The Dark Rival by Jude Watson
Obi-Wan is terribly disappointed. His thirteenth birthday is approaching fast and Qui-Gon has refused to accept him as his apprentice. If he cannot find a master, he will have to give up life at the temple and work with agriculture. And that is just what the council expects, so they are sending him there a bit early. And to make matters worse, he has to travel with Qui-Gon.
But how can Qui-Gon take Obi-Wan as his apprentice when each day, he is reminded of the betrayal of his previous Padawan? On the way to his new mission, Xanatos comes back. He appears to sincerely want to help, but Qui-Gon doesn't trust him. Can Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan find out who is behind the sabotage of Bandomeer?
**Book 2 in Jedi Apprentice**
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