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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 Death of Hope ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Death of Hope
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: 3 / 5]

"I pledge myself to you, Tahl."
"I pledge myself to you, Qui-Gon."
With these words, two Jedi Knights acknowledge that their bond had grown beyond friendship and into love.
Now Tahl has been abducted in a trap that Qui-Gon feels he should have foreseen. Consumed by dark visions, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi must do everything in their power to get her back before it's too late. But that won't be easy in a land where noboy can be trusted... and everyone has something to hide.

This story occurs approximately 9 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (41 years before the Battle of Yavin).


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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The tale begun in The Ties That Bind continues in The Death of Hope, with the two Jedi heading off in pursuit of their kidnapped comrade, Tahl.
"The pursuit takes up the entirety of the book which is, sadly, too much. Whilst at the beginning, there is a sense of urgency regarding the plight and the tension that Qui-Gon feels is almost tangible, as the story progresses, with digressions and distractions assaulting Tahlís rescuers, any immediacy wears off and there is a distinct lack of drive to the story that lets it down immensely. As Qui-Gonís frustration builds regarding these diversions, so does the readers, partly due to empathy, but also because the hold-ups seem to bleed away any pacing to the story. I appreciate that this is, in fact, their purpose, but it didnít make the reading experience any less irritating. It takes things just a touch too far, turning a literary device to whet the readerís need to plough ahead into moderate banality.
"The most impressive part of the book was the journey undertaken by Qui-Gon. He battles within; his Jedi training on one side and his feelings for Tahl on the other. Watson allows us to easily empathise with Qui-Gon throughout the book, particularly at the end, which is most poignant.
"Tense and emotive, it loses its pacing and doesnít fully recover, although the ending is a stunner."

Rating: 3 / 5

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