- Age Range: 9 - 12 years
- Lexile Measure: 610L (What's this?)
- Series: Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice (Book 10)
- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0590520849
- ISBN-13: 978-0590520843
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Shattered Peace (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, Book 10) Paperback – October 1, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
After the important events of two books ago, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are far closer and more secure. They are being sent to the worlds of Rutan (high-tech and rather arrogant) and Senali (low-tech and at-one-with-nature). A tradition dictates that the two sovereigns of these planets exchange their children at a young age, for the sake of relations between them. Except now Prince Leed of the Rutan doesn't wanna go home.
His father is furious, and wants the Jedi to intervene. But what can they do when a young man makes a mature decision that could lead to war?
After the events of "Defenders of the Dead," I thought that she was inaccurately portraying the young Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi--but instead she used this to make Obi-Wan mature in matters of patience and thoughtfulness. Qui-Gon gets teased a bit about being imperfect, but this is very good to read. I was genuinely surprised by the end twist--I didn't see that coming at ALL.
I thought the Rutan and Senali lifestyles were a bit too cliched and the ending a bit too easy for all concerned, but if everything were truly realistic the conflict would go on for hundreds of pages. In addition, the writing is an excellent example of poetic prose, even if Leed tends to repeat himself. I think Ms. Watson is definitely maturing further as a writer.
This is a highly enjoyable entry in a great series. If you're a fan of Obi-Wan, check it out.
This 10th episode will not please action fans. In truth there is more of that brand of event in the preview that is included for episode 11 "The Deadly Hunter". The character that is introduced but not named is interesting, is this her first appearance, or not? Unfortunately again, a wait is required.
The irony of this series is that the premises by which the Jedi conduct themselves are often more consistent than other books, or even the films. In this book Jude Watson stays very close to the concepts of peace, restraint, patience, and control of anger. I enjoy a good saber fight as much as the next fan. Obi-Wan VS. Maul was a classic that will be hard to match, but the necessity of the fight was plain, there was no other opportunity, no alternative.
I did think the book was a bit slow, but put it in the perspective of THE JEDI Master Yoda the book is perfect. When has he used violence, when has he ever drawn a saber, does he even have one? These books are for all fans even though directed at younger readers. The messages they teach are positive, and as always it is Yoda who sets the mission, and whose "voice" guides the actions of his Knights.
There is more to these books than some give credit for, and there are those that will think I take them too seriously. However when reviewing what is published for the consumption of Children, these books surpass much of their competition. It is this age group that begins reading on their own.Read more ›
Along with all the action, there was also an equal amount of dialogue and discussion, which was nice, although the plot was a little slow starting out. If there was an option, I'd really rate it a 4.5/5, but since I couldn't I decided I'd round up instead of down :)
I liked the comparisons the author draws between the two worlds - they appear so different on the surface, but when you get right down to it, all people are basically the same. Both sets of parents are afraid for their children, but they channel their fear in different ways, making them appear different. The moral lesson is clear, but that's okay since the book was written for a young audience. Yoda's phrase from the movie rings throughout - fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. A nice tie in, I thought.
All in all, a nice story with a compact ending. And they all lived happily ever after...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well ,I wasn't truly expecting for Mrs Watson to lower her standards. But lower them ,unfortunatly, she has. Read morePublished on July 1, 2008 by ACHILLEOS PANAYIOTIS
I thought that this book moved slower than the others, but I still enjoyed the story. Book 9 was so great, I was hoping for something more, but I still got a great Jedi Tale from... Read morePublished on September 6, 2005 by Jason Johnston
The Shattered Peace is a dip in the road that is the Jedi Apprentice series. It is hardly as good as most of its predecessors, suffering from a mostly predictable story, and, in... Read morePublished on October 11, 2003 by jrmspnc
Obi-Wan Kenobi and his master Qui-Gon Jinn are sent to keep the peace between the planets Rutan and Senali. Read morePublished on August 17, 2002 by Priscilla Stafford
In The Shattered Peace, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon must travel to the planets Rutan and Senali in order to help them avoid war. Read morePublished on March 19, 2001 by Clarissa
This book wasn't as good as the others, but it just goes to show what different writers imaginations are like. Read morePublished on March 11, 2001
Less exciting then some of the other books in the Jedi Apprentice series, The Shattered Peace doesn't quite deliver what it should have and was slightly boring. Read morePublished on March 7, 2001
This book was less exiting than the others, and somewhat stereotypical as to what usually happens in these books. Even so, I liked it. Read morePublished on February 22, 2001