Del Rey, Feb 2005, 25.95, 339 pp.
Peace is broken by the Separatists who want to leave the Republic and join the opposition. The Jedi Knights fight for the Republic but nobody in the senate is prepared to believe that the enemy has infiltrated that august body but many of its prominent members are allied with the Sith Darth Sidious. His allies, former Jedi Knight Count Dooku and cyborg killing machine General Grievous are being pushed back to the outer rim by the Republic forces.
This doesn't phase Sidious and his supporters at all because it is part of their master plan that will see the Sith as ruler of the galaxy. Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, regarded by the Jedi Knights as “The chosen one” who will defeat the dark side of the force, are following the villain's trails in the hopes of capturing them and putting an end to this war. Anakin doesn't know that he is beingwatched by Sidious to see if in the future he can be seduced to the darkside of the force. In the meantime Anakin and his mentor seem to always be one step behind their enemies.
This is the direct prequel to Revenge of the Sith.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner