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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 44 and 40 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[The Deadly Hunter]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Deadly Hunter
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2000)

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1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Nobody knows her name. Nobody knows when she will strike. All they know is that she is a deadly bounty hunter and her latest mission has taken her to Coruscant, home of the Jedi.
Her target: an old friend of Qui-Gon Jinn's. Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, make an attempt to catch her and fail.
Now they are her targets, too.

This story occurs approximately 11 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (43 years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Deadly Hunter reads as a huge prologue to another story. It meanders and wanders through a trail of suspects in an investigation undertaken by Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in order to help out a friend of the Jedi, Didi Oddo. It seems to lack any sort of definite purpose Ė yes, it introduces a sinister new adversary for the Jedi pair; yes, it showcases Watsonís writing skill in terms of the finesse of her description and her combat scenes; yes, the investigation the Jedi are sent on keeps you guessing about the true nature of the problem.
"However, I just didnít care.
"Watson introduces new characters here, all of whom seem flat and uninteresting. I found it very difficult to engage with the story because of this; there is no tension to a situation if you do not empathise with the participants. Didi and his daughter just seemed rather bourgeois Ė ironically, I suffered the same feelings that Obi-Wan did at the start of the story. Unlike Obi-Wan, though, I didnít warm to them. Only at the end, when there occurs a large cliff-hanger, did I feel anything.
"The story is well constructed and well written, but I didnít connect with it in any way, which made for a fairly lacklustre read."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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