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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 Hidden Past ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Hidden Past
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (1999)

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1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

After Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn are hijacked to the planet Phindar, they find themselves trapped in a world gone mad. The ruling Syndicat controls the people by erasing their memories. The planet's only hope lies with a band of thieving rebels.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are caught in a mind war. And if they're not careful, their own pasts will be wiped out forever.

This story occurs approximately 12 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (44 years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"This third Jedi Apprentice book is, sadly, not as compelling as the previous book, or even the first volume. It lacks purpose and ambles along like a brief sojourn in the middle of a main storyline. Whilst the first book looked at Qui-Gon’s first meeting with Obi-Wan and the second chronicled the two becoming master and apprentice, this book seems only to fill time between two main events and set up what will probably be main points in the fourth book. Whilst it contains the same simplistic effectiveness that characterises Watson’s efficient style, its ostensible lack of pertinence to the main story makes it quite forgettable.
"There are, naturally, good points, such as the scene with the memory wipe, which contains quite a high level of introspection for a children’s book, or some of the interactions with the Phindians (although it must be said that after a point, the flagrant disregard for the truth that the Derida brothers possess caused a level of irritation that overrode any levity induced by their quirky speech patterns).
"The storyline leaves you feeling a tad unsatisfied but it plods along happily as a sort of “filler” story in the overall scheme of the series."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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