The Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace novelization was written by The first two chapters of the book concern Anakin's next-to-last podrace and its. The Phantom Menace book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long. Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace Mass Market Paperback – February 29, . Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers.

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The Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization was written by Terry Brooks and published on April 21, , by Del Rey. It is based on the script of. The Phantom Menace: Star Wars: Episode I by Terry Brooks. Mass Market Paperback. Feb 29, | Pages. download. *This format is not eligible to earn points. download Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery.

Greedy Watto accepts the bet, certain that Anakin will lose. Anakin wins and Watto reluctantly frees him. Maul attacks the group as they are about to take off, but they escape. The council denies Qui-Gon's request to train Anakin as a Jedi, claiming he's too old, but Master Yoda has sensed something dangerous in him.

Defiant, Qui-Gon says Anakin will be his padawan apprentice with or without the Council's approval. Meanwhile, Queen Amidala presents her case to the Senate. Senator Palpatine persuades her that Supreme Chancellor Valorum is a weak and ineffective leader.

In fact, Valorum is attempting to aid Amidala but is stymied by a bureaucratic and increasingly corrupt senate. Urged by Palpatine, Amidala calls for a vote of no confidence against Valorum, and he is removed from office. Palpatine is nominated to replace him. Once there, they meet with the remainder of the Gungans in their sacred place, after Jar Jar has searched Otoh Gunga. The Gungans create a diversionary battle in order for the Naboo underground movement to gain entry to the palace.

They gain entry and attempt to reach the viceroy, who has taken cover in the throne room. On the way, the party is ambushed by Darth Maul, and the two Jedi engage in a battle, while Anakin and R2-D2 take cover in a starfighter.

He inadvertently presses the power switch, which activates the autopilot to take him to the space battle to knock out the droid control ship.

There is a heated battle in space which ends with Anakin destroying the control ship. Meanwhile, the Jedi continue their duel with Maul, and go through many rooms and walkways, until they are separated by laser walls. Qui Gon and Maul get through and continue their duel, while Kenobi watches helplessly.

Qui-Gon is eventually slain by Maul, and Kenobi continues the fight and almost defeats Maul before he is knocked into a plasma input chute. There, Maul attempts to knock him down, but Kenobi performs a Force jump out of the pit, summoning his master's lightsaber with his last remaining strength.

He lands and cuts Maul in half. Qui-Gon's last wish is for Kenobi to train Anakin as a jedi. This novelization, unlike those from the original trilogy , contains much that is not in the movie. It includes three entire chapters of material created by Terry Brooks and unique to the novel. The first two chapters of the book concern Anakin's next-to-last podrace and its aftermath, while a later chapter describes an encounter between Anakin and a wounded Tusken Raider in the desert.

Brooks met with George Lucas before writing the book and received his approval and guidance, including information about developments to come in Episode II and Episode III. The novelization is especially well-known for a passage describing the history of the Sith , including Darth Bane.

Lessons from a Writing Life , Lucas spent an hour on the telephone with him discussing the history of the Jedi and the Sith. Therefore, the information on this subject provided in Brooks' novelization might derive from Lucas himself.

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I don't feel that Brooks ever tore down that barrier and truly brought me closer to any of the characters. Twi'Lek slave girls. A few characters die. There is a large battle at the end and several smaller skirmishes. If I had to compare this to the movie, I would definitely say it is better. There is better flow, more clarification, and less wooden acting and bad scripts.

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However, it still has its problems: If you haven't seen the movie, read this book. If you have seen the movie, then I would skip. At the s Description: Just a reminder, shelves and ratings for Star Wars are purely for the films, which are fantastic fun. May 08, Kevis Hendrickson rated it liked it.

Although it isn't going to set yor pants on fire, the novelization of The Phantom Menace is actually quite a good book.

One of the reasons why many people disliked the film version of The Phantom Menace is because the film didn't focus on its main character, Anakin Skywalker, who would one day become the future Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. In the book, however, the story hones in on Anakin, and explores his life as a slave, laying down the narrative foundation for us to understand why Anakin b Although it isn't going to set yor pants on fire, the novelization of The Phantom Menace is actually quite a good book.

In the book, however, the story hones in on Anakin, and explores his life as a slave, laying down the narrative foundation for us to understand why Anakin becomes the man he does.

