Master & Apprentice is slated to be released later this year and is written by the fantastic author, Claudia Gray. The book will explore Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon’s relationship pre-Phantom Menace. We’ve seen some Marvel comics touch on the pre-Phantom Menace era but this will be the first time it is heavily explored. Gray is currently one of the best the best Star Wars authors, having written beloved titles like Lost Stars, Bloodlines, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan. Fans should be excited for an author of this caliber to write these two iconic characters.
An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council – knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his master.
When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested – just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever.