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Master and Apprentice

(Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,226 ratings  ·  215 reviews
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.

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-Go
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 18th 2019 by Del Rey (first published April 16th 2019)
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I was a little disappointed in this book. It was ok and good in most places. I think my main problem with the book is having read the entire Jedi Apprentice series I had a very different picture in my mind of Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan. This being a new universe this could be forgiven, and Claudia Gray does a very good job with her own characters, but for me she just did not seem to Qui Gon and the Jedi right for me.

My problem with the Jedi was they seemed to need rescuing as much as the who they
Ana O
Dec 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Who do I have to kill, kidnap, bribe, or marry to get this book?

rachael ♡
Jul 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: star-wars-canon
This Cover. THIS COVER!!!

Claudia stays blessing me. QUEEN OF STAR WARS NOVELS.
Peter Hale
Aug 01, 2018 marked it as to-read
"Qui-Gon Jinn". Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time; long time.
Neil R. Coulter
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, star-wars
My history with Claudia Gray’s Star Wars novels hasn’t been very positive. Her first, Lost Stars, was one of the early entries in the new canon, and it has a lot of fans—but for a number of reasons, I didn’t care for it. Nor did I enjoy her two Leia-focused books, Bloodline and Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

But then I read her short story, “Master and Apprentice,” in From a Certain Point of View, and it was by far one of the best things I’ve read in the new canon. That story offered a quiet, reflec
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I have been most impressed with Claudia Gray’s books in the new Star Wars canon, and I have to say, she has yet to disappoint me. Now she’s at the top of her game once again with Star Wars: Master & Apprentice, a novel set a handful of years before the events of The Phantom Menace which shines the light on 17-year-old padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi and his complicated relationship with his mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn.

When the book
Jul 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: star-wars

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

We've been given so much new content for the prequel trilogy lately and it's making me appreciate this era more than I used to, I am so happy.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm preparing to fall into another star wars phase in two months and I have no regrets. The Jude Watson series about these two was basically my late childhood.
This book has many shortcomings, but in the end these were irrelevant to me, because I simply enjoyed the story.

The strongest elements are the development of Qui-Gon Jinn’s relationships with both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku—these are the best character-based parts to the story, and I was happy that (to the best of my knowledge) they didn’t seriously contradict any of the pre-Disney Legends canon, so that this book can sit comfortably enough in both (or either) continuities. There are some as
Jul 24, 2018 marked it as to-read

/ that is all
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
The cover makes me so happy I'm crying, it looks just like Last of the Jedi books which was the first full series I read on my own 😭
This will make another fine addition to my collection
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: solid, star-wars
Me, mining this book exhaustively for every tiny detail about Jedi Order tradition, the master & padawan relationship, the layout of the Jedi Temple, and ancient Jedi prophecy: Wait, this book is supposed to have, like, a story?

This book does, in fact, have a story, and the story is mostly about Qui-Gon Jinn.

Obi-Wan is there, and we occasionally dip into his perspective, but the journey is mostly Qui-Gon's, the growth is mostly Qui-Gon's, and the eyes through which we view events are almost
Jonathan D
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
👏🏼This 👏🏼 book👏🏼 right 👏🏼 here 👏🏼

Wow. I have never been so blindsided by a book before. I really thought this was going to be a straightforward, simple, Master and Apprentice style storyline. What it was, though, was a deep, interesting look at philosophy and morality while also having action, twists, and plenty of Star Wars references.

To begin with, I love how Claudia Gray writes Qui-Gon. She has stated that he is one of her favorite, if not her favorite character in Star Wars. Early in the nov
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
It’s me, book, not you. I’ll try again soon when I am less grumpy.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one!

This gets 5 wars out of 5 stars purely for the fun I've had reading it
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 out of 5 -- My full review can be found here:
Kieran McAndrew
An offer to join the Jedi Council may end Qui-Gon Jinn's mentorship of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but before he makes a decision, a coronation and a slave dispute takes the Jedi Knight and his Padawan away from Coruscant to Pijal.

Gray's novel fits well into the 'Star Wars' universe and deepens our understanding of Qui-Hon Jinn, but feels like a placeholder, waiting for a better story to take over.
Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Can it hold a candle to the wonderful Jude Watson Jedi Apprentice books though??? We shall see...
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I remember when I saw The Phantom Menace in the theater. I was in the 5th grade and I fell in love with Ewan McGreggor... but, I also was touched by the brief time we shared with Qui Gon Jinn. Lucas did so well in casting Liam in the role that to this day if someone adapts Qui Gon I need to be able to picture Liam saying the lines and if they flow with his character.

