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|book name=''Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force''
 
|author=[[Dave Wolverton]]
 
|author=[[Dave Wolverton]]
 
|cover artist=[[Cliff Nielsen]]
 
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|era=[[Rise of the Empire era]]
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|publisher=[[Scholastic Inc.]]
|series=''[[Jedi Apprentice]]''
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|release date=[[May 3]], [[1999]]<ref name="Amazon">{{Amazon|com|/dp/0590519220|The Rising Force (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, Book 1)|https://web.archive.org/web/20181218045440/https://www.amazon.com/dp/0590519220}}</ref>
|timeline=[[44 BBY/Legends|44 BBY]]<ref name="TERC">''[[The Essential Reader's Companion]]''</ref>
 
|publisher=[[Scholastic Inc.|Scholastic]]
 
|release date=[[May 3]], [[1999]]
 
 
|media type=Paperback
 
|media type=Paperback
|pages=171
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|pages=176
|isbn=0439012864
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|isbn=9780590519229
|preceded by=''[[Legacy of the Jedi]]''
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|timeline=[[44 BBY/Legends|44 BBY]]<ref name="TERC">''[[The Essential Reader's Companion]]''</ref>
|followed by=[[Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival|''The Dark Rival'']]
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|series=''[[Jedi Apprentice]]''
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'''''The Rising Force''''' is the first book in the young readers ''[[Jedi Apprentice]]'' series and the only book in the series written by [[Dave Wolverton]], all of the following books in the series having been written by [[Jude Watson]]. The series explores the adventures of [[Qui-Gon Jinn/Legends|Qui-Gon Jinn]] and [[Obi-Wan Kenobi/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi]] prior to the events of [[Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace|''Star Wars'': Episode I ''The Phantom Menace'']].
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|followed by=''[[Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival]]''}}
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'''''Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force''''' is a [[Star Wars Legends|''Star Wars'' Legends]] junior novel written by [[Dave Wolverton]]. The book was published by [[Scholastic Inc.]] on [[May 3]], [[1999]], and it is the first installment of the ''[[Jedi Apprentice]]'' book series. ''Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force'' is set in the year [[44 BBY/Legends|44 BBY]], and it follows [[Obi-Wan Kenobi/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi]] under the tutelage of [[Qui-Gon Jinn/Legends|Qui-Gon Jinn]].
==Editions==
 
*ISBN 0590519220 & ISBN 0439012864; [[Scholastic Inc.|Scholastic]], [[June]] [[1999]], 171-page paperback
 
*ISBN 0613168186; [[Sagebrush Corporation]], June [[2001]], [[Wikipedia:Turtleback|Turtleback]]
 
   
 
==Publisher's summary==
 
==Publisher's summary==
<div align=center>'''Peace over anger.<br />Honor over hate.<br />Strength over fear.'''</div>
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''Peace over anger.<br />Honor over hate.<br />Strength over fear.''
   
''Twelve-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi desperately wants to be a [[Jedi Knight/Legends|Jedi Knight]]. After years at the [[Jedi Temple]], he knows the power of the [[Lightsaber/Legends|lightsaber]] and [[The Force/Legends|the Force]]. But he cannot control his own anger and fear. Because of this, the [[Jedi Master/Legends|Jedi Master]] Qui-Gon Jinn will not take him on as a [[Padawan/Legends|Padawan]] apprentice.''
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''Twelve-year-old [[Obi-Wan Kenobi/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi]] desperately wants to be a [[Jedi Knight/Legends|Jedi Knight]]. After years at the [[Jedi Temple]], he knows the power of the [[Lightsaber/Legends|lightsaber]] and [[The Force/Legends|the Force]]. But he cannot control his own anger and fear. Because of this, the [[Jedi Master/Legends|Jedi Master]] [[Qui-Gon Jinn/Legends|Qui-Gon Jinn]] will not take him on as a [[Padawan/Legends|Padawan]] apprentice.''
   
''Now Obi-Wan is about to have his first encounter with true evil. He must face off against unexpected enemies—and face up to his own dark wishes.''
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''Now Obi-Wan is about to have his first encounter with true evil. He must face off against unexpected enemies&mdash;and face up to his own dark wishes.''
   
 
''Only then can his education as a [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] truly begin.''
 
''Only then can his education as a [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] truly begin.''
 
