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Master & Apprentice

(Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 472 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Del Rey
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Khurram
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
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megs_bookrack
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4.5-stars**



In anticipation of the release of the new Star Wars: The High Republic books, I have been in such a mood to devour as much of the current Canon content as I can.

Reading Master and Apprentice hot on the heels of Dooku: Jedi Lost was so satisfying!!!



This novel follows Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The events of this book fall after the audiobook, Dooku: Jedi Lost, and prior to the film, The Phantom Menace.

Obi-Wan is Qui-Gon's first Apprentice. Their relati
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rachael ♡
Jul 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars-canon
This Cover. THIS COVER!!!



Claudia stays blessing me. QUEEN OF STAR WARS NOVELS.
Neil R. Coulter
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, fiction
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
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Peter Hale
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Qui-Gon Jinn". Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time; long time. ...more
Peyton Reads
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this so much! I highly recommend the audiobook because the voice acting is awesome and there are so many sound effects that immerse you into the world. It felt like I was listening to a movie!
Grace
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 alw
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Ben Brown
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I’ve long maintained that in the time since Disney’s purchase of “Star Wars” in 2012, the very best materials released thus far in the new canon – and I’m including all of the new movies under this umbrella – have been Claudia Gray’s “Star Wars” novels. “Lost Stars,” “Bloodline”, and “Leia: Princess of Alderaan” are all TERRIFIC books, taking characters that we all know and love and placing them in thrilling, very OT-“Star Wars”-esque narratives. Which makes the fact that “Master and Apprentice, ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/05/02/...

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 begi
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Lucie
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

January 28, 2020: after reading it

For me, Master and Apprentice wasn't easy to get along with, at first: I struggled a bit to get a sense of the characters and found it to be a bit slow, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it!

Every tiny bit of world-building in this galaxy always makes me the happiest: in this, I loved that it explored the prophecies, as well as kyber crystals (I just love when they talk about the kyber crystals, what can I say) and how rebellious Qui-Gon was (he
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Robert
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those Who Turn Toward the Light
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“It matters which side we choose. Even if there will never be more light than darkness. Even if there can be no more joy in the galaxy than there is pain. For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch—it matters. I don’t turn toward the light because it means someday I’ll ‘win’ some sort of cosmic game. I turn toward it because it is the light.”



We live in morally grey times, and to its credit the mythos of Star Wars is flexing to incorporate a little more cynic
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Jim C
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book takes place before the prequel movies. In this one, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are sent to a planet that is about to sign a treaty that will open a hyperspace corridor which means this planet will be connected to the rest of the galaxy. Obviously, things don't go as planned.

This book is a terrific look into the relationship between master and padawan. It is also a terrific look into each character especially Qui-Gon. Their relationship isn't the smoothest and we get to see why as these two di
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Cho
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 childhood. ...more
DiscoSpacePanther
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
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CF Dracarys
My thoughts on this book fluctuated as I read on. At times I thought it was really dull, other times I was eager to read it as I waited for my shift to end, and at one point I was certain I was going to give this book five stars. With the ending, I've landed on three stars with the resounding feeling that this book was alright, but nothing exceptional.

I understand that Star Wars is very Disney-esque in their plotlines and that things aren't ever going to get like how I love storylines to be- vio
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Jerry
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Years ago, there was a fabulous Star Wars novel series called Jedi Apprentice. Though it was intended for younger readers--after all, it was published by Scholastic--it brought new life to the character of Qui-Gon Jinn, who I always wished we'd seen more of after he got killed in The Phantom Menace. Jude Watson, who wrote all but the first book in that series, did an excellent job of bringing a galaxy far, far away to the page.

So, then...why are they giving us an alternate version of Qui-Gon and
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Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Similarly to the Star Wars films, this novel was action PACKED. From start to finish, it was a quick novel to read due to the action and the pacing of the story, but I forced myself to read it slowly so I didn't miss any details or foreshadowing. Even with paying close attention, I'm sure I missed small details of the story to come.

This novel was my first experience reading a book set in the Star Wars universe and I can't wait to read more. It gave me a better understanding of the story behind
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Allyson
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.

But...

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
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Catherine Stormblessed
QUI-GON AND OBI-WAN ARE PRECIOUS AND MUST BE PROTECTED (except they’re both dead now so RIP...BUT STILL).
I’m glad I could finally get to this. The characterization and overall quality of this novel is fantastic. Claudia Gray is such a great asset to the Star Wars novelizations. I love how she stays true to the heart of Star Wars. It feels so authentic and immersive.
I absolutely loved gaining a more intimate knowledge of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan’s dynamic. Father and son relationships are so wholesome
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Drewthereader20
This was so good. Plz check out the audiobook of this one! There were a lot of sound effects and nice voice acting as well!(:
Anne Pauline
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so let me get this straight: Qui-Gon was one of my first Star Wars crush ever (sorry Anakin, you came long time after). In the Phantom Menace, we don’t have a lot of informations about him except that he seems very close to Obi-Wan despite their differences. With Master & Apprentice, you get to know better the both of them, especially Qui-Gon. Claudia Gray portrays a beautiful character with doubts and strength and gives also a glimpse of his youth and training alongside Count Dooku.

I love ho
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Romie
this was such a comforting read! I loved getting to see more of Qui-Gon's and Obi-Wan's sort of father-son relationship. it's very touching to read about, to see how much they love and respect each other. and reading about 17yo Obi-Wan definitely added years to my life! (4.18) ...more
Ashley
Still ace at Star Wars novels, Claudia. I really should read her non-Star Wars work at some point, but every time I finish one of her SW books, I'm left satisfied, and feel no need to do so. Perhaps this is a mistake.

This book was unexpected, both in that she chose to write about the earlier period of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi's partnership instead of the later period most SW writers play in, and that I enjoyed it so much, when I'm usually not that into prequel-era Star Wars very much. I
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Melinda
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75⭐️
I liked this book! I know I know it’s SW, but it was a bit too much politics for me...
But at the end I liked how it wrapped up everything.
(Also I’m very distracted because of what is happening in the World these days, so maybe I will read it again one day when I won’t be stressed this much, and I will be able to concentrate more)
Maria
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 😭
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This will make another fine addition to my collection
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Kingtchalla83
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Claudia Gray is is a phenomenal author. I've only read her Star Wars books, but ole boy! I found myself highlighting whole sections while reading. Once again I purchased the book with an audio upgrade. Listening to a Stars War is an experience because of the narrator, music and sound effects. The production is unlike any book I've listened to before.
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Master & Apprentice follows Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, his Padawan. Their relationship is slightly dis
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Moony (The Burglar Baggins) MeowPoff
There's no emotion - there's is peace.
There is no ignorance - there is knowlegde
There is no passion - there is serenity.
There is no chaos - there is harmony


Propechy in dreams is possible through the illumination of the active intellect over our soul. - Ibn Rushd, Also known as Averros


I loved that i got more time with Qui Gon and Obi-Wan, that i could get to see how they acted together, more. Why they were so good together as master and apprentice and how they overcame differenses and tried to
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janel
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s me, book, not you. I’ll try again soon when I am less grumpy.
Lindz.
I didn't know I was possible that these books just keep getting better and better. This one brought to light so many things in the universe. And I realized I might just be as much in love with Qui-Gon as I am with Kylo or even Anakin. The single Jedi that I actually respect. He had such a wider way of looking at things. I had a moment were in yelled at yoda-- because good lord the Jedi council got it all so damned wrong, and in all these stories you see it's their arrogance. Their willingness to ...more
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