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(Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights #3)

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Before she joined the Jedi academy, Anakin's friend Tahiri knew nothing of her real parents--or how she came to live with the treacherous Tusken Raiders. Now the day has come when Tahiri will learn everything, But first she must prove herself worthy. With Anakin at her side, she must pass a deadly test, using the Force like never before.
Paperback, 114 pages
Published March 15th 1999 by Berkley (first published April 1996)
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Joshua Vanloan
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Daniel Gaul
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
An interesting look at the life of an eleven-year-old Jedi; some of the EU facts are a bit vague, but an interesting read nonetheless!
Jess Neuner
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the book where we finally learn what happened to Tahiri's parents and how she came to be adopted by a tribe of Sand People. Part of the agreement when Tahiri went to Yavin 4 to learn to be a Jedi was that she would come back to Tatooine to find out about her family and then make an informed decision about whether or not she truly wanted to be a Jedi or if she wanted to return to her tribe (I think we all know which one she chooses, as there are two more books in this series). Naturally, ...more
Jaime K
Oct 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Okay, Richardson. You have contradicted yourself here. I specifically remember the first book saying that Tahiri is 10 and was orphaned at 4; here you say Tahiri is 9 and was orphaned at 3. I don't get it.

And we learn this because it begins with Silven, a Tusken Raider tribe leader. He raised Tahiri against the wishes of the rest of his tribe and knew her parents. He also holds a secret that contains a promise about her past and very real danger.

Part of this promise requires Tahiri to undergo a
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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This, the third of six Junior Jedi Knights books, closes out the story arc set in motion in the first book, namely, that of the mysterious golden globe discovered in a cave on the planet Yavin 4, where new recruit to the Jedi Academy, Anakin Skywalker Solo, is learning the ways of the Force. For its intended age level (juvenile) I thought it was a fun story. Each of the three so far have been short, easy to read, but also providing some additional character development for Anakin and precious ...more
Megan Trimble
Promises is the third book in the Junior Jedi Knights series, and has a strong focus on Tahiri and her origins. Her and Anakin go to Tatooine where Tahiri must make the choice of whether to return to the Jedi Academy or to stay with her (adopted) people, the Tusken Raiders. Which of course leads the two to end up having to cross the desert alone in a week because the Tusken Raiders' are, in fact, batshit insane particularly when it comes to political strategies.

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May 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Anakin and Tahiri attempt to survive the desert of Tatooine. This was always my favorite of the Junior Jedi Knight books. It's a classic survival story, but beyond that, we get to learn a lot about Tahiri's own history, and also get to learn a lot about the Sand People. Incidentally, reading this book is what made me really horrified when Anakin Skywalker went and killed all those Sand People in the movie. Really, really horrified.
Darryl Dobbs
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This a great book earmarked for ages 7-9. Highly recommended for that age group. Much, much better than the Galaxy of Fear children's series.

I'm reading the series because it won't take long and perhaps some of the characters will appear in the regular novels.
About the same quality as the previous book, this one wraps up the first story arc. Overall it's not been a hugely interesting story in comparison to many of the others in the Star Wars universe, probably in large part because an 11 year old can't face threats that are all that powerful.
Hayden loves listening to these stories each night before bed, but I can hardly stomach them! Oh well, I love to make him happy. And it's great to test his listening comprehension and see him so engaged in a story. He wants to read the whole series. He also wants to be a Jedi when he grows up.
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well that ending sure wasn't rushed at all.
Mark Kaye
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Yeah not a bad book. Finishes the Golden GLobe tale. Not as good as book one and two.
Mar 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Young Adult Novels:

The Speed of Falling Objects (HarperCollins/Inkyard Press). When Elephants Fly (HarperCollin/Inkyard Press.

Middle Grade:
(Junior Jedi Knights Trilogy) for LucasFilm (Berkeley Press).

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Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights (6 books)
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