==Synopsis==
 
Just before his 13th [[Birthday/Legends|birthday]], Obi-Wan Kenobi left [[Yoda/Legends|Yoda]] and the other teachers at the [[Jedi Temple]]. He was not supposed to become a Padawan, rather, he was assigned to be a farmer. Trying too hard to become [[Qui-Gon Jinn/Legends|Qui-Gon Jinn's]] [[Padawan/Legends|Padawan]], Obi-Wan showed his lack of discipline, and that—in addition to Qui-Gon's mysterious past—kept them apart. But the Force kept pulling the two together: Obi-Wan resigned himself to the [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]] [[Agricultural Corps/Legends|Agricultural Corps]] on barren [[Bandomeer/Legends|Bandomeer]], only to find that Qui-Gon was on a mission to the same planet. Traveling there on a mining ship, the two had to work together to forge a truce between the warring [[Hutt/Legends|Hutt]], [[Whiphid/Legends|Whiphid]], and [[Arcona/Legends|Arconan]] miners on board. The inexperienced Obi-Wan stirred up trouble but received plenty of chances to redeem himself later—after the [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]] attacked and the ship crash-landed on a hostile planet with the crew still at each others' throats.
 
   
 
==Plot summary==
 
==Plot summary==
Obi-Wan sparred with another Jedi apprentice, [[Bruck Chun]], under the supervision of Yoda. Throughout the battle, Bruck grew angrier and angrier, as did Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan eventually emerged victorious, tiring his opponent to the point of defeat. Yoda dispensed sage advice, but neither apprentice paid attention. After their Master leaves, Bruck taunted Obi-Wan into another, unauthorized battle. Both boys fought until they were exhausted. Obi-Wan left the training area and returned to his room, but Bruck traveled up to the infirmary, muttered Obi-Wan's name, and pretended to pass out: his plan all along was to discredit Obi-Wan.
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Obi-Wan sparred with another Jedi apprentice, [[Bruck Chun]], under the supervision of Yoda. Throughout the battle, Bruck grew increasingly angrier, as did Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan eventually emerged victorious, tiring his opponent to the point of defeat. Yoda dispensed sage advice, but neither apprentice paid attention. After their Master left, Bruck taunted Obi-Wan into another, unauthorized, battle. Both boys fought until they were exhausted. Obi-Wan left the training area and returned to his room, but Bruck traveled up to the infirmary, muttered Obi-Wan's name, and pretended to pass out: his plan all along was to discredit Obi-Wan.
   
Later that evening, as Obi-Wan bandaged his wounds, his clan Master, [[Jedi Master/Legends|Docent]] [[Vant]], arrived with shocking news: a [[Datapad/Legends|datapad]] with Obi-Wan's orders to report to the freighter ''[[Monument (freighter)|Monument]]'' for transfer to the [[Agricultural Corps/Legends|Agricultural Corps]]. Obi-Wan resisted the decision, claiming that he could still become a Jedi Knight, but Docent was firm, and finally Obi-Wan conceded. He packed his bags, and after a tearful encounter with his [[Mon Calamari/Legends|Mon Calamari]] friend [[Bant Eerin|Bant]], he went to bed in a state of despondency, in a world that now lacked meaning for him.
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Later that evening, as Obi-Wan bandaged his wounds, his clan Master, [[Jedi Master/Legends|Docent]] [[Vant]], arrived with shocking news: Vant's [[Datapad/Legends|datapad]] detailed Obi-Wan's orders to report to the freighter [[Monument (freighter)|''Monument'']] for transfer to the [[Agricultural Corps/Legends|Agricultural Corps]]. Obi-Wan protested the decision, claiming that he could still become a Jedi Knight, but Docent was firm, and finally Obi-Wan conceded. He packed his bags, and after a tearful encounter with his [[Mon Calamari/Legends|Mon Calamari]] friend [[Bant Eerin/Legends|Bant]], he went to bed in a state of despondency, in a world that now lacked meaning for him.
   
The next morning, Obi-Wan prepared to leave. The medics healed his burns, and he traveled down to the refrectory for one last meal at the Temple. During breakfast, he said goodbye to his friends [[Garen Muln]] and [[Reeft]], as well as Bant. All three reassured him, but he was unaffected by their consolation. It was the taunts of Bruck Chun and his friend [[Aalto]] that struck closer to home. Although Reeft broke the mood with some timely, food-related humor, it was clear that Obi-Wan felt that there was no hope remaining.
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The next morning, Obi-Wan prepared to leave. The medics healed his burns, and he traveled down to the refrectory for one last meal at the Temple. During breakfast, he said goodbye to his friends [[Garen Muln]] and [[Reeft]], as well as Bant. All three tried to reassure him, but he was unaffected by their consolation. It was the taunts of Bruck Chun and his friend [[Aalto]] that struck closer to home. Although Reeft broke the mood with some timely, food-related humor, it was clear that Obi-Wan felt that there was no hope remaining.
   
