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The Jedi Temple is under attack. An attempt has been made to kill Yoda. A dangerous intruder has infiltrated the Jedi.Everybody is under suspicion, and no one is safe from harm. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn must get to the heart of the conspiracy...or watch the Temple be destroyed--from the inside....

Title : The Captive Temple
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ISBN : 9780590519700
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Number of Pages : 132 Pages
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The Captive Temple Reviews

  • Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
    2019-02-14 13:32

    It is not age but ability that marks a turning point."The very worst time is the time you must follow the Jedi Code. Cast away your doubt. Let the Force enter you."Although Qui-Gon has not yet accepted Obi-Wan back as his apprentice, the two work together with the other Jedi masters in an effort to quickly track down the culprit in series of thefts and violent crimes that have taken place within the temple. Along the way they just might learn to trust each other once again.I would like to divide this book up into two parts; part one, or rather- the part that sucked huge camel testicles, and part two-the part in which this series redeems itself.Okay, first on to part one. Obi-Wan started off this book by being a little bit of an asshole, in my opinion! Thankfully, the Jedi masters came to their senses (also in my opinion) and gave him the talking to that he totally deserved. They made it known to him just how serious it was to leave the Order and that coming back was no easy feat. Of course Obi-Wan couldn't understand why everyone was being so 'mean' to him and was a sulky turd for the first part of this book. This part of the book really showed the age group that this series was meant for, since I'm pretty sure the reader was supposed to identify with Obi-Wan and his stern Jedi masters and compare it to parents giving them shit because of being a teen. Now on to the second part...The rest of the book was interesting, especially when it came to the Jedi actually finding the culprit which was a great mystery that I was happy to see solved. I was happy with all the action packed scenes and more importantly, the character development that occurred. I won't lie, I started this series because I adore Qui-Gon as a character and wanted to learn more about him, since he is rather mysterious. We see a side to him in this book that I have never seen before, and it absolutely thrilled me!It was his own flaw, Qui-Gon realized heavily. He was the one who could not take the leap to trust again. Although he felt a connection to other beings, he was slow to trust them. Once his trust was given, it was solid. When it shattered, he was at a loss as to how to refashion it again...I loved seeing this side of him. It reminded me a bit of myself because I am the same way when it comes to trust. I loved seeing Qui-Gon acknowledge that part of himself and work to correct it. Fantastic development!In any case, I think now that this arc is over and the story moves on I will hopefully be less aggravated and more excited to continue with the series.

  • Iset
    2019-02-09 11:35

    It was great to see Obi-Wan back where he belonged, with the Jedi, and there was plenty of uncertainty about his fate, which made for a gripping read. It was a really interesting twist, setting the entire story in the Jedi Temple for once. It was also fun to see the story played as a crime/mystery. Although, it was frustrating to see (view spoiler)[Xanatos escape again instead of resolving that whole running plot line (hide spoiler)]. Once again, kind of lacking in description and development.7 out of 10 (for a children's book).

  • paulina
    2019-02-03 11:29

    I had much more fun with this book than with the previous one.

  • pamsreading
    2019-01-22 13:16

    The action is GREAT! Love the suspense. Glad to know that all lightsabers are commissioned to be waterproof like Kit Fisto's model after the beginning of the Clone Wars. Insta-death by neck breaking, eww, that was graphic and the character was young. I thought this was a PG-13 book. Borderline, almost.Plot holes & Canon inconsistencies1. WHERE WERE ALL THE MASTERS?! So during the seige you basically left the fate of the Temple in the hands of two Masters and two barely teens Padawans? Not to mention that one isn't sighted/able-bodied. Hello! Where are you Yoda, Windu, Ti, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Gallia, Kolar, etc. You name them! Where the heck were you!2. Mon Cala basically live under water, in deep ocean, don't they? Why the heck was one struggling for oxygen after being left under water now. Old canon or new it doesn't matter. This goes against both, since it's one thing both canons agree upon.