Several key scenes which didn't make it into the film such as Anakin's fight with the Rhodian Greedo establishes Anakin's hidden and unpredictable fury. Also, where the film fails to explain how or where Anakin learns to fly, the book explains such matters in detail.

I would recommend The Phantom Menace to all Star Wars fans simply becuase it fills in the gaps of narrative information that we don't get in the film, much of which I might add is actually information that George Lucas couldn't squeeze into the film due to its truncated running time and haphazard storytelling.

There is some obscure Sith-lore to be found in this book that will peek the interest of Star Wars fans.

Terry Brooks deserves props for taking many of the more pedestrian scenes in the film and giving them meaning in the book. There are a few books sci-fi and fantasy that deal with the timeless tale of a young boy growing up to become a deadly agent of evil.

But of them all, The Phantom Menace is in a class by itself in telling the tale of the childhood of the most infamous villian in all of science-fiction.

View 1 comment. May 27, Bram rated it really liked it. I'm going to play the ultimate nerd contrarian and admit that I love this movie and novelization.

It's probably just heavy nostalgia for one of my last pre-puberty summers, but I'm ok with that. View all 3 comments. There's an interesting re-edit of Star Wars Episode 1: It's one person's edit of the original movie, with as much of the moronic Jar-Jar, annoying Anakin, and redundant storyline removed as possible. It's an improvement, though the movie still falls far short of the original trilogy.

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Unfortunately, this book goes in the opposite direction. The author expounds on both the Jar-Jar and the Anakin idiocy, often taking it to extremes for example, There's an interesting re-edit of Star Wars Episode 1: The author expounds on both the Jar-Jar and the Anakin idiocy, often taking it to extremes for example, when Anakin first meets Padme in Watto's shop, the conversation in the book ends with Anakin stating that he is going to marry Padme The additional plot explanations are welcome, but those mainly manage to expose the absurdity of the storyline to the reader.

This is not how to treat Star Wars. This is Star Wars for 7-year-olds. For excellent examples of how to treat Star Wars in book form, see virtually anything by Timothy Zahn. View 2 comments. Jan 06, Nienke rated it really liked it Shelves: You don't have to accept that what you're given when you come in is all you'll have when you leave. From being a slave on a desert planet he becomes a new Padawan-learner at the age of nine. Which is, in terms of the Council, old, but destined to be the Chosen One, the Council accepts him.

Therefore, he should be the one to bring balance to the Force, however it's being doubted by Yoda. We get to know different planets and witness battles between the dark- and the light side. Jedi fighting against Sith lords. People fighting for power and people who are not ready to hold that much power.

We see the changes Anakin Skywalker goes through, without his mom, leaving his home planet and his old life behind and being prepared for a new one, without knowing the consequences, but doing it anyway, because this is the only thing he ever wanted, he ever dreamed of.

To see the galaxy, to become the best starpilot anyone has ever known and most importantly; to free his mother. I just rolled into the Star Wars fandom, like three weeks ago and I absolutely loved the movies. So, therefore I wanted to read the novelizations.

To be honest: I am not disappointed! What am I saying?

This was freaking great! This was extraordinary.

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Some parts were beyond words and so well written and thought through. We get to know so much more. Crucial things and things that add just that little touch to the story. Things I've missed in the movies were found here.

This book has so many point of views, which is great in this situation, because we follow all the important characters and get to know every corner of the story. From dark to light, wise to unknowing and slave to queen. Terry Brooks did an excellent job on George Lucas' screenplay and I can't wait for the sequels! Considering this is based on a movie that has some pretty bad dialogue and some serious pacing issues, it isn't actually that bad of a read. It's a pretty quick read, which is also good because nothing feels too drawn out, and it also lets you into the characters heads a bit more.

Aug 07, Rachel Dunning rated it it was amazing. Lots of action. A fun read. I've never seen the first movie. Oct 06, Venice Somerhalder rated it really liked it.

I read this first before I watched the movie and I gotta say, I did the right thing. Padme was a much stronger character, Anakin was more inspiring, Obi Wan was more interesting and Qui Gon was more complex.

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The whole thing was great. The Jedi Knights were peacemakers; that was the nature of their order and the dictate of their creed. For thousands of years they had served the Republic, a constant source of stability and order in a changing universe. She was young, but it was rumored she was prodigiously talented and extremely well trained. It was said she could hold her own with anyone in a political arena. It was said she could be circumspect or bold when necessary, and was wise beyond her years.

