William Dietz, author of the Dark Forces
novellas, returns to Star Wars
with Escape from Dagu
. In the paperback novel, due out March 2004 from Del Rey Books, the Jedi Shaak Ti
attempts to liberate Republic prisoners of war caught behind Separatist lines.
The shroud of the dark side has fallen and the Clone Wars have begun. Thousands of solar systems are defecting to the Separatists' Confederacy of Independent Systems, led by the charismatic fallen Jedi Master Count Dooku. But the threat to the Galactic Republic does not end there, for the malevolent Count answers to a shadowy Sith Lord - one who harbors his own sinister agenda.
The swamp planet Dagu, a remote place where the Confederacy has chosen to build a military base using prisoners of war, seethes with discontent. The slave laborers, including clone troopers, are determined to escape -- and the native reptilian Rybets have sworn to regain their freedom.
Count Dooku has learned that among the prisoners is a courier with information that could bring down the Republic. Dooku has selected Artel Darc,a most cunning and capable Dark Jedi, to apprehend the courier. But Artel Darc doesn't know that Shaak Ti, the legendary Jedi Master, is among the prisoners. Nor can he fathom how awesome a weapon the desire for liberty can be -- even against seemingly impossible odds.
Here's the first glimpse of the Escape from Dagu cover by Dave Seeley, whose work can also be seen on the covers of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand and Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Rebel Dream.
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