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[Clone Wars]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Legacy of the Jedi / Secrets of the Jedi

Legacy of the Jedi
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Hardback Youth Novel (2003)
Paperback Youth Novel (2006)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 4.5 / 5]

Four generations of Jedi have faced a common enemy, and their tale featuring some of the most revered and powerful Jedi warriors is being told in an upcoming hardcover book from Scholastic Inc.
The story begins with two promising young Padawans who are best friends, Dooku and Lorian Nod. The eager apprentices are just beginning their path to Jedi Knighthood, under the wise guidance of Yoda. But not even Yoda can prepare the two students for their first brush with the dark side.
Years later, Dooku has achieved the mantle of Jedi Master, while Lorian Nod is a pirating outcast. Their paths intersect once again, and Dooku works to thwart his former friend, even if it means crossing his apprentice, Qui-Gon Jinn.
Once Jinn becomes a Jedi Master, he and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi again encounter Lorian Nod. Their strained relationship as teacher and learner is rattled as they struggle to prevent an interplanetary threat, and outwit a familiar enemy.
Now, it is the time of the Clone Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker must trust Lorian Nod to prevent a strategic planet from falling to the Separatists. Leading the Confederacy forces with an eye for settling a personal score is none other than Count Dooku.

This story begins approximately 90 years before the Battle of Yavin and concludes approximately 6 months after the Battle of Geonosis.

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Review by Bones, UK, 2010:

"This young readersí book gives exciting glimpses into the master/apprentice relationships that existed between four pairings of Jedi: Yoda and Dooku, Dooku and Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Anakin. All of these relationships have one major connection in the story: Lorian Nod, a former Padawan at the Jedi Temple.
"Ultimately this book is about redemption. It shows us the beginnings of the fall of Dooku, the tension between Dooku and Qui-Gon, Qui-Gonís determination not to repeat that tension with his Padawan and the inevitable tension that existed between Obi-Wan and Anakin during Anakinís fall. The links between Dookuís descent and Anakinís are well executed, even for a childrenís novel (albeit for slightly older children). The parallels drawn between Dookuís hubris and Anakinís ambition are excellently portrayed and the characterisations of all of the main characters are spot on, from Dookuís aloof sense of self-importance to Qui-Gonís strong sense of justice, even if it means bending a few rules. The redemption theme is somewhat bittersweet, given that we already know of Dookuís and Anakinís fates, but again, Watson is clever. She juxtaposes the two of them with Lorian, a character who has many flaws but who eventually concedes and even begins to accept his failings. It is in this act that he becomes capable of redemption, whereas Dooku and Anakin, characters who insist that the flaws others see in them are merely the reflections of the flaws in others, cannot hope to achieve deliverance from fate.
"The only two gripes I had with the whole book were: Oppo Rancisis striding across a room (heís a Thisspiasian and therefore is incapable of striding) and the continual reappearance of Nod. His popping up seemed to stretch plausibility at times, but the explanations were always relatively acceptable.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its insights into the relationships between the infamous Jedi it portrays. Well worth a read, whether youíre a young reader or not."

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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