Ravaged and weakened by civil war, the Republic has turned to the Jedi to lead its clone armies against the droid forces of the Separatists. But even as the last desperate engagements of the Clone Wars are being fought, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Senator Padmé Amidala, and the Jedi Order are faced with a new battle-for the heart and soul of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin is being seduced by the power of the dark side. Playing on Skywalker's concern for the safety of his wife, the came master manipulator who has plunged the galaxy into war is slowly but surely drawing Anakin to the brink of his own doom-and that of the Republic. A husband and wife will be separated, friends will become enemies, and a great evil is revealed!