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  • Title: Master and Apprentice
  • Author: Claudia Gray
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  • An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force But perhaps a Jedi s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned Master Yoda trained Dooku Dooku trained Qui Go An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force But perhaps a Jedi s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned Master Yoda trained Dooku Dooku trained Qui Gon Jinn and now Qui Gon has a Padawan of his own But while Qui Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.Obi Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him Why must Qui Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi Why is Qui Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of practical concerns And why wasn t Obi Wan told that Qui Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council knowing it would mean the end of their partnership The simple answer scares him Obi Wan has failed his Master.When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui Gon s mind As Qui Gon s faith in prophecy grows, Obi Wan s faith in him is tested just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Hardcover, 352 pages Published April 18th 2019 by Del Rey first published April 16th 2019 More Details Original Title Master Apprentice Edition Language English Series Star Wars Disney Canon Novel Other Editions 20 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Master and Apprentice, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is Master and Apprentice a YA novel or an Adult novel 3 likeslike 6 months ago See all 3 answers Jonathan D Master and Apprentice is an Adult Novel The distinction that you can make is that Del Rey Publishing publishes the Adult Novels for Star Wars and Master and Apprentice is an Adult Novel The distinction that you can make is that Del Rey Publishing publishes the Adult Novels for Star Wars and Disney Lucasfilm Press publishes the YA, Middle Grade and younger books for Star Wars less flag See all 3 questions about Master and Apprentice Lists with This Book Best New Star Wars Canon Books 98 books 421 voters Most Anticipated Books of 2019 515 books 622 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.18 Rating details 3,092 ratings 470 reviews All LanguagesDeutsch 1 English 450 Espa ol 5 Italiano 3 Nederlands 1 Polski 1 1 More filters Sort order May 04, 2019 Khurram rated it liked it review of another edition I was a little disappointed in this book It was ok and good in most places I think my main problem with the book is having read the entire Jedi Apprentice series I had a very different picture in my mind of Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan This being a new universe this could be forgiven, and Claudia Gray does a very good job with her own characters, but for me she just did not seem to Qui Gon and the Jedi right for me.My problem with the Jedi was they seemed to need rescuing as much as the who they I was a little disappointed in this book It was ok and good in most places I think my main problem with the book is having read the entire Jedi Apprentice series I had a very different picture in my mind of Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan This being a new universe this could be forgiven, and Claudia Gray does a very good job with her own characters, but for me she just did not seem to Qui Gon and the Jedi right for me.My problem with the Jedi was they seemed to need rescuing as much as the who they went on to rescue I agree with Qui Gon they acted like political enforcers the guardians of justice In fairness the Samuri that the Jedi are based did that their Shogun s word as the law without question, but as a Star Wars no.The story is good but a bit slow, and does need a heavy dose of action The parts that were good to great are things with young Qui Gon and Dooku The book does give a reason Qui Gon was so obsessed with Anakin being the chosen one, the steps of Dooku s eventual turn, as well Obi Wan s dislike for flying.A good prequel to Episode 1, but not my favourite versions of the main characters Good new editions of her own characters , and possible a prophecy for the future but we will have to see how that one plays out flag 134 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Sarah Khurram wrote No problem Let me know how what you thought if it when you finish it I finished it I liked parts of the story, but for me it really Khurram wrote No problem Let me know how what you thought if it when you finish it I finished it I liked parts of the story, but for me it really didn t read like an Obi Wan and Qui Gon Master Apprentice adventure There seemed to be a lot going on with nothing happening for a long time and then when it did happen it was very fast Also, I was disappointed with all of the lightsaber battles except the one at the beginning with the Hutts I wrote a review if you re interested where I go into extreme detail, but it s quite long, so I understand if you aren t I only gave it 3 stars It s definitely not my favorite story of Obi Wan as a Padawan Aug 30, 2019 07 30PM Khurram Hi Sarsh I know exactly what you mean, with how well Claudia Grey did Leia I was hoping for Was a 3 Star fir me as well Aug 31, 2019 02 36AM Jul 21, 2018 rachael marked it as to read Shelves star wars canon This Cover THIS COVER Claudia stays blessing me QUEEN OF STAR WARS NOVELS flag 42 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 01, 2018 Peter Hale marked it as to read Qui Gon Jinn Now that s a name I haven t heard in a long time long time flag 37 likesLike see review Apr 24, 2019 Neil R Coulter rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, star wars My history with Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels hasn t been very positive Her first, Lost Stars, was one of the early entries in the new canon, and it has a lot of fans but for a number of reasons, I didn t care for it Nor did I enjoy her two Leia focused books, Bloodline and Leia Princess of Alderaan.But then I read her short story, Master and Apprentice, in From a Certain Point of View, and it was by far one of the best things I ve read in the new canon That story offered a quiet, reflec My history with Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels hasn t been very positive Her first, Lost Stars, was one of the early entries in the new canon, and it has a lot of fans but for a number of reasons, I didn t care for it Nor did I enjoy her two Leia focused books, Bloodline and Leia Princess of Alderaan.But then I read her short story, Master and Apprentice, in From a Certain Point of View, and it was by far one of the best things I ve read in the new canon That story offered a quiet, reflective glimpse into Obi Wan and Qui Gon s ongoing friendship during Obi Wan s exile on Tatooine.And so I came to the full length novel Master and Apprentice with uncertain expectations little confidence in Gray s ability to keep a novel length SW story going, but cautious optimism because of the beauty of the short story featuring the same pair of characters Added to these author specific expectations, of course, was the fact that this novel is a prequel of sorts to one of my least favorite SW movies, The Phantom Menace though I do love it when any author can make the prequel era better than it seemed to be in the movies.What I wasn t expecting at all was that Master and Apprentice would be completely brilliant, one of the best SW novels I ve read Not only that, but it s a book that makes me like The Phantom Menace and some of its characters much than I would have believed possible And it s a novel that grows and deepens SW mythology in thoroughly satisfying ways What an exhilarating surprise Gray s success with this book comes largely because she crafts a SW story that deals with grown up issues in a mature, thoughtful way She isn t piecing together a story simply to get to the big space battle there s almost none of that in this novel , and she mostly resists the urge to fill the pages with in jokes and references