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)!