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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 44 and 40 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ The Day of Reckoning ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Day of Reckoning
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2000)

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1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

Qui-Gon Jinn's evil former apprentice, Xanatos, has set a trap for his old Master. He has lured Qui-Gon and young Obi-Wan Kenobi to his home planet of Telos, and has framed them for a crime they did not commit.
The penalty is death.
Suddenly Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are fugitives on a planet where everyone is an enemy. Xanatos' day of reckoning has come.

This story occurs approximately 12 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (44 years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Day of Reckoning sees Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon travel to Telos in pursuit of their nemesis, Xanatos. All in all, that about sums it up for this book. Plot-wise, it’s tried-and-tested for the most part, which does make it rather predictable, but Watson manages to make something quite rote more exciting by dousing it with her usual flair. There’s plenty of combat to keep us entertained, plus some devious naughtiness from Xanatos to look forward to, but I didn’t get as much of a sense of the tumultuous relationship between the two Jedi that has been the strength of some of the other books in this series. Yes, there are scenes of internal monologue from both Master and Padawan and yes, there is some progression towards re-establishing trust, but it seemed a bit overshadowed by the impending ecological issues (which, sadly, reminded me an awful lot of the Jedi Prince books, especially when we were treated to the POWER party – a dubious acronym if ever I heard one).
"This book also lacked any tangible characters outside the familiar. The additional characters were quite wooden and one dimensional, with Andra being a rather clichéd Greenpeace warrior and Den being an unappetising blend of Han Solo and the Derida brothers (see The Hidden Past).
"That being said, the pacing of the story does make it quite entertaining and there are some nice (albeit subtle) commentaries on gambling, the Big Brother state and corrupt governments. Plus the resolution of the Xanatos arc is quite satisfying (no spoilers here). When all is said and done, not a bad book, but not exactly stunning. Simply perfectly average."

Rating: 3 / 5

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