to minor things from the movies there are a just few moments where these references are a bit heavy handed The result is that Master and Apprentice doesn t feel like merely another entry in a franchise rather, it reads like a really good book that happens to take place in the SW galaxy.The temptation for any SW author, I imagine, is to revise characters and events as we saw them in the movies For characters from The Phantom Menace, there must be enormous temptation to offer slightly different, improved versions in a novel Gray, however, takes Qui Gon and Obi Wan as they re presented to us in the movie Qui Gon is flawed, overly interior in his interpersonal relationships, puzzlingly cerebral just as we see him in the movie Seventeen year old Obi Wan is well, he s kind of a smug little dork full of himself, obsessively devoted to the rules of the Jedi order, a bit arrogant, sarcastic when he should be sincere and questioning That s how we see young Obi Wan all throughout the prequel trilogy, and Gray gives us a younger version of exactly that character The characters feel true, and thus the story around them works everything allows us to face the awkwardness of the film but also adds depth to why that awkwardness is there.These flawed characters don t exist just to have cool lightsaber battles In this story, they exist and interact and conflict in real ways Gray explores the Master Padawan relationship in all its strangeness and difficulty She shows us Qui Gon s struggles, wanting to be a good mentor but often feeling that he s exactly the wrong guide for Obi Wan That s something that as a teacher, I can relate to Obi Wan must also work through the confusion of figuring out whether his mentor is proud of him, whether he s on the right path, whether his teacher really wants to be teaching him at all I can understand that, too, from when I was a grad student These two characters and their evolving relationship are portrayed with care and nuance The realism keeps the story unpredictable, even though I knew of course where these characters ultimately end up As I read, however, I couldn t predict exactly how they were going to get where they needed to be That is so refreshing for a SW novel.Gray successfully balances a few different narrative threads that come together at various points, and she creates new characters who are interesting and real She starts with basic character sketches a man who was raised by 81 3PO droids on a derelict ship a woman who was taken into slavery as a child a Jedi who has always felt and acted like an outsider and builds characters who work really well They never feel like mildly different versions of existing characters from the films a problem that plagues SW writing These are originals.The basic plot, outside of the master apprentice relationship, is a political intrigue story on a planet we haven t seen before I ve often complained about SW novels, that the politics is always kept on a very juvenile level and not allowed to be as complex and real world mirroring as it might be The politics in Master and Apprentice are as close as we ve yet approached to genuinely intriguing, complex politics in SW The Jedi face multiple unanswerable questions that test their loyalties and priorities Is it right to abandon one planet to slavery in order to potentially save many other planets Is it possible to be so focused on one good act that you can be blinded to evil that s growing all around you How much insubordination is allowable, and what justifies it When is it right to report on the insubordination of a superior I loved the layers of complexity built into every aspect of this story.At the heart of the story is the question of prophecy, which has been the elephant in the galaxy ever since George Lucas brought prophecies into SW and then never explained what part they play in the story The questions Gray wrestles with include Were prophecies meaningful only in the time of those who made them Do they predict specific events that have happened or are yet to happen In trying to see into the future, are we really just trying to be in control of that future All of that is rather deep than SW usually gets, and it s watching the characters Qui Gon in particular confront those questions that s most interesting, even than reading and wondering about the texts of the prophecies themselves in light of the grand SW mythology Some of the prophecies mentioned in the book make a lot of sense in reference to the movies the prophecy of the Chosen One, finally given here, for example , and others seem still elusive He who learns to conquer death will through his greatest student live again 288 at this point, that seems like it could refer to any number of pairings in the movies, and perhaps will become clearer after Episode 9 But the real question through it all is What is prophecy, really Having finished Master and Apprentice, I m doing something I very rarely do after reading a SW novel I m pondering it Most of these books are quickly read, as quickly forgotten This one will stick with me I m sorry that I haven t enjoyed most of Gray s SW writing up to this point, but with Master and Apprentice she has created a fantastic SW story I hope that, having found her groove, she will continue to contribute to building the mythology flag 34 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Apr 25, 2019 Mogsy MMOGC rated it really liked it Shelves star wars, review copy, science fiction, media tie in, tv and film, audiobook 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum have been most impressed with Claudia Gray s books in the new Star Wars canon, and I have to say, she has yet to disappoint me Now she s at the top of her game once again with Star Wars Master Apprentice, a novel set a handful of years before the events of The Phantom Menace which shines the light on 17 year old padawan Obi Wan Kenobi and his complicated relationship with his mentor, Qui Gon Jinn.When the book 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum have been most impressed with Claudia Gray s books in the new Star Wars canon, and I have to say, she has yet to disappoint me Now she s at the top of her game once again with Star Wars Master Apprentice, a novel set a handful of years before the events of The Phantom Menace which shines the light on 17 year old padawan Obi Wan Kenobi and his complicated relationship with his mentor, Qui Gon Jinn.When the book begins, the two Jedi have already been working together for several years, though deep down, both suspect that their current arrangement may be soon coming to an end They are simply too different in their views of the Force, with Qui Gon with his unconventional thinking and sometimes flagrant disregard for the Jedi Council s advice while Obi Wan is of a stickler for the rules These differences have created a tension between master and apprentice that both know can t go on for much longer.So when Qui Gon is unexpected offered a seat on the Council to replace a retiring member, a part of him believes that the change may be for the best No one would expect him to turn down such a prestigious position, and consequently, Obi Wan can be transferred to a different master out of necessity But before the older Jedi can make such a momentous decision, he knows he must meditate upon it, and in the meantime, he and his apprentice are dispatched to the planet of Pijal where an old acquaintance of Qui Gon s has requested their assistance in defusing a political situation between the royal house and their opposition.This contact is Rael Averross, a rogue Jedi who was also a former student of Dooku, like Qui Gon Jinn Averross is currently serving as lord regent to Pijal s princess, her Serene Highness Fanry, who is only fourteen years old and is heir to a throne fraught with a history of political tension Her planet is now in a position to affect the economic futures of other worlds in the region, and a corporation called Czerka also has stakes in the new hyperspace lane venture that is being discussed When terrorists threaten to place that all in danger, Averross decides to call upon his old friend