He was wrong. On top of one of the Temple's tallest tower, in the [[Room of a Thousand Fountains/Legends|Room of a Thousand Fountains]], Yoda was arguing on his behalf. Although [[Mace Windu/Legends|Mace Windu]] was originally skeptical, the testimony of [[Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6]], a witness to the fight, swayed him. Yoda said that both Bruck and Obi-Wan would be allowed to spar for Qui-Gon Jinn that afternoon.
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However, on top of one of the Temple's tallest towers, in the [[Room of a Thousand Fountains/Legends|Room of a Thousand Fountains]], Yoda was arguing on his behalf. Although [[Mace Windu/Legends|Mace Windu]] was originally skeptical, the testimony of [[Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6]], a witness to the fight, swayed him. Yoda said that both Bruck and Obi-Wan would be allowed to spar for Qui-Gon Jinn that afternoon.
   
Later that afternoon, Obi-Wan and Bruck sparred. Obi-Wan was fighting well, but because this was his last chance to be claimed as a Padawan, he suddenly attacked furiously, defeating Bruck. He went to Qui-Gon Jinn, sure that now that he had proven himself, Qui-Gon would accept him as a Padawan. However, Qui-Gon disapproved of his aggressive fighting style, and rejected him, saying that Obi-Wan would be at too great risk for the [[Dark side of the Force/Legends|dark side]]. Obi-Wan silently left the Temple, sadder than ever before.
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Later that afternoon, Obi-Wan and Bruck sparred. Obi-Wan was fighting well, but because this was his last chance to be claimed as a Padawan, he suddenly attacked furiously, defeating Bruck. He went to Qui-Gon Jinn, sure that now that he had proven himself, Qui-Gon would accept him as a Padawan. However, Qui-Gon disapproved of his aggressive fighting style, and rejected him, saying that Obi-Wan would be at too great a risk for the [[Dark side of the Force/Legends|dark side]]. Obi-Wan silently left the Temple, sadder than ever before.
   
 
Meanwhile, Qui-Gon entered the [[Jedi Temple Map Room|Map Room]], upset by the memory of Obi-Wan's expression. Yoda approached and confronted him, saying that if he did not take Obi-Wan as a Padawan, Obi-Wan's dreams would die. Qui-Gon prevaricated, saying that perhaps he would choose a Padawan next year. Yoda chided him for his reluctance, and reminded Qui-Gon that he too fought angrily as a boy. But Qui-Gon still refused to take Obi-Wan. Yoda warned him that if he did not choose an apprentice, he might end up with one anyway. Qui-Gon enquired as to Obi-Wan's assignment. Yoda replied that he was to work with the [[Agricultural Corps/Legends|Agricultural Corps]] on [[Bandomeer/Legends|Bandomeer]], a statement that surprised Qui-Gon, who was just assigned a mission on the same [[Planet/Legends|planet]]. Yoda responded that Bandomeer is a good place for young Jedi to learn, and left Qui-Gon with the advice that he too still had more to learn.
 
Meanwhile, Qui-Gon entered the [[Jedi Temple Map Room|Map Room]], upset by the memory of Obi-Wan's expression. Yoda approached and confronted him, saying that if he did not take Obi-Wan as a Padawan, Obi-Wan's dreams would die. Qui-Gon prevaricated, saying that perhaps he would choose a Padawan next year. Yoda chided him for his reluctance, and reminded Qui-Gon that he too fought angrily as a boy. But Qui-Gon still refused to take Obi-Wan. Yoda warned him that if he did not choose an apprentice, he might end up with one anyway. Qui-Gon enquired as to Obi-Wan's assignment. Yoda replied that he was to work with the [[Agricultural Corps/Legends|Agricultural Corps]] on [[Bandomeer/Legends|Bandomeer]], a statement that surprised Qui-Gon, who was just assigned a mission on the same [[Planet/Legends|planet]]. Yoda responded that Bandomeer is a good place for young Jedi to learn, and left Qui-Gon with the advice that he too still had more to learn.
   
