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The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
Attribution
Author(s)

Daniel Wallace[1]

Illustrator(s)

Paul Allan Ballard, Jeffery Carlisle, Conceptopolis, Tommy Lee Edwards, Ryan Hobson, Greg Knight, Chris Reiff, Storm Lion Studios, Derek Thompson, Chris Trevas, Terryl Whitlatch, and Kieran Yanner

Publication information
Publish date

September 28, 2010[1]

Type

Hardcover / Paperback / eBook

Pages

160[2]

Dimensions

6.128" x 8.5"[2]

ISBN

1603800964

The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force is a reference book on the Jedi Order and its history by Daniel Wallace. It was released on September 28, 2010.

Although the book has 160 pages, at Celebration V it was revealed that pages 13-16 discuss the prophecy of the Chosen One, and are missing, with the in-universe reason being that Darth Sidious tore them out.

It contains multiple inserts placed there by different Jedi, such as Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan braid and Thame Cerulian's Jedi credit.

The book's in-universe history is that it is the third edition of a Jedi training guide, printed in 115 BBY, and survived the Great Jedi Purge in the possession of Darth Sidious. It was recovered by Squib salvagers near the remains of Byss, and given to Luke Skywalker.

It was revealed that in September 2011, a trade edition of the book would be released without the Vault or extra items.[3] This version still retained tattered edges, however the section on the Chosen One was marked through rather than torn out.

On January 15, 2013 the book was re-released with additional content and illustrations in an enhanced e-book edition.

Publisher's summaryEdit

With the push of a button, the doors of the vault open in a wash of light and Star Wars sound effects. The inner platform rises, revealing this exclusive edition of The Jedi Path.

This ancient training manual, crafted by early Jedi Masters, has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. It explains the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order, and what Jedi must know to take their place as defenders of the peace in the galaxy—from mastery of the Force to the nuances of lightsaber combat.

Passed down from Master to Padawan, the pages of this venerable text have been annotated by those who have held it, studied it, and lived its secrets. From Yoda and Luke Skywalker to Count Dooku and Darth Sidious, they have shaped the content of the book by leaving mementos tucked within the pages, tearing out pages, and adding their personal experiences as tangible reminders of the lessons they've learned.

Through wars and rebellion, only a single copy of this manual has survived. It is now passed on to you.

The ancient Masters who wrote the text: Fae Coven, Grand Master and head of the Jedi Council; Crix Sunburris, Jedi Ace starfighter pilot; Restelly Quist, Jedi Chief Librarian; Skarch Vaunk, Jedi Battlemaster and lightsaber expert; Bowspritz, Jedi Biologist and expert on the Living Force; Sabla-Mandibu, Jedi Seer and Holocron expert; Morrit Ch'gally, Jedi Recruiter; Gal-Stod Slagistrough, Jedi leader of the Agricultural Corps.

Jedi who added personal commentary: Yoda, Thame Cerulian, Count Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Sidious, and Luke Skywalker.

Removable features: A letter tracing the book's history, a severed Padawan braid, a metal Jedi Credit medallion, a Jedi starfighter patch, a burned poster of the Jedi Code, a map of the Jedi Temple, a lightsaber diagram sketched on the back of a napkin from Dex's Diner, and a note on the missing pages torn from the book by a Sith.

Created in collaboration with Lucasfilm—along with an acclaimed Star Wars author and revered Star Wars illustrators—this volume provides new insights into the history and lore of the Jedi Order while introducing never-before-seen ships, creatures, characters, and details about how one trains to become a Jedi.[1]

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea

Continuity issuesEdit

On page 39, in a hand-written note Anakin Skywalker states that he "never used a training saber". However, this contradicts the 2001 young reader novel Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions, which specifically mentions that Anakin used a training lightsaber on loan from the Jedi Temple during his mission to the BioCruiser.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the book on at least 3 occasions when writing in the margins is attributed to Ahsoka when it neither is possible for her to have written it, also the handwritting doesn't match her's but Anakin's. These can be seen on page 134,[source?] 142,[source?] and page 151.[source?]

These errors appear to be corrected in the trade edition.

Notes and referencesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Jedi Path box
The book and its vault

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