The central Star Wars romance follows the Skywalker family, but it also involves several generations of Jedi master/ apprentice partnerships. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi were the first, providing the foundation for Anakin Skywalker’s origin storey in The Phantom Menace. Written by Claudia Gray( Star Wars: Bloodline ), Master& Apprentice explores a critical duty in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan’s earlier career.
RELEASE DATE: 4/ 16/2019
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
PUBLISHER: Del Ray
Taking place seven years before’ The Phantom Menace ,” Master& Apprentice’ highlights the failings of the Jedi Order, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn attack a political dispute that could score the end of their partnership.
While The Phantom Menace isn’t exactly acclaimed, it established some beloved references, and now deems nostalgia ethic for future generations of Star Wars supporters. Its 20 th anniversary looks the handout of two brand-new spinoff novels–the first being Queen’s Shadow, starring Padme Amidala. Master& Apprentice renders some new backstory for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, while at the same time acting as an informal sequel to the favourite( but no longer canonical) Jedi Apprentice works, which some fans will retain from the early 2000 s.
Taking place on countries around the world Pijal, Master& Apprentice fleshes out some key themes from The Phantom Menace: slavery, corporate polemics, and the Jedi Order’s role in galactic politics. It even features a teenage ruler, as Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan travel to Pijal to supervise the coronation of the young princess Fanry. They must navigate a complicated strength skirmish between an ancient kingdom, the slave-owning Czerka Corporation, and a crew of terrorist recital craftsmen( yes, really ), all while addressed with their own personal conflicts. Because while a Jedi master and padawan should stay together until the padawan became a knight, Qui-Gon was recently offered a place on the Jedi Council. And if he accepts that furnish, then Obi-Wan will need to find a brand-new master.
We certainly know that Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan will stay together in the long run, but as with any prequel, the issues to is why things turned off the behavior they do. Master& Apprentice is an easy predict for both adults and kids, and while it’s an entertaining thriller with spate of geeky item, the most interesting focus is on Jedi culture. The Phantom Menace opened our very eyes to how the Jedi behaved at the height of the Republic, uncovering that they were often more like mediators or reviewers than the superhuman warriors Luke Skywalker dreamt 30 years later.
Cloistered apart on the settling planet of Coruscant, the Jedi Council remains distant from the living conditions of the daily citizens. It’s easy to see how they set the stage for Palpatine’s takeover. The galactic government is already ponderou, and even in the face of brutalities like bondage, the Jedi are expected to act as neutral peacekeepers. That’s an enormous persuade to put on any master/ apprentice squad, never mind building partnerships that are able to soon be dissolved.
There was always friction between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, and this mission proves to be the tipping quality. At 17, Obi-Wan is old enough to have some independence, but still young fairly feel insecure. It doesn’t help that he and his original are very different people. Obi-Wan is a by-the-book conservative, while Qui-Gon is a maverick–a intentional eccentric who likes to bend the rules and discount the advice of the Council. They both yearn for credence from one another, but they’re invariably tripped up by their clashing personalities and inability to communicate. It’s a close-up example of the fallibility of the Jedi, running alongside the story of an even more atypical Jedi knight, Rael Averross, who has been stationed on Pijal for the past eight years.
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