Jedi Apprentice 1: The Rising Force
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Jedi Apprentice 1: The Rising Force

By
Dave Wolverton
Artwork by
Cliff Nielsen
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In the start to this series written for audiences ages 9-12, Jedi student Obi-Wan Kenobi competes for the attention of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. He and fellow hopeful Padawan Bruck Chun provoke each other to anger, threatening their futures with the Jedi. Obi-Wan’s future as a Jedi Knight hangs in the balance as he battles his anger with his peer.

As a result of his displays of his temper, Obi-Wan is sentenced to serve in the Agricultural Corps on the planet of Bandomeer. Also assigned to this mission is Qui-Gon himself. En route to their destination, the Republic ship is ambushed by pirates. This mission might prove to be Obi-Wan’s last chance to prove that he has what it takes to be a Jedi.

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Twelve-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi desperately wants to be a Jedi Knight. After years at the Jedi Temple, he knows the power of the lightsaber and the Force. But he cannot control his own anger and fear. Because of this, the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn will not take him on as a Padawan apprentice. Now Obi-Wan is about to have his first encounter with true evil. He must face off against unexpected enemies—and face up to his own dark wishes. Only then can his education as a Jedi truly begin.

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I was compelled to read the first book in the Jedi Apprentice series to see how its story compared to that of Claudia Gray's Master & Apprentice. I wasn't disappointed, but wasn't thrilled either. While it was incredibly interesting to see Obi-Wan get sentenced to life as a farmer after becoming too old to continue training as a Padawan (that idea still floors me), the overall story did come off as very juvenile. That makes total sense since this is a young reader's book, but if you're just coming to this series as an adult like me, you should know what to expect. I'd be willing to bet this series is amazing for young Star Wars fans, but unfortunately, I missed that boat.

- Charles Hankel

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Scholastic
Release Date:
May 3, 1999
ISBN:
9780590519229
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