Qui Gon despite the two of them having drifted apart over the years, because he knows Pijal is going to need all the help it can get The urgency of the situation also leads the Jedi to enlist the aid of a couple of jewel thieves named Rahara, an escaped slave from Czerka, and Pax, a social outcast raised by a crew of protocol droids aboard an abandoned ship Despite their differences, our motley crew of characters must work together to protect Fanry and safeguard Pijal s interests Meanwhile, Qui Gon also needs to figure out what to do with his apprentice, as well as sort out his doubts with regards to his beliefs in ancient Jedi prophecies.For a media tie in novel, Master Apprentice is surprisingly complex and layered There s certainly a lot to unpack here, compared to some of the recent releases in the Star Wars canon However, the central theme of the book is undeniably the relationship between Qui Gon and Obi Wan Gray explores this dynamic using a number of ways, including flashing back to Dooku and Qui Gon s time as master and apprentice to show how an individual Jedi s views can be shaped by their style of training and instruction It is perhaps no coincidence that both of Dooku s students, Qui Gon and Rael Averross, have ended up with rebellious natures, given the kind of person their teacher was and the Dark Side path he chose.But back to the relationships between Qui Gon and Obi Wan in the late 90s, I started reading a series of now Legends middle grade novels called Jedi Apprentice, the first book of which was called The Rising Force and told the story of how they became master and apprentice As this series was marketed for children, I didn t demand too much from it, though I do recall wishing it had been a deeper exploration of the two characters personalities and bond as it went along Twenty years later, it s like Claudia Gray has finally written the kind of story I wanted Qui Gon s fear of failing his apprentice is written incredibly well, and likewise so is Obi Wan s struggle to understand his master and his determination not to disappoint him It was heartbreaking to read about their anxieties, knowing that deep down, they both loved and respected each other very much.And of course, another one of the novel s major topics is prophecy I mean, considering how the Jedi prophecy of the Chosen One was the main impetus behind Anakin Skywalker and the whole Star Wars saga, this is huge and accordingly, Gray gives this theme the gravitas and weight it deserves Qui Gon s views on prophecies, which also explained his motivations in The Phantom Menace, were addressed here in Master Apprentice, and also sets up a number of theories for Star Wars fans to chew on with regards to the new movies.Typical of the author s Star Wars novels, the characterization was also done extremely well There s a clear emphasis on developing relationships, and there are a whole web of them here to consider The story takes a look at both past and present, examining the relationships of multiple sets of masters and apprentices, as well as the role the Jedi Council has played in those dynamics In addition, we have the side characters and their relationships to each other and the protagonists Following in the footsteps of a long line of rogue Jedi in Star Wars fiction, Rael Averross infectious personality and emotional openness completely stole the show for me Rahara and Pax were also a joy to read about, and their personal stories offer some commentary on darker activities that still go on in the Republic, including smuggling and slavery And then there are the shadowy villains and other dubious organizations like Czerka and or the Opposition on Pijal, though Gray is so subtle and clever with her writing that there will be twists and surprises you won t see coming.Needless to say, in my eyes, Master Apprentice is one of the new canon s better books Personally, I also think it s one of Claudia Gray s bolder Star Wars novels, where she tackles mature themes and uses some modern vernacular and risqu language which felt a little out of place at times keep in mind I m talking by Star Wars standards here, and I know some people let their younger kids read Star Wars tie ins, so reader discretion is advised To sum things up though, I had a great time with this novel, and after reading it, I also think it would be fantastic to see prequel or pre prequel era Star Wars books in the future.Audiobook Comments I absolutely adored Jonathan Davis performance on the Star Wars Master Apprentice audiobook He s always been known to me as that Star Wars narrator who can do an amazing Darth Vader voice , but obviously he s incredibly talented and can do a lot than that Short of getting Liam Neeson himself to read this book, I don t think you could have gotten a better voice actor for Qui Gon Jinn Stellar performance, as always flag 24 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 29, 2018 Lucie marked it as to read Shelves star wars A NEW STAR WARS BOOK BY CLAUDIA GRAY I NEED IT NOW.Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi.We ve been given so much new content for the prequel trilogy lately and it s making me appreciate this era than I used to, I am so happy flag 13 likesLike see review May 20, 2019 Ben Brown rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves star wars canon I ve long maintained that in the time since Disney s purchase of Star Wars in 2012, the very best materials released thus far in the new canon and I m including all of the new movies under this umbrella have been Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline , and Leia Princess of Alderaan are all TERRIFIC books, taking characters that we all know and love and placing them in thrilling, very OT Star Wars esque narratives Which makes the fact that Master and Apprentice, I ve long maintained that in the time since Disney s purchase of Star Wars in 2012, the very best materials released thus far in the new canon and I m including all of the new movies under this umbrella have been Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline , and Leia Princess of Alderaan are all TERRIFIC books, taking characters that we all know and love and placing them in thrilling, very OT Star Wars esque narratives Which makes the fact that Master and Apprentice, Gray s newest novel, never quite reaches the heights of her previous Star Wars work, admittedly, a tad disappointing any time an auteur delivers a new piece work, it s hard not to hope it will live up to the expectations set by his her past output Still the fact that Master and Apprentice isn t as intriguing as Bloodline or as epic in scope as Lost Stars doesn t change the fact that it s still, on its own terms, a pretty satisfying read, one that plays in a corner of the Star Wars sandbox that not a lot of other new canon novels have yet dared to venture the Prequel Era The fact that Gray also does yeoman s work taking a relationship that we only saw glimpses of onscreen the bond between Master Qui Gon Jinn and apprentice Obi Wan Kenobi and building it into something that s genuinely nuanced and complicated is a real treat to behold, and reason alone to make it well worth the time of any Star Wars fan flag 14 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2019 DiscoSpacePanther rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves star wars canon, science fiction, space opera, star wars This book has many shortcomings, but in the end these were irrelevant to me, because I simply enjoyed the story.The strongest elements are the development of Qui Gon Jinn s relationships with both Obi Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku these are the best character based parts to the story, and I was happy that to the best of my knowledge they didn t seriously contradict any of the pre Disney Legends canon, so that this book can sit comfortably enough in both or either continuities There are some as This book has many shortcomings, but in the end these were irrelevant to me, because I simply enjoyed the story.The strongest elements are the development of Qui Gon Jinn s relationships with both