New Star Wars Book Features Obi-Wan & Satine
It’s already in stores, and it’s bound to break your heart. On August 25, the Star Wars anthology The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark debuted.
And, In the midst of last week’s video game drops, Amy Ratcliffe — a superstar Star Wars journo — pulled together a preview of the book.
Complete with an excerpt, her post put the emotional content of the new folio is stark terms. BTW, it also puts Obi-Wan’s understanding of Anakin’s relationship with Padmé Amidala.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars may have wrapped with a final season on Disney+ earlier this year, but fans don’t have to leave that part of the timeline yet. A new anthology book from Disney and Lucasfilm revisits some of The Clone Wars‘ key events. The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark brings together some of fans’ favorite characters from the animated series. The authors get inside the heads of characters such as Yoda, Captain Rex, Darth Maul, and more. Plus the book includes beautiful watercolor illustrations of those characters by Ksenia Zelentsova. And today, Nerdist gets to share an exclusive excerpt from Greg van Eekhout’s story about Obi-Wan.
But before you take the book for a test drive, check out the below video; the scene when Obi-Wan reunites with a long lost love named Satine.
Yes, I said love.
And, now read a bit of the excerpt, as teased by Ratcliffe:
Obi-Wan arrives on Mandalore grumbling about the flaws of Anakin’s ship to find Satine in prison—I’m already experiencing Feelings because I think I know where this goes…
A piece of the excerpt from the story by Ksenia Zelentsova:
…He was there to free only one person.
His heart jumped when he found Satine, sitting on a bench in her bare cell, facing a blank wall. She was still dressed in the elegant robes of a duchess, but her hair hung limp and unkempt about her slumped shoulders. She always took care to present herself with dignity, wearing colors that reminded one of rich foliage and adopting floral-inspired hairstyles that she wore like a crown. It was not vanity. It was strategy. Her appearance was designed to remind her people that their world had been one of lush forests and jewel-colored lakes before war turned Mandalore into a desert. With the people’s help and consent, she would lead them forward to an even better age.
Obi-Wan tapped a control pad, and the cell door slid open. He stood on the threshold of her cell, too many words rising to his lips for him to speak….
You do need to read the rest of Amy’s column [waves hand by your face].
And after you read the rest of the excerpt, jump directly into Star Wars books, immediately. They truly, truly enhance your viewing of the films and TV shows.