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The Dark Rival

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The Dark Rival

Author:
Jude Watson

Publisher:
Scholastic

Release date:
May 3, 1999

Series:
Jedi Apprentice (Young Reader Novels)

Star Wars Saga Timeline:
43.7 BBY

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PLOT

Qui-Gon Jinn's past is not at rest. How can he forge a bond with young Obi-Wan Kenobi while he is haunted by the betrayal of his first apprentice—Xanatos? Xanatos was also a promising student—until the dark side of the Force intervened. Qui-Gon thought he was gone forever.

But now Xanatos is back.

And he wants revenge.

SUMMARY

The exciting tale begun in Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force continues in Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival. While thankful for Obi-Wan's life-saving help on the trip to Bandomeer, Qui-Gon must put aside his mixed feelings over the young apprentice and take care of his peace mission. But he soon finds out that he's been tricked—not only did the planet's government not call for him, but the request may have come from his former-apprentice-gone-to-the-dark-side, the sinister Xanatos. Qui-Gon stays on Bandomeer to help rival mining companies there negotiate and to find out more about his fallen Jedi Padawan. Obi-Wan and Si Treemba investigate a secret annex Argi-Corps giant dome located in the Eastern Enrichment Zone, which he suspects belongs to the Offworld Corporation. Xanatos finds Obi-Wan in the annex, Offworld security guards battle and capture Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is sent to the Great Sea of Bandomeer as a prisoner to become a miner on a deepsea mining platform. He meets Guerra a Phindian who he works with to try an escape.

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