Star Wars Jedi Apprentice #14: The Ties That Bind

Star Wars Jedi Apprentice #14: The Ties That Bind

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by Jude Watson, Cliff Nielsen
     
 
Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice is a The New York Times best-selling series. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi defy the Jedi Council to help an old friend in trouble. But are they taking on more than they can handle? A simple mission will prove to be the ultimate test of their allegiance to the Jedi . . . and to each other.

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Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice is a The New York Times best-selling series. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi defy the Jedi Council to help an old friend in trouble. But are they taking on more than they can handle? A simple mission will prove to be the ultimate test of their allegiance to the Jedi . . . and to each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439139335
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/04/2001
Series:
Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice Series, #14
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Star Wars Jedi Apprentice #14: The Ties That Bind 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells how strong Obi-Wan's and Qui-Gon's relationship is. I recommend this book and series to anyone who wants to learn about Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book so far and I bet that there will be more to come. It showes that the fear of the loss of a loved one can cloud the judgement of even a Jedi. A very good book that give you a big mix of emotions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is my favorite Jedi Apprentice book yet.I am dying to read #15, but I can't find it!! In this book, Qui-Gon follows Tahl (one of my favorite characters) because of a vision. Something is going on at the planet where the governer has been killed and his daughters ask Tahl to help them. Qui-Gon must find out what's going on and who's behind it. Before it's too late.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so angry! Honestly! The title should have been, 'Qui-Gon's worst Events, His Love's Death.' He didn't even care when Obi-Wan got hurt! All he wanted to do was get to Tahl! [Actually, this review is about book 15. Sorry!]Someone E-mail me and tell me if you agree with me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not read this book yet, but I can tell by the reviews that many people are scared about what's going to happen to Tahl. Well I got some news! In the new book J.P. Special Edition 1#, it takes place when Ani is Obi's padawan. It also says that Bant is Tahl's padawan, do you see it? Tahl can't die and she WON'T(unless, of course, they mix them up, which wouldn't be good). Well, I bet this will be a great book. Keep up the good work, Jude!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont like qui gon much at all. In Episode One, all he cared about was Anakin or shall i say 'Darth Vader'.His last words were, 'Obi Wan promise me you'll train the boy'.If i was Obi Wan, I'd have slapped him in the face and tell him how ignorant he was.If it werent for qui gon, the empire might not of grown to its origonal power.And in the newest book the whole thing is about Qui Gons Personal Love Life.The series is called Jedi APPRENTICE for Goodness sake.It was as if Obi Wan died, not that Qui Gon would care.He dedicated his time and life to Tahl!!!Not that i don't like her.(by the way, Bant should be Tahl's padawan, if Tahl will live)I feel sry for her. Being kidnapped on Melida/Daan, blinded then kidnapped again is hard enough. Jude is too harsh on her,hasn't she gone through enough?!?!If i were in her shoes, id probabaly have her die too teach Qui gon a lesson.He doesn't think of Obi Wan, who tried his hardest to impress Qui Gon in the beginning.I think that Qui Gon is missing something upstairs.Xanatos and Obi Wan were smart to get away from him.Not that i agree with Xanatos's actions, its just that Qui Gon is the worst kind of master,just as Xanatos said. Thats all. By the way, im 21 yrs old and probabaly the oldest Jude Watson fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read every other book in the series and this one was one of the best. So hurry up 'n' get it you fools!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off the bat, LOVED the book! Next I must say I was shocked when I read the last line of Elliot's review. I had never thought of that! But who knows, maybe she's right. Next, on starwars.com (my sanctuary), they posted a cover art for book #15! Qui-Gon is in the foreground with his lightsaber activated. Obi-Wan is in front of him with his back turned to you. It seems they are chasing a black-cloaked figure at the end of a hallway. Incredible!! I must compliment Cliff Nielson for his work too!! And hurry up Jude! We need to know what happens!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't like the ending very much because it sounds (or looks) scary. I don't want anything bad to happen to Tahl!!! I also don't want anything bad to happen to Qui-Gon or Obi-Wan either, but that's beside the point. Everything else is great....NO! I take that back- Everything is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is a mystery in every Apprentice book.And most of the time they are solved.But not in this book.No one knows who killed Roan and Ewane and who kid napped the twins.This may sound impossible but I think that it was the Young and dark apprentice:Xantos.When you read the book it says that the kid napper is half human half machine, or at least thats what they think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey! I haven't even read this book yet but hopefully I will soon. I was just reading all the other reviews and I'm thinking the same thing. Obi-Wan needs to get himself into trouble and Qui-Gon should go rescue him. Yes, Obi is a responsible Jedi but we have to remember that he's also just an apprentice. Since Obi saved Qui in #12 it would be good to have the roles reversed. See ya! Someone e-mail me sometime, please!