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''Clone Wars Gambit'' is a series of five books that expand on the story of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. The first book loosely covers the film, while the others are new stories set in the same era, generally during or between episodes of the show. Originally, Creator/KarenTraviss was going to write three of the books, and Creator/KarenMiller would write two. However, Miller was later set to write the last novel as well instead of Traviss, who has [[http://clubjade.net/?p=18822 completely stopped writing]] in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''.

* ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' by Karen Traviss—July 26, 2008
* ''The Clone Wars: Wild Space'' by Karen Miller—December 9, 2008
* ''The Clone Wars: No Prisoners'' by Karen Traviss—May 19, 2009
* ''Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth'' by Karen Miller—February 23, 2010
* ''Clone Wars Gambit: Siege'' by Karen Miller—July 6, 2010

In spite of Disney's decision to keep the parent material canon and place everything else under an AlternateContinuity, these works are now no longer considered to be canonical to ''The Clone Wars'', and by extension, the new Expanded Universe and the franchise as a whole.
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!!These books contain examples of:

* ActionGirl: Ahsoka, Taria, Aayla, all the female Jedi, and occasionally Padme.
* AdaptationExpansion: ''Children of the Jedi'' gets this as Callista and Master Djinn Altis both get Clone Wars backgrounds.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Sith Holocron on Zigoola.
* AscendedExtra: Lok Durd, who was a one-shot VillainOfTheWeek in the series, becomes the main antagonist of the Gambit-duology.
* BigDamnHeroes: It's Star Wars, so of course, quite frequently. [[spoiler: Padme]] rescues Obi-Wan and Bail at the end of Wild Space and [[spoiler:Mace, Ahsoka, Yoda, and half the order]] rescue Obi-Wan and Anakin at the end of "Stealth".
* CallForward:
** Callista and Master Altis are prominent characters in Rebellion-era works.
* ChasteHero: Averted. The books take George Lucas' comment about Jedi not being celibate and run with it.
** The clones are explicitly said to get regular action too.
** Taria and Obi-Wan both imply that she and Obi-Wan were occasionally more than just friends.
** In ''No Prisoners'', future Imperial Admiral Pellaeon is called on to rescue his Intelligence-agent lover, with help from Ahsoka, Rex, and Anakin, and Master Altis's renegade sect of Jedi (including married Jedi). Basically nobody of legal age is a ChasteHero.
* ContinuityNod:
** Dooku notes to Ventress that one day, out of arrogance, some Jedi Master might decide to remove the no-attachment rule and let there be families, which will lead into dynasties. Half a century later, this is how Luke runs the new Jedi Order, and [[ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy a new Empire]] would be formed from the family of Jagged and Jaina--Luke’s own niece.
* {{Determinator}}: Obi-Wan, to a nigh-ridiculous extent. On a Sith planet, unable to access the Light Side, with minimal food and water, undergoing nonstop psychic torture for ''three days straight,'' still retains his mind and inner strength, though there are a couple of close shaves.
* TheDragon: Dooku thinks he's in a BigBadDuumvirate but he's not. In fact, it's pretty clear Palpatine holds him in complete contempt.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: By the time Episode III rolls around, it seems half the cast knows about Anakin and Padme's relationship.
* AFatherToHisMen: Pellaeon treats the Clone Troopers as people and takes time to talk with them whenever one of their own is killed, since they have no other family to notify.
* FireForgedFriends: Bail and Obi-Wan in "Wild Space."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The passage in "Stealth" where Anakin looses all sense of himself and feels "half man, half machine." [[ForegoneConclusion Gee, I wonder where this is going...]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Obi-Wan and Anakin, of the more [[VitriolicBestBuds snappy]] variety as in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]'' TV series.
* HurtComfortFic: Essentially, a canonical version of what Wild Space was.
* ICanStillFight: This, combined with OnlyAFleshWound, is pretty much Obi-Wan's response to any sort of injury, no matter how life threatening it might be. He gets a bit cranky when his friends bring this up, as he hates showing any signs of weakness. It also ties in to his AllLovingHero tendencies, as he invariably puts the needs of others before himself, fighting on if there is still a battle to be won or people to be saved.
* IllGirl: Taria Damsin.
* [[AllLovingHero The Messiah]]: ''Obi-Wan Kenobi.'' He nearly kills himself healing villagers on Lanteeb, paying no attention to his own deteriorating health.
* TheMentor: Despite having an apprentice of his own, Anakin is still very much a student of Obi-Wan's, while Ahsoka clearly looks up to him as well. Even Greti, a village girl on Lanteeb, becomes Obi-Wan's informal apprentice.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Lok Durd.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Basically, a bunch of ''Legends'' characters and ''The Clone Wars'' characters meet each other. For example, Pellaeon is an old friend of Rex.
* PresidentEvil: Chancellor Palpatine. Sorta obvious there.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bail Organa, Padme, Yoda.
** Taria Damsin is one of these characters.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Obi-Wan and Anakin (''all the time''), Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, Obi-Wan and Bail, Obi-Wan and Padmé...[[CaptainObvious there's kind of a theme here.]]
* WhatMeasureisAMook?: Averted. The deaths of the clones are mourned/reflected upon more than once.
* VictorianNovelDisease: Essentially, Taria has what appears to be a Space version of Tuberculosis crossed with cancer. It only makes her more beautiful, pale, and tragic.
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