The Dark Rival

The Dark Rival

Infobox SW Books
name = Dark Rival
title_orig =
translator =

author = Jude Watson
cover_artist = Cliff Nielsen
editor =
country = U.S.
language = English
era = Prequel
series =
galactic_year = 44 BBY
canon = C
subject = Star Wars
genre = Science Fiction
publisher = Scholastic
release_date = 3 May 1999
media_type = Paperback
pages = 126
size_weight = 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
3.4 ounces
isbn = ISBN 0-590-51925-5
preceded_by = The Rising Force
followed_by = The Hidden Past

"The Dark Rival" by Jude Watson is the second in a series of young reader novels called '. The series explores the adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to '.


Qui-Gon Jinn must face his past: his former apprentice, Xanatos, who has turned to the dark side of the Force, returns to fight Qui-Gon and lead Offworld Corporation as the major mining faction on Bandomeer. The Jedi Master must request the help of the boy he refused to have as his Padawan, the young Obi-Wan Kenobi.

During their fight against Xanatos and Offworld, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon become close allies. However, Obi-Wan is soon captured by Offworld miners and forced to work as a slave on a deep sea mining facility, where Obi-Wan meets a Phindian named Guerra. After some near misses, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan reunite in a showdown against Xanatos.

Xanatos escapes after nearly trapping Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in a mining shaft. However, the mission brings Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan even closer. Finally, Obi-Wan is accepted as Qui-Gon's padawan learner.

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