Obi Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku these are the best character based parts to the story, and I was happy that to the best of my knowledge they didn t seriously contradict any of the pre Disney Legends canon, so that this book can sit comfortably enough in both or either continuities There are some aspects of the prophecies that fit both continuities really well particularly since Kylo Ren and Darth Caedus are so similar.There were space battles, lightsabre fights and blaster firefights aplenty, as well as smugglers and jewel thieves and evil corporations this felt like a proper Star Wars story I assume it is intentionally similar to The Phantom Menace, having Qui Gon and Obi Wan sent to a planet to aid a teenaged monarch in trouble, but it feels somewhat creatively lacking at first Royalty in Star Wars is a pet peeve of mine there was an arc about Mon Cala from The Clone Wars that I hated because it was all about hereditary monarchy but the handling of it here is a little sophisticated than usual, even though the writing style does not always match the conceptual level.Early on I felt a little queasy about the whole Jedi Regent Rael Averross Queen Fanry relationship him being a middle aged man and her being a fourteen year old girl I don t think you re supposed to read anything romantic into it, but it comes uncomfortably close on Rael s part, sometimes Although this is never addressed directly, the conclusion to the book renders any subtext here irrelevant thankfully , and I think that the author ties the relationship closely enough to the fate of Averross s padawan sufficiently well that a misreading is averted.The only real negatives for me were simply a matter of taste 1 There is still a strong YA quality to Gray s work here, not as obvious as in the officially titled YA works, but still not quite fully adult For a book targeted at adults it commits the sin of overexplaining simple terms and concepts that any mature person would already be extremely familiar with e.g slavery I think that a non YA promoted novel can credit its readership with a little worldliness 2 Gray has a tendency to use the word nanotech in a way that a writer from the 1940s would use atomic it feels as though it will be charmingly dated in a few decades, but until then it will sound superfuturistic Kind of how cybercrime would have sounded in the 1980s.3 As with the lack of analytical foundation shown by Gray s writing in Lost Stars where she has a pilot compensating for the gravitational field when launching from the Death Star, when in actual fact the Death Star s gravitational pull would be imperceptible , there are occasional scientific howlers For example, at one point the protagonists deduce that there is weapons manufacturing going on because they detect protons I was always under the impression that protons were as common as hydrogen ions, so without any other factor they wouldn t definitively be indicative of anything Perhaps in Star Wars terminology this is something different For me, the best part of the story was the climax it was far satisfying and unexpected than I had anticipated, and makes me think that I would be than happy to give this one a re read in future I think it will work particularly well in conjunction with James Luceno s Cloak of Deception, which is also a Qui Gon and Obi Wan story.Recommended to all Star Wars fans, particularly those that feel that the prequels have had short shrift since the Disney takeover flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 11, 2019 Cho rated it really liked it I m preparing to fall into another star wars phase in two months and I have no regrets The Jude Watson series about these two was basically my late childhood flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 16, 2019 Robert rated it really liked it Recommends it for Those Who Turn Toward the Light Shelves guerre stellari It matters which side we choose Even if there will never be light than darkness Even if there can be no joy in the galaxy than there is pain For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch it matters I don t turn toward the light because it means someday I ll win some sort of cosmic game I turn toward it because it is the light We live in morally grey times, and to its credit the mythos of Star Wars is flexing to incorporate a little cynic It matters which side we choose Even if there will never be light than darkness Even if there can be no joy in the galaxy than there is pain For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch it matters I don t turn toward the light because it means someday I ll win some sort of cosmic game I turn toward it because it is the light We live in morally grey times, and to its credit the mythos of Star Wars is flexing to incorporate a little cynicism and divergent points of view even certain ones so, for me, the most refreshing part of this book was following Qui Gon s journey to confront his inner doubts as to how he might best serve the Living Force and his Jedi ethics while inhabiting a corrupted and corrupting Galaxy.Were there fun chase scenes the odd clash of lightsabers odd ball scoundrels with hearts of gold Sure, all those classic Star Wars elements are there, but at its core this was a story about Qui Gon, his relationship with a priggish and touchy young Obi Wan, and also the echoes of his own relationship with his Jedi Master Dooku before he left the order behind and succumbed entirely to the temptations of the Dark Side.As with all Claudia Gray Star Wars books, highly recommended flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2019 Grace rated it liked it Shelves solid, star wars Me, mining this book exhaustively for every tiny detail about Jedi Order tradition, the master padawan relationship, the layout of the Jedi Temple, and ancient Jedi prophecy Wait, this book is supposed to have, like, a story This book does, in fact, have a story, and the story is mostly about Qui Gon Jinn.Obi Wan is there, and we occasionally dip into his perspective, but the journey is mostly Qui Gon s, the growth is mostly Qui Gon s, and the eyes through which we view events are almost Me, mining this book exhaustively for every tiny detail about Jedi Order tradition, the master padawan relationship, the layout of the Jedi Temple, and ancient Jedi prophecy Wait, this book is supposed to have, like, a story This book does, in fact, have a story, and the story is mostly about Qui Gon Jinn.Obi Wan is there, and we occasionally dip into his perspective, but the journey is mostly Qui Gon s, the growth is mostly Qui Gon s, and the eyes through which we view events are almost always Qui Gon s The concept of lineage is a powerful thread throughout this book Occasional flashbacks take us back to Qui Gon s childhood, and Dooku is a strongly felt presence in everyone s mind even when he s not physically there We get to meet Dooku s first padawan, and as Qui Gon grapples with his current relationship with Obi Wan, he is just as strongly anchored in the past as he is in the present.The massive thrust of this book is the moral dilemma s Qui Gon is at a transition point, struggling with his relationship with Obi Wan, struggling with his understanding of prophecy, struggling with his perception of morality and the role of the Jedi Order He s pretty much going through it If you re into flawed, well meaning characters and debating moral issues that may have no one right answer, you ll probably like this book Qui Gon comes off as a hypocrite half the time, but it s palpable how hard he s trying and how committed he is to doing the right thing whatever that may be Confronting your own blind spots and flaws is something that comes up a lot Obi Wan totally blanks out when asked what would happen if two Jedi were to fight each other They wouldn t, he says The Jedi are united Even though JUST chapters ago they discussed a sad case where a master killed his own padawan Qui Gon goes off on another Jedi for having a sexual dalliance which doesn t technically break the Code and then we learn that HE literally has a tragic romance which EXPLICITLY breaks the Code in