Dark Disciple: Star Wars - Christie Golden

Dark Disciple: Star Wars

By Christie Golden

  • Release Date: 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 354 Ratings)


Based on unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new novel features Asajj Ventress, former Sith apprentice turned bounty hunter and one of the great antiheroes in the Star Wars galaxy.
The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.
But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.
Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

Praise for Dark Disciple
“Reading Dark Disciple really feels like you’re watching some of the best episodes of The Clone Wars.”EUCantina
“Emotionally charged . . . Christie Golden does a wonderful job of capturing the characters.”—Roqoo Depot
“A cool inclusion into the Star Wars mythos . . . Ventress and Vos have a cool and compelling dynamic, and are used to explore more of what it means to flirt with the Dark Side of the Force.”IGN
“[The Clone Wars have been] a huge part of the Star Wars brand for years, and [Christie] Golden manages to craft a story worthy of the themes and characters that fans have come to relate to. . . . [She] uses this opportunity to craft Dark Disciple into a spy/espionage thriller.”Tech Times
“Golden especially excelled at bringing Ventress’s biting but appealing personality to life. . . . She’s very much a woman trying to find her way, and Dark Disciple adds nuance.”Nerdist
Smart, captivating, and unforgettable . . . among the finest in Star Wars storytelling.”Coffee with Kenobi


  • Amazing

    By Not Mercules
    Just incredible. Every bit as good as the clone wars series, touching and fantastically written with characters that show amazing depth.
  • speechless.

    By joa.quin
    i usually don’t do reviews..but..woah. just to read this and practically SEE the characters and their development..it’s moving. so many messages and heart wrenching moments..overall heartbreaking..but also a bittersweet ending to her story..😩.
  • Amazing story

    By RyyyyX
    If you plan on buying this book, check out Clone Wars Season 4 episode 20 for back story on Asajj. One of my favorite Star Wars books to date 5/5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

    By josh_strong489
    As long as it took for me to finish reading it was such an enjoyable book. I love the mythos established about the Force and Force users in the movies but to have a book detail how one is seduced by the Dark Side was everything we needed and more. I wish they would’ve finished the cinematically and made a 3-part conclusion to the Clone Wars but I think Star Wars fans should be very pleased with this book.
  • Great Read

    By StupidApp123456789
    Great book to for fans of the clone war era
  • My very first Star Wars book to Read

    Love this book, love the story, and my first favorite Star Wars Adult Novel from Del Rey.
  • Dark Disciple

    By REVOK
  • Awesome

    By DonSauls
    I usually don't write reviews but this book warrants one. Many thanks to the writer as this book has one of the best reads yet. Redemption is a difficult road to travel...
  • Great!

    By Kelia79
    This is the best book in the Star Wars series!
  • Fantastic

    By Rectumwrecker
    This is the best Star Wars canon book and better then anything in Legends. Reading about Vos and Ventress teaming up was a great experience!