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Jedi Apprentice #9

The Fight for Truth

Rating: The Fight for Truth 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: August 2000
Review by: Lt. Cmdr. Jenna Zan Arbor

Old Friends: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Siri, Adi Gallia, and Yoda

New Faces: Hospitality Guides: O-Rina & V-Haad, V-Nen,O-Melie, O-Lana, O-Yani, V-Tan, O-Vieve

Places: The Jedi Temple (Training Room), and the planet of Kegan

Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, along with Adi Gallia and her padawan, Siri are sent to the remote, isolated planet of Kegan. There, on a mission - to inspect if a child was force sensative or not - that could be so clear cut and simple, leads to unexpected events. As Qui-Gon and Adi explore the new world, a world where the laws and beliefs are created by the visions of Kegan's two leaders. And a planet full of lies and deciet. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan and Siri are imprisoned in a school where the teachers are very strict and the rules unreasonable. With no allies on the planet, The Jedi must fight to convince the people of Kegan that their rulers have kept them from new technology and much more, in the Universe.

Review: Yet again, Jude Watson brings us another captivating adventure set on a planet, different from others and worlds away. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are teamed up with Adi Gallia and her padawan, Siri. Both teams of Jedi are sent to the planet Kegan to inspect a child who may have the potential of becoming a Jedi Knight. Yet, this world in unlike any other. Out of reach from the galaxy, the planet of Kegan has decided to not keep in touch with other surrounding systems. The rulers of the planet did this to keep the planet peaceful, but instead, they're bringing more harm then good.

One thing, Jude Watson tends to do, is invent good characters and make new fanatastic, unknown worlds. In this perticular story, she brings us to a desolate planet, a "one planet - one sun" system. Unlike, the others though, this planet keeps its distance from other worlds. The government and establishment of this civilization is based on dreams and visions of the future. One thing, that the Jedi Team does not understand is these visions will come true. That's one of the things I loved about this book: V-Tan and O-Vieve give us a glimpse of what happens in the future, around the time when the Empire will prevail.

Overall the story was still good, so I gave it three stars instead of a four or a five.

Title: The Fight for Truth
Series: Jedi Apprentice
Author: Jude Watson
Review by: Lt. Cmdr. Jenna Zan Arbor