Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval, and he's courageous to the point of recklessness. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. But when an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that Anakin's feelings for the beautiful diplomat have only grown stronger. Now, with the Dark Side of the Force growing and a vast army of clones amassing in the far reaches of the galaxy, Anakin must choose between the Order he has sworn to serve and the love he is forbidden to have. The first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, and since then the stories of life in a galaxy far, far away have continued to capture the imaginations of viewers—and readers. Each Star Wars novelization is full of action, details, and memorable characters — plus eight pages of color photos from the movie on which it is based.