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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 44 and 40 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[The Deadly Hunter]

Paperback Youth Novel
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The Deadly Hunter
BOOK STORY
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2000)

Rating:
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Reviews:
1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Synopsis:
Nobody knows her name. Nobody knows when she will strike. All they know is that she is a deadly bounty hunter and her latest mission has taken her to Coruscant, home of the Jedi.
Her target: an old friend of Qui-Gon Jinn's. Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, make an attempt to catch her and fail.
Now they are her targets, too.


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 11 years before the events of The Phantom Menace (43 years before the Battle of Yavin).


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Reviews:
Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Deadly Hunter reads as a huge prologue to another story. It meanders and wanders through a trail of suspects in an investigation undertaken by Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in order to help out a friend of the Jedi, Didi Oddo. It seems to lack any sort of definite purpose Ė yes, it introduces a sinister new adversary for the Jedi pair; yes, it showcases Watsonís writing skill in terms of the finesse of her description and her combat scenes; yes, the investigation the Jedi are sent on keeps you guessing about the true nature of the problem.
"However, I just didnít care.
"Watson introduces new characters here, all of whom seem flat and uninteresting. I found it very difficult to engage with the story because of this; there is no tension to a situation if you do not empathise with the participants. Didi and his daughter just seemed rather bourgeois Ė ironically, I suffered the same feelings that Obi-Wan did at the start of the story. Unlike Obi-Wan, though, I didnít warm to them. Only at the end, when there occurs a large cliff-hanger, did I feel anything.
"The story is well constructed and well written, but I didnít connect with it in any way, which made for a fairly lacklustre read."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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