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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 Fight for Truth ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Fight for Truth
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2000)

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1 review [Average review score: 3.5 / 5]

Most people on the planet Kegan don't want to have anything to do with the rest of the galaxy. But when a young potential Jedi is discovered there, Qui-Gon Jinn, Adi Gallia, and their apprentices, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Siri, are compelled to visit this strangely isolated world.
They are not welcomed with open arms. Instead, Qui-Gon and Adi find themselves caught in a web of deception while Obi-Wan and Siri are imprisoned in a school where thought is dictated, dissent is forbidden, and detention is permanent.
On this planet, the Jedi must fight for truth, even though nobody wants to face it.

This story occurs approximately 11 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (43 years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Jedi Apprentice series begins a new set of adventures after the Xanatos arc and now we see Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon joined by fellow Jedi Adi Gallia and her new Padawan Siri on their mission to the planet Kegan – an ostensibly idyllic, isolationist world in the Outer Rim. This book really shows how far Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon have come since the beginning of the series, as their Master-Padawan relationship is juxtaposed with the newly linked Adi and Siri.
"Kegan is a fairly standard “Big Brother” state masquerading as consummate communism, with all the usual pleasantries: youth indoctrination, permanent surveillance and “benevolent” rulers. There is quite a firm moral message here, arguing that mutual co-operation and understanding are vastly preferable to outright dictation and that the ends do not justify the means.
"There are many good things here, not least of which is the inclusion of Adi Gallia, as it is always interesting to see bit characters from the films developed. Siri provides a useful mirror to Obi-Wan, allowing him to reflect upon his own previous impulsiveness and although Kegan is nothing new in and of itself, Watson sculpts it well enough to be entertaining.
"This book doesn’t do much wrong, but most of it is pretty standard fare nonetheless."

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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