 
Both Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan left for Bandomeer, however en route they were attacked by unknown criminals. After working together to defeat the criminals, the two continued to Bandomeer. When they arrived, Qui-Gon discovered that the planet didn't need Jedi assistance after all and that it was all a ruse, set up by Qui-Gon's former Padawan, [[Xanatos]], the leader of the criminals who attacked the two before, the [[Offworld Mining Corporation]], a criminal organization terrorizing all of Bandomeer.
 
Both Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan left for Bandomeer, however en route they were attacked by unknown criminals. After working together to defeat the criminals, the two continued to Bandomeer. When they arrived, Qui-Gon discovered that the planet didn't need Jedi assistance after all and that it was all a ruse, set up by Qui-Gon's former Padawan, [[Xanatos]], the leader of the criminals who attacked the two before, the [[Offworld Mining Corporation]], a criminal organization terrorizing all of Bandomeer.
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==Media==
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===Editions===
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*ISBN 9780590519229; [[May 3]], [[1999]]; [[Scholastic Inc.]]; US paperback<ref name="Amazon" />
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===Cover gallery===
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<gallery>
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File:Rising_Force_cover.jpg|US paperback
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File:JA-Rising_Force_art.jpg|Full cover art
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File:JediApprentice_1_De.jpg|German - ''Jedi-Padawan: Die geheimnisvolle Macht''
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File:JediApprentice_1_Fr.jpg|French - ''Les apprentis Jedi 1: Premières Armes''
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File:JediApprentice_1_Pl.jpg|Polish - ''Uczeń Jedi: Narodziny Mocy''
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File:JediApprentice_1_Es.jpg|Spanish - ''Aprendiz de Jedi Volumen 1: El resurgir de la Fuerza''
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File:JediApprentice_1_Ru.jpg|Russian - ''Ученик джедая: Становление Силы''
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</gallery>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*[[Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Aggaba]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Aggaba]] {{1st}}
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*[[Bant Eerin/Legends|Bant Eerin]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Bruck Chun]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Bruck Chun]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Clat'Ha]] {{1st}}
 
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*[[Yoda/Legends|Yoda]]
 
*[[Yoda/Legends|Yoda]]
 
 
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*[[Womp rat/Legends|Womp rat]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Worm/Legends|Worm]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Worm/Legends|Worm]] {{Mo}}
 
 
|droids=
 
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*[[Medical droid/Legends|Medical droid]]
 
*[[Medical droid/Legends|Medical droid]]
 
*[[Music droid]]
 
*[[Music droid]]
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*[[Training droid/Legends|Training droid]] {{1st}}
 
 
|events=
 
|events=
 
*[[Mission to Bandomeer]]
 
*[[Mission to Bandomeer]]
 
 
|locations=
 
|locations=
 
*[[Alderaan/Legends|Alderaan]] {{Mo}}
 
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*[[Varristad]] {{1stm}}
 
*[[Unidentified blue marble planet]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Unidentified blue marble planet]] {{1st}}
 
 
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*[[Arcona Mineral Harvest Corporation]] {{1st}}
 
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*[[Mining Guild/Legends|Mining Guild]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Mining Guild/Legends|Mining Guild]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Offworld Mining Corporation]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Offworld Mining Corporation]] {{1st}}
 
 
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|species=
 
*[[Arcona/Legends|Arcona]]
 
*[[Arcona/Legends|Arcona]]
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*[[Verpine/Legends|Verpine]] (model)
 
*[[Verpine/Legends|Verpine]] (model)
 
*[[Whiphid/Legends|Whiphid]]
 
*[[Whiphid/Legends|Whiphid]]
 
 
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**[[Monument (freighter)|''Monument'']]
 
*[[Cloud car/Legends|Cloud car]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Cloud car/Legends|Cloud car]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Cruiser/Legends|Cruiser]]
 
*[[Cruiser/Legends|Cruiser]]
 
**[[Heavy cruiser/Legends|Heavy cruiser]]
 
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*[[Gunship/Legends|Gunship]]
 
*[[Gunship/Legends|Gunship]]
 
*[[Lift]]
 
*[[Lift]]
 
*[[Raft]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Raft]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Warship/Legends|Warship]]
 
*[[Warship/Legends|Warship]]
 
 
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**[[Blaster rifle/Legends|Blaster rifle]]
 
