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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.

When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested—just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Jonathan Davis
hr min
April 16
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Peckinpaugh15 ,

Wonderful character development

Great way insight into our beloved two characters.

Solosluna ,


Phenomenal story and voice actor. Love Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace, and it was so fun to be immersed in a story from that era. The SFX and music in the audiobook were so cool too and what I’d expect from Star Wars.

Darth Revan82 ,

Qui gon is the last true Jedi of his generation

This book’s story really helps to understand
Why he is the way he is and you come to agree with him about the Jedi council. The book also shows that had he survived his duel with Darth Maul he would have trained Anakin the way he needed to be trained to bring balance to the Force.

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