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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second
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William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Ian Doescher
Illustrations by Nicolas Delort
Inspired by George Lucas, William Shakespeare
Quirk Books
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Cover Price: $14.95

Ian Doescher has done it again! The author who marries George Lucas and William Shakespeare to make a baby of awesome, has released William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second. Illustrated once again by Nicholas Delort, this rendition of Star Wars Episode II transforms this better-than-Episode-I-story into a literary masterpiece.

Check out the excerpt and blurb below.

10 years after The Phantom Menace, Count Dooku (RIP Christopher Lee!) and his followers are stirring up trouble for the Republic. When someone tries to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker is sent to protect her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi must figure out who ordered it. Together, along with the other Jedi, they must stamp out this threat. The end of this, is the beginning of The Clone Wars.

Read how the scene when Cordé dies, fits right into a Shakesperean tragedy:

Padmé: (To Cordé) O’ Cordé, thou who took my rightful place,
Unrightfully art slain through villainy.
Cordé: My lady, I have fail’d you in this death,
And with my final breath beg you: forgive.
I would I had another life to give,
That you another death might still be spar’d.
[Cordé dies]
Padmé: Weep, eyes, for sorrow comes too suddenly!

If you like Shakespeare and you like Star Wars, this purchase is a no brainer.

I am looking very much forward to William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Of The Sith’s Revenge, to be released September 8th, 2015. Anakin transforming into Vader is perfectly tragic and deserving of this language.

“TO THINE OWN SITH BE TRUE!”

Quirk Book’s press release:

In time so long ago begins our play,

In clash-strewn galaxy far, far away.

To Shmi or not to Shmi?

Torn between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padmé, and concern for his beloved mother, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker struggles to be master of his fate. But the path he chooses will determine not just his own destiny, but that of the entire Republic. And thereby hangs a tale.

Alack the day!

A noble lady in danger. A knight and squire in battle. And a forbidden love that’s written in the stars. Once again, the quill of William Shakespeare meets the galaxy of George Lucas in an insightful reimagining that sets the Star Wars saga on the Elizabethan stage. The characters are familiar, but the masterful meter, insightful soliloquies, and period illustrations will convince you that the Bard himself penned this epic adventure.

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