Kenobi
Adult Novel
Legends

Kenobi

By
John Jackson Miller
Artwork by
19 BBY

BBY/ABY is used to position items along the Star Wars Timeline. BBY refers to Before the Battle of Yavin. ABY refers to After the Battle of Yavin. The Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New Hope occured in 0 BBY/ABY.

?
Rise of the Empire
era
COMMUNITY RATING
EU RANKING
?

The Youtini Expanded Universe Ranking system is a 1-5 scale that ranks EU book quality, difficulty, and importance. Books closer to Level 1 are easier to read and understand, more important, and of higher quality.

Level 2
Coming Soon
YOUTINI RATING
9.4
Coming Soon

Our SYNOPSIS

No Spoilers

Following Order 66, General Obi Wan Kenobi vanished from the galaxy along with all the other Jedi. Years later, he re-emerged as a crazy old hermit by the name of Ben to play a hand in the fate of the galaxy. However, much more happened in the preceding years than one might expect. Even on a backwater planet like Tatooine, there is conflict, and soon Ben finds himself wrapped up in a decades-long feud between the moisture farmers and their arch nemeses, the Tusken Raiders. Ben must find a way to get to the bottom of an ever-deepening mystery that lies beneath the conflict while also keeping his identity—and his true purpose on Tatooine—a secret.

Kenobi is hands down one of the best books in the Expanded Universe. John Jackson Miller crafted a well-written, easy-to-read piece that not only focuses on one of the most beloved characters in all of Star Wars, but also manages to fill in a crucial gap in the story between movie trilogies. It takes the Western influences in Star Wars and runs with them to create not only an engaging story, but an essential one.

Publisher's Summary

Possible Spoilers

The Republic has fallen.

Sith Lords rule the galaxy.

Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has lost everything . . .

Everything but hope.

Tatooine—a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

Known to locals only as “Ben,” the bearded and robed offworlder is an enigmatic stranger who keeps to himself, shares nothing of his past, and goes to great pains to remain an outsider. But as tensions escalate between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to Tatooine.

Ben—Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, hero of the Clone Wars, traitor to the Empire, and protector of the galaxy’s last hope—can no more turn his back on evil than he can reject his Jedi training. And when blood is unjustly spilled, innocent lives threatened, and a ruthless opponent unmasked, Ben has no choice but to call on the wisdom of the Jedi—and the formidable power of the Force—in his never-ending fight for justice.

Youtini Quick Notes

Definite Spoilers
Show Anyway

Our Review

Kenobi
9.4
9.4

Masterpiece

Incredible

Very Good

Good

Okay

Mediocre

Bad

Terrible

Painful

Unbearable

Complete Disaster

Not Yet Reviewed

Don't worry. A review is coming soon.
Plot
95
/ 100
Characters
90
/ 100
Originality
90
/ 100
Writing
95
/ 100
Entertainment
100
/ 100
Read the full review

Staff Comments

Kenobi is quite simply a masterpiece in the Star Wars EU. John Jackson Miller takes one of the most celebrated characters in all of Star Wars (as well as my personal favorite) and shows what really happened during his exile on Tatooine. At its core, this book is really a Western in which Kenobi is the new gunslinger in town who must protect the locals from their adversaries and uncover a mystery all at the same time. If you like Kenobi, Westerns, or just great fiction, you should pick this one up.

- Charles Hankel

A Western. In space. That's what this novel presents, and it's phenomenal. Kenobi treats old Ben as a wayward traveler that comes upon a small settlement on Tatooine with its own share of problems including Tusken Raiders, water shortages, and a local man who says he's just trying to help...as long as everyone pays up. Not only does this book expand the legend of one of the greatest Jedi of all time, it creates an excellent story in a genre that fits perfectly within the realm of Star Wars. You CANNOT miss this one.

- Eric Eilersen

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

- Stacey White

- Corey Helton

- Andrew Bell

- Jared Mayes

Community Reviews

Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
August 27, 2013
ISBN:
978-0345546838
Page Count:
400
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Jonathan Davis

Editions

Hardcover
Kenobi
August 27, 2013
Paperback
Kenobi
July 29, 2014
Audiobook
Kenobi
Promo Cover
ISBN
Brazilian
ISBN
ISBN
ISBN
See more

Other Books In This Series

No items found.

You May Also Like

No items found.
More
Less
Report a bug
There's a disturbance in the Force...
Noticed a bug or wish to report some inaccurate or missing information? Just fill out the form below!
Thank you! Your contribution is appreciated!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Report Error
Contact Us
Get Help
Help Center
Back
What is thy Bidding?
Report Error
Contact Us
There's a disturbance in the Force...
Noticed a bug or wish to report some inaccurate or missing information? Just fill out the form below!
Thank you! Your contribution is appreciated!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
What is thy bidding?
Want to get in touch or have a question?Just fill out the form below! Or tweet at us!
Thank you! We will be in touch soon!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.