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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ Dark Warning ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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Dark Warning
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2005)
e-Book (2012)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Obi-Wan Kenobi is on a mission. Along with the former Jedi apprentice Ferus Olin and a headstrong kid named Trever, he is trying to keep the Jedi's most important secret safe from the inquisitive Empire. With Boba Fett on their trail and time running out, Obi-Wan, Ferus, and Trever must make some daring and desperate escapes... into even more danger.
Along the way, they discover some incredible news: Obi-Wan and Yoda are not the only Jedi to have survived the Emperor's annihilation of the Order. There is at least one other... and he is hiding in the Caves of Ilum, a place where nightmares become reality and dark warnings tell of conflicts yet to come.

This story occurs between approximately six to seven months after the events of Revenge of the Sith (18 and a half years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2012:

"Dark Warning is the second entry in Jude Watson's Last of the Jedi series. After meeting up again with Ferus, Obi-Wan Kenobi must now shake off the pursuit of Boba Fett.
This book doesn't really work very well as a story in its own right. It is more a prologue; it sets up a group of characters around a cause from which the series can develop. Things occur within the book in order to push the aforementioned characters into the correct places. Boba Fett, for example, is used as nothing more than a catalyst and is relatively quickly forgotten once his literary job is complete.
That being said, the book is better than expected. I had anticipated a series of books based around Obi-Wan Kenobi, but that doesn't appear to be the case. This is very much Ferus's story, dealing with his realisations regarding his decisions to leave the Jedi and now to become one yet again. It has its problems, such as the characters still being a little too lackadaisical regarding their use of lightsabers - surely under the yoke of the Empire no-one in their right mind would activate one with a crowd nearby, let alone use one to leave a tell-tale sign of distinctive lightsaber damage? Also, we have yet another returning character from the previous two series, something that was sadly rather predictable.
This is a book with a distinct purpose: to set up the rest of the series. It does it relatively well, but is by no means perfect."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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