Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
May 1999
324ppg

Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Terry Brooks
Cover Artist: David Stevenson

Cover Price: $25.00
Media: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-345-42765-3 - 1st

NOTES
This book in its hardcover form came with four different dust jackets. Anakin Skywalker/Watto, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala/Jar Jar, and Darth Maul/Darth Sidious.

SYNOPSIS
In barren desert lands and seedy spaceports...in vast underwater cities and in the blackest depths of space...unfolds a tale of good and evil, of myth and magic, of innocence and power. At last the saga that captured the imagination of millions turns back in time to reveal its cloaked origins—the start of a legend—the story of Star Wars. Based on the screenplay by George Lucas, this novel by master storyteller Terry Brooks probes the depths of one of the greatest tales of our time, providing rich detail and insight into the minds and motives of the characters—and shedding bold new light on Lucas' brilliant creation.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Even the Jedi are caught by surprise, their attentions focused on the political unrest between the Trade Federation and the Republic. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.

On the desert world of Tatooine, far from the concerns of the Republic, a slave boy works by day and dreams by night—of being a Jedi Knight and one day traveling the stars to worlds he's only heard of in stories...of finding a way to win freedom from enslavement for himself and his beloved mother. His only hope lies in his extraordinary instincts and his strange gift for understanding the "rightness" of things, talents that allow him to be one of the best Podracers on the planet.

In another part of the galaxy, the Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, young Obi-Wan Kenobi, are charged with the protection of Amidala, the young Queen of Naboo, as she seeks to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. It is this quest that brings Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and the Queen's beautiful young handmaiden to the sand-swept streets of Tatooine and the shop where the slave boy Anakin Skywalker toils and dreams. And it is this unexpected meeting that marks the beginning of the drama that will become legend....


Subsequent Printings
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (hardcover)
May, 1999; ISBN: 0-345-42765-3 - 1st
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (hardcover)
May, 1999; ISBN: 0-345-42765-3 - 1st
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (hardcover)
May, 1999; ISBN: 0-345-42765-3 - 1st
The Phantom Menace Special Edition (hardcover)
January, 2000; ISBN: 0-345-42765-3 - 1st
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (paperback)
February, 2000; ISBN: 0-345-43411-0 - 2nd
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (paperback)
February, 2000; ISBN: 0-345-43411-0 - 1st
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (paperback)
January, 2012; ISBN: - 1st
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (paperback)
January, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-345-53641-9 - 1st

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