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The Only Witness (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice #17)

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An evil crime family controls the fate of a planet. Only one witness can bring them down--someone from the inside. In order to make it off the planet to testify, she's going to need the protection of the Jedi.

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi take the assignment, thinking it will be easy. But nothing is ever easy when crime is concerned, and soon the two Jedi are entangled i
Paperback, 118 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Scholastic Inc
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Ebenezer Arvigenius
Feb 23, 2014 Ebenezer Arvigenius rated it it was ok
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Qui-Gon who is still hurting from the loss of his beloved earlier in the series is in a deep depression and has managed to alienate his apprentice by rebuffing all offers of help and comradeship. Both are nevertheless ordered to travel to a planet ruled by a powerful crime family and to escort an important witness, who possesses insider knowledge about the crime family's affairs to Coruscant.

This is one of the books in the Jedi Apprentice series for younger readers. Unfortunately, as with many b
Aug 08, 2011 Iset rated it liked it
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The change of scene was a welcome one after the oppressive Apsolon trilogy, and the witness protection mission exposed another aspect of Jedi duties. Unfortunately the author passed up on the opportunity to create a more than cursory description of Frego, and the characters are pretty much two dimensional apart from Lena and Mica. And as much as I enjoy reading about the alternative paths Jedi can take to conflict, and the change of pace, I felt there wasn’t enough action. The danger Lena experi ...more
Jan 06, 2015 Jerome rated it really liked it
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are sent to Frego to protect a witness set to testify against the crime family of which she is a member. The Jedi are assigned to escort her to Coruscant, but she neglects to tell them that she actually has no hard evidence against her family, pissing off Qui-Gonn with the delay while allowing Obi-Wan to un-Jedi luxury of a romantic relationship. An interesting tale of betrayal, deception, and action.
Miss Clark
Jan 03, 2015 Miss Clark rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This was a fairly weak case/mission, but it continues to the story of Qui-Gon healing after the loss of Tahl and nearly losing himself to rage and grief. He still is holding himself apart from Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is hurt by Qui-Gon shutting him out and grieving alone.

Obi-Wan has a crush on their witness, but it does not impact the story overly much. (Praise be.)

I really liked the ending scene.
Just A. Bean
Still way too much angsty Qui-Gon, but at least the plot was interesting, and they seem to have wrapped up the manpain arc. Hopefully. It was about four books too long anyway. I liked the main character a lot, but they killed off too many secondary female characters. All in all, this series is loosing a lot of its tropey fun vibe. Only two more to go.
May 25, 2014 Franxilicious rated it it was ok
This book didn't seem up to par with the rest of the books in the series. It seemed like it was quickly written, and there wasn't much intrigue or deception involved.
Aug 13, 2012 Jerry rated it liked it
The Only Witness is the penultimate novel in the Jedi Apprentice series--not counting the two "special editions"--and, though this installment has some high spots, it's not up to the standard set by the previous books. Though the story was good, the writing was slightly inferior, and the ending was a bit shocking; too much so, in fact, for young children. It's a shame, though; the story had more twists and turns than most of the previous entries in the series. My only hope is that the eighteenth ...more
Jan 26, 2015 Camden rated it liked it
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Solid political thriller. FOR A TEN YEAR OLD.
Pato Mweeorgh
If you don't succeed at killing your daughter-in-law, kill yourself.
Oct 18, 2015 Jaime rated it really liked it
Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are sent to Frego to escort a witness back to the Senate. Lena is a widow to a crime family's son (and brother) who wanted out. It's a dark story that shows, in a juvenile way, the dangers of families who operate in the drug and weapons business.

Lena is strong-willed, even among disaster. It' understandable and actually realistic. She finds something to focus on other than her sorrow and fear, keeping her mind on something else to prevent her from sinking into depression.
Mar 26, 2015 K rated it really liked it
Feb 17, 2014 Michael rated it it was ok
Wow, This book was incredibly boring. It mostly dealt with Qui-Gon recovering from his grief. the plot is very uninteresting.
Feb 10, 2016 PriPri rated it it was amazing
This was a rough one. The chasm between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon was so deep I half expected Qui-Gon to leave the Jedi Order--even if it were only temporary.

I was surprised that Lena and Mica turned out to be honest, I really thought one of them was lying. It was a pleasant surprise for people to actually be honest with our Jedi duo. This was a good one and I'm glad that the Master and Padawan are finding their way back to one another.
Mar 29, 2008 Natasha rated it it was amazing
This was one of the of my favorite books in the series, and actually the first one I read even though it was not the first in the series. That's the other thing about these books, you don't always have to read them in Chronological order, the author made it accessible to anyone at any point (except in the few books that were in a sequence, but even then you can catch on pretty quickly).
May 12, 2012 Angela rated it liked it
Suitable for 8+ and those who have seen the films.
Qui Gon is still in mourning so gets an easy mission from the jedi council, witness protection. Things aren't what they seem on the mafia style world where family is everything. A good character based read.
Brock Pattison
Aug 08, 2012 Brock Pattison rated it did not like it
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A terrible read. Yes, I know it is a young readers' book. But as I have read all the other books in the series up to this one, I expected more of the average story telling from the other books. No, this was just flat-out bad.
Aug 25, 2010 Jessie rated it it was ok
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I don't remember this book too well, which means it wasn't impressive, but it also wasn't horrible.
Jun 23, 2013 Brendan rated it really liked it
Much like the others in the series. Simple, to the point, a good quick read.
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