  • Jared
    2019-01-17 18:31

    Star Wars Legends Project #47Background: The Captive Temple came out in April 2000. It was written by Jude Watson.The Captive Temple begins immediately after The Uncertain Path (my review), 44 years before the Battle of Yavin and 12 years before The Phantom Menace. Since the whole book takes place inside the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, most of the characters from The Rising Force (my review) appear again.Summary: Obi-Wan has returned to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, hoping to rejoin the Order, but for the moment there is no time to deal with his recent defection. The temple is under siege, and an attempt has been made on Yoda's life. Qui-Gon and Tahl are still in charge of the investigation, and when Qui-Gon suspects an old enemy is behind the attacks, he recruits Obi-Wan to help as well. What started out seeming like harmless pranks is starting to look like a plot to destroy the Jedi Order, and it may already be too late to stop it.Review: There is a lot of great pay-off here that feels like the culmination of build-up from the entire series to this point, and it isn't over yet. The nearly book-length climax that this is spills right over into the next book. And it is nothing if not thrilling, plus it feels much more consequential than the other stories so far because rather than being set on a one-off planet populated by one-off characters, the outcome will have major consequences for the Jedi Temple and characters we know like Yoda and Mace Windu (plus all of Obi-Wan's friends, the generation of Jedi Knights who will be active during the prequels).The best things about this novel are the way it continues to develop Qui-Gon's character arc (his relationship with Obi-Wan) in the general direction I was hoping for with the last novel, the way Obi-Wan is forced to grow as he deals with all of the consequences (expected and unexpected) of his decision at the end of The Defenders of the Dead (my review), and (of course) the excitement of the Jedi efforts to foil the various acts of terrorism they're being targeted by. This last is the real appeal, of course, and the last half or so of the book is pretty much non-stop action and suspense. It's great. But I have two complaints:First, the Jedi Temple is way too vulnerable. Their security sucks and they seem utterly powerless to find and deal with an intruder who is able to strike pretty much at will anywhere and at any time within their most important stronghold. How can they be this bad at defending themselves? Is it because no one expected they would be, so no one has ever bothered to try something like this before? The book wants us to believe that it's because the bad guy behind it all is such an exceptionally-skilled evil mastermind, but I don't buy that. He may be an evil genius, but his success still comes down to massive levels of Jedi incompetence. Plus, when Qui-Gon finally manages to lay a trap for the intruder, he ends up in a one-on-one showdown which (while certainly quite dramatic) makes no sense. There's no good reason why he couldn't have had the entire Jedi Council backing him up, outside of the aforementioned incompetence.Second, everything that happens is basically the fault of the Jedi. We don't ever learn exactly how the intruder turns Bruck against the Jedi, but it's not hard to figure out from what we see in this book, the previous book, and The Rising Force, and the Jedi themselves are at fault, just like how Xanatos was almost able to turn Obi-Wan against Qui-Gon in The Dark Rival (my review). There is an obvious pattern here that they have missed at least twice that we know of in this series alone, and there's no way it hasn't happened many more times that we don't. Actually, this is basically what happens to Anakin Skywalker later, with the most devastating consequences of all.The Jedi are playing Russian roulette with every male student that goes through adolescence under their care, and pushing a not-insignificant number of them to the Dark Side as a result. Their lack of insight into basic human emotions exacerbates the insecurities and general turmoil of the students under their charge, making them incredibly vulnerable to enter a downward spiral that the Jedi are, again, basically powerless to reverse. Because that would require a level of empathy and understanding that most of them don't possess. Now, this complaint isn't something I can lay at the feet of The Captive Temple, which is basically being true to the portrayal of the Jedi in Episode I, but I wish that it (and all of the stories like it) seemed to have any kind of awareness at all that this is a flaw in the Jedi, not a virtue.B-

