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The Mark of the Crown

Rating: Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown by Jude Watson, a Star Wars novel has been rated 3/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 44 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Jude Watson
Published: October, 1999
Review by: Lt. Jenna Zan Arbor

Old Friends: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn

New Faces: Queen Veda, Prince Beju, Elan, Mali Errat, Jono

Places: Galu (planet), Gala (city)

Synopsis: Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are now into their mission. A dying Queen debates over holding elections for a new government instead of handing the throne over to her son, Prince Beju. Or, could there be another rightful heir to the Gala throne? This is Book #4 of the Jedi Apprentice Series, and is somewhat a sequel to Book #3.

Review: Althought this series is written for young readers, the storylines are quite good. This story begins with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on a transport to the planet Galu to promote peace during election time. The story is based on political power for the throne of Gala.

One minor downfall of this book is you don't get to learn as much on the relationship between Master and Apprentice as you do in the previous book. You do get to meet new characters such as Queen Veda and her son, Prince Beju and the others, all have their own unique personalities and characteristics.

In the beginning of the story, it's kinda slow, because it's setting up the story of what's happening. Towards the middle and end is where the action begins to unfold. The book has a good story plot and some good action scenes in it.

Overall, the book was quite good, minus a few things like the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon.

Title: Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown
Series: Jedi Apprentice
Author: Jude Watson
Review by: Jenna Zan Arbor