The Cestus Deception

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The Cestus Deception
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AuthorSteven Barnes
CountryUnited States
SeriesCanon C
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience Fiction
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
June 1, 2004
March 1, 2005
Media typeHardcover & Paperback
PagesHardcover: 416
Paperback: 480
Preceded byShatterpoint 
Followed byThe Hive 

The Cestus Deception is a science fiction novel by Steven Barnes set in the Star Wars galaxy during the Clone Wars. The book takes place one year after the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and 21 years before the Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New Hope.


Set during the Clone Wars, the story follows Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto and their adventures as ambassadors on the planet of Ord Cestus, which has started producing so-called "Jedi Killer" droids. While, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes the diplomatic approach with the leadership, Kit Fisto and a clone trooper squad start recruiting and training fighters from the working class of the planet to incite a rebellion, should Obi-Wan fail. While they deal with the intrigue and politicking of the locals, as well as intervention by the Sith minion Asajj Ventress, a love affair forms between one of their clone trooper bodyguards Nate and a female pilot who is attracted to the clone template Jango Fett.


  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Jedi Knight (male human)
  • Kit Fisto: Jedi Master (male Nautolan)
  • Doolb Snoil: barrister (male Vippit of Nal Hutta)
  • Admiral Arikakon Baraka: supercruiser commander and trainer of the Clone Troopers of the Republic (male Mon Calamari)
  • Lido Shan: technician (humanoid)
  • A-98: "Nate"; ARC Trooper, recruitment and command
  • CT-X270: "Xutoo"; ARC Trooper, pilot
  • CT-36/732: "Sirty"; ARC Trooper, logistics
  • CT-44/444: "Forry"; ARC Trooper, physical training
  • CT-12/74: "Seefor"; ARC Trooper, communications
  • Trillot: gang leader (male/female X'Ting)
  • Fizzik: broodmate of Trillot (male X'Ting)
  • Sheeka Tull: pilot (female human)
  • Resta Shug Hai: Desert Wind member (female X'Ting)
  • Thak Val Zsing: leader of Desert Wind (male human)
  • Brother Nicos Fate: (male X'Ting)
  • Skot OnSon: Desert Wind member (male human)
  • Debbikin: research (male human)
  • Lady Por'Ten: energy (female human)
  • Kefka: manufacturing (male humanoid)
  • Llitishi: sales and marketing (male Wroonian)
  • Palpatine: Chancellor of the Republic, dispatcher (male human)
  • Caiza Quill: mining (male X'Ting)
  • G'Mai Duris: Regent (female X'Ting)
  • Shar Shar: Regent Duris's assistant (female Zeetsa)
  • Count Dooku: leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems (male human)
  • Commander Asajj Ventress: Commander of the Separatist Droid Army (female humanoid)

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