The Hidden Past, written by Jude Watson, is the third book in the young readers Jedi Apprentice series. The series explores the adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
- ISBN 0590519336; August 1, 1999, Scholastic, 138-page paperback
- ISBN 0606170405; April 1999, Demco Media, Turtleback
- ISBN 0613170180; June 2001, Sagebrush Corporation, School/library binding
Honor over hate.
Strength over fear.
After Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn are hijacked to the planet Phindar, they find themselves trapped in a world gone mad. The ruling Syndicat controls the people by erasing their memories. The planet's only hope lies with a band of thieving rebels.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are caught in a mind war.
And if they're not careful, their own pasts will be wiped out forever.
After surviving the hair-raising events of The Rising Force and The Dark Rival, Jedi Knight Qui-Gon and 13-year-old apprentice Obi-Wan are officially Master and Padawan. The two have been sent off on their first mission by Master Yoda, who has given them a boring assignment: overseeing the elections on Gala, where Prince Beju has been forced to submit his promised throne to a popular vote. As usual for our Jedi heroes, though, nothing goes quite as planned…
On the way to Gala they get hijacked to Phindar by Paxxi Derida, the brother of Guerra using the pretext of a fuel leak.Phindar is ruled by an evil Syndicat that has the technology to erase the minds of any rebel or enemy they get their hands on. The brothers say that they planned to kidnap the two Jedi warriors because they needed their help to prevent the artificially created food shortages that are ruining the planet. Faster than the flick of a lightsaber, Master and apprentice find themselves back in hot water, struggling to help their Phindarian buddies overthrow the Syndicat crime lords. After a double-cross here and a blaster fight there, the two discover that even Prince Beju is involved in the Syndicat's nefarious schemes.
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