vos' quest. 

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku - as long as the emerging feelings between them don't compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior's spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts - a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy... and her own doubt. 

Praise for Dark Disciple:  

“Reading Dark Disciple really feels like you’re watching some of the best episodes of The Clone Wars.” (EUCantina)   

“Emotionally charged.... Christie Golden does a wonderful job of capturing the characters.” (Roqoo Depot)   

“A cool inclusion into the Star Wars mythos.... Ventress and Vos have a cool and compelling dynamic, and are used to explore more of what it means to flirt with the Dark Side of the Force.” (IGN)   

“[The Clone Wars have been] a huge part of the Star Wars brand for years, and [Christie] Golden manages to craft a story worthy of the themes and characters that fans have come to relate to.... [She] uses this opportunity to craft Dark Disciple into a spy/espionage thriller.” (Tech Times

“Golden especially excelled at bringing Ventress’s biting but appealing personality to life.... She’s very much a woman trying to find her way, and Dark Disciple adds nuance.” (Nerdist)   

©2015 Christie Golden (P)2015 Random House Audio

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“Smart, captivating, and unforgettable...among the finest in Star Wars storytelling.” (Coffee with Kenobi

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Surprisingly good

This book definitely draws on the back story of characters from The Clone Wars. I would proceed with caution if you have not watched that show. That being said, this book really explored some themes and characters more deeply than the show allowed and this really gave more life to some already great characters. I would strongly recommend this book to any SW fan, and to anyone who watched and enjoyed The Clone Wars!

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I was blown away

I loved everything about this audiobook. Narator's performance, writing and characters were all amazing. Reccomended!

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love it

i couldn't think of a better story for Ventrus, I don't know what else to say

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Fantastic

A sleeper epic and worthwhile conclusion to a relatively unexplored character in Star Wars.

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a good send off and a reception story.

I would highly recommend this book to any Star Wars fans, however i would not recommend it to a new comer of the fandom. The character back stories are well used.

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great addition to clone wars

only thing I dislike is the fact that this will never be seen by most of the fan base

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Just Awesomeness

Loved it from start to finish. Would make an excellent movie. I miss the Clone Wars series. They were better than any of the recent films.

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great read

Ventress is such a fun character to follow with the added joy of having Vos

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Generic Romance Novel

Let's be honest it is a romance novel but it's so much more than that. if you were a fan of the show, it picks up where it left off and keeps getting better.
Highly recommended to any Star Wars: Clone Wars fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-14

This book drags you right into the universe

There is not much to say other than it's a fantastic book. It ties in with the clone wars animated series beautifully. The sound effects and music used in the background make it very immersive. I rated the Performance 4/5, Although the narrator did a great job at bringing a lot of emotion, i did find it a bit over the top from time to time. But overall i can recommend this book to anyone who loves Star Wars.

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  • Troy
  • 2015-07-07

The Clone Wars Continues

Fans of The Clone Wars, rejoice! 8 more undeveloped episode scripts from Katie Lucas have been masterfully transformed into a novel that unleashed the full storytelling potential of the series. May it not be the last such story treatments we get. Some loose ends continue to be explored in Rebels, but for the rest, novels like this are the answer. This one proves it. I had heard some questions going in as to whether or not Christie Golden was the right choice for the job. Yes. Yes she is.

Those who are familiar with the Dark Horse Comics that introduced Quinlan Vos will be pleased to see character themes that made him a favorite are explored here. Putting Vos in an unlikely alliance with Asajj Ventress turns out to be a natural choice, and the result is not only a successfully told romance, it also ends up being an powerful exploration of the Dark Side of the Force and the concept of redemption.

Set in the time period where the events of Revenge of the Sith loom large, the Jedi have seen just how far they've fallen from their roles as guardians of the peace. To end the Clone Wars, they ponder the unthinkable: assassinate Count Dooku, and the war will end. I know what you're thinking, that we already know when and where Dooku is killed. So what can this story possibly do to give us suspense? The Clone Wars has always ratcheted up the drama by pushing non-cinematic characters into the spotlight. The team-up of one Jedi who flirts with the Dark Side and one former Sith apprentice who has already been burned by it proves to be a most worthy focus. In an era where the Light is being consumed more and more rapidly, these characters -- whose final fates are unrecorded in the new canon -- take the stage, playing off Dooku, the Jedi Council, and each other.

