A must-have read for all Star Wars fans, this is the amazing, exclusive story bridging the years between Episode I and the eagely awaited Episode II. Anakin Skywalker is now twelve and a star apprentice at the Jedi Temple. His Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is concerned about Anakin's darker instincts. But he has no idea what is soon to come. After a pilgrimage to a sacred Jedi site to build Anakin's lightsaber, the two are sent on a mission to defeat an evil space pirate with a tie to Anakin's slave past. On the mission, Anakin shows his Jedi gifts but his actions also foreshadow the darker fate that awaits him.