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rate number 14 4 stars. I like them more with Obi-Wan!(Jedi APPRENTICE)And Jude why did you skip Obi-Wan up to 16? I guess overall it was good only 2 things could have made it better, more about Obi-Wan and the ending. Jude why do you leave us hanging like that?? Hope this won't be as bad as the cliff hanger in books 11-13!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't help it, I read it again. Actually, that was my third time (in two weeks). I can't wait for the new book (whenever it comes)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book it was good,buut I agree that there should have been more Obi-Wan it was like Qui-Gon kept forgetting that he has a padawan or that Obi was with them. I hope that Tahl is on the cover of the next book so we can see what she looks like. I still hope that Obi-Wan gets hurt so that Qui-Gon has to help or rescue him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ties That Bind was one of my fave JA books yet. The part about Qui-Gon and Tahl had me in tears. I can't wait for the next part in this seris. Hurry it up Jude. I'm dying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and all the other SWJA books. I can't wait till #15 comes out in September!Keep up the good work Jude!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book, the only problem I didn't like was that Qui-Gon didn't tell Obi-Wan his feelings. I mean, haven't they've done that before? Oh, well, I'm just waiting for the next book to come out. Anybody know WHEN? By the way, what type of animal came to your mind when they fought those Malia? I thought of wolves. Well, if ANYBODY knows when the next book'll come out, PLEASE tell me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual Jude produces another great book for us to enjoy. The best part of the book I thought was the role reversal of obi and qui. Early in the series obi had been the reckless risk taking one and qui the cautious and experienced one. Now obi is covering the mistakes of qui in this books and I find that very amusing. Hopefully Jude will make some kind of reference to this in the new book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved the book Man! I could put it down. On the First I read it I was in the middle of the book when Mom told me to go to Bed (It was 1:00 in the morning). The next morning, I got to when Qui-gon declared his Love for Tahl. That was so sweet! I was crying too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the J.A. series! Though, I have a feeling the books will have a darker feel to them as they progress, you know, because of Tahl. But it will be very interesting, I'm sure. Personally, I don't mind reading about Qui-Gon's life, I mean, Obi-Wan AND Qui-Gon are the main characters, right? Plus, I'm sure Jude Watson will soon shed more light on Obi-Wan's background soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book!!! Personally I think it's the best book in the series. I love everything in this book, especially the parts with Qui-Gon and Tahl. I hope this series goes on longer than expected (Until Episode II). The way things are going it looks bad for Tahl, but maybe Jude will surprise us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am such a loser because i haven't read it yet but here it always comes out late. Anywaysw I'm sure it will be an awesome book as always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book. As always it was well written and captured my attention, but I agree with the others. Where was Obi-Wan in the last few books? And I also think Obi-Wan should be in danger because of Qui-Gon's actions and then Qui would have to rescue him. Keep up the good work, Jude, and speed it up. The long waits are killing us!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read a Jedi apprentice book, I expect to read about Obi-Wan, hence the name Jedi APPRENTICE. There's more I like to read about - several things, in fact. Obi-Wan's life (relationships, problems, etc.), Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's relationship, Qui-Gon's life - but that doesn't mean that I want the whole book to be about Qui-Gon and his love life! Where was Obi-Wan hiding??? If the books were intended to be all the way around about Qui-Gon, you know what they would be called. If we had even equal amounts from Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, I'd be a happy camper right now. The plot was okay, and I stress OKAY. I just don't like how the books skipped up to Obi-Wan being 16. I liked him better when he was younger. He was more fun to read about then. I thought for sure that Obi-Wan would get to know one of the twins. Why else would they be be the same age? That can't just be coincidental. What was all this with him protecting Qui-Gon all the time? Once was good enough, but how many times did he do so through the book? The book is mainly about Qui-Gon having visions about Tahl, then chasing after her through her mission. Qui-Gon and Tahl finally express their true feelings for each other and then are parted again. Obi-Wan is jealous, left out, but still loyal, and Qui-Gon basically loses it and (gasp!) cracks a table, yes, cracks a table. It's not what I was expecting at all. If Tahl dies, I have a feeling Qui-Gon won't be himself for a very long time. I hope the next one will be better. It would be nice if Obi-Wan hooked up with someone, and maybe we could get a nice cliffhanger with Obi-Wan in mortal danger for while. That would be nice.