his past.This whole book is a journey of self knowledge and growth It s very Jedi.Personally, I have to admit that my favorite thing about this book was the details I was able to glean about Jedi life Some things I learned Council Masters don t take padawans The Jedi Temple has aquatic levels that are completely underwater There s a meditation maze Padawans are expected to perform some traditional squire type tasks, such as caring for their master s tack and boots, etc THERE IS A TRAINING DOJO RESERVED SPECIFICALLY FOR PADAWANS This means nothing to anyone else, but I m smug about it because I CALLED it We continue to go with the new canon norm of taking padawans when they re in their mid teens, instead of the Legends norm of aging out at thirteen years old THEY WENT BACK TO CELIBACY Really We re seriously doing this Come on, Claudia You can check holocrons out of the Archives Masters and padawans live in separate rooms I m never going to accept this Give me a master padawan suite or give me death Jedi don t get to choose the color of their lightsabersOther notable details Despite the older padawans norm we re going with, Obi Wan was 13 at the time he became Qui Gon s padawan This, combined with Obi Wan s overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and how much time Qui Gon spends vaguely being a jerk Claudia Gray said JEDI APPRENTICE RIGHTS Qui Gon s painful past romance Tahl, am I right ladies Depa Billaba side eyeing Yoda while saying the Council needs fresh perspectives I LOVE I m a BIG fan of Rael I love him Poor guy Up the hell, he should shut I m so FREAKING glad to get a look at the actual text of the Chosen One prophecy All the other prophecies are intriguing as well Some seem to be utter nonsense, while others might have any number of explanations I m hoping someone smart will do an in depth analysis Obi Wan LOVES TO FLY HE SURE DOES I LOVE THIS SHOUTOUT TO HIS CHILDHOOD ENTHUSIASM FOR FLYING AS ALLUDED TO IN ROGUE PLANET His traumatic piloting experience wasn t traumatic ENOUGH to explain such a sudden and extreme flip in sentiment, though I m going to need background on what happened to make him hate flying People are than their worst act They are also than the worst thing ever done to them Dooku and Qui Gon having a close and powerful bond is NOT something we have ever seen before I m torn on whether I believe it or not, but it s definitely an interesting dynamic to think about, especially with Qui Gon emphasizing all the ways he and Dooku were similar, whereas he and Obi Wan are so different Are he and Dooku really THAT similar Can t believe Rael was literally offered a Sith apprenticeship and went, Nah I mean, I kinda like the Light Pretty sure I fought some people from Czerka Mining Corporation once Were they in KOTOR 2 The contrast between how the Jedi Order handled Rael, given the late age at which he came to the Order, and how they handled Anakin They erred on the side of mercy and treated him with compassion, tolerating Rael s non conformance and iconoclastic attitude with leniency Was this deliberately put here as a thought provoker If so, it s working The situation with the princess escalated SO QUICKLY and then somehow deescalated equally as fast It was jarring From oh what a charming, precocious girl to OH GOSH SHE S MURDERING EVERYBODY and then suddenly back to she s confined to her room for now, maybe she ll go to college and do something useful later on Like yeah, I get that, we all go through a ruthless murder stage at the age of fourteen, right I m SICK of all this SLAVERY in my GALAXY flag 10 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 18, 2019 Jonathan D rated it it was amazing Shelves reading challenge 2019 This book right here Wow I have never been so blindsided by a book before I really thought this was going to be a straightforward, simple, Master and Apprentice style storyline What it was, though, was a deep, interesting look at philosophy and morality while also having action, twists, and plenty of Star Wars references.To begin with, I love how Claudia Gray writes Qui Gon She has stated that he is one of her favorite, if not her favorite character in Star Wars Early in the nov This book right here Wow I have never been so blindsided by a book before I really thought this was going to be a straightforward, simple, Master and Apprentice style storyline What it was, though, was a deep, interesting look at philosophy and morality while also having action, twists, and plenty of Star Wars references.To begin with, I love how Claudia Gray writes Qui Gon She has stated that he is one of her favorite, if not her favorite character in Star Wars Early in the novel, he struggles with the difficult nuances of being a parent As an apprentice is like a child, a master is like a parent But every parent has to balance teaching their children, disciplining their children, and forgiving their children Qui Gon struggles with all of these in the most human way possible He also struggles with whether he is the right master for Obi Wan, and struggles with the decision to join the council Never before has Qui Gon been so thoroughly examined, nor have these concepts and difficulties been so accurately displayed in fiction format.Obi Wan Kenobi also deals with the difficulty of being an apprentice He want to live up to the expectations of his master similar to how children want to live up to their parents expectations , and he tries to balance Qui Gon s teachings with his own personality Obi Wan at multiple times demonstrates the emotional insecurities that teenagers face, but it doesn t seem cheesy or cringeworthy like in when other writers portray teens.The action was well written, and that s coming from someone who doesn t usually like action in books It was well paced and was just the right length Normally, you can kind of predict what the major twist will be, but I genuinely was caught off guard I was pleasantly surprised and it propelled me to finish the story.The philosophy examined in this book was quite interesting I usually don t care for the force centered aspects of Star Wars, but the way Claudia Gray tackled premonitions and prophesies matched up with not only the prequels and clone wars, but also have several parallels though not really overt to old testament prophecy Having the character of Rael Aveross kind of annoyed me because he wasn t what I d expect from a jedi, although he at times reminded me of Jorrus C baoth in that not all jedi are like Qui Gon, Obi Wan, or the main characters and are the best jedi that they can be Rael, however, has an interesting arc.There was one really small thing that irked me which would be considered a spoiler , but it s really small and is to be expected in current fiction.There s so much that I loved that I just can t get into without spoliers, but this book is amazingly deep in everything it provides.Overall, this was an amazing book and might just be my favorite canon novel 9.3 out of 10 Excellent work, Claudia Gray flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2019 Drewthereader19 rated it it was amazing Shelves library books, audiobook, new releases, 2019 reads, 2019 favorite books, hardcover, scribd This was so good Plz check out the audiobook of this one There were a lot of sound effects and nice voice acting as well flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2018 Frank Intergalactic Bookdragon marked it as to read Shelves 2019, cover luv, star wars The cover makes me so happy I m crying, it looks just like Last of the Jedi books which was the first full series I read on my own This will make another fine addition to my collection flag 7 likesLike see review May 13, 2019 turniip rated it liked it It s me, book, not you I ll try again soon when I am less grumpy flag 6 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2018 Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves releases 2019, gen scifi, faves 2019 edition A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one This gets 5 wars out of 5 stars purely for the fun I ve had reading it flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2019 Allyson rated it it was ok This wasnot the book I was looking for wrote the two pretty unarguably best books in the new Star Wars canon, so it s safe to say my expectations for this were pretty high especially since Obi Wan is my favorite character not named Ahsoka Tano.ButThe political plot was as dull as that of The Phantom Menace And character wise, Qui Gon remains as inscrutable as ever, while Obi Wan has been shoved into a box labeled persnickety rule follower and or whiny teenager I mean No one This wasnot the book I was looking for wrote the two pretty unarguably best books in the new Star Wars canon, so it s safe to say my expectations for this were pretty high especially since Obi Wan is my favorite character not named Ahsoka Tano.ButThe political plot was as dull as that of The Phantom Menace And character wise, Qui Gon remains as inscrutable as ever, while Obi Wan has been shoved into a box labeled persnickety rule follower and or whiny teenager I mean No one has any depth Honestly, this book felt like it was ghost written by someone pretending to be CG, because I sensed ZERO emotion in any of these pages I m guessing MA was supposed to be about, well, Master Qui Gon and Apprentice Obi Wan s bond, but literally all we see is them clashing idly with each other Which is all well and good, if that bond is eventually built back up But it s not.I miss Jedi Apprentice flag 5 likesLike see review Apr 27, 2019 Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves blurbs and opinions, favorites 2019, stellar conflict Early days Qui gon and Obi wan were not as smooth sailing as The Phantom Menace led us to believe This early mission of theirs digs into some deep character exploration and the difference between moral right and lawful good and how to toe the line between them It s a masterclass in Obi wan s psychology, despite actually really being about Qui gon, but you see all the seeds that the master planted to create the apprentice we all know and love Also Obi wan is one of my favorite characters of al Early days Qui gon and Obi wan were not as smooth sailing as The Phantom Menace led us to believe This early mission of theirs digs into some deep character exploration and the difference between moral right and lawful good and how to toe the line between them It s a masterclass in Obi wan s psychology, despite actually really being about Qui gon, but you see all the seeds that the master planted to create the apprentice we all know and love Also Obi wan is one of my favorite characters of all time, so I m automatically biased toward any book that has his point of view in it flag 4 likesLike see review May 03, 2019 Lisa rated it liked it 3.5 out of 5 My full review can be found here flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 19, 2019 Kieran McAndrew rated it liked it review of another edition An offer to join the Jedi Council may end Qui Gon Jinn s mentorship of Obi Wan Kenobi, but before he makes a decision, a coronation and a slave dispute takes the Jedi Knight and his Padawan away from Coruscant to Pijal.Gray s novel fits well into the Star Wars universe and deepens our understanding of Qui Hon Jinn, but feels like a placeholder, waiting for a better story to take over flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 21, 2019 Andi rated it it was amazing Shelves recommend to anyone I remember when I saw The Phantom Menace in the theater I was in the 5th grade and I fell in love with Ewan McGreggor but, I also was touched by the brief time we shared with Qui Gon Jinn Lucas did so well in casting Liam in the role that to this day if someone adapts Qui Gon I need to be able to picture Liam saying the lines and if they flow with his character.Little of Qui Gon s background has made it s way into official canon There is now the extinct EU that seemed to focus on his time I remember when I saw The Phantom Menace in the theater I was in the 5th grade and I fell in love with Ewan McGreggor but, I also was touched by the brief time we shared with Qui Gon Jinn Lucas did so well in casting Liam in the role that to this day if someone adapts Qui Gon I need to be able to picture Liam saying the lines and if they flow with his character.Little of Qui Gon s background has made it s way into official canon There is now the extinct EU that seemed to focus on his time under Dooku s training but even then, it was not much but enough for someone one gain some insight on how he should be written.Claudia Gray is that person and has been that person since Lost Stars was published.There is a benefit of someone who comes from a fanfiction background writing for something they enjoy As fans, we come to care about the characters and study them a lot than a normal reader would or someone who has a passing fancy or interest Lucasfilm has hit a goldmine in nabbing Claudia and I do hope they never loose her.She has written this excellent story about Qui Gon that covers almost everything that made me love him from the one film that featured him She has also captured an Obi Wan that seems to be, as Yoda said, influenced by Qui Gon over time It makes their moments in Episode 1 so much stronger and pogiant than before The other characters Claudia has created for this story as well are strong and truly have enough weight to stand alongside the existing canon figures When finishing the book I realized how much I wanted to see Raael again how I hoped to see of the two thieving pirates And of course, how I wanted to have flashbacks with Dooku and Qui Gon.I want I hope I see And lastly, I hope it is her who writes it But an even better twist I want Claudia to tackle stories of Obi Wan and Anakin, too flag 3 likesLike see review May 26, 2019 Kingtchalla83 rated it it was amazing review of another edition Claudia Gray is is a phenomenal author I ve only read her Star Wars books, but ole boy I found myself highlighting whole sections while reading Once again I purchased the book with an audio upgrade Listening to a Stars War is an experience because of the narrator, music and sound effects The production is unlike any book I ve listened to before Master Apprentice follows Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi, his Padawan Their relationship is slightly Claudia Gray is is a phenomenal author I ve only read her Star Wars books, but ole boy I found myself highlighting whole sections while reading Once again I purchased the book with an audio upgrade Listening to a Stars War is an experience because of the narrator, music and sound effects The production is unlike any book I ve listened to before Master Apprentice follows Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi, his Padawan Their relationship is slightly disjointed because Qui Gon is a maverick, he bends the rules and challenges the Jedi Council, while Obi Wan is a bit anal rententive about rules However, a call from Rael Averross an unorthodox Jedi with a past mired in scandal and connection to Qui Gon places master and apprentice on a mission that will test their relationship in unimaginable ways.Gray focuses on the the impact of student and teacher relationships How does the teacher mold the student and vice versa The complexity of Master Apprentice is astounding Gray combines action, mystery, politics, and Jedi lore with enormous emotional heft My investment extended beyond the two main characters Rael Averross, an original character created for this book, is compelling and I need to know about his journey Also, the main conflict of who is terrorizing Pijal the planet they are called to investigate is so well done My mouth hit the floor at the end Now my TBR list has expand because Count Dooku gets an audiobook drama original from Audibl and Rael is making an appearance If you re a Jedi fan buy immediately.Oh, and remember force bonding flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2019 Maciej Kuczy ski rated it it was amazing review of another edition I ll give the book 5 stars for what it is And it s a Star Wars book D I think I still prefer Star Wars in a movie form You can t really picture all the aliens and places while reading the book unless