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Star Wars: Clone Wars: The Cestus Deception - A Clone Wars Novel-logo

Star Wars: Clone Wars: The Cestus Deception - A Clone Wars Novel

Steven Barnes

Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world-until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing severe rationing of imported resources and a Republic ban on the production of battle droids, Ord Cestus was threatened with imminent economic collapse. Enter the Confederacy of Independent Systems-the Separatists-with a life-saving offer to purchase a generous quantity of the planet's most lucrative export: bio-droids. Possessed of tactical capabilities that rival the fighting abilities of even the most advanced Jedi, these sophisticated, techno-organic hybrid units would prove a most formidable weapon if ever deployed for military use. And now the Confederacy's intention to invest in what amounts to an army of bio-droids has sent ripples of alarm through the highest echelons of the Republic government. Determined to halt the bio-droid sale-but fearing a show of force will result in a political backlash-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Their mission: persuade Ord Cestus's government to abandon its dealings with the Confederacy . . . while secretly stirring up revolution among the planet's struggling underclass. Diplomacy is paramount. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack-and wipe out not only the means of bio-droid production, but countless lives as well, to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty. For Obi-Wan, the prospect of such wholesale slaughter only serves to fuel his growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. But the brash Jedi Master Kit Fisto and the detachment of clone soldiers assigned to the mission are ready and willing to do the Supreme Chancellor's bidding. As the leaders of Ord Cestus refuse to capitulate and Palpatine rapidly loses patience, Obi-Wan's hopes of a peaceful resolution

Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world-until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing severe rationing of imported resources and a Republic ban on the production of battle droids, Ord Cestus was threatened with imminent economic collapse. Enter the Confederacy of Independent Systems-the Separatists-with a life-saving offer to purchase a generous quantity of the planet's most lucrative export: bio-droids. Possessed of tactical capabilities that rival the fighting abilities of even the most advanced Jedi, these sophisticated, techno-organic hybrid units would prove a most formidable weapon if ever deployed for military use. And now the Confederacy's intention to invest in what amounts to an army of bio-droids has sent ripples of alarm through the highest echelons of the Republic government. Determined to halt the bio-droid sale-but fearing a show of force will result in a political backlash-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Their mission: persuade Ord Cestus's government to abandon its dealings with the Confederacy . . . while secretly stirring up revolution among the planet's struggling underclass. Diplomacy is paramount. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack-and wipe out not only the means of bio-droid production, but countless lives as well, to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty. For Obi-Wan, the prospect of such wholesale slaughter only serves to fuel his growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. But the brash Jedi Master Kit Fisto and the detachment of clone soldiers assigned to the mission are ready and willing to do the Supreme Chancellor's bidding. As the leaders of Ord Cestus refuse to capitulate and Palpatine rapidly loses patience, Obi-Wan's hopes of a peaceful resolution
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Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable to life, was first colonized as a prison world-until a handful of hardy pioneers discovered its rich ore deposits and managed to build up a successful droid-manufacturing industry. But when the Clone Wars erupted, bringing severe rationing of imported resources and a Republic ban on the production of battle droids, Ord Cestus was threatened with imminent economic collapse. Enter the Confederacy of Independent Systems-the Separatists-with a life-saving offer to purchase a generous quantity of the planet's most lucrative export: bio-droids. Possessed of tactical capabilities that rival the fighting abilities of even the most advanced Jedi, these sophisticated, techno-organic hybrid units would prove a most formidable weapon if ever deployed for military use. And now the Confederacy's intention to invest in what amounts to an army of bio-droids has sent ripples of alarm through the highest echelons of the Republic government. Determined to halt the bio-droid sale-but fearing a show of force will result in a political backlash-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Their mission: persuade Ord Cestus's government to abandon its dealings with the Confederacy . . . while secretly stirring up revolution among the planet's struggling underclass. Diplomacy is paramount. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack-and wipe out not only the means of bio-droid production, but countless lives as well, to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty. For Obi-Wan, the prospect of such wholesale slaughter only serves to fuel his growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. But the brash Jedi Master Kit Fisto and the detachment of clone soldiers assigned to the mission are ready and willing to do the Supreme Chancellor's bidding. As the leaders of Ord Cestus refuse to capitulate and Palpatine rapidly loses patience, Obi-Wan's hopes of a peaceful resolution

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Davis

Length:

5h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:09