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Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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[Medstar I: Battle Surgeons - audiobook]

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Medstar I: Battle Surgeons
Michael Reaves and Steve Perry
Del Rey [US]
Arrow Books
Story published as:
Paperback Novel (2004)
Audio Book (2004, 2007)
e-Book (2005)

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1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

As civil war between the Republic and Separatists rages across the galaxy, nowhere is the fighting more fierce than on the swamp world of Drongar, where a beleaguered mobile hospital unit wages a never-ending war of its own...
A surgeon who covers his despair with wisecracks; another who faces death and misery head-on, venting his emotions through beautiful music... A nurse with her heart in her work and her eye on a doctor... A Jedi Padawan on a healing mission without her master. These are the core members of a tiny med unit serving the jungle world of Drongar, where battle rages over the control of a priceless native plant and an endless line of medlifters brings in the wounded and dying, mostly clone troopers, but also soldiers of all species.
While the healers work desperately to save lives, others plot secretly to profit from the war, either by dealing on the black market or by manipulating the events of the war itself. In the end, though, all will face individual tests, and only those of compassionate hearts and staunch spirits can hope to survive to fight another day.

This story occurs 24 months after the Battle of Geonosis, approximately 20 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Jay-A, UK, 2004:
"Battle Surgeons is very much an ensemble piece. Everyman surgeon Jos Vondar finds himself falling in love with mind-reading nurse Tolk Le Trene; cue inner conflict, as Jos's family tradition forbids such interracial frolics. He also discovers that the Clone Troopers on which he regularly operates can feel emotion, even if they do all look like Jango Fett.
"Bariss Offee, a mere bit-part Jedi Padawan in Episodes II and Episode III, has more profound concerns, including occasional temptations from the Force's dark side. Sadly, her ongoing clashes with sadistic combat instructor Phow Ji ultimately seem to vanish into that fat drawer of plotlines marked 'pointless'
"Drongar itself is described beautifully, from the mutating spores in its atmosphere down to its flying insects and humidity. Less impressively, we're often given the same exposition more than once. Either Reaves and Perry have mistaken their audience for goldfish, or they're writing alternate chapters and someone should have taken a broader overview."
3 / 5

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