Star Wars: Tarkin


Star Wars: Tarkin Author James Luceno
ISBN-10 0553392905
ISBN-13 9780553392906
Year 2015-06-30
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Del Rey
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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars Darth Plagueis treatment bringing the legendary character from A New Hope to full fascinating life Hes the scion of an honorable and revered family A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself he advises his Emperor Under Tarkins guidance an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality When the so called Death Star is completed Tarkin is confident that the galaxys lingering pockets of Separatist rebellion will be brought to heelby intimidation or annihilation Until then however insurgency remains a genuine threat Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents Darth Vader the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious and Tarkinwhose tactical cunning and cold blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empires supremacy and its enemies extinction Praise for Tarkin Tarkin tells a compelling tale of mystery while revealing much about a character who has fueled debate among fans since 1977 as well as the oppressive regime he represents James Luceno has proven once again that the villains of Star Wars are as much fun as the good guys New York Daily News Another home run in the new canon This is the highest and best distillation of Tarkin stories old and new weve ever been given Big Shiny Robot A spectacular novel with the intrigue action and profound characterization we have come to expect from the pen of Luceno Tarkin provides a nuanced multi faceted anti hero who is captivating ominous and calculating in many ways this is an origin tale of the Empire and a fascinating portrait of one of the more popular characters in the Original Trilogy It may very well be one my favorite Star Wars novels Coffee with Kenobi A fascinating look at the pathos of one of the galaxys most criminally underused characters TheForce netFrom the Hardcover edition

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