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SyFy fans - Check out BOOK REVIEW William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge


(William Shakespeare's Star Wars #3)

Story line: To thine own Sith be true. Lend us your ears and comlinks for a Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars Episode III! A once-heroic knight becomes the darkest of villains. The Jedi suffer slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. The Republic falls, an Empire rises, and so begins the long wait for a New Hope. 


Something is rotten in the state of Coruscant! Don’t miss this final chapter in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, presented Shakespeare-style with masterful meter, stirring soliloquies, and intricate Elizabethan illustrations. It’s a perfect melding of classic literature and epic pop culture.



Avid reader Chelsea Gouin gives this book

5 out of 5 stars.


Absolutely brilliant!

Episode 3 of Star Wars FEELS like a Shakespearian tragedy, so this just worked even more than the other prequel titles had. Much like the previous two, this third prequel isn't one you can just sit and cruise through; it took time to indulge in and seep into the language and beauty of the script. Anakin was even more of a tragic figure, his fall to the dark side somehow more tragic and heartbreaking with the soliloquies, Padme's anguish is more tangible as she watches her husband be lead down that path she could not follow, and Obi-Wan's grief and guilt is thicker and much more believable here.


I will say this probably isn't for everyone...it is, after all, Shakespeare. But personally, I have really been having fun with these retellings! Ian Doescher put thought and dedication into the chosen speech patterns and which Shakespeare tropes to include in each individual title. And for whatever reason, this works incredibly well. Looking forward to the rest of the Saga.

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