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The Dangerous Games (Star Wars Legends)

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Another thrilling adventure featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan facing off against the tempting dark side.
Anakin Skywalker is a model Jedi student . . . but there's a restlessness that lurks underneath. Can his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, rein him in?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Feb 24, 2016 Shadowdenizen rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I didn't dislike this book.

But, for me it was certainly the weakest entry in the "Jedi Quest" series thus far. (Podracing just isn't my thing in the SW universe, I guess?)

Still inherently readable, and a few cool moments, but otherwise, not much to speak of here. On to the next volume!
Jan 20, 2016 Morgan rated it really liked it
The Star Wars version of the Olympics, podracing, illegal gambling, corrupt politicians, quite an interesting book. I'd forgotten Didi, Astri, and Bog were in this one. I don't know how, they're rather central to the plot. I guess I just focused more on their part in Last of the Jedi. As always, I don't agree with everything in Star Wars, but there was a lot of good in the things Anakin learned in not letting past grievances cloud his judgement. He didn't exactly make the right decisions, but th ...more
Brendan Butterworth
Though a Jedi supposedly does not care for adventure and excitement, you simply can't keep young Anakin Skywalker away from Podracing. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and his gifted Padawan are dispatched to the Galactic Games on a peacekeeping mission, an illegal Podracing competition catches Anakin's eager eye. As a Jedi Padawan, Anakin is supposed to abandon his past life in service to the Force, but his racing days and old rivalries return at high speed. Anakin squares off against Hekula, son of Sebulba ...more
Amy Sturgis
My expectations for this were low, given that it deals with my least-favorite subject in Star Wars: podracing. I was pleasantly surprised. Here we get glimpses of Anakin's kindness, competence, and burden for those enslaved. It's a solid entry in the series.

That said, I'll repeat what I've said earlier about these novels. While Watson foreshadows Anakin's fall well and points out some tragic fault lines inherent in the mentor-student teamwork between Master and Padawan (despite genuine effort o
Jul 26, 2016 Jared rated it really liked it
Star Wars Legends Project #87

Background: The Dangerous Games was written by Jude Watson and published in August of 2002. It is the third book of the Jedi Quest series, following The Trail of the Jedi (my review).

The Dangerous Games is set 27 years before the Battle of Yavin, when Anakin is 14. Obi-Wan and Anakin are the main characters, and there is a major role for recurring characters Astri and Didi Oddo along with Anakin's old podracing rival, Sebulba, and a handful of other racers from the
Jan 13, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
Suitable for children aged 8+ and those who have seen the films.
Obi wan and Anakin are sent to guard the galaxy version of the Olympic Games. There's corruption a foot, and an illegal Podrace. Anakin meets up with some old podracing rivals and there is a really good action sequence. This is a fast paced story, and has that unputdownable quality. A very good read.
Jan 03, 2016 Zuzana rated it it was ok
I didn't like podracing in the movie and I didn't like it in this book. It's just boring and pointless.
Not a popular opinion but I LOVE pod racing! Damn. Judge me. Ohh so this is the beginning of Commerce Guild's scheme, then we see them starting to take action in The Approaching Storm, then we see them assembling in Attack of the Clones, then a full blown Separatists in the Clone Wars novels/films. Hmm interesting continuity. By the way the plot is all over the place.

And Tru is being Jem again:

Ferus Olin was watching him, as he always was, his dark eyes gleaming with secret knowledge, as if he h
Eric Sullenberger
Possible Spoiler Alert: I am going to attempt to review each of four Jedi Quest books that were turned into audiobooks together at the beginning of the review. I listened to them all in a row and there is little distinction between them in my mind and so I may, without intending to do so, give details away. I believe that the audio productions were all unabridged, but it is possible that they were abridged and there are parts of the story I am unfamiliar with. Following this paragraph is my revi ...more
Feb 04, 2016 Matthew rated it liked it
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Dec 15, 2008 Meadow Frisbie rated it liked it
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When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are send tot the Galactic Games, they are meant to be keepers of the peace. Then they discover an illegal event that Anakin knows all too well: Podracing. Even though Obi-Wan forbids it, Anakin cannot resist the thrill of the race—the chance to face off against his childhood rival, the loathsome Sebulba.
As a Jedi, Anakin is supposes to let go of his past. But his past will not let go of him.
Nov 20, 2015 Jaime rated it really liked it
Obi-Wan and Anakin are on Eucerin with Tru & Ry0Gaul, and Ferus & Siri. They're supposed to help keep the Galactic Games safe. They learn of an illegal Podrace, which draws Anakin in. And, as with any gambling, they begin to uncover a deeper plot.

Didi and Astri are there with Astri's husband, Bog. Bog is annoying. Didi is just as irritating as usual and up to his old shenanigans.
Aug 26, 2009 Steve rated it it was amazing
This book was exciting because of Anakin's willingness to help others. The most exciting part is when Obi-Wan is in that time race that he was able to cream the champion. Another exciting part is at the end of the pod race wen Anakin at the last second was able to pass the leader and win the race.
Daniel Rose
Dec 12, 2012 Daniel Rose rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
Having anakin race again in a pod race this time with someone's life on the line was not very original. The book had some other underlying themes but basically it lacked for real depth in the story but what can you expect when the books are written for young adults.
Nov 20, 2013 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i am not a fan of podracing. i do like the opportunity to see past characters though. the book was simply okay.

we are starting to see some of the mistrust that anakin has for obi-wan and the weaving is going pretty well.
james craddock jr.
Great book!!!

It was like reading something that could be a movie. Fast paced and very well written. Makes me want to read the next book.
Sep 30, 2012 Jerry rated it really liked it
A better-than-usual Jedi Quest volume featuring an old enemy of Anakin's. Fans of the series so far should read this as soon as possible.
Aug 27, 2010 Jessie rated it it was ok
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Revisionist storytelling doesn't rate high with me, but I like the continued use of characters from Obi-Wan's past (Didi, etc).
Larry Rathbun
Apr 23, 2013 Larry Rathbun rated it it was ok
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***Read all of these before letting my 10 year old read them. Solid juvenile story, nothing objectionable.
Jul 25, 2013 Brendan rated it liked it
Woo! More podracing. Unfortunately, not near as exciting to read about as it is to watch.
Jun 08, 2016 Collin rated it liked it
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