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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 28 and 23 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ The Shadow Trap ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Shadow Trap
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2003)
e-Book (2014)

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1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

Anakin heads to the planet Mawan in book six of the Jedi Quest series, The Shadow Trap. Mawan is a world turn apart by war. Its population has taken refuge underground, and the surface has become the battlefield for three greedy crime lords. Into this chaos venture Jedi peacekeepers, but they may be heading into a deadly trap.

This story occurs approximately 25 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"Master Yaddle joins Anakin and Obi-Wan as they attempt to bring stability to a planet struggling against criminal rule.
"There are a few key elements to this book that stand it in good stead. Firstly, it features Master Yaddle. It is always refreshing to get a more in-depth look at some of the lesser known characters, so finding out a little about her back-story and her personality was exciting. Also, we get revelations about Anakin and Obi-Wan's current nemesis in The Shadow Trap, revelations that add an even more sinister shade to his actions than previously.
"Generally, though, the book is pretty ordinary. With those two larger factors removed, the plot is average, the characters are stereotypes and even the thoughts and feelings of Obi-Wan and Anakin regarding their Master/Padawan relationship are becoming a just a touch repetitive (although there is still sufficient progression for them to remain interesting). In addition, I felt that the cover was not quite what it could have been, as with the previous book. If the story features Yaddle as prominently as it does, why does Yoda appear on the cover instead of her? Admittedly, Yoda does appear in the story, but the implication of the cover art is that he is central to the story when, in fact, he isn't - it is Yaddle who is the pivotal character. The disinterest I felt with the Jedi Apprentice series towards the end has sadly already set in with the Jedi Quest series. Hopefully Watson will provide a suitably rousing finale rather than dwindling unspectacularly.
"Regardless of any mediocrity, there are just enough plus points to make it worthwhile."

Rating: 3 / 5

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