Catching up on my blogging of Jedi Aprentice books just made me want to read another one…sigh… Read half of it Saturday night, and the other half Sunday morning. I’m a sinful creature…
Title: The Call to Vengeance
(Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice #16)
Author: Jude Watsom
Genre: Young Readers
Anna’s Rating: 4/5
Yet another trilogy exists between numbers 14, 15, and 16. In this continuation, Obi-wan is watching as his master, Qui-gon Jinn, slips to the Dark Side in the wake of the trauma that left the reader in shock at the end of book 15, The Death of Hope.
Good kids mystery book, wherein I suspected the real culprit early on, but it kept the reader guessing…very nice. Not very quotable, but it kept the reader engaged - that’s the primary job of a book, after all. (Yet so many fail in this, don’t they?)
Reflecting on Obi-wan in the movies, the events that unfold there seem all the more traumatic, as he watches people he cares for most, time and again, slipping to the grip of the Dark Side…and I’m left to wonder: Is Obi-wan the perfect Jedi? Does he never falter when everyone around him seems to? (This is, perhaps, why some people hate his character.)
Of course, I still have books 17 and 18…and I should order the two special edition books as well. Maybe there’s more left to Obi-wan’s story.
“Use your time. You’ll find one day that you have too little of it.”
- Qui-gon Jinn, as recalled by Obi-wan Kenobi, p. 85