The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop
being Obi-Wan -- and become Crazy Old Ben. For fans of movie-related novels like
In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the
Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of
Tatooine during his exile. But he struggles with his new mission when he realizes that
protecting Luke Skywalker--the last hope of the galaxy--means setting aside his
compassion and his Jedi warrior training, for the future of the galaxy lies not with
Obi-Wan Kenobi, but with a mystical desert recluse known only by the name of Crazy
One of the better and more pleasing additions to the current Expanded Universe crop, and likely only the first of an eventual series outlining our Jedi hero’s new life on the hauntingly beautiful world of Tatooine.
Wonderfully told ... the pacing is spot on ... Miller reveals just enough at each turn so that we must read on and in doing so he never fails to pique our interest in all the characters. This is a story all will enjoy: whether you've seen only the six films or have a greater interest in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Kenobi captures a lot of what’s great about the lead character. It’s humorous, playful, yet serious, thorough and impactful too.