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    Anybody read this? It was the latest by Claudia Gray, and it details a turning point in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's master/padawan relationship.


    It also deals a bit in some flashback chapters with Dooku and Qui-Gon, something we didn't get a lot of in the old EU either.


    What's most interesting for me was that the plot deliberately I think, echoes The Phantom Menace (Well, the Naboo crisis at least, but without Gungans) but with quite a few interesting twists and turns.


    The character of Rael is also interesting. He's kind of a "maverick" Jedi like Qui-Gon himself (and also a former apprentice of Dooku's), but comes across with a sort of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark kind of attitude (Although Gray says he's based a bit more on Benjamin Bratt). There's also a possibility Aveross could show up in another work down the line. Ditto with the two freighter pilots from very different backgrounds, one of whom comes off as a human C-3PO (For reasons that become sort of obvious).


    The novel also sheds some light on Obi-Wan's hatred of flying, but his working well with Veracytyls (the giant lizards from ROTS).
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    Read the book, really good, IMHO.

    Aveross is also in the Jedi Lost audio drama/published script project.
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    Kind of like the story's main twist, kind of like if Padme wound up becoming like Palpatine.
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    I really enjoyed the novel. Every Claudia Gray SW book has been a winner for me .

    One thing I found interesting was that apparently the Order isn't against romantic liaisons like they are romantic attachments and that Qui-Gonn might have had a lost love in his life that Rael alludes to (is that were Obi-Wan gets it from?).

    Also some interesting insight into how the Jedi perceive the Force and the different perspectives on it. And some interesting insight into Dooku.

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    I think it's something that Lucas actually clarified in an interview-while the Jedi are not supposed to form attachments, they are not necessarily celibate.
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