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Jedi Apprentice # 7

The Captive Temple

Rating: The Captive Temple by Jude Watson, a Star Wars novel has been rated 4/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 43 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Jude Watson
Published: April, 2000
Review by: Lt. Jenna Zan Arbor

Old Friends: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tahl, Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda, Mace Windu

New Faces: Xanatos, Bruck and Bant

Places: The Jedi Temple, Coruscant

Synopsis: Stolen items, the endangered lives of young Jedi learners, the betrayal of one Padawan, and the attempted murder of Master Yoda has left the Jedi Temple on a high security alert. In the darkened corridors of the Temple lurks an evil. An evil that plans to destroy the Temple and to bring on the downfall of the Jedi.

Time is running out and Obi-Wan must help Qui-Gon save the Temple and help save the life of a friend, while trying to win back the trust of the Jedi Council and his former Master.

Review: The book is quite good, filled with action, suspense and mystery. The Captive Temple makes a good addition to the Jedi Apprentice series. Although an adult can easily solve the mystery aspect of the book, for a child or young adult, the mystery is quite good. Consider that, althought the book is intended for younger readers, it can easily be read and enjoyed by an adult as well.

There are a few good lightsaber/action scenes toward the end of the book between Qui-Gon Jinn and his former apprentice Xanatos.

Obi-Wan is also fighting a few battles of his own in this story. We learn that it's hard for Qui-Gon to accept Obi-Wan back as his apprentice. Qui-Gon probably feels betrayed, as he once did, when his former apprentice did the same thing. Obi-Wan is also fighting to save a friend's life, and we learn that Obi-Wan loves his friends very much and wouldn't let harm to come to them. In other words, the book has great characterization in it, and Jude Watson has proven herself a successful writer, again.

The book, as most of the others in the series, leaves off as a cliffhanger and makes you want to read the next one. Although, as an extra to this book, after the story is finished, in the back of the book, you can find an excerpt from the next one, "The Day of Reckoning".

Title: The Captive Temple
Series: Jedi Apprentice
Author: Jude Watson
Review by: Lt. Jenna Zan Arbor