***[[Heavy blaster rifle]]
 
***[[Heavy blaster rifle]]
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*[[Comm unit/Legends|Comm unit]]
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*[[Credit chip/Legends|Credit chip]]
 
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*[[Hyperdrive/Legends|Hyperdrive]]
 
*[[Hyperdrive/Legends|Hyperdrive]]
 
*[[Lightsaber/Legends|Lightsaber]]
 
*[[Lightsaber/Legends|Lightsaber]]
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**[[Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber/Legends|Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber]]
 
**[[Obi-Wan Kenobi's first lightsaber/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi's first lightsaber]]
 
**[[Obi-Wan Kenobi's first lightsaber/Legends|Obi-Wan Kenobi's first lightsaber]]
 
**[[Training lightsaber/Legends|Training lightsaber]]
 
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*[[Viewport/Legends|Viewport]]
 
*[[Viewport/Legends|Viewport]]
 
*[[Viewscreen/Legends|Viewscreen]]
 
*[[Viewscreen/Legends|Viewscreen]]
 
 
|miscellanea=
 
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*[[Arconese]]
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*[[Arconese/Legends|Arconese]]
 
*[[Galactic Basic Standard|Basic]]
 
*[[Galactic Basic Standard|Basic]]
 
*[[Dactyl]] {{1st}}
 
*[[Dactyl]] {{1st}}
*[[Dressellian beer]] {{1st}}
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*[[Dressellian beer]] {{1st}}
 
*[[The Force/Legends|The Force]]
 
*[[The Force/Legends|The Force]]
**[[Animal friendship]] (Beast Control/Beast Trick)
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**[[Animal bond|Animal friendship]] (Beast Control/Beast Trick)
 
**[[Dark side of the Force/Legends|Dark side of the Force]]
 
**[[Dark side of the Force/Legends|Dark side of the Force]]
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**[[Force sense]]
 
**[[Force sense]]
 
**[[Force vision/Legends|Force vision]]
 
**[[Force vision/Legends|Force vision]]
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**[[Telepathy/Legends|Telepathy]]
 
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*[[Huttese/Legends|Huttese]]
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*[[Sleep-couch]]
 
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*[[Sabacc/Legends|Sabacc]]
 
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==Cover gallery==
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==Notes and references==
The different cover variations of ''Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force''.
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{{Imagecat|Images from Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force}}
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{{Reflist}}
<gallery>
 
File:JA-Rising Force art.jpg|Full cover art
 
File:Rising_Force_cover.jpg|Paperback
 
File:JediApprentice 1 De.jpg|[[Wikipedia:German language|German]] - ''[[:de:Die geheimnisvolle Macht|Jedi-Padawan: Die geheimnisvolle Macht]]''
 
File:JediApprentice 1 Fr.jpg|[[Wikipedia:French language|French]] - ''Les apprentis Jedi 1: Premières Armes''
 
File:JediApprentice 1 Pl.jpg|Polish - ''Uczeń Jedi: Narodziny Mocy''
 
File:JediApprentice 1 Es.jpg|[[Wikipedia:Spanish language|Spanish]] - ''Aprendiz de Jedi Volumen 1: El resurgir de la Fuerza''
 
File:JediApprentice 1 Ru.jpg|Russian - ''Ученик джедая: Становление Силы''
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.scholastic.com/titles/starwars/jedisamp1.htm Scholastic.com excerpt]
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*{{Scholastic|https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/star-wars-j-a--01-the-rising-force-by-dave-wolverton|The Rising Force|https://web.archive.org/web/20181218045619/https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/star-wars-j-a--01-the-rising-force-by-dave-wolverton}}
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*{{Amazon|com|/dp/0590519220|The Rising Force (Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice, Book 1)|https://web.archive.org/web/20181218045440/https://www.amazon.com/dp/0590519220}}
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
   
 
{{Jedi_Apprentice_Books}}
 
{{Jedi_Apprentice_Books}}
   
 
{{Interlang
 
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|es=Aprendiz de Jedi: El Resurgir de la Fuerza
 
|es=Aprendiz de Jedi: El Resurgir de la Fuerza
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|fr=Les Apprentis Jedi : Premières armes
 
|pl=Uczeń Jedi: Narodziny Mocy
 
|pl=Uczeń Jedi: Narodziny Mocy
 
|ru=Ученик джедая: Становление Силы
 
|ru=Ученик джедая: Становление Силы
 
|sr=Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force
 
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Revision as of 05:20, January 23, 2020

Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force is a Star Wars Legends junior novel written by Dave Wolverton. The book was published by Scholastic Inc. on May 3, 1999, and it is the first installment of the Jedi Apprentice book series. Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force is set in the year 44 BBY, and it follows Obi-Wan Kenobi under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn.

