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This book focuses alot on Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan reuniting their kinship as Padawan and Master.
The Jedi Temple is under seige and only Qui-gon and Tahl can take measures to stop the traitor stealing artifacts from the temple.
I thought this book was a nice tie-in to the 2nd book in the series, mixing in the current story of Obi-Wan rejoining the Jedi Order, and continuing on into the 8th book which I am now reading.
These young adult books are quite fascinating. The stories are short and sweet, but they are not without action and suspense. They pack more than enough interest to keep me reading.
Jude Watson does it again!
Its definetly the best in the series, and I would have preferred it to end here. The ending seemed as though it was FORCED to hint about the sequal. I have a feeling that Jude Watson didnt want to continue writing it, and then had to. Its a great book, to bad about the ending....
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I keep thinking to myself that Jude Watson is no J.K. Rowling, but now I'm beginning to think that I'm deluding myself. The Captive Temple is, as we've come to expect from Watson, a fantastic read. Most remarkable of all is the way Watson is able to depict Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, twelve years before The Phantom Menace. What is masterful is that these both are and are not the characters we saw in the movie; they appear exactly as they must have been in their younger days. Remarkable.
The Captive Temple is also an improvement over the previous book. Obi-Wan is less mopey ("Mopey-Wan" . . . hmmm), and Qui-Gon less brooding. There are no quick fixes to their relationship, broken by Obi-Wan's betrayal of Qui-Gon in book 5, which is satisfyingly frustrating. Watson seems to have masterly paced the evolution of our Jedi heroes' relationship, giving us just enough development to keep us coming back for more.
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