• Master & Apprentice (Star Wars)

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (11,079 ratings)

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Master & Apprentice (Star Wars)

By: Claudia Gray
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
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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 in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

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 more 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.

©2019 Claudia Gray (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“Gray's other Star Wars novels - Lost Stars, Bloodline and Leia: Princess of Alderaan - are among the best you can read, but Master & Apprentice stands out as her strongest.” (CNET)

“Thankfully, the novel absolutely delivers on the goods and the wait has been worth it.” (Cinelinx)

“Gray has not only written her finest novel to date in my opinion, but certainly one of the finest canon novels as well, maybe the finest.” (TheForce.Net)

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Are these Jedi

I'm only one quarter of the way in and about to put down my first Star Wars novel ever without finishing it. (Since initial post I've completed the book) Qui Gon and Kenobi bicker like an old married couple. Neither of them have any emotional or mental restraint or control over their own thoughts. They're mentally in a constant state of self doubt, fear, anger, and frustration. (on second reading this improves after the first 25% of the novel. But, still continues to some degree beyond what youd expect from two jedi). It has that "Elders have more to learn from millenials than millenials have to learn from eldars" approach. (I still sort of feel...)I've been practicing mindfulness and meditation for years. A devout Jedi Master would have way more mental focus and resiliency than this version of him is displaying. How have these two not gone darkside yet. Obi Wan lashes out like a brat without a shred of respect for his mentor. How have either of them made it to this point by continuing to behave like this. Especially a soon to be counsel member. They both come across as confused padawan rookies in this book. Read the Legends stuff. Its far better. There is still the slight rift between the two but its more suttle and less hormonal.

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