He will find your lost ship. Was he? Most times he thought he was brave enough that he would never be afraid.

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But in that most secret part of himself, he knew he was cheating the truth. He might not ever be afraid for himself, but he was sometimes very afraid for his mother. It is too late for them to stop us now. Everything is going as planned.

The Republic will soon be in my control. Feb 11, Tiara rated it it was ok Shelves: Filled bits of the movie out some, but still suffers from being The Phantom Menace. A Heartbreak Hipster Review A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I was a shy, meek, slightly confused nine-year-old virgin.

It was all a very long time ago The Phantom Menace' was the greatest movie of all time. Now - before you freak out and think I'm a fucking idiot - let me acknowledge that the film itself is quite a shameful one. While I personally wouldn't say that it's an all-round shit movie, I would admit that all three prequels are largely inferior to the original films. But putting aside its many downfalls, such as: I still can't help but feel a certain nostalgic fondness for this movie. I'm sorry. What it really comes down to is being an idiot, and just enjoying the movie for its sheer mindless stupidity.

I was able to do it then - back in - and I can still do it now. I will always defend it in comparison to the second film. Now that one was shit. These days, there's only one thing that makes it worth watching at all And Natalie Portman isn't even that hot She's not The point I'm trying to make is that I know the movie kinda sucks, but I still like it regardless.

And so I take it that was my only motivation for reading this book.

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I remember asking my mum for it on Christmas '99 - "Would you even read it, though? And even though I did eventually read it, that was still a long time ago, and I honestly can't recall that much about it. But I do remember liking the book. I remember being mesmerized Absolutely mesmerized By how much deeper Terry Brooks takes his readers into the story that surrounded this flimsily written mess.

While nobody liked the young kid as Annikan - and would have applauded the movie if they had Darth Maul decapitate him - I still appreciated the author's decision to explore the little bastard's lifestyle, before he stumbled upon Oskar Schindler's ne'er do well , hippie brother. For anyone who ever played that awesome computer game, which was licensed by the movie, and allows you to play through multiple characters, doing shit that never happened in the film - I can only compare this book to that.

Don't go getting the wrong impression, and assume that there's much more extra material in the book, because that isn't quite true. But nevertheless, Terry Brooks did have the decency to give the world of Star Wars fans something a little better, a little more inventive and interesting, than the popcorn blockbuster made by Mr Lucas and his wallet.

No disrespect to George, of course. But for anyone that wanted more from 'The Phantom Menace' Nothing too amazing More of my reviews here: Der Beginn dieses Buches ist in dieser Hinsicht sehr vielversprechend, vor allem vom Schreibstil war ich angenehm beeindruckt.

Wie auch? Aug 06, Iset rated it liked it Shelves: Obviously any author who is writing the novelisation of a film is under pressure to produce something that is not just an exact replica word for word of the lines in the script.

I know, I know, technically it was George that put him into that faintly ridiculous situation in the first place, but Brooks gives the boy some appalling dialogue here that do not in fact appear in the film. The solid descriptions however still produce a steady core to this novel, despite these minor hiccups. My other remaining quibbles with the book are mainly with plot points, which are really nothing to do with the author, but the finger of blame points firmly at George Lucas here.

This is a pretty solid adaptation from Terry Brooks who is most known for his Shannara novels. These sorts of adaptations can be insights as to how the eventual movie gets made. That's how Brooks presents it to us, and while it does work in the novel, it probably would have vilified The Phantom Menace for Star Wars fans more so than it already is.

It's honestly not that bad of a movie folks--it's no At This is a pretty solid adaptation from Terry Brooks who is most known for his Shannara novels. It's honestly not that bad of a movie folks--it's no Attack of the Clones.

These novelizations are still canonical Star Wars and there's extra nuggets here that rabid fans will probably want to check out if they haven't already. View all 4 comments. May 10, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: About as good as its source material, which is not saying much. I found myself bored through most of this.Once outside, he has barely time to look back, when the communication channel crackles into life with excited voices.

Sort order. Urged by Palpatine, Amidala calls for a vote of no confidence against Valorum, and he is removed from office. Want to Read saving…. Then he guards over him against the dangers of a Tatooine night until other Tuskens come and pick up their fallen warrior. Terry Brooks Publisher: The Gungans are strange amphibious creatures with rubbery bodies, long flat ears, and ducklike snouts. Jedi Healer Jedi Trial Yoda:

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