If you want to save any surprise for your first viewing of STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES, it's officially time to stop reading spoilers. Why?
Because when even Lucasfilm is giving out plot information, you know some good stuff is getting out there.
This advice was prompted by Lucasfilm's posting of info on the plot of EPISODE II, and more specifically, the plot of the film's novelization.
Penned by R.A. Salvatore, the official STAR WARS website described the hardcover tie-in like this: "A decade has past since the events of The Phantom Menace. Despite his promises of reform, Palpatine's Republic is crumbling. Separatists are carving the galaxy apart, and the beleaguered Jedi struggle to maintain the peace. The beautiful young Senator from Naboo, Padmé Amidala, finds her life in danger. The Jedi assign her a guardian for her protection -- the courageous, if reckless, Anakin Skywalker. Thus the stage is set for a tale of romance, intrigue, rebellion and war."
The site also teased that the novelization would sport considerable additions to the story as fans will see it in theaters, based on consultations Salvatore conducted with George Lucas. The book hits the streets April 23.