Title: Star Wars Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path
Author: Jude Watson
Part of being a Jedi was recognizing that one’s own wisdom had limits.
In this direct follow up to the previous book, The Defenders of the Dead, Obi-Wan has broken free of Qui-Gon’s tutelage and is living his new life with the rest of the Young trying to reinforce their newly won peace. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Qui-Gon is devastated over the loss of his padawan but soon gets caught up in the mystery of thievery in the Jedi Temple and along with the other Masters, works hard to try and determine the culprit.
Since the issue between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan spilled over into this book as well, my aggravation unfortunately continued. *laughs* Especially since multiple characters (including Yoda!) gave Qui-Gon a bunch of crap for leaving Obi-Wan behind, as if it were Qui-Gon’s fault that Obi-Wan was being a prat. Um, hello? The master can only do so much for the padawan. If he makes the decision and decides to break away from being a Jedi, aside from talking it out, there isn’t too much more that can be done. And I’m sorry, I recently got done reading books about Jedi training and conduct within the Jedi lifestyle and I feel the other masters (yes, Yoda too) were being way too lenient with Obi-Wan in this book. Well, boys will be boys and all that, was basically their stance on this. Um, no. Not when you’re a Jedi. They are held to higher standards and need to behave in that manner too. I mean I’m all for breaking the rules once in a while (Everyone loves a rebel, right?) but Obi-Wan literally QUIT being a Jedi. Turned in his lightsaber and everything. *huffs* I feel like poor Qui-Gon is the only one with any sense in this book! Sheesh. Other than this issue I really have been enjoying this series, which is why I am going to keep going forward with it. I just hope this crap is resolved soon.