Clone Wars Gambit: Siege (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Book 5)

By Karen Miller

At the Outer Rim, the planet Lanteeb has no strategic price, no political energy, and one huge, immense challenge: it's been invaded by way of an emboldened Separatist Alliance. to determine why, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have snuck onto Lanteeb--and now glance oblivion within the eye. . . .

Hiding their lightsabers underneath their dusty disguises, Anakin and Obi-Wan draw on their Jedi abilities to stick one step prior to Lok Durd's droid military on Lanteeb. The Jedi comprehend captive scientist has given Durd the keys to a terrifying bioweapon. Durd is familiar with that the Jedi are on his planet. With Yoda calling at the powers of the Jedi Council, with a brand new Separatist expertise jamming the Guardians' communications, and with a traitor on the middle of the Republic's executive, the wheels of conflict are turning. however the Separatists have blockaded Lanteeb. The completing touches are being wear a weapon to damage complete worlds. and it'll be as much as the 2 Jedi Knights and their such a lot relied on comrades to disencumber Lanteeb or eternally undergo the consequences. 

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Possibly no longer straightaway—often no longer straightaway—but nonetheless … overdue is usually higher than by no means. He shrugged. “It doesn’t subject now. What issues is this undertaking isn’t over. If we act speedily, i feel we will nonetheless thwart Durd ahead of he can use that weapon. There’s even an opportunity we will recapture him. ” Eyebrows raised, Anakin appeared round them. they truly have been in the course of nowhere. No birdsong. No speeders. No groundcars. No experience of even the main rudimentary, in part sentient lifestyles within sight. The silence was once absolute. simply at the farthest fringe of expertise, a whispered trace of the village they’d been attempting to succeed in. that they had no foodstuff, no water, no communications, no delivery. No guns, beside their lightsabers. No allies. No backup of any type. “Yes. Well,” he extra. “I didn’t say it might be effortless. ” Anakin pulled a face. “No kidding. ” Then he fumbled to his ft and seemed down. “Obi-Wan, we’re in lots difficulty. ” “I understand. ” “But an answer is sure to offer itself? might be. other than this type of days that’s simply unlikely to occur. ” Anakin held out his hand. “You do comprehend that, correct? ” Obi-Wan wrapped his skinned hands round Anakin’s wrist and levered himself off the floor. “Yes. however it won’t be this present day. ” For the briefest second Anakin wasn’t basic Skywalker, the selected One, scourge of the Separatists and hero of the Republic. He used to be as an alternative the small boy who’d searched for reassurance from a stranger at the evening of Qui-Gon’s funeral. “Promise? ” Obi-Wan patted his former apprentice’s undamaged shoulder. “Promise. Now let’s cross. ” maintaining a gentle speed, ultimately they got here to the top of barren, uncultivated geographical region and came upon a ferrocrete street, slim yet good maintained. No site visitors in both course. The strength caused them to show left, so that they grew to become left and saved strolling. the virtually treeless panorama was once sere, its sparse plants crinkled brown and thirsty. The intel supplied via distinct Ops Brigade Agent Varrak had pointed out drought, and right here used to be the evidence. as soon as those were crop fields, yet no vegetation grew the following now. Scatterings of bleached bones and strips of desiccated disguise recommended cattle lengthy when you consider that perished. Hinted at a prosperity misplaced, probably without end. specially if Lanteeb couldn't be free of Dooku. From the Sith. An hour handed. one other. And one other. The sunlight crawled better within the light and cloudless sky, and the flat land round them progressively started to fall and upward thrust in frozen ripples. Unnervingly conscious of their ongoing hazard, they informed and retold their fake lifestyles tales and quizzed one another on them till their recitations have been wonderful. that they had to be. Weary as they have been, they could have misinterpret the strength. There can be a Separatist presence within the village, and if that used to be the case their first mistake might most likely be their final. “All right,” Obi-Wan stated finally. “Enough. I doubt we’ll disregard our new histories in a rush. ” “No,” Anakin agreed. “I’m lovely convinced I’ll be dreaming approximately Teeb Markl whilst I’m 90. ” allow me succeed in 90 and I’ll fortunately dream approximately him, too.

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