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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 Call to Vengeance ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Call to Vengeance
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2001)

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1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Qui-Gon Jinn is a man on the edge. His heart has been shattered. His beliefs have been destroyed. And now he is dangerously close to stepping over a line that no Jedi dares to cross.
He wants revenge.
His fellow Jedi - his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Jedi Council member Mace Windu - will try to stop him. But when Qui-Gon strikes out on his own, anything can happen. Revenge is not a Jedi trait... but it is a human one. Can Qui-Gon seperate his personal feelings from his Jedi training?

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:

"After the rather shocking ending of The Death of Hope, the plot of The Call to Vengeance was fairly clear from the offset: Qui-Gon would battle his slide to the dark side in the wake of Tahl’s death.
"This is, basically, what happens. There are several twists and turns as both Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan independently track down the culprits, none of which seem to perform any other function than to delay the inevitable. This is the problem that is now plaguing the Jedi Apprentice series: there is too much repetitious meandering of the storytelling. The separate volumes have fallen into a definite pattern, and although they are all constructed around different places/characters/events, the central idea behind the stories is tediously predictable. The series as a whole has lost its edge through excessive protraction. The Call to Vengeance suffers a lot due to this. Qui-Gon’s internal struggle is fine, as is Obi-Wan’s strained relationship with long time friend, Bant and the cameo by Mace Windu adds a touch of gravitas. Nevertheless, it is impossible to shake of the feeling of déjà vu as the detective work continues. Even the duplicitous nature of one of the supporting characters comes as no surprise (I had suspected as much since the middle of the previous book).
"The Jedi Apprentice series is growing tired. It will hopefully wrap itself up with a bang in the final two volumes, rather than dwindling into mediocrity."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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