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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.

[Path to Truth]

Hardback Youth Novel
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Comic Book series
Adapted by Ryder Windham.
Published 2001 as Jedi Quest #1, 2, 3 & 4
by Dark Horse Comics:

[issue 1][issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[issue 3][issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

Comic story is included in:

[Omnibus: Menace Revealed]

Omnibus: Menace Revealed

Path to Truth
Jude Watson;
Ryder Windham (Comic Book adaptation)
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Hardback Youth Novel (2001)
Comic Book series (2001)
Graphic Novel (2009)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 4 / 5]

If young Anakin Skywalker is to become a Jedi he must follow the teachings of his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. He must also find a way to overcome his fears, including the memory of the man who killed his friend Qui-Gon Ginn -- the vicious Darth Maul. Anakin and Obi-Wan are on an escort mission, ensuring that a freighter does not become the next victim to the vicious pirate and slave trader Krayn. But it will take more than Jedi to keep Krayn from his prey. Anakin and Obi-Wan venture into Krayn's ship to keep him at bay. Anakin must fight his hatred of the slaver if he is to finish this mission, but the temptation to stop Krayn may prove to be too much for the young Padawan!
Captured by Krayn, a ruthless pirate and slave trader, Anakin is bound into servitude and thrust into the dangerous spice factories of Nar Shaddaa. Obi-Wan prepares to infiltrate Krayn's operations to rescue his beloved Padawan. Anakin, without his lightsaber, must again fight for freedom and help his fellow slaves.
A disguised Obi-Wan infiltrates the slaver Krayn's spice factories on Nar Shaddaa to free his Padawan. Amidst the processing of spice and cruel working conditions, Anakin befriends some slaves and plants seeds of revolt. Imprisoned and forming an alliance with the mysterious Siri, Anakin's only hope for freedom lies in his ability to convince his fellow slaves that Krayn's rule over the spice factories can be shattered by the unity of the masses.

This story occurs approximately 28 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"Path to Truth is a stand-alone young reader book that is, in many ways, premonitory. In it, Obi-Wan and Anakin face a pirate group that deals in slaves, with many links made to Anakin's origins including a very effective prologue.
"Watson makes links to her previous series, the Jedi Apprentice books, which gives the story grounding and the characterisations remain spot-on. Anakin is a very different Padawan to Obi-Wan, as Watson demonstrates with Anakin's reckless plan to infiltrate the pirate ship and his defiant flashes.
"As to its premonitory aspects, there are several scenes where Anakin must confront his past as a slave and his feelings regarding his mother. Both of these issues and the resulting feelings help to set up the fall to the Dark Side that occurs in Attack of the Clones and Watson does a good job of accentuating Anakin's ties to his mother and the rooting of his fears about her. As Anakin is collecting his crystals in order to construct his lightsabre, his reactions to the mental tests are very revealing.
"Hopefully the rest of the Jedi Quest series will be as intelligent as this opening instalment. It makes a brilliant intermediary between Episodes I and II."

Rating: 4 / 5

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