you google every race and planet whose names you don t know I also listened to the audiobook while reading the book, and the narrator s performance as Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi was brilliant It was almost like listening to a movie DThe story was okay There were Qui Gon and Obi Wan, bu I ll give the book 5 stars for what it is And it s a Star Wars book D I think I still prefer Star Wars in a movie form You can t really picture all the aliens and places while reading the book unless you google every race and planet whose names you don t know I also listened to the audiobook while reading the book, and the narrator s performance as Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi was brilliant It was almost like listening to a movie DThe story was okay There were Qui Gon and Obi Wan, but also a lot of one time characters meaning they probably won t ever appear in another book or movie , so I wasn t able to care too much about what was happening Of course the author was limited by other stories movies , so she could only do so much And I think she did a great job.That being said, I m not sure if I ll ever pick another Star Wars book Sure, the cover looks great But these stories don t reveal much new about the characters we know and love, so it s a bit like an episode of one of those cartoons where it doesn t matter if you watch them in order because in the end everything goes back to where it was flag 3 likesLike see review May 11, 2019 Alex rated it really liked it review of another edition 3.5 5 A solid Star Wars story that reveals a lot about the Jedi council and the relationship between Qui gon and Obi wan The audio book is a fantastic production, as the narrator does a great job of imitating Liam Neeson and Ewan Mcgregor for the book s titular characters His Christopher Lee is also serviceable.The story pits following the letter of the law against following the spirit of the law in regard to the Jedi code It s interesting, but it gets a bit long and bogged down in side char 3.5 5 A solid Star Wars story that reveals a lot about the Jedi council and the relationship between Qui gon and Obi wan The audio book is a fantastic production, as the narrator does a great job of imitating Liam Neeson and Ewan Mcgregor for the book s titular characters His Christopher Lee is also serviceable.The story pits following the letter of the law against following the spirit of the law in regard to the Jedi code It s interesting, but it gets a bit long and bogged down in side characters in the middle and end I just wanted time with the main two and the third Jedi, Rael Avaross On top of them, we get some corporate interests and royal succession plots thrown in, neither of which I felt all that invested in Still, it was necessary to provide a framework that the characters could act around.I m not a big fan of the prequels, but this was pretty fun and I loved any time they discussed the force and what it means to listen to its will Plus, the prose in the book are quite good, which is what I m coming to expect from Claudia Gray Check it out if you re at all curious about the main characters and how they became who they are in The Phantom Menace flag 3 likesLike see review May 29, 2019 Richard James rated it it was amazing Absolute must for Star Wars fans The only of the new canon novels apart from Claudia Gray s amazing Bloodline that feels truly important to the saga Fascinating to learn about the relationship between Qui Qon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi years before TPM Also the talk of prophecies and finally getting the wording of the chosen one prophecy hints at some very exciting things from the new films, even offering tidbits of hunts at Palpatine s return Some really interesting new characters and lots o Absolute must for Star Wars fans The only of the new canon novels apart from Claudia Gray s amazing Bloodline that feels truly important to the saga Fascinating to learn about the relationship between Qui Qon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi years before TPM Also the talk of prophecies and finally getting the wording of the chosen one prophecy hints at some very exciting things from the new films, even offering tidbits of hunts at Palpatine s return Some really interesting new characters and lots of discussion of the Jedi order and what their shortfalls are, and what ultimately will lead to their downfall flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2018 Brandon St Mark rated it liked it Shelves star wars, 2019 reads novels, fantasy, science fiction To be honest, I skimmed about the last 3rd of this I just didn t care much about the current day plot The flashbacks to Qui Gon s apprenticeship to Dooku were the most interesting parts of this book Otherwise it was just kinda meh to me I m still not a huge fan of Gray as a writer, but out of all the books or short stories I ve read by her, this was maybe the best well done which isn t saying a lot tbh I think this could ve had a better main story not Gray s fault, I m sure this was gi To be honest, I skimmed about the last 3rd of this I just didn t care much about the current day plot The flashbacks to Qui Gon s apprenticeship to Dooku were the most interesting parts of this book Otherwise it was just kinda meh to me I m still not a huge fan of Gray as a writer, but out of all the books or short stories I ve read by her, this was maybe the best well done which isn t saying a lot tbh I think this could ve had a better main story not Gray s fault, I m sure this was given to her by the LucasFilm story group and I might ve enjoyed it flag 3 likesLike see review May 18, 2019 Kzee Mikols rated it it was amazing review of another edition The audio book for this is fantastic All the voices were spot on and the music and sound effects made it fun to listen to The plot is solid and does these characters justice Highly recommend for a Star Wars fan flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 05, 2018 Kate marked it as to read Can it hold a candle to the wonderful Jude Watson Jedi Apprentice books though We shall see flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2019 Jes added it Perhaps my favorite thing about Star Wars novels featuring Jedi characters is how they turn emotional maturity and wellbeing into a superpower Finding this novel was, ahem a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one I had no idea it was coming out, and was so excited to find it existed Master and Apprentice attempts to connect the dots leading up to Qui gon s reasons to take Anakin as an apprentice and trust the prophecies This, surprisingly though, was perhaps the least interesting part to m Perhaps my favorite thing about Star Wars novels featuring Jedi characters is how they turn emotional maturity and wellbeing into a superpower Finding this novel was, ahem a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one I had no idea it was coming out, and was so excited to find it existed Master and Apprentice attempts to connect the dots leading up to Qui gon s reasons to take Anakin as an apprentice and trust the prophecies This, surprisingly though, was perhaps the least interesting part to me, because while it justifies the book in the cannon of the movies, it was far from the most exciting part To say I greatly enjoyed Jude Watson s Jedi Apprentice series would be an understatement, and this book, though at least three times as long and the adult counterpart to that series, hearkened back to it in some of my favorite ways namely examining how Obi Wan and Qui gon must manage their own interpersonal conflict at the same time as an external one, but not excluding Qui gon s penchant for collectingsignificant rocks The worldbuilding was lovely, with a believable planet, government, and culture, and the side characters were plenty of fun if not a bit fanfiction esque in their cartoonishness at times, but I can t say I m complaining, that has always been fun in the Star Wars novels instead of Qui gon s ex apprentice Xanatos, this time we get Dooku s ex apprentice Though the plot wraps up quickly in the