Jedi Apprentice is a series of young reader novels written by Jude Watson (except for the first book, which was written by Dave Wolverton) that chronicle Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi's exploits prior to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. They are published by Scholastic and on the back, above each story's synopsis, it says 'Peace over anger. Honor over hate. Strength over fear'.
Books in the seriesEdit
- Jedi Apprentice #1: The Rising Force
- Jedi Apprentice #2: The Dark Rival
- Jedi Apprentice #3: The Hidden Past
- Jedi Apprentice #4: The Mark of the Crown
- Jedi Apprentice #5: The Defenders of the Dead
- Jedi Apprentice #6: The Uncertain Path
- Jedi Apprentice #7: The Captive Temple
- Jedi Apprentice #8: The Day of Reckoning
- Jedi Apprentice #9: The Fight for Truth
- Jedi Apprentice #10: The Shattered Peace
- Jedi Apprentice #11: The Deadly Hunter
- Jedi Apprentice #12: The Evil Experiment
- Jedi Apprentice #13: The Dangerous Rescue
- Jedi Apprentice #14: The Ties That Bind
- Jedi Apprentice #15: The Death of Hope
- Jedi Apprentice #16: The Call to Vengeance
- Jedi Apprentice #17: The Only Witness
- Jedi Apprentice #18: The Threat Within
The Rising ForceEdit
The Rising Force is the only book in the series that was written by Dave Wolverton. In this book is when Obi-Wan is rejected as a Padawan for Qui-Gon. However, together they defeat some evil hutts and their minions.
The Dark RivalEdit
The Dark Rival is the first book in which you come in contact with the first major villain, Xanatos, who happened to be Qui-Gon's former apprentice. Xanatos is the head of a mining company who is after a very valuable substance below a planet's surface. It is in this book that Qui-Gon takes Obi-Wan on as an apprentice.
The Hidden Past and The Mark of the CrownEdit
The Hidden Past is about Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan befriend some petty criminals in order to stop a government takeover, in which a major character in 'The Mark of the Crown', Prince Beju, is helping plot to be the ruler of his home planet. In 'Mark of the Crown', Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan travel to Beju's home planet, Gala, to oversee the election of a new ruler. However, Qui-Gon has left to seek another child of the Queen, and Obi-Wan is left to try to find out why the Queen is so sick.