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The Phantom Menace (Star Wars Episode I) Paperback – May 3, 1999
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Obviously Wrede had read, or at least heard about the concept of, the two Jedi Apprentice novels, since she refers to them on pages 4 and 5 of the book. At the beginning Qui-Gon is thinking about Obi-Wan, and how they complement each other, and wondering if that was what Yoda foresaw when he "brought Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan together as Master and Padawan apprentice." (4) We also get this line from Qui-Gon's thoughts: "Obi-Wan Kenobi had great skill, no question of that, but sometimes he was so...intense." (4)
It was the insight into the thoughts of the characters that really sold me on this novel, especially the thoughts of Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Amidala and Anakin. We read of Qui-Gon groaning inwardly at Obi-Wan's "battle humor", and resigning himself to it, remarking that at least Obi-Wan showed evidence of *some* sense of humor, however dark. We discover that Qui-Gon is most disturbed by the power that the handmaiden Padme seems to have over the Queen, and he is rather curt with the individual he views as the "Queen's favorite." We learn of the despair Anakin felt when he realized he has lost everyone who ever meant anything to him.
There's a strange dialog between Padme and Anakin in this book that we don't see in the movie. When he first meets Padme in Watto's junk shop, right after he tells Jar Jar to "Hit the nose!Read more ›
I've been a fan of her work for a while now, she manages to write interesting books, yet keep them simple, where you can't put it down. Perhaps my overall favorites are the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, if you liked this book, be sure to read all of the EFC. Also several reviews mentioned how the battle scenes weren't described too much, well, that's how she writes, going into the story, rather than pointless facts about some 10 digit coded names of ships or droids. Also one mentioned how she didn't use "complex words", a book does not need unneccesory complications to it, will those words make the book better ? more enjoyable to read ? I can't understand these people. The whole point of the book is to enjoy the story, not judge how complex the words are and how much they can be twisted. It all comes to less is more.
Again, this wasn't aimed for general public, middle-grade levels preatty much.
Ohh and by the way, it's Mrs. Wrede.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very quick and easy read. Followed the movie and was easy to understand. Was cool to know the thoughts of the characters the movie can't fully portray.Published 1 month ago by Les
It is just like the movie. It is in great detail and I look forward to the next one. Great job PatriciaPublished 2 months ago by AAbe
It was a quick read written for younger readers. Ideal for those new to star wars, and could certainly encourage further reading.Published 7 months ago by Chaddles
I couldn't put the book down. I just kept wanting to read more. It is easy to read also.
A favorite for sure!
Part of a great series to encourage reading in my grandson. Holds his interest, appropriate for age 10.Published 14 months ago by kaprice91
A good read that reminds you of the movie. It was fun to read and great for all ages.Published 17 months ago by Sylvia