Star Wars Episode I
The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace (novelization)
Publisher's info
Title: Star Wars Episode I
The Phantom Menace
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey; Lucas Books; Ballantine Books; Random House
1st printing: April 21st, 1999
ISBN: ISBN 0345427653
Page count: 324 (hardcover)
352 (paperback)
Next: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is the official novelization of the 1999 summer blockbuster film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The book was written by Terry Brooks and published by Del Rey, Lucas Books and Random House. It was released in hardcover edition on April 21st, 1999 - nearly a month before the worldwide theatrical premiere of the film itself.

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On the desert world of Tatooine, far from the concerns for 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 the 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...

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  • Purportedly, some foreign translations of the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization identify Darth Maul's true name as Khameir Sarin. This is speculative information at best and is not part of any official canon or the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

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The World of Star Wars

Star Wars miscellaneous

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