Qui-Gon and Obi-wan are on a very difficult mission. The planet Melida/Daan is in the midst of a civil war. The Melida and the Daan do not trust each other and have kept the war alive for years by passing down their ancestor's stories. The Jedi have only been able to enter the main city with the help of Wehutti, a Melida who wants the fighting to end. Or does he?
Wehutti doesn't want the Jedi to negotiate peace, he wants them to fight on his side. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan just barely escape and find help with the Young-teenage rebels who fight for neither side. The Young want peace. They want to destroy the boundaries between the Melida and the Daan. The leaders, Cerasi and Nield, want the Jedi's help. Qui-Gon refuses, but will Obi-Wan remember that Jedi do not take sides in a war?
**Book 5 in Jedi Apprentice**
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