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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 28 and 23 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ The Final Showdown ]

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The Final Showdown
BOOK STORY
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2004)
e-Book (2014)

Rating:
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Reviews:
1 review [Average review score: 3.5 / 5]

Synopsis:
Granta Omega is an evil mastermind who has one goal: to help the Sith destroy the Jedi order. Now, Omega has escaped to the planet of Korriban, graveyard of the ancient Sith and home to their most powerful secrets. It's up to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to intercept this madman before his sinister power grows out of control.
Accompanying the pair on this mission is Anakin's rival, Ferus. The competitive Anakin sees the search for Omega as a contest to be one. But such thoughts are unbecoming of a Jedi, and as the quest plunges deeper into the dark side, Jedi disciplines may be all that stave off the inevitable outcome of this showdown: Death.


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 23 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Reviews:
Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Final Showdown, as the title suggests, sees an end to the Omega story arc that has run through the majority of the Jedi Quest series. Anakin, his Master and his fellow Padawans journey to Korriban where Omega is due to meet with "the Sith".
"As with the majority of Watson's writing, it is the characters and their thoughts that make up the most compelling parts of the book. Obi-Wan doesn't yet realise how deeply the Dark Side is penetrating his Padawan and how far Anakin will go to satisfy his anger and ego. Anakin convincingly manages petulantly to turn every situation into being someone else's fault, believing that since he is the Chosen One that he can and must be the best. Even when he cannot do this, he manages to persuade himself that he is unconcerned by the consequences of his actions and of situations. The book also sees the death of one of the characters, a scene that is incredibly poignant.
"The conclusion of the series was very appropriate, but the nature of it meant that there wasn't as much closure as one might typically be expecting; this removes some of the satisfaction that one would normally feel, although this does help us to empathise with Anakin at the end of the story.
"Overall, the Jedi Quest series has been a great sequel to the Jedi Apprentice series, in some ways surpassing it as it lacks some of the protraction that occasionally plagued its predecessor. The characterisations are fantastic as always and her insight into Anakin's plight is very convincing. A very enjoyable series."

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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