  • Megan Mellino
    2019-01-28 17:27

    I remember reading this book when I was younger. The Jedi wisdom always helped me when I was looking for advice. I'm currently re-reading the series, and this book proved just as awesome as I remember it. Star Wars fans will love this series about young Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Master Qui-Gon Jinn and their many adventures. I know that when Disney purchased Lucasfilm they said this series was no longer a part of cannon... we don't need to listen to them, anyway. ;)This book in particular is full of suspense and action and was one of the best formative influences I had as a child. I can't recommend it highly enough! I read it when I was around 8. Large font makes it easy to read, and fast-paced action will make kids want to see it through to the end.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-14 16:33

    You can again see more growth within Obi Wan leading to the Jedi we know he will become. His battle with his rival Bruck shows a large depth of maturity. Qui Gon too struggles with emotions that we don't normally attribute to mature Jedi.

  • Julie
    2019-02-09 17:31

    Gives a lot of info on the Jedi Temple and how it operates. Qui-Gon is still being super stubborn. I like Tahl and Bant.On to book 8.

  • Jen
    2019-02-04 14:41

    Welp, other than the fact that I knew who the main villain was a mile away and in the previous book, this was a good read.

  • Travis Nacke
    2019-02-03 18:45

    I liked the insight into Qui-gon and Obi-wan's past.

  • Jurgen
    2019-01-23 18:34

    So close! Next time Qui-Gonn, next time...

  • Brad
    2019-02-11 15:25

    Yoda was almost killed in a terrorist bombing ??Or should that be "A terrorist bombing, almost killed in, Yoda was" ??Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, still haven't resolved their differences, but a mystery to solve there is!

  • Thomas
    2019-02-05 17:26

    At the end of The Uncertain Path, Obi Wan and Qui-Con return to Coruscant to the Jedi Temple from Melida/Daan after an attempt is made on Yoda's life. In The Captive Temple, we catch up with that story, where we learn more about that attempt, and what Qui-Gon and Obi Wan so to try to stop the assassination and sabotage. Underlying the events is the broken trust that exists between Obi Wan and Qui-Gon, as well as the trust Obi Wan has broken with the Jedi Council. It's up to him to prove himself, not just to his Master and the Council, but to himself.Once again, the overarching, connected stories of this series make the individual novels stand out. The first couple of books were interesting in that they were a part of the Expanded Universe, but as the series continued, and developed further into its own mythology, it took on greater shape, and greater depth. The stories are still simplified (examined from an adult reader's standpoint, they rely heavily on coincidence to keep the plots moving and to resolve them), but they succeed because of the recurring characters. Despite each individual book being too short to allow for one character's development, Watson uses multiple books to draw a clearer picture of the secondary characters.It's still not a perfect system. Xanatos comes across as a bit too cartoonish, being evil just to be evil, going so far as to have one of those "You can catch me, but only at the cost of your friends' lives! BWAHAHAHAHA!!" moments near the end of the book. At the beginning of the book, Obi Wan is a bit too whiny and immature, but he's thirteen at the time, still learning his discipline, and by the end of the book, his outlook has changed, and he shows maturity.Overall, I'm understanding why this series is appreciated by adult readers. I feel like I'm setting the bar fairly high for future juvenile EU books, but I guess I did the same thing when I started reading the Thrawn trilogy first in the adult EU.

  • Ruth
    2019-02-04 17:38

    Excellent book. Brings Obi and Qui back together in their Padawan/Master relationship. Highly recommend not only this book, but this entire series. Great background for Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's Master/Padawan relationship. Even though these are 'kids' books, they are filled with enough action/adventure to keep adults entertained as well.(Spoiler Warning) Obi-Wan grows up quite a bit in this book and learns to take responsibility for his actions. He has to face some heart-rending situations, but comes out stronger as a result. Qui-Gon wrestles with his difficulty putting trust in others who have 'betrayed' him. He sees his flaw (with the help of Tahl) and begins to try and work through it. When Qui-Gon has to face Xantos, he is able to put trust in Obi-Wan to help with a plan to save the Temple. In the end, when Qui-Gon decides to go against the council's wishes to pursue Xantos Obi-Wan (although not currently Qui-Gon's apprentice) makes the decision that he has to be by Qui-Gon's side for the pursuit.