Publisher's summary

Peace over anger.
Honor over hate.
Strength over fear.

Twelve-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi desperately wants to be a Jedi Knight. After years at the Jedi Temple, he knows the power of the lightsaber and the Force. But he cannot control his own anger and fear. Because of this, the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn will not take him on as a Padawan apprentice.

Now Obi-Wan is about to have his first encounter with true evil. He must face off against unexpected enemies—and face up to his own dark wishes.

Only then can his education as a Jedi truly begin.

Plot summary

Obi-Wan sparred with another Jedi apprentice, Bruck Chun, under the supervision of Yoda. Throughout the battle, Bruck grew increasingly angrier, as did Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan eventually emerged victorious, tiring his opponent to the point of defeat. Yoda dispensed sage advice, but neither apprentice paid attention. After their Master left, Bruck taunted Obi-Wan into another, unauthorized, battle. Both boys fought until they were exhausted. Obi-Wan left the training area and returned to his room, but Bruck traveled up to the infirmary, muttered Obi-Wan's name, and pretended to pass out: his plan all along was to discredit Obi-Wan.

Later that evening, as Obi-Wan bandaged his wounds, his clan Master, Docent Vant, arrived with shocking news: Vant's datapad detailed Obi-Wan's orders to report to the freighter Monument for transfer to the Agricultural Corps. Obi-Wan protested the decision, claiming that he could still become a Jedi Knight, but Docent was firm, and finally Obi-Wan conceded. He packed his bags, and after a tearful encounter with his Mon Calamari friend Bant, he went to bed in a state of despondency, in a world that now lacked meaning for him.

The next morning, Obi-Wan prepared to leave. The medics healed his burns, and he traveled down to the refrectory for one last meal at the Temple. During breakfast, he said goodbye to his friends Garen Muln and Reeft, as well as Bant. All three tried to reassure him, but he was unaffected by their consolation. It was the taunts of Bruck Chun and his friend Aalto that struck closer to home. Although Reeft broke the mood with some timely, food-related humor, it was clear that Obi-Wan felt that there was no hope remaining.

However, on top of one of the Temple's tallest towers, in the Room of a Thousand Fountains, Yoda was arguing on his behalf. Although Mace Windu was originally skeptical, the testimony of Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6, a witness to the fight, swayed him. Yoda said that both Bruck and Obi-Wan would be allowed to spar for Qui-Gon Jinn that afternoon.

Later that afternoon, Obi-Wan and Bruck sparred. Obi-Wan was fighting well, but because this was his last chance to be claimed as a Padawan, he suddenly attacked furiously, defeating Bruck. He went to Qui-Gon Jinn, sure that now that he had proven himself, Qui-Gon would accept him as a Padawan. However, Qui-Gon disapproved of his aggressive fighting style, and rejected him, saying that Obi-Wan would be at too great a risk for the dark side. Obi-Wan silently left the Temple, sadder than ever before.

Meanwhile, Qui-Gon entered the Map Room, upset by the memory of Obi-Wan's expression. Yoda approached and confronted him, saying that if he did not take Obi-Wan as a Padawan, Obi-Wan's dreams would die. Qui-Gon prevaricated, saying that perhaps he would choose a Padawan next year. Yoda chided him for his reluctance, and reminded Qui-Gon that he too fought angrily as a boy. But Qui-Gon still refused to take Obi-Wan. Yoda warned him that if he did not choose an apprentice, he might end up with one anyway. Qui-Gon enquired as to Obi-Wan's assignment. Yoda replied that he was to work with the Agricultural Corps on Bandomeer, a statement that surprised Qui-Gon, who was just assigned a mission on the same planet. Yoda responded that Bandomeer is a good place for young Jedi to learn, and left Qui-Gon with the advice that he too still had more to learn.

Both Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan left for Bandomeer, however en route they were attacked by unknown criminals. After working together to defeat the criminals, the two continued to Bandomeer. When they arrived, Qui-Gon discovered that the planet didn't need Jedi assistance after all and that it was all a ruse, set up by Qui-Gon's former Padawan, Xanatos, the leader of the criminals who attacked the two before, the Offworld Mining Corporation, a criminal organization terrorizing all of Bandomeer.

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