STAR WARS: New Count Dooku Audio Book Explores the Sith Lord’s Past

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The late Christopher Lee gave sinister legitimacy to Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels. However, one of the few complaints regarding the character was that we didn’t get to see enough of him on screen. To some extent, Lucasfilm addressed that issue by featuring Dooku in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Still, while we know that Dooku was a fallen Jedi and once Yoda’s apprentice, details on the character are scarce. A new audio book may change that.

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StarWars.com recently announced that we’ll get learn more of Darth Tyranus with a new audio-only telling of his back story. Dooku: Jedi Lost is Cavan Scott’s tale of Asajj Ventress and her mission to uncover the reason her Sith master left the Jedi Order. Narrated by a full cast, the audio-only story will feel much more like the radio dramas of old as opposed to anything you’d find on Audible.

Dooku: Jedi Lost – The Story of Darth Tyranus

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Dooku: Jedi Lost is just the latest among the offerings of the new, expanded universe canon. A new Claudia Gray novel, comic book tie-ins, and now this audio-only story delve deep into Star Wars lore. The website theforce.net claims to have obtained a copy of the official synopsis for Dooku: Lost Jedi. You can read a portion of that synopsis here:

Dooku’s life began as one of privilege—born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized, and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda. As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.”

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Asajj Ventress in The Clone Wars. (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

Enter Asajj Ventress…

One of the biggest draws to the new story is the fact that it will seemingly focus on Asajj Ventress. She easily became one of the franchise-favorite characters during The Clone Wars. Unfortunately, she’d go ton o perish on the novel Dark Disciple. I, frankly, am perhaps more interested to learn about her Sith apprenticeship than I am Dooku’s past. (Side note: sadly, voice actress Nika Futterman will not reprise her role as Ventress.)

All in all, Dooku: Lost Jedi promises to be an exciting journey into this as-yet-untold Star Wars stories. It will be available April 30.

Source: StarWars.com; theforce.net

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