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Star Wars Read-Through #8: Prelude to The Phantom Menace, Part 1 of 3

By this time, I've read every Star Wars Legends story that was set centuries or more before any Star Wars film.  We covered the formation of the Jedi Order in Dawn of the Jedi, and we saw countless wars between the Jedi and the Sith in Tales of the Jedi, Knights of the Old Republic, The Old Republic, and Knight Errant.  We learned the history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith.  We saw the culmination of those wars, the end of the Sith as we knew them, and the start of a new period of Republic stability.  Now we move into stories set close to the Star Wars movies.

There are a lot of stories set in the years leading up to Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  In order to organize them effectively, I've separated them into three segments.  The first will deal with stories featuring Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of Episode I's protagonists.  Specifically, we will discuss the following:

Jedi: The Dark Side 1-5 (comic by Scott Allie, 2011)Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorien…
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