By David Sherman, Dan Cragg
“Within twenty-four ordinary hours we'll take a seat firmly astride the communications hyperlink that connects the worlds of the Republic. . . . Our keep an eye on could be a dagger thrust at once at Coruscant. this can be the circulation that would win the struggle for us.”
With those ominous phrases, Pors Tonith, ruthless minion of count number Dooku, publicizes the destiny of the Republic sealed. Commanding a Separatist invasion strength a couple of million robust, the crafty financier-turned-warrior lays siege to the planet Praesitlyn, domestic of the strategic intergalactic communications heart that's key to the Republic’s survival within the Clone Wars. Left unchallenged, this decisive strike may well certainly pave the way in which for the toppling of extra Republic worlds . . . and supreme victory for the Separatists. Retaliation has to be rapid and certain.
But attractive the enemy in the course of the galaxy has already stretched preferrred Chancellor Palpatine’s armies to the restrict. there isn't any selection yet to maneuver opposed to the surging waves of invading battle-droids on Praesitlyn with just a small contingent of clone infantrymen. Commanding them may be Jedi grasp Nejaa Halcyon–hand-picked through the Council for the do-or-die venture. And at his part, expert younger starfighter pilot Anakin Skywalker, a promising younger Jedi Padawan desirous to be freed of the bonds of apprenticeship–and to be offered the identify of Jedi Knight.
Shoulder to shoulder with a rogue Republic military officer and his battle-hardened staff, a hulking Rondian mercenary with an insatiable style for wrestle, and a duo of ready-for-anything squaddies, the Jedi generals take to the skies and the punishing barren region terrain of occupied Praesitlyn–to deliver the conflict to the Separatist forces. Already outnumbered and outgunned, while faced with an enemy ultimatum which can bring about the bloodbath of innocents, they might even be out of concepts. until Anakin Skywalker can strike a very important stability among the knowledge born of the strength . . . and the instincts of a born warrior.
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She gazes into his face and shrugs. He repeats his words. She indicates again her incomprehension. He speaks in other words, different-sounding words, a complex jargon of vowels and stops replacing the growling gutturals of his first speech. Still she does not understand. She shrugs helplessly. A sudden chill passes through her body, making her shudder. The man removes the shining black cloth from about his bony shoulders and holds it toward her. She slips it around her own, softer shoulders, feeling weak and slightly nauseous.
Jedi Trial (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Book 6) by David Sherman, Dan Cragg