The Way of the Apprentice (Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1)
Sure, the writing is simplistic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! In fact, it actually allows me to become more invested in the plot and characters if I don't have to parse the meaning behind some obscure word or verbose sentence.
And, despite the robustness of the Star Wars Universe, it really is Anakins saga, from beginning to end. (The shadow of Anakin/Darth Vader even looms larger over the new moves thus far), so it's always good to get more info and ...more
What a good YA! Written through a perspective of a mentally disturbed youth who's doomed to become a villain. This novel however further illustrates how the process of making an enemy of society often starts at school through taunting and bullying, as well as teachers picking favourites. In combination with mental illness the result is far from impressive.
Many young adults can very well relate to this, instead of having a generic chaotic morally good protagonist we have a hopelessly romantic sel...more
The Jedi Quest series (which, like the Jedi Apprentice series, now is considered Legends, not canon) follows Anakin Skywalker's apprenticeship with Obi-Wan in between Episode I and Episode II. While Watson foreshadows Anakin's fall well and points out some tragic fault lines inherent in ...more
I'll just review the 10 novellas here.
Anakin loves gadgets and has a knack for putting things together, building on what Phantom Menace tells us. He loves fiddling with gadgets in his spare time and that’s pretty much all he does in his early tee ...more
Background: The Way of the Apprentice was written by Jude Watson and published in April 2002. It is the "first" book of the Jedi Quest series, with Path To Truth (my review) classified as an "introductory" novel to the series.
The Way of the Apprentice is set 27 years before the Battle of Yavin, when Anakin is 14. The book stars Obi-Wan and Anakin, along with Obi-Wan's old friend Siri and her apprentice (and Anakin's rival) Ferus Olin, plus several other Jedi charac ...more
4.5 stars might be a more of an accurate rating. The book isn't quite "perfect" bu ...more
Everyone knows he's special.
So does he.
He doesn't have a close friend until Tru Veld helps him with a droid. Tru and his Master Ry-Gaul, Ferus Olin (Anakin's rival) and his Master Siri, and Darra and her Master Soara Antana join Obi-Wan & Anakin on a mission to Radnor. They're to help evacuate the citizens after a toxic cloud was accidentally(?) released. The Masters and Padawans a ...more
Chosen by Fate. Destied for Conflict.
fourteen-year-old Anakin Skywalker ist strong in the ways of the force. He should be an ideal Jedi Apprentice. But there is so much, he still has to learn.
It is up to Obi-Wan Kenobi to teach him these things.
On this mission he has to learn to work together in order to survive. 4 Apprentices one of them is his rival, can he do it ?
Good read start the new serie jedi quest
At the time I believe I'd only the original trilogy and episode II of the prequels, but there seemed to be a lot that didn't make sense. This book propelled me into the Star Wars fandom, which became something of an obsession to me for years to come.
A good read, in fact this whole series is, as is the Jedi Apprentice series.
Anakin is still learning to control his emotions,and is sent on a quest wit Obi Wan, and 2 other sets of jedi. A planet needs evacuating because of plague, but all is not what it seems. A decent read, even if it does have a predictable ending. Lots of chase and action sequences for the children to enjoy.