  • Redfox5
    2019-01-27 14:20

    First I need to explain about me and Star Wars. I never watched any of the films when I was a child. I watched 'A New Hope' when I was in college, as I was teased by my teacher and class mates for never having seen it. I thought it was rubbish. I watched 'The Empire Strikes Back' after and fell asleep during it. I then watched 'A New Hope' again just to check it was the film and not me but it still was rubbish. Bizarrely when I was little I brought the script to this film. I have no idea why. And I love the Star Tours ride at Disney World, it's one of my favourites. I've come to the conclusion that I like the Star Wars universe, I just don't like the films. Follows straight on from where the last book left off. I like watching the struggle with emotions between Obi and Qui. The plot was alright though it seemed strange that two Jedi's could escape notice for so long when the Jedi Temple is full of other Jedis! Especially when alot of them are much more experienced.

  • M.C. Crocker
    2019-01-25 13:17

    Captive Temple is one of those books you expect a lot from and get very little. It was a book that had intrigued me to no end years ago. I was eager to read about the threat on Yoda’s life, as was advertised on the back of the book. Yet, said threat on Yoda’s life ended up being a passing thought that was, in some ways, easily forgotten and ignored. Honestly, the book was rather unremarkable. It wasn’t terrible, nor was it great, it just was.I didn’t mind the read, it was quick and interesting enough for me to stick it out till the end, but there wasn’t anything that stuck out to me. Oddly enough, as a reviewer I would rather have a terrible book so I could at very least rant about it rather than sit here and say that I read the book, and it was decent. With that in mind, I give the book a 2 star rating. If you are bored, read it, or if you want to continue the main story arch as I do.

  • Revol Koob
    2019-02-10 14:33

    Yes! Finally their trust begins to grow again. The Council just is too hard to Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon doesn't know what to do with his former padawan. Well, he doesn't know what to do at all sometimes, or at least he doesn't want to decide.It's pretty hard to write reviews of such short books with so simple plots and so on, but at least I try. The events, characters and all else just intertwine in the books so much that one book is just a small part of a bigger story and as the events affect much on what happens in the next book and from what has happened in previous books, it's more like reading one chapter at a time rather than one book.

  • Jerry
    2019-02-11 16:31

    Another exciting episode in the Jedi Apprentice saga, this one featuring a character who had been absent for the last few books. Many books that have an inferior writing style aren't worth reading, but Jude Watson's juvenile Star Wars novels don't fall into that trap, because, even though the style of writing isn't the best, it's good enough that it doesn't detract from a wonderful space opera story. I'm really interested in how this series will end; hopefully, I can get my hands on all the remaining books soon.EDIT (7/30/12): It was just as good the second time, even if I was rereading it as a refresher to the Jedi Apprentice series.

  • Camden
    2019-01-24 11:16

    It must be SO AWFUL being a Jedi master. Teacher, mentor, therapist, surrogate parent, often the only consistent companion an apprentice has...I would never.ANYWAY I'm really curious as to what a non-adult thinks of these books. I don't remember my reaction reading them through the first time, so I want to know if the constant! angst! is as aggravating to the youthz as it is to an adult. Watson really lays it on here. It's amazing. I thought Obi-Wan had reached peak teenager but NOPE HE SURPASSES HIMSELF. Amazing.

  • Cedric Key
    2019-01-19 12:21

    As a big fan of this series from my youth I saw this book and decided to check it out. I never got this far into the series, but I distinctly recall reading the first entry all the way back in first grade and absolutely loving it. Now I'm able to see the seams a little more with my lifetime of reading experience intervening, but I can still appreciate this fun little tale. These stories follow Obi-Wan Kenobi, my favorite character from all of Star Wars for as long as I can remember, and just getting a story from his point of view is worth the modest price.