Little of Qui Gon's background has made it's way into official canon. There is now the extinct EU that seemed to focus on his time
Tait Sougstad
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Prepare yourself to be dazzled with council meetings, political discussions, teacher/student angst, and characters as flat as the paper they are printed on. Qui Gon and Obi Wan must wrestle with the ethical perils of corporatocracy, cultural imperialism, slavery, prophecies, and the Jedi code. Once again, Claudia Gray sculpts a lengthy and monotonous young-adult sci-fi, baptizes it in a bacta tank, which the Disney Star Wars story group rubber stamped for production. (Are you guys even reading t ...more
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wanted to love this so much for many reasons but i can't.
I'm a fan of Claudia Gray, i think she is the best writer in Star Wars canon so far and i had high hopes for this book mainly because Obi-Wan Kenobi is my favourite character but i have to be honest and say i i'ma a little bit disappointed with this one.

Everything Jedi related is excelent, you get a lot of lore in here about the Jedi, the prophecies, a lot about Qui-Gon Jinn wich is something i wanted for a while and i wasn't disappointe
Jordan Anderson
It was extremely hard to ignore the cloud of hype and anticipation that surrounded the pre-release of Master and Apprentice. For months, this book was constantly promoted, constantly talked about. It was almost as big as the news that Disney had purchased the Star Wars franchise and was gonna be releasing more films.

I bought into the hype, chopped down on that bait, hook, line, and sinker. After all, this was a canon novel, written before the events of The Phantom Menace, and penned by the amazi
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5. A solid Star Wars story that reveals a lot about the Jedi council and the relationship between Qui-gon and Obi-wan. The audio book is a fantastic production, as the narrator does a great job of imitating Liam Neeson and Ewan Mcgregor for the book’s titular characters. His Christopher Lee is also serviceable.

The story pits following the letter of the law against following the spirit of the law in regard to the Jedi code. It’s interesting, but it gets a bit long and bogged down in side char
Angela H.
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Claudia Gray portrays the struggles that led to bringing Quigon and Obiwon together as master and apprentice. Their thoughts, actions, and words are expressed as if they are attempting to understand each other. Ultimately, their bond grows powerfully that allow them to work together for good.

The author also expresses betrayal in two folds - in Jedi Council and in their mission. Hints are placed within the story that reveals the betrayers. If you are knowledgeable on StarWars, you may already kn
Jan 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Really excited to read this, yet a little scared since I know the author doesn't always write squeaky-clean books. I'm hoping to see a lot of Obi-Wan being his awesome self, and I'd love it if the book features his romance with Satine (as long as it's clean, of course!). XP
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was...not the book I was looking for.

CG wrote the two (pretty unarguably) best books in the new Star Wars canon, so it's safe to say my expectations for this were pretty high -- especially since Obi-Wan is my favorite character not named Ahsoka Tano.


The political plot was as dull as that of The Phantom Menace. And character-wise, Qui-Gon remains as inscrutable as ever, while Obi-Wan has been shoved into a box labeled "persnickety rule-follower and/or whiny teenager." I mean??? No one

How did I not know of this book's existence until now???

Lost Stars is one of my favorite books of all time and I loved Claudia Gray's short story in From a Certain Point of View (also about Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon!) so I am so excited for this one!

Please don't let me down.
Aaron Wempe
So most of the ratings I’ve seen on here are people cheering for the cover or the fact that Gray was the author. I read Bloodline, 10X better than this novel for me. This one just feel short in dialogue, setting, and pacing. I’ve read every new canon book to date and this is by far not the worst, but not where near the top for me. I’d say if you want a great Gray book go with Bloodline. This one was just meh for me overall. I don’t think I’ll give it another shot.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
**As per all of my reviews, I like to preface by saying that I listened to this book in audiobook format. This does indeed slightly skew my rating. I have found that audiobooks, give me a better "relationship" with the characters if done well, but also kills the book for me if narrated poorly. Also due to the nature of listening to the text, names and places may be spelled incorrectly here as I often do not have the physical volume in front of me.
Also, I have written this review in a "rolling u
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Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actual ...more

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“What use are ideals if we cannot fit them to the universe as we find it?” Qui-Gon had once asked him. “If our beliefs tell us one thing, and the needs of real people tell us another, can there be any question of which we should listen to?” This all sounded very lofty when Qui-Gon said it, but in actuality it meant things like, It’s okay to “borrow” a spaceship from criminals if you really need it, or If I can win this tribe’s independence in a game of chance, then it’s worth selling my Padawan’s best robe for chips to get into the game.” 0 likes
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