end with the world s smallest paragraph dedicated to resolution, it did bask plenty in Qui gon and Obi Wan s emotional drama for most of the rest of the book, and the afterward is heartbreaking Theoretically as well, this book re canonizes a lot of details about the Jedi, the temple, and Obi Wan and Qui gon that was stricken from the Star Wars lore with the new movies.All in all, not the same as the Jedi Apprentice series, but stands well as its own book, and worth reading for anyone who wants of Obi Wan and Qui gon, and the Jedi Order in it s prime flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 24, 2019 Tait Sougstad rated it it was ok Prepare yourself to be dazzled with council meetings, political discussions, teacher student angst, and characters as flat as the paper they are printed on Qui Gon and Obi Wan must wrestle with the ethical perils of corporatocracy, cultural imperialism, slavery, prophecies, and the Jedi code Once again, Claudia Gray sculpts a lengthy and monotonous young adult sci fi, baptizes it in a bacta tank, which the Disney Star Wars story group rubber stamped for production Are you guys even reading t Prepare yourself to be dazzled with council meetings, political discussions, teacher student angst, and characters as flat as the paper they are printed on Qui Gon and Obi Wan must wrestle with the ethical perils of corporatocracy, cultural imperialism, slavery, prophecies, and the Jedi code Once again, Claudia Gray sculpts a lengthy and monotonous young adult sci fi, baptizes it in a bacta tank, which the Disney Star Wars story group rubber stamped for production Are you guys even reading this stuff before it goes out the door any Behold, a typical quote You re lord regent Rael The council wouldn t have named you to the position and expected you to do nothing Your mandate is to help govern a world And if you are willing to shift from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional one, why shouldn t the status of lunar citizens be reexamined as well Not quite as memorable as, That s no moon, but still has its own ring to it.The plot and characters were set up out of a dungeon master s playbook New world, new edgy Jedi character, new side characters, all with their distinctive flair and lengthy back story The history of everything is told with encyclopedic detail, all perfectly superfluous and disposable The way new Star Wars canon is going, we will likely never hear about any of it anywhere else Every motivation ends up being entirely arbitrary, and characters are inflexible in cartoony ways.Master and Apprentice find time in unusual situations to work out their differences It must be Jedi standard operating procedure to offer criticism or affirmation in the middle of a firefight.In the end, view spoiler no one dies and all of the bad kids go to school hide spoiler Also, I generally enjoy Jonathan Davis s audiobook performances However, this book was full of the irritating quiet yell voice he uses during intense situations, where the characters are supposed to be yelling over the din, but Davis doesn t want to actually yell in the soundbooth, so he does sort of a glottal squeeze and turns everyone into an old man Also, I m not sure this was intentional or he just ran out of voices for the panoply of side characters, but every artist or alternative character has a sing song lisp.This was a great opportunity to add some depth to the prequels, but the opportunity was missed Star Wars and Gray needs to get back to what it is trying to accomplish with these books Right now, it is diluting the formula, and I m not sure how long people will stand for it before they get bored and move on If you are looking to the novels for additional insights and expansion of the core Star Wars story, don t waste your time with this one There is some discussion of the prophecies mentioned in the prequels, and some development of young Obi Wan, but that s about it 1 star for reviving the Faleen from canon purgatory Long live the Black Sun flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please add book cover 2 216 Mar 16, 2019 02 35PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed Claudia Gray is not my real name I didn t choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant it isn t , because I d always dreamed of calling myself this I haven t or even because I m hiding from the remnants of that international diamond smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 Interpol has taken care of them In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.I live in New Orleans So far, in life, I ve been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music More than anything else, I enjoy writing Other books in the series Star Wars Disney Canon Novel 1 10 of 42 books Books by Claudia Gray More Trivia About Master and Appren No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Master and Appren It matters which side we choose Even if there will never be light than darkness Even if there can be no joy in the galaxy than there is pain For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch it matters I don t turn toward the light because it means someday I ll win some sort of cosmic game I turn toward it because it is the light 15 likes And partly because I wanted to give them a chance to be better Bigger of spirit That rescue suggests they have it in them People are than their worst act, Obi Wan recited It was something Qui Gon had said to him many times, which at last seemed to be sinking in 3 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 1187, 1371, 459, 60, 15 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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    1. I was a little disappointed in this book It was ok and good in most places I think my main problem with the book is having read the entire Jedi Apprentice series I had a very different picture in my mind of Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan This being a new universe this could be forgiven, and Claudia Gray does a very good job with her own characters, but for me she just did not seem to Qui Gon and the Jedi right for me.My problem with the Jedi was they seemed to need rescuing as much as the who they I w [...]

    2. My history with Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels hasn t been very positive Her first, Lost Stars, was one of the early entries in the new canon, and it has a lot of fans but for a number of reasons, I didn t care for it Nor did I enjoy her two Leia focused books, Bloodline and Leia Princess of Alderaan.But then I read her short story, Master and Apprentice, in From a Certain Point of View, and it was by far one of the best things I ve read in the new canon That story o [...]

    3. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum have been most impressed with Claudia Gray s books in the new Star Wars canon, and I have to say, she has yet to disappoint me Now she s at the top of her game once again with Star Wars Master Apprentice, a novel set a handful of years before the events of The Phantom Menace which shines the light on 17 year old padawan Obi Wan Kenobi and his complicated relationship with his mentor, Qui Gon Jinn.When the book 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum have been most [...]

    4. A NEW STAR WARS BOOK BY CLAUDIA GRAY I NEED IT NOW.Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi.We ve been given so much new content for the prequel trilogy lately and it s making me appreciate this era than I used to, I am so happy.

    5. I ve long maintained that in the time since Disney s purchase of Star Wars in 2012, the very best materials released thus far in the new canon and I m including all of the new movies under this umbrella have been Claudia Gray s Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline , and Leia Princess of Alderaan are all TERRIFIC books, taking characters that we all know and love and placing them in thrilling, very OT Star Wars esque narratives Which makes the fact that Master and Apprentice, I ve long maintain [...]

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