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

[ Underworld ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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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: 3 / 5]

A disgraced Padawan returns to the captive Jedi Temple on Coruscant to redeem himself. Ferus Olin has heard rumors that the Empire holds imprisoned Jedi within the desecrated building. Olin and his street-kid partner, Trever, must plunge into the depths of Coruscant's dark and dangerous underworld in order to free the Jedi. The lower reaches of the city planet have become a perilous sanctuary from those fleeing the Emperor's wrath, and navigating its alleyways and corridors may be just as dangerous as a foolhardy mission to breach the temple.

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:

"Obi-Wan Kenobi has returned to his self-imposed exile on Tatooine, leaving Ferus Olin as the man who will gather the last of the Jedi and form a resistance movement against the Empire.
Ferus has tracked a Jedi to the underbelly of Coruscant, infiltrating the Jedi Temple and seeking out Dexter Jettster, who has a pleasant enough little cameo.
This series, more than the previous young readers' series, is very much a set of interconnected books that tell one over-arching story. Whilst Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest had story arcs that lasted a couple of books, they were largely episodic. Not so Last of the Jedi. It is already quite apparent that this series tells a larger story. Each book has thus far continued exactly where its predecessor left off, giving the series a sense of depth.
As the story is progressing, the characters are becoming more rounded - particularly Trever, whose irreverent flippancy and witty quips are entertaining and refreshing. Ferus is growing more, too, settling into his new role and the altered character (which is quite a bit different to the Jedi Quest persona, but with the same core traits). 
Vader, on the other hand, wasn't handled as well as I'd expected. The Sith Lord may be relatively new to the role, but I can't quite picture the Emperor's enforcer having an argument with a lackey, albeit an Inquisitor.
A little meandering a times, this series always leaves you wanting more. Hopefully it can keep this up and build upon it until the end."

Rating: 3 / 5

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