Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue

February 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , , )

rescueJedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue by Jude Watson

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The trilogy surrounding Qui-Gon’s abduction comes to a close with The Dangerous Rescue, which picks up just moments after the end of The Evil Experiment. Obi-Wan refuses to leave the lab where Qui-Gon is imprisoned, and he stays to help him escape and bring Jenna Zan Arbor, the scientist who imprisoned him, to justice. Of course, nothing is as simple as that, and the two of them, with the help of Adi and Siri, another Master/Padawan pair from the Temple, race to discover the connection between the scientist and a notable Senator from the Galactic Senate.

I had high hopes for this volume after The Evil Experiment set up the events so well, but I was a little disappointed in how Watson brought it all together. The story gets a little convoluted as several characters travel from planet to planet to gather all the clues, and sometimes it feels like the author brought in characters just to get herself out of a hole. There were strings of coincidence throughout to bring all the loose points together, and while it’s easy to say the Force brought them all together to solve the case, it’s a bit of a cop-out.

Watson still brings this trilogy to a satisfying close, but the journey to get there strains the willful suspension of disbelief. I understand there’s another trilogy in the remaining seven books, and I hope she handles the plot a bit better in that one.

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