  • Travis
    2019-01-19 12:18

    This was the second of only two books I've read in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It was a fun look at an Obi-Wan younger still than his portrayal by Ewan McGregor, and a Qui-Gon to match. I don't remember the part with the attempted assassination on Yoda, but I remember how it would have fit into the plot, which wasn't too busy, but kept a good pace. I think this was the first time I read a lightsaber battle, and it was pretty well done. Overall, an appealing take on a Jedi adventure.

  • Angela
    2019-01-24 11:44

    Suitable for 8+ and those who have seen the films.The jedi temple is under attack from the inside but they don't know who is responsible. Obi Wan wants to prove he can still be a jedi (after events in previous books). This is a good mystery and has some really nice character moments like Obi Wan growing up and Qui Gon fighting against his distrust of everything. Qui Gon is really coming into his own in this series of books, you really understand his character.

  • Christian Smith
    2019-01-26 16:29

    Plot Holes/Problems: 1. Qui-Gon is quite proud of some of Bant's accomplishments and this makes Obi-Wan jealous, but then Obi-Wan realizes that Qui-Gon might be wanting Bant as his new padawan and Obi-Wan is scared. this is all wrong though Qui-Gon was crushed when he lost Xanatos and even more when he lost Obi-Wan there was no chance that he would be taking another padawan, so why did Obi-Wan think this?

  • Leana
    2019-01-19 15:38

    Wish this was longer! Obi-Wan's struggles with the reality of taking a life + the whole shattered trust situation with Qui-Gon is fascinating. Kinda acts like foreshadowing to Anakin & Obi-Wan's relationship. I especially love Tahl's relating to Qui-Gon that the rebuilding of trust could be even more beautiful by telling him that anecdote about the craft of glass vases by the Aurea artisans.

  • Jeff Cothern
    2019-02-05 18:43

    The Jedi Temple is under attack. An attempt has been made to kill Yoda. A dangerous intruder has infiltrated the Jedi. Everyone is under suspicion, and no one is safe. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jim must get to the heart of the conspiracy or watch the Temple be destroyed from the inside.

  • Just A. Bean
    2019-02-07 18:19

    So did anyone care about the Mystery Plot, cause I sure did not. Mostly I was just invested in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan working things out while they were both being giant dorks. Points to both for a small amount of self-actualization. No points for a total failure at implementation. At least they are trying? They have both agreed that they should not listen to Yoda, anyway.

  • Jaime Krause
    2019-01-23 18:17

    Yoda's life was threatened. Xanatos is back with some help from inside the Temple.Bant helps Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, which was awesome to seeMy issue was that when there were battles going on, all other Masters were conspicuously absent. Even with the Temple on lockdown, it was strange to not have other adults around.

  • David
    2019-02-06 11:45

    The Jedi Temple is under attack. An attempt has been made to kill Yoda. A dangerous intruder has infiltrated the Jedi.Everybody is under suspicion, and no one is safe from harm. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn must get to the heart of the conspiracy...or watch the Temple be destroyed--from the inside.

  • Drew Ck
    2019-02-17 14:38

    After returning from Melida/Daan, Obi Wan is put on probation until the Temple is safe enough. Once the Jedi Temple is securethe council will decide Obi Wan's fate. Obi Wan decides to assist the investigation into the thefts and attacks that have happened while he was on Melida/Daan, against the councils orders.

  • Dessa
    2019-01-31 12:35

    We bought this book at a book sale in Wawa, Ontario, because they're raising funds to build a new giant goose statue. Who am I to stand in the way of a town's dream? And then we read it out loud on the way back to Ottawa. The book itself kind of sucked, but the experience was ten out of ten. I would highly recommend Wawa and the Jedi Apprentice series to my friends and family.