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Planet of the Apes: Resistance was a novel published by HarperEntertainment in 2002 to tie-in with the previous year's movie re-imagining of Planet of the Apes. The book, written by John Whitman, covered the younger years of some of the principal characters from that film, and was a sequel to Whitman's Planet of the Apes: Force.


Daena and Ari were teenagers fighting for the underground human resistance. It was dangerous and thrilling, but could human and ape really find common ground in this harsh, barbaric world where might always equalled right? Border patrols were growing more aggressive, with hundreds of humans from the tribes near Ape City being taken captive. Despite this, Daena's mother, Sarai, was determined to reach a truce. Realising this could only happen if humans and apes stood on equal footing, she resolved to free the human slaves to work on building a human city to rival the brilliance of the Ape City. Sarai already had one powerful ape ally - Ari - but would this be enough to free the humans and establish a lasting peace between apes and humans?

Other characters featured included Senator Sandar, Krull, Thade, Limbo, Timon (the chimp high priest of Semos), Professor Ganji (a baboon who oversaw the human construction of a new 'Temple of Semos'), Birn (a young human insurgent member of the 'Tek' clan and friend of Daena), Vasich (a former 'Wilding' human clan chief prior to joining forces with Tek clan), Pak (son of Vasich and a friend of Daena), Ark (a male elder in Tek clan), Mellie (a female elder in Tek clan), Mad Luc (a human forest dweller and a loner), Tarik (a human taken by the apes), Suni (the father of Tarik), Karlo (a human male fellow slave with Sarai in the Ape City), Pica (a human female fellow prisoner of Sarai in the Ape City), and El (a human female servant to Ari).


  • Resistance was given the code ISBN: 0060083743, published by HarperEntertainment in April 2002.
  • The story was to continue in an advertised follow-up novel Planet of the Apes: Rule, but poor sales forced its cancellation.