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Hidden Past [School & Library Binding]

Jude Watson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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August 1999 Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice (Book 3)
The mysterious and action-packed journey continues as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn reveals new insights to his ambitious 13-year-old apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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After surviving the hair-raising events of The Rising Force and The Dark Rival, Jedi Knight Qui-Gon and 13-year-old apprentice Obi-Wan are officially master and Padawan. The two have been sent off on their first mission by Master Yoda, who has given them a boring assignment: overseeing the elections on Gala, where Prince Beju has been forced to submit his promised throne to a popular vote. As usual for our Jedi heroes, though, nothing goes quite as planned--on the way to Gala they get hijacked to Phindar, where the evil Syndicat rules by erasing the memories of its enemies. Faster than the flick of a lightsaber, master and apprentice find themselves back in hot water, struggling to help their Phindarian buddies overthrow the Syndicat crime lords. After a double-cross here and a blaster fight there, the two discover that even Prince Beju is involved in the Syndicat's nefarious schemes. Dark Rival's author Jude Watson (who's also helped Princess Leia and Queen Amidala tell their stories) is back in fine form to continue this excellent series. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner May 30 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This story is officially the beginning of Qui Gon and Obi Wans master, Padawan relationship. As with just about all of the books in this series, this book comes with a moral, as well as an interesting story. You get the sense of how both Qui Gon, and Obi Wan help each other to grow not only as individuals, but as Jedi knights too. The author does a good job of illustrating the fact that even though Obi Wan and Qui Gon are both loyal members of the Jedi, they both have very different, but accommodating, personality traits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In my opinion, the best Jedi Apprentice book! April 5 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
After the exciting adventures in "The Rising Force" and "The Dark Rival", Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are now Master and Padawan. They are sent together on their first official mission to the planet of Gala. For many years the planet has been ruled by the Beju-Tallah dynasty but now the queen has decided to give an election for the new ruler. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn's mission is to observe to make sure the elections go smoothly. But they never get a chance to even reach the planet as they are hijacked to the planet of Phindar. The Jedis find out that their hijacking had been planned by Obi-Wan's old friend Guerra and his brother Paxxi. For years the evil and cruel Syndicate have been controlling the people through shortages in food, medical supplies, money, and more. And if anyone tries to revolt, they take away they erase their memories. Guerra and Paxxi plead for the Jedis to help them and a band of rebels to stop the Syndicate. At first Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are reluctant to get involved, they change their minds when they find out that somehow the Prince Beju of Gala is somehow involved. But Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan must be very careful... or they might end up having their pasts wiped out forever...
One of my favorites books in the entire Jedi Apprentice series! There's plenty of action and adventure, suspense and excitement. The story doesn't end in this book, continuing in book four, "The Mark of the Crown". Jude Watson has certainly done an astounding job, the plot and story of the book is so unique and interesting and I couldn't put it down! I still enjoy reading the books as much as I did when they first started coming out in the summer of 1999.
