Jedi Quest: The False Peace

April 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Reads)

peaceJedi Quest: The False Peace by Jude Watson

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The False Peace picks up following The Changing of the Guard, though we return to Coruscant for the bulk of the story. Obi-Wan, Anakin, Siri, and Ferus are still searching for Jenna Zan Arbor and Granta Omega, finding and losing them several times. Now, Obi-Wan has been called back to Coruscant to answer the Senate regarding the overthrow of the tyrannical ruler of Romin, from the previous novel. While there, they realize that Jenna and Granta are involved in a conspiracy involving the Senate.

This book ties together some of the biggest plot points not just from the Jedi Quest series, but also from Jedi Apprentice. We see familiar characters, familiar struggles, and familiar places as the book carries us through the events of the story, and it might be the best of the series so far. Watson captures the helplessness of Obi-Wan’s situation regarding the Senate, and fills the story with so much action that it’s hard to take a break from the book once you get started. Anakin and Ferus even seem to be getting along! With the stakes as high as they are, it’s inevitable that deaths will occur, and Watson approaches those scenes with care, making you feel it as much as the characters do.

Aside from being gripping and compelling, The False Peace is a strong story. I’ve said already that Jedi Quest isn’t as interesting as Jedi Apprentice, since the relationships between Masters and Apprentices are so different between the two, but here I’m reminded that it’s not Watson that’s the source of my feelings, but the characters themselves. I can’t blame Watson for having to work with such an egocentric character as Anakin.

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