[ Star Wars Books ]

[Star Wars Books RSS Feed][Star Wars Books Twitter][Star Wars Books Facebook]

Page updated: 20th May 2011  
[A Guide to using Star Wars Books]
[Articles and Features]
[Release Schedule]
[The Old Republic]
[Rise of the Empire]
[The Clone Wars]
[The Rebellion]
[The New Republic]
[The New Jedi Order]
[The Legacy of the Force]
[Fate of the Jedi]
[Infinities Books]
[Book Reviews]
[Children's Books]
[Audio Books]
[Site Updates]
[Contact Us]
[] Bookmark and Share

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

[ The Dangerous Rescue ]

Paperback Youth Novel
Check availability & pricing at:



The Dangerous Rescue
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2001)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Murder. Kidnapping. Torture.
Jenna Zan Arbor will stop at nothing in her quest to discover the secrets of the Force - and use them for her own power and greed. One Jedi remains in her dangerous grasp. And a whole planet is being held hostage by her sinister plans.
Only a single team of Jedi stands in her way...

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

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"Jude Watson concludes her Zan Arbor/Ona Nobis storyline in The Dangerous Rescue. This particular trilogy of books is, I feel, a weak set in the series, being based on unappealing characters and unnecessarily convoluted storylines.
"The first gripe has to be the characters. I found Astri Oddoís naÔve stubbornness to be rather boring and as for the trio of aliens from Simpla-12, the less said the better Ė the three stooges they are not. Then there was the plot itself. The title implies, curiously enough, that a rescue attempt will be undertaken and that it will, surprisingly, be dangerous. However, although there are no less than three separate rescues made in the book, they take up a scant five chapters of a twenty-nine chapter book. The rest of the time is spent on a variety of different pursuits, all of which are as uninteresting as each other. They have their purposes, of course, such as allowing Obi-Wan to show how much he has matured by using rational thinking instead of impulsiveness to affect his decision-making, but for the most part they feel like time fillers.
"Itís not all bad. As with all of Watsonís writing it is detailed enough to paint interesting pictures, but so overly complicated as make it description for descriptionís sake and the combat is neatly conveyed. There is also the return of Adi Gallia, a character who deserves more development than she gets, and the satisfying fate of the two main antagonists (despite both conclusions being rather hastily achieved).
"Generally, I didnít like this storyline. The book is OK, but OK is the best praise I can really offer it."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

Do you agree or disagree with these reviews? Do you think that they have missed the point? Then why not review this story yourself? Click here.
[ www.swbooks.co.uk ]

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact | Print this page