Veteran Star Wars narrator Marc Thompson is always a superb choice. His interpretations of character voices is close enough without being mimicry to evoke the personas we know so well. I was especially impressed with his Count Dooku. Given the recent passing of Sir Christopher Lee, of whom I am a huge admirer, I can't help but express bittersweet joy at the treatment of the character, both in performance and in narration, for we're treated to a story that really pushes Count Dooku's character in a way that matters. Likewise, returning to the Clone Wars era as it comes closer to its inevitable outcome becomes equally bittersweet. All in all, it's the right story at the right time with the right talent behind it. Toss in some John Williams theme music and familiar sound effects... it's another homerun for the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

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  • Charlie Smith
  • 2015-07-13

Top notch production and great story

Voices by Marc Thompson fit perfectly along with score and other sound effects.
I haven't watched any Star Wars -Clone Wars episodes but after this book I plan on getting into them.
Characters Vos and Ventress are very interesting and their romance and flirtation with the darkside had me spellbound.
One of the best Star Wars audible books I have listened to.

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  • John
  • 2015-07-09

Awesome

I've read dozens of books seen the movies watched the clone wars and this is actually the best story there is. I was surprised too because I was never a Vos fan but I am now. (Always liked Ventress) The Bane trilogy is my favorite but this is the most well put together story. It has much more substance that you don't usually find in the Star Wars Saga. Must have, read, listen to!

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  • Mike
  • 2015-07-15

Loved it

Great listen!! Really enjoyed all the characters and the twist and turns great story. Pulls at the heart strings but also very action packed

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  • Danica
  • 2015-07-14

Indescribable

I have never read a more amazing and beautiful story. I was pulled in right from the begining. In the end I cried from being sad then cried happily for Quin. I felf totally connected to his struggle throughout the book. I beg anyone who likes Star wars to read / listen to this book. It truly is incredible .

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  • aarin carrillo
  • 2015-07-22

Awesome Book, explains allot

Closes the story on asajj ventress better then i could have ever imagined. awesom cool

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  • Cesar Felix
  • 2015-07-13

Great novel would have been even greater episode

Overall I love the novel, and knowing that if the clone wars we're not canceled, this would have been some of the greatest episodes ever made.


I rated this five stars overall because seeing the TV series, I could have imagined how the story would have gone and it would have been some of the greatest episodes ever made

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  • Admiralu
  • 2018-01-24

One Hell of a Book, Does Asajj Ventress Justice

Wow, what a ride. What a wonderfully, complex individual Asajj Ventress turns out to be. Despite the difficulties she's experienced, she remains a Force to be dealt with and an honorable, multi-faceted woman. With the Jedi Council making an ill fated decision, it encompasses Ventress and a sunny Jedi named Quinlon Cos with possibilities, neither could imagine. They are well suited, his open honesty contrasting with her guarded nature. A wonderful love story with tragic consequences. Possesed of the rare gift of balance of the Force, able to use both sides without turning back into a Sith, Ventress finds redemption in Vos, while he falls to the Dark side. Christie Golden has crafted a thrilling adventure, touching love story and a cautionary tale of war's consequences on good people. One of the finest Star Wars books I've ever read, I took my time to savor all the juicy details. I loved the story of the Nightsisters and the lesson for the Jedi to remain true to their ideals, less they go down the path of darkness. I'd really hoped they could've had a happy ending. Bittersweet and beautiful. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Marc Thompson did an outstanding job as usual in bringing these characters to life.

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  • Joshua
  • 2015-08-26

Great voice acting helps lengthy story...

Awesome addition for Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans... I loved seeing what happened to Ventress and Voss, but I feel the story could have been cut down a bit after the main turning point in the novel.
The story becomes slightly drawn out and sluggish after this.
Regardless, the ending is handled quite well.
The voice acting was well done (maybe with the exception of Mace Windu, his voice reminded me of a southern gentleman during the Civil War.)

Great addition to the new Canon books.

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  • Jade Russo
  • 2017-12-19

Great Clone Wars Era story

This story is great and truly felt like a story arc from The Clone Wars tv show. As it should. The relationship between Voss and Asajj was a great story to be told. The best part is the performance. The narrator has a great talent for capturing each character. Specifically the parts of the novel including Obi Wan. Fantastic !

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