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.
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Please, More Claudia
I read Bloodlines, and absolutely loved it; not knowing who the author was.
I later started reading Leia, also not knowing who the author was, and I loved it. Half-way through, my daughter informed me that they were both Claudia. I had no intention of reading this book, until I then became aware that this was also hers, so I jumped right in.
The bulk of this book is equally as fantastic as her previous work. I usually find myself having trouble accepting new characters that never make it into movies or tv shows, but Claudia always seems to sell me on hers.
My only gripe is the last few chapters. Without getting spoilery, the actual focus of the book ends in a very satisfying way, but there are a few chapters of wrapping the story up that just feel disconnected, and rushed. However, I do not feel like they take away from the story, because they just feel unrelated.
Well, hello there.
This was the most amazing book in the history of the world. Because my lord and savior Obi-Wan Kenobi was in it. Hail Sithis
A fun story with Qui-Gon at the helm
I enjoyed reading about young obi’s adventures and more about the prophecies. It was a good book, not my favorite of the new cannon but a nice read. I thought there could have been a little more Saber wielding, this is the Republic era after all!