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. The back of each volume bears the inscription "Peace over anger. Honor over hate. Strength over fear" above the story's synopsis.
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 written by Dave Wolverton. In this book, Qui-Gon declines to take Obi-Wan as a Padawan. However, together they defeat some evil Hutts and their minions.
The Dark RivalEdit
The Dark Rival introduces the first major villain, Xanatos, Qui-Gon's former apprentice. Xanatos is the head of a mining company who is after a valuable substance below a planet's surface. In this book, Qui-Gon takes Obi-Wan on as an apprentice.
The Hidden Past and The Mark of the CrownEdit
In The Hidden Past, 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 The 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.
- Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side
- Jedi Quest
- The Last of the Jedi
- Rebel Force
- Junior Jedi Knights
- Young Jedi Knights