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The Dark Rival (1999)

The Dark Rival (1999)
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3.77 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
0590519255 (ISBN13: 9780590519250)
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English
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scholastic inc.
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The Dark Rival (1999)
The Dark Rival (1999)

About book: Tras leer una primera novela de la saga algo flojita, de ésta segunda esperaba más de lo mismo. Y cuál ha sido mi sorpresa al ver que me atrapaba y me mantenía interesado hasta el final de la misma.Como he dicho ya, en un mundo Jedi el introducir cosillas del lado Oscuro siempre es interesante, y si encima se trata del aprendiz desaparecido de un personaje tan importante como es Qui Gon Jinn, pues mejor que mejor.Por si fuera poco también acierta al enlazar la trama con la del libro anterior en lo que a seguir con las compañías de explotación minera se refiere. Una continuidad que ayuda a no tener que volver a detallar cómo es cada una de ellas ni las prácticas que podemos esperar.Una buena novela ligera, de esas que pasan sin darte cuenta y que cuenta con el atractivo de ambientarse en un universo tan querido como es el de Star Wars.Gran salto de calidad que me hace tener ganas de seguir con ésta saga. Así sí que vale la pena meterse en Aprendiz de Jedi.Reseña completa en: http://darlantan8.blogspot.com.es/201...

Following the events of Rising Force , the second installment in the Let's-Learn-about-Cutiepie-Baby-Obi Jedi Apprentice series digs deeper into the relationship between Obi-Wan and his soon to be master Qui-Gon Jinn, in an evocative, efficient way. The plot may be rather more predictable this time around - and the secondary characters less interesting - but our two protagonists remain well rounded, faithful to their cinematic characterisations and, as always, very emotionally compelling. Xanatos and his history with Qui-Gon is a welcome addition, making him a fascinating villain despite his simplistic goals of vengeance (yes, we've never seen that before in star wars!). While being a junior novel, Dark Rival very much holds up and is enjoyable and intriguing, with good characters and emotion, without forgetting the über clever and perfect analogy of the Broken Circle. However, I will be more than happy to leave the mining facilities of Bandomeer behind in the next book.
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Ruth
Wonderful continuation as Qui-Gon begins to let go of the past and accept that his future is one that is linked to Obi-Wan. Highly recommend not only this book, but this entire series. Great background for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's Master/Padawan relationship. Even though these are 'kids' books, they are filled with enough action/adventure to keep adults entertained as well.(Spoiler Warning)Obi-Wan meets Qui-Gon's previous Padawan. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are forced to work together to stop Xantos from destroying Bandomeer.
Jamie Fessenden
I was excited when I picked up this tale of young Obi-Wan Kenobi, since we know so little of his past. I was unable to find the first in the series, but I didn't think starting with the second would be a problem -- and it wasn't, in terms of being able to follow the story.Unfortunately, the writing was really lackluster. I found it difficult to care about the characters and the story never really gripped me, and I really think it had to do with the rhythm of the prose -- all short declarative sentences, as if it had been written for a very young age group. The odd thing is that I didn't notice this in another book I read by the same author. But for some reason, it really stood out for me in this book.
Alayne
4/5La verdad que no sé si cada vez se pone mejor o están casi todos igual de buenos, pero sí que es atrapante la historia.(¡al fin aceptó Qui-Gon a Obi-Wan como Padawan!) Más allá de que uno -habiendo visto las películas y siendo fan de star wars- sabe que tarde o temprano van a terminar siendo maestro y aprendiz, desespera e inquieta bastante lo mucho que tarda y duda en aceptarlo a Obi-Wan. De todas maneras, lo hace aún más atrapante y entretenido, pero no pude evitar sonreír cuando finalmente pasó y decir "¡cuánto te tardaste!". Conocer el pasado y secreto de Qui-Gon resultó interesante, y ver como supera todos estos obstáculos que le impedían seguir adelante y tomar otro padawan, interesa también. Es cortito como el anterior, pero está lleno de aventuras e intrigas. ¡A seguir con el otro!
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