"The events in this story take place nineteen years before Star Wars: A New Hope"--P. facing t.p.
"Based on the story and screenplay by George Lucas."
"Lucas Books"--P.  of cover.
As the Republic depends on its clone armies and the Jedi in the fight against the Separatists, there is another battle raging. Count Dooku is using Anakin Skywalker's concern for his wife's safety as a way to lure him to the dark side of the Force. As the last battles of the Clone Wars are being fought, young Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the power of the dark side of the force.