This series explains a lot about how Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan first meet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great birthday HE's having! March 3 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is great! It's starts off with Obi-Wan Kenobi's 13th birthday, he thinks Qui-Gon's forgotten that he's supposed to give his Padawan a gift. It takes Obi-Wan not paying much attention for Qui-Gon to ask if he is thinking about his birthday! He then preceads to give Obi-Wan...a rock?! Obi-Wan put's it in his pocket and he (and you) forget about it. They are then ready to go on there first mission together, to the planet Gala, to oversee elections for a new govenor, but on the way their pilot monuvers them onto a differant planet and then, dissapears. Later, after fighting off the assasin droids waiting as a welcoming part, they find their pilot. And almost amidiatly get tangled up in a fight for freedom on that planet, of Phindar! Oh, (if you have read Dark Rival) guess who is back? The phindian Guerra! In the prosses of the fight for freedom, Obi-Wan gets captured and taken to the leaders, where he is told he must suffer the worst fate, the loss of his memory! Now Qui-Gon, Paxxi (pilot), and Guerra, along with a few other friends, have to raid the treasury while the leader is trying to trade with the prince of, you guessed it, GALA! Obi-Wan, who is waiting for for them to come and erase his memory, suddenly discovers that his rock, is no ordinary rock! I won't give away the ending, but I really reckomend this exciting book! Oh quick note, don't ever try to figure out Obi-Wan's birthday by the publish date of this book or book 11 (when he turns 14) because if you do, you will get three differant answers (January, April, and July)!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good third adventure in the series Jan. 21 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I must admit that the second book was so good, I wondered if this book could match up to it. I was not disapointed. This book had an extremly well thought out plot, exellent character development, and succeded in being the best yet, which is quite a feat since the second book was so good. For a basic summery, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are about to go on their first adventure together as master and padawan(still don't know what that word means), and they are suddenly hijacked and forced to land on the planet Phindaar instead, and they try to help the oppressed people their. On the way they meet up with Obi-Wan's friend Guerra from the previous book, along with his brother Paxxi, and they go on an exiting adventure together trying to sneak supplies out to the suppressed people. I was wondering in the previous two books, did they forget that Obi-Wan had a brother? At last in this book he is mentioned. I first found this out in the Essential Guide to Characters, that Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother was Owen Lars, the same one who raised Luke along with his wife Beru! Something I still wonder about though, and that I hope the books ahead will answer, is that where exactly did Obi-Wan come from? What is his home planet? Anyway, fans of all ages should not let themselves deterred by the short length and the obvious fact they are most intended for young children. I am fifteen and I love these books. They are definitly on a par with the incredible Young Jedi Knights and Junior Jedi Knights, (which feature Han and Leia's children) and even some of the adult novels I've read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fine 3rd instalment about Obi-Wan's apprenticeship
Obi-Wan has at last become the Padawan of Qui-Gon Jinn and is about to leave on his first official mission. Things couldnt be better, right? Think again! Read more
Published on Dec 13 2003 by audrey
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hidden Past(Star Wars:Jedi Apprentice,Book 3)
It's a book filled with adventure and excitment. If you love Star Wars, you'll love this book.
Published on Jan. 10 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Jace Emero , Jedi Master
I loved this book, read it 4 times.The action and connection between the Derida bros and Qui Gon & Obi wan was entertaining. Read more
Published on May 14 2002 by Jace Emero
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooooh, talk about COOL!
This is an AWESOME book! As always, the JA series is the coolest! I thought looking into Obi-Wan's past was very interesting, especially since I have such a HUGE crush on... Read more
Published on June 11 2001 by "jediashley1"
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites, a great book!
After two unofficial missions, Qui-Gon Ginn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are officially Master and Padawan. Jedi Master Yoda has sent them to Gala to oversee elections for a new ruler. Read more
Published on June 5 2001 by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves it.
I've read the entire series to my son . . . 3 chapters an evening. We love the story line and the time together.
Published on May 21 2001 by M. Sankey
5.0 out of 5 stars Master and Padawan
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are now master and padawan. Thier first mission together is to observe an election on the planet Gala. Read more
Published on May 13 2001 by Joe J Barclay
5.0 out of 5 stars This was one of the best!
I must say these Jedi Apprentice books are very good, but I must tell you though Obi-Wan gets knocked-out A LOT in the series!! This book is one of my favorites. Read more
Published on April 10 2001 by maleana kriss
5.0 out of 5 stars This was one of the best!
I must say these Jedi Apprentice books are very good, but I must tell you though Obi-Wan gets knocked-out A LOT in the series!! This book is one of my favorites. Read more
Published on April 10 2001 by maleana kriss
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hidden Past
An exciting and emotional addition to the series, The Hidden Past portrays a wonderful writing and is excellent in storyline. Read more
Published on March 8 2001 by "shayamorph"
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